Guide to Houston Grocery Stores

When it comes to Houston grocery stores, I am loyal to NO ONE.  Depending on what I am cooking or craving, you can find me at just about any grocery store in town.   Plus, I grew up here so I've had almost 30 years of experience getting to know the grocery store chains here.  From posting my grocery store hauls on my feed I realized that a lot of you stick to one store and do not realize what you are missing.  So for this post, I am sharing the stores I visit and what I get from them.  Before [...]

By |2020-08-08T19:49:42-06:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

I professed my love for my air fryer on my last blog post, so it should be no surprise that I am back with a new recipe also featuring my air fryer! Since purchasing my air fryer, I have stuck with chicken and potatoes for the most part.  This weekend, I decided to throw in some brussels sprouts to basically "roast" them.  It was a simple process that I thought was worth sharing with you all so here is my Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts recipe. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil2 Slices Bacon (Uncooked)12 Ounces Brussels Sprouts1/4 Cup [...]

By |2020-05-28T13:30:16-06:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|21 Comments

The Classic Houston

I've been a fan of Benjy's and Local Foods since forever.  When the owners of these restaurants converted the Benjy's on Washington in to a new concept, The Classic Houston, I assumed I would like it as well.  The Classic has been around for awhile, butI finally got a chance to try it this week for lunch at work.  Here are my thoughts! The Location and Setup Can I get the decorator for this restaurant group to come decorate my house? Per usual the space is beautiful! Combining retro items that fit the diner concept with newer items works well [...]

By |2020-03-10T22:08:53-06:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Houston Eats, Lunch, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Coca-Cola Barbecue Wings

*This post is sponsored by Kroger and The Coca-Cola Company but all opinions are my own* March is such a fun month!  We step out of winter hibernation, enjoy spring break and begin those social gatherings that will continue throughout the summer.  One of the other highlights for me is always March Madness! We all create brackets and cheer on our alma maters (MIZ!) as they fight to win the tourney.  If you are like me then you are likely to gather at some point during March Madness so that means that you will need some good bites.   Thankfully, Kroger has [...]

By |2019-03-24T10:38:30-06:00March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Margarita Time with Maestro Dobel

This post is sponsored by Maestro Dobel Tequila but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. This month marks three years in this food blogging game for Black Girls Who Brunch!  Three years as a food blogger has taught me a lot, but the greatest takeaway has been my new appreciation for better ingredients in my food and drinks!  With the cocktails, that means upgrading your liquor choices to better made products that ultimately taste better and leave you feeling good the next day!  For tequila, I am loving the Maestro Dobel Diamente Tequila! For all the details [...]

By |2018-05-07T21:27:24-06:00May 4th, 2018|Categories: Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ramen Tatsu Ya

We are all friends here so I can be honest with you.   For the longest time, if you mentioned "ramen" to me my mind instantly went back to that sodium filled childhood favorite.   It was the only thing my parents let me "cook" when they were not home!  Well with age, I learned that the real ramen, a Japanese favorite is NOTHING like that junk I ate as a kid!  This week, I had the pleasure of trying out the real deal at Ramen Tatsu-ya!  Catch all of the fun below. The Setup and Location Ramen Tatsu Ya, is located [...]

By |2017-12-16T14:28:31-06:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Lunch, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Black Girl Hair Journey

Ask a black woman about her hair and be ready to embark on a journey of growth, change and often self-discovery.   *Cues “I Am Not My Hair” and “Don’t Touch My Hair”*  IF she speaks candidly about her hair with you, the journey will likely include a few stops.  Some recurring nightmares around getting your hair pressed for Easter.  I think my ears are still deformed.  That first relaxer at a young age *wags fingers at our mothers.*  There will definitley be a story about her hair breaking off probably while in college.  It was the water in the dorms [...]

By |2017-10-02T18:58:20-06:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

Houston, My Hometown

I spent most of my childhood and now adult life living in my hometown of Houston.  I love this city to its core.  It is a beautiful city filled with an amazing diverse population that love this city as much as I do.  We have watched horrified as our city has taken on historic amounts of rain.  An estimated 50 inches will fall in Houston before this is all over.  The amount Houston sees in a year, in a matter of DAYS.  My hometown is a lake.  The highways are rivers.  Many of my fellow Houstonians have lost everything.   Thankfully, [...]

By |2017-08-29T17:15:04-06:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Paris Series: Random Thoughts and Tips

I know it's been over a month since I returned from Paris, but I have more to say!! Spend about a week in foreign countries and you will come home with SO many thoughts.  In this case, all of my thoughts did not fit in my three previous posts so I had to make a whole new posts with my random musings from this trip.  I threw in a few travel tips too :).  Enjoy! Rude? One common thing I heard about Parisians is that they are RUDE.  I did not find that to be true!  While they were not [...]

By |2017-06-25T01:03:18-06:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Tips and Tricks, Traveling Foodie, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Gateway Memorial City

A year into blogging and I am probably at a foodie related event at least once a week.  Still, my favorite events are those with my Houston Food Blogger Collective!  It is fun not to feel like a crazy person whipping out your iPhone every time a new dish appears from kitchen.  When I am among friends, we ALL are eager to get the best shot!  Our most recent HFBC event was no different.  This time we were in for a treat, our hosts Gateway Memorial City invited us to try three restaurants in the Memorial Gateway Complex.  The new State [...]

By |2016-10-09T16:58:23-06:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments