East End’s local postman John McKissack delivered mail, lived alone, and had vision in spades and a penchant for folk art. He also really loved oranges, good nutrition and hard work. The Orange Show is McKissack’s former residence, which he converted into a veritable shrine for his beloved fruit. He then took the remainder of his […]
Archive | January, 2015
Grand Lux Cafe Gets It Right Every Time!
There is plenty at Grand Lux Cafe that keeps Houstonians coming back, especially us! The Venetian themed restaurant came about when the founder of The Cheesecake Factory restaurants, David Overton went above and beyond to create an upscale place to dine for The Venetian Resort, Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. His excitement lead him […]
Looking for a New Hobby? Try Pottery Lessons!
It’s likely that your introduction to the pottery was in elementary or middle school as you stumbled through creating cute, homemade ashtrays for your parents. The results from wheel and clay, however, can be absolutely stunning when you know what you are doing, you just have to try! Houston offers many different pottery classes in […]
Challenge Early College High School Lives Up to Its Name
Ranked better than 98.8% of high schools in Texas last year, Challenge Early College High School is making big strides in education. Their students are given a great opportunity to take college classes along with their high school classes. While it seems that these students should be feeling overwhelmed, their hard work and success contributes […]
Try Dual-Concept Dining at The Pass and Provisions
The Pass and Provisions is an interesting new twist on the average dining experience in Houston. The unique, dual-concept is named for the two restaurants that actually occupy the same building. Named after the area of a restaurant where staff come together to plate and finish menu items, The Pass is a decidedly upscale eatery that […]
12 Reasons Houston is the Greatest City
You don’t have to tell us that Houston is the best city in America! The sense of community is strong here and we are beaming with pride to know that us Houstonians aren’t just feeling this way, it can be backed by science. Brooke Viggiano of Thrillist put together an incredible list to fully put into […]
Khon’s Wine Darts Coffee, Art (and Live Music!)
Houston’s Midtown is known for late night party shenanigans from the early 20’s crowd that seems to frequent the multitude of bars inhabiting the area. However, Khon’s provides a relaxing neighborhood atmosphere that is a welcome reprieve from packed bars and loud top hits. Offering fantastic coffee, a unique wine and beer selection, as well […]
Cy-Fair Music & Arts: Creative Expression for All Ages
Are you looking to help your family express itself through music? For more than 20 years, Cy-Fair Music & Arts has been offering many ways to boost musical, theatrical and creative abilities for infants, toddlers and children. Whether someone in your household wants to take guitar, piano, drum, or singing lessons, the center covers a variety of […]
The Honeymoon Cafe: A Casual Addition to Downtown
With all of the hustle and bustle of Downtown Houston, it’s great to enjoy a more casual approach to dining as you collect yourself during lunch. However, if you are familiar with the area, there are a lack of those places, with numerous upscale restaurants and bars packing the neighborhood. Thankfully, The Honeymoon Cafe jumped […]
Get the Scoop on Poop at the Houston Zoo!
What’s the grossest thing to do in Houston… that your kids will think is totally cool? The Scoop on Poop at the Houston Zoo! This temporary exhibit is open December 22 through March 29 in the Brown Education Center. It is based on the popular book by Dr. Wayne Lynch and is free with zoo admission. […]