In my unending exploration of Houston sushi, Osaka Japanese Restaurant gets two thumbs up for expense, quality and overall deliciousness. There are plenty of perks that make dining at Osaka a total joy—and I’m busting them on their secrets! First, there’s parking. Yes, this is one Montrose restaurant where parking isn’t going to be a […]
Archive | October, 2014
Be a Cop for a Day at the Houston Police Museum!
Grab your little police man or police woman, and take a trip to the Houston Police Department Headquarters in Downtown Houston. The Houston Police Department Museum is in the lobby of HPD headquarters at 1200 Travis and includes items from the Honor Guard, SWAT, Mounted Patrol, badges, uniforms and other equipment utilized over the years. […]
Life is More Than a Beach in Galveston!
If you have a love for the outdoors, chances are you’ve weighed the pros and cons of living near the beach. Located about 50 miles from Houston, Galveston affords plenty of opportunity to bask in the sun as a solitary retreat or enjoy your time with family and friends. There’s plenty of tourism in Galveston, and as […]
MAX’s Wine Dive, Where Causal Meets Classy
In the trend of gourmet American cuisine, there are awesome restaurants and then there’s MAX’s Wine Dive. This is one restaurant and wine bar that kicks it up a notch and a half with food, great wine, knowledgeable staff, cool decor and a sublime jukebox. Michael Pellegrino studied under 2 James Bear Award-winning chefs, graduated […]
Drink Up at Houston’s Big Brew, the Ultimate Beer Celebration!
Big Brew Houston is a comprehensive, extensive, integrative 7-day festival celebrating unique craft brews from around the nation. As the 2nd largest beer festival in the United States, I’m not surprised that the October 20-26, 2014 itinerary listed on the Big Brew Houston website has listed great events for for anyone over the age of […]
One of the Best in the U.S: Carnegie Vanguard High School
Houston has no lack of great public and private schools. While Carnegie Vanguard High School has certainly struggled to find its space in Houston, it is critically acclaimed as one of the best, maybe the best, high school in the Greater Houston Area. It is already considered one of the top high schools in the […]
The Art and Soul of East Downtown
Houston is full of culture, fantastic places to eat, shop and enjoy fresh air, especially Downtown. EaDo—short for East Downtown, also called the East Downtown Management District—is an important part of Houston’s history and gorgeous landscape. According to the Houston Chronicle, in the 1930’s Cantonese immigrants moved to Old Chinatown (then, just Chinatown), which was, […]
Visit the Rain Forest Conservatory and Butterfly Garden
Having a butterfly land on you is said to bring you good luck. If you’ve been down on it lately and you’d like to exponentially increase the odds of that happening, you should visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Rain Forest Conservatory—an exhibit housing hundreds of butterflies, exotic plants and a fifty-foot waterfall! The Houston […]
Fall in Love with Mediterranean Dining at Café Mezza & Grille!
Café Mezza and Grille, as its name suggests, draws on Mediterranean themes to bring to Houston some creative American fusion cuisine that hits the spot! Located in the Galleria area near Tanglewood, the term ‘Mezza’ means ‘appetizer’ in Arabic, and Syria-turned-Houston-native, Mike Tibi, owner and executive chef on his first solo venture, seeks to bring that flair to […]
Embrace the Cultural History of Houston’s East End
East End, part of Houston backed by the eastern part of downtown, flanked by the Port of Houston and capped to the South by Hobby Airport. This wonderful part of our city bears many vestiges of Houston’s early history, industry, and its rich Hispanic tradition. According to the Houston Chronicle, although some gentrification began in the early 2000’s […]