Toca Madera Houston

It's so rare that I write blog posts.  Honestly it's also probably been years since I've dedicated a blog post to one restaurant, but this one is worth.  On June 18th, the fourth location of Toca Madera opened in Houston and I could not be more excited.  Originally started in Los Angeles, Toca Madera is a high end Mexican steakhouse known for their great food, cocktails, decor and entertainment.  Since opening their first location, they expanded to Scottsdale and Las Vegas.  Somehow, I have been to all of the locations and literally screamed when I heard that the next location [...]

By |2024-06-22T00:00:14-05:00June 22nd, 2024|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Houston Restaurant Weeks Recommendations

Calling all Houston Foodies, restaurant weeks is upon us!  Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW) starts on August 1st and goes through Labor Day Weekend  For those newer to the city, during the month of August, Houston restaurants feature unique menus for brunch, lunch and dinner ranging from $25-55.  These meals are generally two to three courses at some of Houston's best (and often most expensive) restaurants.   The best part?  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Houston Food Bank.   By 2022, HRW had raised $18.8 million dollars for the Houston Food Bank.  Each year people slide into my DMs asking [...]

By |2023-07-30T17:33:48-05:00July 30th, 2023|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|0 Comments

Houston Restaurants to Visit in June 2023

Happy June! It's been awhile since I've done a restaurant list, but June, my birthday month, is a great time to bring it back.  For me, once summer hit, the streets are calling me!  And as you all can imagine, my favorite outing will forever and always be a good restaurant.   Here are some Houston Restaurants to Visit in June 2023. Muse Where vibes and good food meet! Muse is a beautiful restaurant and likely to be a popular hot spots for years to come.  The draw here is the look of the restaurant with the cherry blossom trees and [...]

By |2023-06-04T12:28:33-05:00June 4th, 2023|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|1 Comment

Houston Restaurants to Visit this Fall

Instagram has had my attention lately and I looked up and hadn't updated my website in over a month!  Time to fix that and share a few places I've visited over the last several months and enjoyed.  Here are some Houston Restaurants to Visit this Fall . Bungalow Houston's latest Black owned restaurant in downtown Houston should be on your list for the fall.  They are still within their soft opening period so give them some grace, but even with that caveat I'd say the restaurant is excellent.  The food, atmosphere, service and drinks were excellent.  I enjoyed everything I [...]

Roots Wine Bar

So listen, most of my blog posts are the result of one good visit to a new or new to me spot in Houston.  When the world is open, it is rare that I circle back to places because there is always something shiny and new that I want to check out next.  Welp, I visited Roots Wine Bar about a week ago and loved it so much that I was back with another group of friends by that weekend.  This here post is the culmination of two good visits to Roots Wine Bar and the conclusion you should take [...]

By |2021-03-11T21:30:17-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|0 Comments

The Original Hot Dog Factory Houston

If you are an avid watcher of Real Housewives of Atlanta like me you are very familiar with the Original Hot Dog Factory!  When Porsha introduced her boo, Dennis McKinley on RHOA some years ago, they also introduced us to his restaurant, the Original Hot Dog Factory.   The brand recently began franchising across the country with a new location arriving right here in Houston.  The franchise owners happen to be two Houstonian sisters.   I stopped by a few weeks back with my own sister to try out the Original Hot Dog Factory Houston.  Check out the details below! The Setup [...]

By |2020-09-26T20:36:07-05:00September 26th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|0 Comments

Kamp Houston

Despite the oddities that are 2020, restaurants are still opening albeit with less fanfare than years past.   The folks behind Prospect Park, Lost and Found and countless other bars/clubs frequented by Houston's black crowd have opened yet another bar in Houston.  This time, they have taken over the space vacated by Beaver's late last year to create Houston's newest bar experience, Kamp Houston. The Setup The clientele between Beavers and Kamp likely doesn't have much crossover so I am probably one of the few people who had the privilege of visiting both spots.  Both locations played up the outdoor theme [...]

By |2020-09-08T23:34:34-05:00September 8th, 2020|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats|2 Comments

Bellagreen Winter Menu

*Checks calendar* February is almost over which means we are officially two months in to 2020! Many of us started 2020 with new years resolutions or affirmations for the year.  I am sure those included being healthier, working out more etc.   I am no different, but also know I have to be realistic with myself.  Ya girl likes to eat out!  I've obviously built a whole brand around this.  As such, I try to find dining options that are good, fairly priced and do not load on the calories.  Bonus points if they deliver!  Well, a few weeks back I [...]

By |2020-02-23T12:32:10-06:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Desserts, Dinner, Houston Eats, Lunch|0 Comments

Davis St. at Hermann Park Featuring Chef Holley

A few years ago, Houston lost two great black owned restaurants Holley's and Davis Street at Hermann Park.  As I have traveled this year, I am learning that Houston is lucky in that not only do we have a plethora of black owned restaurants, but they also run the gamut in terms of restaurant type.   For example, we have high-end celebratory kind of restaurants that are also black owned.  Holley's and Davis Street fell in that "when you feeling fancy" category of a restaurant so I was sad to see them go! Well this year, in 2019, the owners behind [...]

By |2019-09-29T16:48:04-05:00September 29th, 2019|Categories: Dinner, Houston Eats|2 Comments

Bravery Chef Hall

I am obsessed with food halls (our fancy phrase for cafeterias) and downtown Houston is feeding my obsession by continuing to add new food halls!  Currently, we have Conservatory, Finn Hall, Understory and now Bravery Chef Hall.  I have been to them all and would recommend them all for different reasons.  Most recently, I stopped by Bravery Chef Hall a food hall located at the bottom of the Aris Market Square Apartments.   While the basic concept is similar, Bravery Chef Hall features restaurants curated by chefs making their offerings a step above others.  Check out my experience during a lunchtime [...]

By |2019-09-22T11:01:49-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch|1 Comment
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