10 Houston Restaurants to Visit in August 2021

Black Girls Who Brunch started as a restaurant review blog with me churning out a few reviews every month, mainly focusing on new restaurants around town.  Well this year, you may have noticed that I have not done those as much even though I have still be dining at new places.  Instagram seems to be getting most of that content which is not really my preference, but  over these six years I have also noticed that a single review blog post never does as well as a list blog post.  Since I am all about saving time and also providing [...]

By |2021-08-11T20:34:21-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Favorite Things, Top Lists|0 Comments

Why is Everyone Visiting Houston?

Let me start with two things about me.  The first is, I love to travel, domestic and international.  The second is that I LOVE my hometown of Houston, heck I basically dedicated a whole blog to it.  I truly cannot see myself living anywhere else.  I love the culture of Houston, the diversity, the size, the people, the opportunities and so much more.  Well when you combine these two things, one would think I would get the appeal for tourists visiting my hometown.  Well... I am still a bit confused as are many other Houstonians.  We really are asking ourselves... [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:33:28-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

Black Owned Houston Nightlife

Listen folks, we are in the midst of the new roaring 20s, hot girls summers, vaxxed and outchea'!  As a Houstonian I have been thoroughly enjoying what my city has to offer this year and noticing a lot of new fun places that happen to be black owned.  A friend of my encapsulated this moment so well, stating that Houston is undergoing a Black Renaissance!  While there are still struggles within the city such as genetrication, flooding, and necessary progressive reforms, in many ways Houston is booming floating on population growth.   For me, a lot of the fun and excitement [...]

By |2021-05-30T00:32:35-05:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: Favorite Things, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|10 Comments

My Favorite Things

Hey friends! If you are an Instagram follower you know that I try to share links to my favorite tools, gadgets and deals. From my air fryer to my dining room table.  Unfortunately that platform does not allow you to save links in an easy way, so I have created a new post for all of my favorite things! These are all affiliate links which basically means when you click on the link the retailer will know that I sent you there and give me a percentage of the sales.  This costs you nothing, but it is a great way [...]

By |2020-07-19T13:32:35-05:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Favorite Things, Top Lists|0 Comments

24 Pancake Recipes to Make Instead of Aunt Jemima

Last week Quaker announced that they were doing away with the name and image of their Aunt Jemima brand.  Founded in 1889, from the beginning Aunt Jemima played on imagery from minstrel shows and the mammy figure, a stereotypical portrayal of a Black woman (think Gone with the Wind). Over the last hundred years or so, societal norms have changed and Aunt Jemima, now part of the Quaker Companies, continued to reckon with it’s own history and imagery.  Rather than removing the name or character of Aunt Jemima, Quaker instead remixed her a couple of times, slimming her down and [...]

By |2020-06-23T18:35:03-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Recipes, Top Lists|0 Comments

THE Houston Itinerary

For those who follow my Instagram story, you are fully aware that this weekend I embarked on the Cadillac of Houston Tours.  A few of my cousins were in town for the weekend from Kansas City including my cousin Brian and his wife who visited last year as well.  Their last visit actually inspired my Houston Neighborhood Guides!  This go around, my cousin Troy joined in on the fun and I was determined to highlight some of my favorite things about my hometown.  Our weekend turned in to THE Houston Itinerary. A little back story.  I've lived in Houston pretty [...]

By |2019-08-26T19:40:35-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, Houston Eats, Top Lists|7 Comments

Houston Neighborhood Guide Pt. 1

I jokingly bragged about the excellent Houston tour I gave to my cousins last year and received so many requests to share the wealth!  I love my hometown and take great pride in showing it off to out-of-towners.   Many people do not know much about the city outside of NASA, Beyonce and our sports teams.   So I consider this a challenge and I must say most of my visitors go home with a new appreciation for the great city of Houston. As I started to think about how I can share my guide, I realized this deserved several posts.  I [...]

2018 Favorite Houston Brunches

Hey friends! I am long over due for an updated favorite brunch spot lists.  Per usual, I am by no means claiming these are the best spots in town.  They just happen to be my favorites and the ones I recommend when asked by friends.  We will stick with this list for a year and as I encounter more, I will add them.  Go ahead and bookmark this post and check back occasionally.  So lets get in to the 2018 Favorite Houston Brunches list shall we? Lucille's This should be no surprise to any long time BGWB follower.  Lucille's has [...]

By |2019-01-26T09:23:46-06:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Top Lists|4 Comments

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Blog

Blogging ain't for the faint of heart!  I naively started this blog about three years ago without really having a plan.  I knew enough to buy my domain and pick a theme on Wordpress.  Listen, I really thought only my mother would be reading my blog, but quickly my lack of a plan had me scrambling to catch up! So after three years in the game, there are a few things that I wish I knew way back when.  Rather than watching newbie bloggers flounder like I did, I thought I would share a couple of things I wish I [...]

By |2018-08-30T09:47:51-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|19 Comments

KitchenAid Ice Cream Attachment vs. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Making frozen custard/ice cream is kinda my thing.   I created a good vanilla ice cream base (find it here) and kind of went from there creating various versions from pistachio, cinnamon olive oil,  to a dairy free and even a no-churn version.   With all but the last recipe, I have used my KitchenAid Mixer Ice Cream Bowl attachment to churn up these great treats.  Despite being happy with my final products, I always wondered about that competitor ice cream maker, the Cuisinart!  I just happened to catch the last generation of the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker on sale for $45 [...]

By |2020-07-10T21:29:32-05:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Ice Cream, Recipes, Tips and Tricks, Top Lists|4 Comments