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  • Halloween in Houston
    October 15, 2018
    Much to our collective dismay, Halloween is on a Wednesday this year. Thankfully, October is polka-dotted with spooky and autumnal events as we delve deeper into Decorative Gourd And Pumpkin Spice Season™. The skull-goblet-half-full take is that non-weekend Halloween years just provide more opportunity for costume changes. If you wanna get extra with it, you can dress up on Friday, perform a Cher-level costume change for Saturday, and execute the big reveal finale on Wednesday the 31st.
  • Cultural Festivals of Houston Credit: @kashhouston
    October 8, 2018
    According to the 2016 Census data, the Houston metro immigrant population makes up about 23.3% of the total population, but that isn’t counting the second, third, or fourth generation families who are still deeply tied to their cultural roots. Houston’s status as an international city has garnered quite a bit of media buzz of late for the cultural diversity reflected in the colorful cuisine of its thriving multi-billion-dollar food industry. Every year, thousands take to the...
  • 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...
  • White Linen Night in the Heights
    August 1, 2018
    When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, Houston welcomed an estimated 250,000 evacuees from the Gulf Coast. Among the displaced, the largest population hailed from New Orleans, the city hit hardest by the catastrophic event. About 40,000 of these New Orleanians chose to stay and lay roots down here in Houston, a resilient city with intimate knowledge of how to rebuild and recover. Our cities have many similarities--both are built on warm marshlands, adjacent to the ocean,
  • Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot?
    August 1, 2018
    When you live in a tropical climate like Houston you get the benefit of mild winters and early springs, but you also get a summer that can be slightly unforgiving in its heat (and humidity). It’s helpful to make friends with someone who has a pool. If that isn’t an option here are a handful of ways you can dive in during the dog days of summer. Cool Hotel Pools When the Marriott Marquis was completed in 2017 its pool deck became instantly iconic. When a lazy river that is shaped...
  • Trivial Pursuit: Best Trivia in Town
    July 25, 2018
    Here’s an easy question for you: What group activity has taken H-Town bars by storm? Give up? It’s trivia! Trivia nights have become as commonplace at local bars as craft beer and cornhole boards. While some bars have partnered with the popular groups like Geeks Who Drink, some host their own weekly quiz nights for those looking for a little mental stimulus with their happy hours. And while the prizes are nice, the fun group interaction keep Houstonians coming back week after week....
  • Lounge on the Lawn in Midtown Credit: Midtown Park Facebook
    July 19, 2018
    Houston’s Midtown neighborhood has long been known for its walkability and nightlife, both of which are particularly complementary on a festive Saturday night. With the added accessibility of the Metro rail, Midtown is uniquely poised for its current residential boom—but what many may not realize is that this residential boom is actually a revival of Midtown’s historic roots. Just after the turn of the 20th century, what we now know as Midtown was a prominent residential...
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