Houston Hotspots: Honey Art Cafe

Tucked away in a small shopping strip center near the museum district in Houston, is a small, colorful cafe owned by art duo Lulu and Lin.  With a creative vision and the help of Kickstarter this gifted pair has made Honey Art Cafe become a reality. The pair have set up an outlet where creative Houstonians can…

Restaurant Week Review: Lucille’s

For my next stop on my Houston Restaurant Weeks tour, was Lucille’s located in the Museum District of Houston.   If you’re in Houston you should know that the Museum of Fine Arts is free on Thursdays, so I took my son and mom to the museum first for a little fun and cultural history.  The…

Restaurant Week Review: UP Restaurant

All across the country restaurants in major cities are offering patrons a one of a kind dining experience for a fraction of the price. Here in Houston, its actually Restaurant WEEKS and it lasts the whole month of August until the first week of September. I have only participated in New York City and in…

Bernie’s Burger Bus

As an American, this country is well known for our burgers so I wanted to make a stop at the newest venture in town trying to make its mark on the industry, Bernie’s Burger Bus.  Serving as both a resrurant and food truck, this burger joint just recently opened back in 2010, by chef Justin Turner…

Adair Kitchen

Adair Kitchen mixes a fresh food twist on classic American casual dishes.  Equipped with an Espresso/Coffee/Juice bar, Adair has a down home kitchen style feel and ambiance. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and I heard it can get pretty crowded so I decided to go on weekday for breakfast to beat the rush.  The service…

Sweet Paris: Crêperie & Cafe

Tucked away in the trendy, Rice Village area not too far from Rice University, is a special place of pastry heaven by the name of Sweet Paris.  It’s been years since I have had the chance to taste a delectable Crêpe since when I used to frequent Creperie NYC located in New York City’s West Village.  They…

BLU Restaurant & Lounge

I love a good brunch like any other foodie, so I decided to try a new place located in Sugarland, BLU Restaurant.  It doesn’t hurt that they offer a complimentary drink with Sunday brunch!  We got there exactly when it opened at 11:00am and it seemed like the employees were dragging to get the place…

Étoile Cuisine et Bar

My final and last stop for my foodie adventures on my Houston Restaurant Week trip was to Étoile Cuisine et Bar located in the Uptown Park area of Houston.  I don’t believe in my 33 years I have ever treated myself to a nice French cuisine.  I have tasted French food but only in passing, like hors d’…

Common Bond Bakery & Cafe

Is it possible that Common Bond Bakery could be the best new bakery to open in Houston?  After reading several raving reviews online (some critics compared Common to pastries found in bakeries in France) I had to visit Common Bond Bakery, who just recently opened its doors earlier this year. I decided to take the trip to…

The Tasting Room Wine Cafe

The next stop on my Houston Restaurant Week tour was The Tasting Room Wine Cafe for brunch.  Offering a $25 three-course brunch per person, I decided my first course would be the CRÈME BRÛLÉE FRENCH TOAST (slow dough brioche, strawberries, real maple syrup). My honest opinion is that I’ve had better and the toast was extremely soggy, however…