Brunch at Max’s Wine Dive

Max's Wine Dive Chicken and Waffles

Looking for a great brunch spot in Houston? Head over to Max’s Wine Dive for perfect chicken, and a great selection of champagne.

My new favorite treat: Pinkberry’s Mango Tajin froyo

Pinkberry frozen yogurt on a table

Even with type 2 diabetes and managing my blood sugar, I sometimes feel like incorporating a treat into my day. If I have a craving for something, I don’t ignore it – especially if I know I’ve been careful in counting carbs during my day. Ripened mango sliced up with Tajin, lime, and red onion […]

Shake Shack Shakes up Montrose!

The restaurant opens it’s fourth location in Houston!  Shake Shack® opens the doors to its newest Houston location in Montrose on Thursday, December 20th at 11 a.m. The Montrose Shack will be located at 1002 Westheimer Road on the corner of Lincoln Street and Westheimer. This marks the brand’s fourth Houston Shake Shack, joining existing locations in Galleria, Rice Village and Minute Maid Park. […]

Vegan Beignets

Every so often I really want a good dessert. If I’m going to eat something carby, I want to make sure it’s worth it. I’ve got two words for you. Vegan Beignets. I found a great dessert that I love, and tastes so, absolutely delish. The best part is that you can still enjoy it […]

Make your way to Houston’s Greek Festival for a fun, cultural experience

The Houston Greek Festival is an exciting annual event that showcases greek food, wine, music, dance and culture. This was my first year to go and I had so much fun! Photo courtesy of Houston Greek Festival The festival itself is a huge undertaking and takes hundreds of dedicated volunteers to make sure everyone has […]

Easy Ways To Eat Out For Less

We all love food. Some of us exclusively love the things that are bad for us, others genuinely love healthy food and most of us love all food. Healthy or fattening, home cooked or ordered out, it’s all good. We love cooking it, we love smelling it, we love taking pictures of it and sharing them on […]

Where to celebrate Pi Day in Houston

Math nerds, UNITE! I’m not a math nerd, but Pi Day is among us, and I don’t know about you but I’m always up for a good pie where I can get one. I created this list as a part of my Houston Food Guide, and I hope it helps you celebrate Pi Day in […]

#GetFried: A french fry revolution comes to Houston

#GetFried Fry Cafe, a quick-serve restaurant franchise that offers a variety of gourmet topped French fries, is open in Houston, and it’s a perfect mall destination. #GetFried is known for its gourmet topped French fries, which all start with one of six styles of fries that are personalized with more than 20 sauces, seasonings and […]

National Kolache Day starts right here in Houston.

Kolaches

National Kolache Day will celebrate this often-overlooked pastry on March 1, but more importantly, it will pay homage to the Czech immigrants that introduced the United States to the pastry. Texans were introduced to the kolache when tens of thousands of Czech immigrants came through the port of Galveston in the 1850s through the early 1900s. “Once I realized that National Kolache Day didn’t […]

Rise n°2: Beautiful French Fare In The Houston Galleria area

Paris is always a good idea, and Rise n°2 in Houston is worth the visit. It’s a good idea. I was invited to Rise to try out a few of their dishes, and I made it a brunch date with my BFF. This was a really fun way to spend time with a friend, and experience […]

Damian’s Cucina Italiana launches new Aperitif menu for First time in 34 years

For the first time in 34 years, Italian mainstay Damian’s Cucina Italiana is launching a new menu in honor of an old, Italian tradition known as the Aperitivo, a light meal or drink which follows the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.  Diners are invited to visit the restaurant’s adjoining Portofino […]

Xochi: blooming beautifully in Downtown Houston

I got really excited when I found out that I would get to meet Chef Hugo Ortega. Not only is he a James Beard Award-winning chef, but he’s a Houston legend with a group of highly frequented restaurants in our fair city. His food is unforgettable and authentic and I was thrilled to get to try his […]

The Morning After: Brunch spots that satisfy

Dates for Bryan and I are sometimes few and far between these days as things are transitioning in our lives, so we take a day date wherever we can get one! We recently made a trip to Houston Press’ Morning After Brunch. I love Houston Press events like Morning After Brunch, Menu of Menu’s, and Tacolandia […]

The 8th Wonder of The World

No, it’s not that 8th wonder, it’s the kind you can drink! Since Bryan and I have moved into the loop, we’ve done a lot more to explore our city. Although we both love beer, breweries (and Battlestar Galactica), we’d never been to 8th Wonder – the craft beer gem of the East End. The “Brew […]