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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Boutiqalicious: Houston's Best Boutiques
    December 15, 2018
    We’ve all run into this problem: It’s the day before a party and you forgot to pick up a gift. You could just run to Target for something generic, or you could opt for getting a present that shows you care and win brownie points with your originality. Luckily, next time this predicament occurs, keep these Houston boutiques in mind and we guarantee you’ll find the perfect present. Biscuit You probably recognize Biscuit from its highly Instagrammed dripping paint wall, but...
  • Holiday Lights in Houston
    December 10, 2018
    Whether you enjoy the classic elegance of simple white lights, or the funky nature of multicolored ones, there is something about Christmas lights that fills our hearts with the holiday spirit. So, whether you enjoy sipping cocoa while driving by, or making a night of it exploring light installations, Houston has you covered on all ways to enjoy this wonderful tradition. Zoo Lights Almost overnight, The Houston Zoo is transformed into a Winter Wonderland with Zoo Lights . A treat for the whole
  • Brunch of the Month: Poitin
    December 9, 2018
    Tucked away in Sawyer Yards is Poitín , a bar and restaurant from Ian Tucker that bears its namesake with an Irish spirit that predates whiskey. It may be a little ironic that a bar named after what some nickname “Irish moonshine,” specializes in down-home Southern classics with a twist. And, with all the winks to alcohol, it’s no surprise this dining hotspot is a perfect brunch choice, not only because the food menu is outstanding, but the drink menu is just as...
  • Brunch of the Month: Vibrant
    November 5, 2018
    Just one trip to this Montrose breakfast and lunch eatery and you’ll know why its name is Vibrant . The plates are colorful, artistic and ready for their Instagram close up. It comes as no surprise that Vibrant is the lovechild of former Museum of Fine Arts Houston curatorial assistant Kelly Barnhart, who injects the Houston culinary world with the same holistic and self-care philosophy she has adhered to for years. Vibrant is not just about the food, it’s aim is to promote a...
  • Vocal Local: Harrison Guy
    October 11, 2018
    The term triple threat is commonly used to refer to a performer who is a dancer, actor and singer. Well, Houstonian Harrison Guy is a triple threat: dancer, activist and inspiration. Currently, he sits as Chair on the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, and is the founder and creative director of the nonprofit Urban Souls Dance Company, a modern company that specializes in exploring African-American culture, heritage and expression. From a young age, Harrison knew he was born to dance and...
  • Let's Taco About It Credit: tacos a go go
    October 2, 2018
    Tacos, like pizza, seems to be one of those universally liked foods. Houston does them well, but there are so many different types, it is difficult to make a list of the best. Well we tried (and did the delicious research) and here are some recommendations of the best taco joints to try in the Bayou City. Xochi A must-try for all visitors. From renowned Houston chef Hugo Oretga, this restaurant has won awards as one of the best in the country. Try the crispy tacos de chicharron (pork belly) and
  • Music Venues to Check Out in Houston
    September 20, 2018
    While Austin is often referred to as “The Music Capital of Texas,” Houston’s music scene has been making a lot of noise and making its presence known – and for good reason. From smaller clubs to midsize venues, the Bayou City has it all and hosts all the top names. Here are some of the best places in Houston to see all your favorites and discover new acts to add to your Spotify playlists. Revention Music Center Revention Music Center has the feel of a large arena...
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