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  • Vocal Local: John Ross Palmer
    February 14, 2019
    John Ross Palmer is The Hardest Working Man in the Art Business. No, really, that’s the name of a documentary about him that can be found on YouTube. But taking into account his thriving gallery, John Palmer Fine Art Gallery , mentorship program Art Launch, charitable work and much more, it is a well-deserving title. This born and raised Houstonian now proudly owns a three-building studio/gallery off historic Heights Boulevard where he hosts and sells his art, as well as give...
  • Mardi Gras in Galveston Credit: Galveston Instagram @galvestonisland
    February 8, 2019
    Imported by the French in 1699 New Orleans, Mardi Gras was dubbed “Fat Tuesday” because it was the last hurrah of binge-eating delicious food before forty days of fasting for Lent. Now a raucous carnival that goes beyond food and into all stripes of indulgence, about 50 miles south of Houston is our own version of the infamous New Orleans Mardi Gras parade. Galveston happens to have the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country, and from February 22-March 5 , Galveston is...
  • Rodeo Days
    February 6, 2019
    They say, “Everything is bigger in Texas,” and nothing embodies that more than the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo . The largest in the world, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attracts around 2.5 million people each year and is considered H-Town’s signature event. Now, if this is your first Rodeo, navigating it can be quite overwhelming. Well, don’t worry partner! Dust off your boots because here’s a quick rundown of all you need to know to enjoy this...
  • Brunch of the Month: La Table
    January 31, 2019
    Forget that tired cliché that French restaurants are stuffy and pretentious because this uptown location offers all the class without any of the attitude. Located in the trendy BLVD Place development near the Galleria on Post Oak, French-inspired La Table fits right in with the high-end stores that populate the area but is neither judgmental nor stingy. With a distinction between the upstairs and downstairs dining spaces as clear as Downton Abbey, La Table has two main dining spaces that
  • TLC: Tender Loving Chili
    January 15, 2019
    It may be surprising to some that Texas’ state food isn’t barbecue, tamales or seafood, but chili. And although we can debate whether chili should have beans or not – it shouldn’t – there is nothing more satisfying than thick, savory bowl. So, grab a spoon and dive into a bowl at these joints while the Houston weather is still a little chilly. James Coney Island Founded in 1923, James Coney Island – or JCI as the fanatics call it – is...
  • New Year, New You Credit: Levy Park Conservancy
    January 14, 2019
    It’s the beginning of the new year and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to work off that holiday weight and rediscover your summer body that peaced out sometime mid-Fall. However, trade in the basic push-ups and treadmill for these LGBTQ-friendly gyms and ideas to add fun and flair to your fitness. Define Founded by a local Houstonian, Define employs expert trainers to not only build strength, but a better well-being through mind and body. With locations all of Houston,...
  • Vocal Local - Kari Burt Credit: Kari Burt
    January 9, 2019
    There’s a very 1980’s, brick-wall-stage-background misconception about earning your place in standup comedy requiring a minimum experience of several years. This outdated flavor of gatekeeping has long been the tool of the majority to claim ownership over a thing so nebulous, so ever-changing as comedy. While the old guard gives way to younger models, comedy is constantly evolving to keep pace with our constantly-evolving world. Newcomers like Kari Burt who hit the ground running...
  • Brunch of the Month: Batanga Credit: Batanga Facebook Page
    January 4, 2019
    Just nestled in the heart of the Market Square area of Downtown Houston is Batanga , a hip Latin American restaurant from restauranteur Brian Fasthoff. The 9,000-square-foot restaurant boasts something for everyone with weekly happy hours, live music, salsa dancing and the largest outdoor patio in all of Downtown Houston. The best seat in the house is by far out on the large patio with umbrellas of every color floating above life fireworks. The art installation is so scenic you won’t know...
  • Thirst Trap: A Guide to Winter Beverages Credit: Unsplash: Miguel Maldonado
    January 3, 2019
    From Scotch to rye to Bourbon, whiskey is the ultimate wintertime beverage. The cozy bodily warmth that follows a hearty glass of whiskey makes it pretty easy to understand why George Bernard Shaw once dubbed it, “liquid sunshine.” Houston’s multi-million-dollar hospitality industry pairs with its bubbling bar scene like a classic Scotch and a grilled steak. With winter upon us for a few more months, some of the best boozy joints are just around the corner. Housed in the...
  • Ice Queens
    January 3, 2019
    It’s true, when you think of Houston, you don’t often think about ice-skating. However, for ten years downtown’s Discovery Green has been transforming it’s Kinder Lake into an ice rink fit for a queen. Rainbow on Ice , an annual LGBTQ celebration on January 11, will put that theory to the test. Rainbow on Ice is in its tenth year of inviting the LGBTQ community and families to string up their skates and take a few laps around the rink. Although the icy fun is open to...
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