Category: Summer Fun

Houston’s best Summer Foods!

When I was little the taste of summer was mostly about ice-cold watermelon slices, Mom’s yellow mustard potato salad with cold fried chicken and Creamsicles. Now it’s about fresh fruits and vegetables. There’s nothing that says summer more to me than an early morning trip to the farmers market to score heritage tomatoes and cucumbers [...]

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Summer Fest Fashion Guide!!

Get ready to pretend you’re artsy (even if it’s just for 48 hours) and endure the humidity for your favorite bands because Free Press Summer Fest is finally here. To kick off your summer, the up-and-coming music festival hits Houston Saturday and Sunday with some hot and not-so-hot artists. But who’s complaining? As long as you have [...]

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Ready for Outdoor Dining? Take advantage of Patio Seating Weather with these deals at CITYCENTRE

Although Houston’s patio weather days sometimes seem numbered, the European-style open-air layout of CITYCENTREmakes al fresco dining a breeze — and a number of restaurants offer just the right deals for guests to enjoy it all season long. “Our patio seems to be really popular with the lunch and post-work crowd during the workweek, and it’s [...]

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The New Happy Hour

Happy hour serves two functions in Houston: an excuse to socialize with friends and something to do while waiting for the traffic to clear out. There is definitely some comfort in visiting the same places over and over again. But sometimes, you want to try something new. Our favorite, CultureMap Houston, recently published an exciting [...]

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Eat Up

Friday is upon us! At long last! The weekend is almost here, which also means that you have just two more days to jump in on Houston Restaurant Week.  I know, it’s not fair. They keep brandishing us for being the “fattest city in Texas” but then they have events like “Houston Restaurant Week” but [...]

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Summertime and Livin’ is Easy

Last weekend, I had my first experience at White Linen Night in the Heights. Believe me, next August can’t come soon enough. What a whimsical, exotic night in Houston! Sure, linen wrinkles like nobody’s business. But you’ll want to hang on to that white linen shirt so you’re ready for next year’s event. White Linen [...]

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August Calendar Stuff

Yes, it’s already August. I know. All that stuff you said you’d do this summer–like lose ten pounds, unpack your boxes, or do something new on a Friday night–you have one month left! Luckily, there’s some really fun stuff going on in Houston this month. While there are no more “summer breaks” after college (tear), [...]

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Pearl Bar

Some people think that trendy Washington Avenue is getting a little too big for its britches. In other words, things are getting touch too high brow on the corridor, what with some clubs and bars only letting certain people in, and charging through the nose for drinks, and just generally losing its laid-back, coolness. Washington [...]

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Texas Beaches are Not Lost

If you moved to Houston from the inland, you were probably pretty excited to be within easy driving distance from the beach. But I bet you were a little disappointed when you got there. Houston area beaches aren’t the best. I’ll be the first to admit that. If you’re expecting white sand and electric blue [...]

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Umm, Because It’s Free?

Big city life has tons of perks. Everything is at your fingertips. Restaurants. Clubs. Shopping. Events. And…city life can get a little pricey. And the cost of living isn’t exactly going down. So what are we supposed to do? Become shut-ins? Lurk around our downtown Houston apartments buffing our granite counter tops to a mirror [...]

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