Category: Casual

15 Fun Real Estate Facts!

15 Fun Real Estate Facts!  Home is where the heart (and equity) is: 61.4% of the average American family’s net worth is in home equity. A homeowner’s net worth is over thirty times greater than that of a renter. TGIF! The best day of the week to list your home is Friday. Historically, the best [...]

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Love Art? Explore Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood

When you think of the Texas art scene, you might be thinking Austin or Denton. But you’d be surprised to know that Houston is actually a top contender as well – the Montrose district is one of the most vibrant in the state. For patrons of the arts, the neighborhood’s eclectic Bohemian style’s a great draw. [...]

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Because Tacos Always Sound Good

For too long now, Austin has been the designated food city of Texas. Its food truck trend put Austin on the proverbial food map. I’ve always felt Houston’s food scene is underrated and unfairly eclipsed by Austin. In a city this size, you are going to be met with a wealth of diverse and unique [...]

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The West Alabama Ice House

New clubs and bars open in Houston every month. Each one comes up with a new theme, a menu of $14 drinks and lofty appetizers, and hopes for the best. Some of them make it. Most of them don’t. At least not for eighty years, like the treasured West Alabama Ice House. The Ice House’s [...]

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Southern Gothic in Downtown Houston

It’s Halloween year round at La Carafe in Downtown. This historic building-turned-neighborhood bar is one of the most-loved night spots in the entire city as well as a museum piece with a pinch of the supernatural. If you want a comfortable, casual place with great beer and wine, better service, and loads of atmosphere and [...]

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Cadillac Bar = Ultimate Brunch

If you have not yet been to Cadillac Bar, you are seriously missing out. And that’s just all there is to it. Cadillac Bar is just one of many Tex-Mex stops in Houston. Of course, they all claim to have the ultimate in authentic cuisine. And who’s to say which one should get the prize? [...]

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The Black Lab

How far do you think you need to travel for some killer fish and chips? Or a rare beer. Or a cozy, authentic pub atmosphere. London? A British fishing village? New England, at least, right? Nope. You can literally transport yourself across the pond if you’re ready and willing to brave the Montrose traffic. You [...]

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Kemah Boardwalk

Since the closing of Six Flags Astroworld several years ago, Houstonians have been making the trek out to the Kemah Boardwalk to satisfy their hunger for wild rides. Then in 2008, the unthinkable happened: Kemah was virtually destroyed by Hurricane Ike. But now, the cherished attractions at Kemah are back and better than ever. And [...]

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Neighborhoods Crash Course + The ORIGINAL

Houston is the 4th largest city in the U.S., which means that life in Houston can be very different depending on which neighborhood you live in. Inside the loop or outside? North or south? Downtown or uptown? When you’re still trying to figure out just how to get from one end of town to the [...]

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Houston Can Do the Cool-Coffee-House Thing, Too: Onion Creek

Austin gets all the attention for being cool, and it’s really not fair, because Houston can be just as cool if not cooler. So there. Jokes aside, many people, even native Texans, think Austin is the only place they can find hip, one-of-a-kind eateries, bohemian-esque neighborhoods, and quirky shops. And it just isn’t the case. [...]

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