10 Honeyland Fest Takeaways

Hi. It's me.  A Houstonian foodie here to give you the real about the inaugural Honeyland that went down in Sugar Land, Texas this weekend.  From the beginning, this event caught the attention of foodies like myself.  Promoters initially billed Honeyland as a food and wine festival with music acts, all of which would highlight Black culture.  They even pulled out Marcus Samuelsson for the initial promo calling him the curator of the food, which led me to believe this would be a legit event.  As more about the event came out, it was clear to me that this event [...]

By |2023-11-14T18:54:21-06:00November 13th, 2023|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|21 Comments

What to do for Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth is around the corner and many people are still looking for things to do for the holiday.  With the national acceptance of the holiday being new, I find that people, mainly Black people want to honor the day appropriately by focusing on the history.  The other thought is, lets rest.  Living in this country as a Black person can be traumatic.  Every day there is a new story of a person being harmed or killed simply because they are Black.  This is daunting to say the least, so taking a day off in this capitalistic system to rest and [...]

By |2023-06-07T19:14:59-05:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: Events|0 Comments

The Chevron Championship

This weekend I had the privilege of attending the first major of the LPGA season, The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods. This was the first time the event was hosted in Houston and it did not disappoint.  Always one for new experiences and cool things around the city, I jumped at the chance to attend and promote the event to my audience.   Here is a recap of The Chevron Championship. Getting There With general admission tickets starting at just $20 and beautiful weather during parts of the weekend, you can imagine this event was popular! Due [...]

By |2023-05-09T11:24:12-05:00May 9th, 2023|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Houston’s Best Group Dining Spots

What is group dining you ask? A birthday dinner.  Perhaps a baby shower.  A large group dinner just cause.  Heck even a wedding or reception is a possibility at some of these places.  If you want to dine with more than 10 people, have a private or semi-private room with a pre-fixe menu, these are some restaurants to consider with my list of Houston's Best Group Dining Spots. Rather than updating my previous list, it seemed easier to just make a new one.   There are a lot of places that still make the cut offering vibes, great food and accommodating [...]

By |2022-10-30T00:16:52-05:00October 30th, 2022|Categories: Events, Houston Eats|1 Comment

Juneteenth Sites in Houston and Galveston

Let's talk Juneteenth, specifically the Juneteenth Sites in Houston and Galveston.  Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Africans.   This nation continues to struggle with its original sin, the forced enslavement of Africans for over 200 years and the impact this undoubtedly has on the descendents.  If you doubt this, just take a peek at the brutal backlash the NYT 1619 project received because they dared to say the systems which built this country on the backs of enslaved Africans may still exist in some form today.  Considering that reconstruction never fully happened, Jim [...]

By |2022-05-30T22:58:01-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Events, Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Célébrez en Rosé Recap

This weekend Houston hosted its first Célébrez en Rosé.  It's Memorial Day weekend, in Houston, so no surprise it was HOT as all get out.  Still, we had a great time so I am sharing an event recap with tips for attending future iterations. Here is all you need to know in this Célébrez en Rosé Recap. Tickets Full disclosure, I received a pair of VIP tickets in exchange for promoting the event.  But honestly, I think I would have gone even without the partnership.   I encouraged several of my friends to buy tickets too and ended up with a [...]

By |2022-05-29T15:25:11-05:00May 29th, 2022|Categories: Events|1 Comment

10 Takeaways from the Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort.   Hosted by Sheila Johnson and Chef Kwame Onwuachi the event aimed to celebrate the black culinary and hospitality world while taking the form of a traditional black folks family reunion.  With chefs from all over the world, panels of experts and a great crowd of "cousins" this may be one of the best events I have ever attended as a food blogger.  As you can imagine, I have lots of thoughts to share in this recap so lets get in to the 10 Takeaways [...]

By |2021-08-30T21:43:36-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

FIVE Things in FIVE Years of Black Girls Who Brunch

Can you believe it? Five years ago, I laid on my living room floor and hit "publish" on a series of blog posts.  Check those first few blog posts here and talk about GROWTH.  My initial blog posts included a few lists of favorites, a trip and one restaurant review.  I truly believed that only my mom and a few of my friends would read my blog posts, but since it was fun I kept going.   Here I am five years later still blogging, still enjoying it.  I have probably shared some of these things before in reflection posts, but [...]

By |2020-06-03T00:46:55-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Girls Love Crawfish 2020

We are back for another year of fun, music, drinks and crawfish at Girls Love Crawfish!  I am once again partnering with EaDeaux's Cajun Cocina and added a new venue to make this years event bigger and better than ever!  Check out the details for Girls Love Crawfish 2020! Event Details Date: April 18, 2020, so we pushed the event back a bit this year to April! Good thing is we will have better weather for our outdoor day party! Location: Wakefield Crowbar.  We have a new location this year, a neighborhood bar that features large covered patios, volleyball courts, [...]

By |2020-03-04T21:11:13-06:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Houston’s Newest Team: XFL Roughnecks

This weekend I attended an XFL Roughnecks game.  What is this you ask?  Houston's latest professional team, a new football team!  I went with a group of friends and did not know what to expect.  In the end, we had a great time so I thought I would share my experience with you all.   Here is the run down on Houston's Newest Team: XLF Roughnecks. How is this different than the NFL? I am not going to sit up here and pretended I know all of the football rules 'cause I do not!  Therefore I am unable to provide a [...]

By |2020-02-18T21:00:03-06:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Events|1 Comment
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