Houston Living

EaDeaux’s Cajun Cocina – EaDo Houston

EaDeaux’s Cajun Cocina – EaDo Houston

In Houston, East Downtown, better known as EaDO is a hip and growing millennial hub where you’ll find no shortage of spots to eat–from poke to Vietnamese food, to soul food, and bistro-style American restaurants. I made the long trek 10-minute drive the other day […]

I Tried Snap Kitchen’s New Meal Plan Service

I Tried Snap Kitchen’s New Meal Plan Service

I’m no stranger to meal prepping but never considered purchasing pre-made meals on the regular until hearing about Snap Kitchen’s new Meal Plan Service. After test driving it over the past week, I’ve documented the process from start to finish, including how everything tasted, what […]

Houston, TX Cupcake Directory

Houston, TX Cupcake Directory

Your local guide to the best cupcake shops in Houston

5 Reasons to Visit Axelrad Beer Garden

5 Reasons to Visit Axelrad Beer Garden

One of my favorite neighborhood spots for people watching, a good drink, and fun with friends

Where to Dine During Houston Black Restaurant Week

Where to Dine During Houston Black Restaurant Week

It’s almost time for Houston Black Restaurant Week, y’all! This is the third annual installment of a local event that is taking root around the country in other cities such as Atlanta and Oakland. However, we’re talking about Houston Black Restaurant Week today, which is […]

Super Fresh Entertaining Ideas with Herbs & Flowers

Super Fresh Entertaining Ideas with Herbs & Flowers

Last week, I spent some time on the first day of spring eating lunch among fresh flowers and planting a miniature herb garden. It was as picturesque as you might imagine and there are plenty of pretty pictures in this post just in case your […]

Kulture Restaurant

Kulture Restaurant

Kulture is the newest establishment from Marcus Davis, the man behind The Breakfast Klub and Alley Kat (one of my favorite lounges) and the aim of this restaurant is to immerse visitors in the rich culture of the African diaspora through good food. Chef Dawn […]

My Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward in Houston, Texas

My Neighborhood: Historic Third Ward in Houston, Texas

January 10th officially marked one year as a homeowner in the Historic Third Ward neighborhood of Houston, Texas. My connection to this particular part of town started a long time ago, though. My mom was raised here–my house is actually on the same street as […]

5 Reasons to Vibe & Ride in Houston, TX

5 Reasons to Vibe & Ride in Houston, TX

Why you need to experience Houston’s newest active, social event, Vibe & Ride, for yourself. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve participated in Vibe & Ride events featuring Beyonce (on Bey Day, known by some as Labor Day) and Erykah Badu (Badu on the […]

Girls Night Out at The Mad Potter

Girls Night Out at The Mad Potter

Experience Girls Night out at The Mad Potter with pottery, painting, and wine. Last week, I went to The Mad Potter with a large group of girlfriends from the Houston Food Blogger Collective for a girls night out, complete with wine. Upon arrival, we grabbed […]

How to Help Houston through Hurricane Harvey

How to Help Houston through Hurricane Harvey

What you can do for Houstonians impacted by Hurricane Harvey and resources for those in Houston, Texas.

Brunch at Liberty Kitchen

Brunch at Liberty Kitchen

My food and drink picks from a Saturday squad brunch at Liberty Kitchen This past Saturday, I visited Liberty Kitchen for a brunch feast with some of my fellow Houston Food Blogger Collective members. When I say feast I’m not exaggerating. I was. not. ready. […]

Breakfast Brunch Café in Cypress, Texas

Breakfast Brunch Café in Cypress, Texas

Why you should visit Breakfast Brunch Café in Cypress, Texas, and what to order from their expansive menu when you go. If you’re familiar with the Houston area then you know that Cypress, TX is a suburban community northwest of here. Typically, the most time […]

Dash of Jazz Instagram Roundup Spring 2017

Dash of Jazz Instagram Roundup Spring 2017

An Instagram roundup including all the product and event details from my popular posts and stories in Spring 2017. I share a lot on social media and get to interact with lots of people that way but in case you aren’t following my Instagram yet, […]

Everything Peli

Everything Peli

Everything Peli: the best menu items to order when visiting Peli Peli, Peli Peli Kitchen, and Peli Deli restaurants in Houston, Texas. My first brush with South African food was in Washington D.C. and it was love at first bite. So it’s no surprise that […]

Houston Black Restaurant Week Picks

Houston Black Restaurant Week Picks

My 2017 Houston Black Restaurant Week picks of where to go and what to order. Y’all probably know something is up since I’m posting on a Monday but it’s that time of year: the 2nd annual Houston Black Restaurant Week is here and it officially […]

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities

A recap of Cirque du Soleil Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities’ run in Houston, Texas. Last Thursday, I ventured out to my second-ever Cirque du Soleil show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities, with one of my sorority sisters in tow. I must admit: I’ve never been to […]

Crawl for the Culture – Third Ward, HTX

Crawl for the Culture – Third Ward, HTX

Learn about Houston’s first black-owned bar crawl, Crawl for the Culture, which took place in Third Ward–a historically-black community in Houston, Texas. A little over a week ago on a beautiful spring Saturday, I took to the streets of Third Ward, Houston, Texas with over […]

Etta’s Kitchen Houston

Etta’s Kitchen Houston

Have you ever walked into a place and just felt like everything was just perfect? From the location, to the food and drink, to the music playing, that’s how I felt the first time I visited Etta’s Kitchen for a preview. Shakti Baum, the owner […]

Houston Have To-Dos

Houston Have To-Dos

Being a native Houstonian is becoming rarer and rarer these days. When I tell people I was born and raised here, with short detours for college and grad school, they are often surprised. (I did a brief stint in Dallas but that’s neither here nor […]

Brunch at Hungry’s Upstairs

Brunch at Hungry’s Upstairs

Eating and drinking recommendations for your next brunch visit to the new Hungry’s Upstairs space. Cardigan: Ellison via Miles of Style | Blouse: Peter Nygard (old), similar | Jeans: Levi’s (old), similar | Shoes (old): similar | Necklace (old): similar | Earrings: Tory Burch (sold […]

Hidden Gems at Cheesecake Factory

Hidden Gems at Cheesecake Factory

I have to start this off by thanking Aubrey Drake Graham for the song Child’s Play, which is a gem itself. Unfortunately, he had nothing to do with this post but I will never go to The Cheesecake Factory without thinking of the opening verse. Now that that […]

Pappadeaux 30th Anniversary

Pappadeaux 30th Anniversary

A behind-the-scenes look at Pappadeaux’s 30th anniversary including the menu, specials, and a giveaway Pappadeaux is one of those places where you can go whether you’re trying to eat light or indulge but I typically like to go in when I visit. There are locations […]

MKT Bar & Phoenicia Foods

MKT Bar & Phoenicia Foods

Full disclosure, y’all: my heart is heavy right now. My brain has felt extremely full all week following coverage of the all-too-familiar murders in Louisiana and Minnesota as well as the less routine but still senseless ones in Dallas. Each hit close to home for […]

Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro

Dolce Ultra Lounge & Bistro

When we say that everything is bigger in Texas, we aren’t playing. It’s not a joke! My beloved Houston area is a prime example. It is ever-expanding to include surrounding areas. Cypress is such an area. Typically the most action I give Cypress is on […]

Harold’s in the Heights

Harold’s in the Heights

Now that my time in braces is up *insert dance and praise break* I don’t trek to the Heights area very often but I recently ventured out for to taste some of the offerings at Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace and it was well worth […]

CityCentre Cuisine Crawl

CityCentre Cuisine Crawl

Have you ever participated in a pub/bar crawl? It’s a group event involving visits to various pubs or bars, usually for a cause, over the course of a day. I have done a bar crawl once before and I don’t remember it fondly. I have […]

H.S. Green

H.S. Green

Life is all about balance, they say. Is this is the same ubiquitous “they” that doesn’t want you to win per DJ Khaled? He doesn’t listen to “they” and seems to be winning. I mean, I did just watch him open up for Beyoncé two […]

Houston Black Restaurant Week

Houston Black Restaurant Week

A couple of weeks ago, Houston hosted its inaugural Black Restaurant Week. As a black woman and a foodie, the prospect of this excited me. I love food [duh!] and supporting black-owned businesses. I am from the school of thought that while everyone’s contributions are […]

Peli Peli

Peli Peli

As often as I mention being a born-and-raised Texan, you might be surprised to know that I have a bit of a love-affair with the East Coast. It’s the reason I own more coats than your average Houstonian and actually see snow on a somewhat annual basis. Between having […]

Piada Italian Street Food

Piada Italian Street Food

In my humble opinion, Houston is one of the best places in the world to live. It is diverse. The weather is beautiful most of the time. We are no longer a one-trick pony when it comes to the local economy–and that’s no shade, I […]

Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza

Have you ever been the last of your friends to try/buy/do something? I may not have been the absolute last person in my circle to visit Blaze Pizza but it was starting to feel that way. I finally had my first experience there among a […]

Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale

Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale

This past Saturday I woke up early and drove to Rice University to peruse Urban Harvest’s 16th annual Fruit Tree Sale. I wore a half-zip sweatshirt. The day before I was wearing a t-shirt around that time and the day after I was in a […]

Fogo de Chao – The Woodlands, TX

Fogo de Chao – The Woodlands, TX

I had my first Fogo de Chao experience a few weeks ago and it. was. amazing. I have been to a few Brazilian steakhouses aka Churrascarias in my time but not this particular chain. I expected a heavy commercial element but was pleasantly surprised. Fogo […]

The Tuck Room + iPic Houston

The Tuck Room + iPic Houston

There is no shortage of experiences to be had in the great city of Houston. This is a large place, home to mom-and-pop operations as well as massive chains. With that said, it isn’t always as easy as one might think to find something unique […]

Cheesy Lessons Learned

Cheesy Lessons Learned

This post is a little lot different from what I typically share. I could not keep all this goodness to myself, though. I recently attended an event called The Cheeses of Europe Tour where I happily tasted wine and a number of delicious, creamy cheeses and butters […]