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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Most Instagrammable Houston Spots Credit: Jonathan Ivy Photography
    September 7, 2018
    With the everyday hustle and bustle of the work week, it is easy to forget to stop, take a moment and enjoy the beauty that Houston has to offer. From the lush gardens and bayous to pockets of art and sculptures, there are tons of spots to take in and photograph. Visit any one of these scenic locations for a picture-perfect Instagram post, #Nofilter necessary. Bayou Bend Gardens Nestled off Memorial Drive, this 14-acre facility houses some of the most beautiful art, paintings and nature in the
  • Thirst Traps: Houston's Finest Wine Bars
    August 27, 2018
    Sometimes, ordering wine feels more like a test than a fun night out. You get handed that dictionary-sized menu and you feel pressure to make a choice quickly. Luckily, Houston has a plethora of wine bars with experts willing to extend a helping hand and wine bottle opener. So, whether you want to become a novice sommelier, or if you only know you like “reds,” head out to one of these bars and sip on a glass because it’s always wine o’clock somewhere. 13 Celsius One...
  • Vocal Local: Ali Lozano Credit: Vocal Local: Ali Lozano
    August 15, 2018
    If you’re anything like me, you’ve definitely been sucked into a marathon of Law and Order: SVU (DUN DUN) on more than one occasion. And if so, you’ve heard the detectives talk about transporting criminals to “the tombs.” Well, it isn’t only criminals who experience going there, sometimes it is individuals fighting for social justice. Just ask Houstonian, Ali Lozano. In April 2011, Ali was arrested and detained for around 26 hours for protesting and...
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