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…

National Taco Day! Taco Nuts Food Truck

Houston is not the best city known for its abundance of food trucks roaming the city streets, but once I do see or spot one I’m always the first to try something new.  So to my great surprise (and just in the time for National Taco Day) my hubby and I saw a few at a…

Cacao & Cardamom

If you’re looking for the top luxury and gourmet chocolate shop in town than look no further that Cacao & Cardamom, located in the Galleria Area.  Inspired by ingredients and spices from around the world, Cacao & Cardamom brings a new twist on chocolate.  I got to visit the luxury chocolate shop for a ‘Chocolate…

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…

The Waffle Bus

I have been hearing quite a few rumblings about the infamous Waffle Bus and their fried chicken and waffles.  I just had lunch earlier so I wasn’t in the mood to try their fried chicken and waffles but did opt for dessert, so I wanted to try the ‘Strawberry Irish Cream Creme Brûlée’ waffle.  After I…

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…

Indika

This is my first time participating in Houston Restaurant Week, which is running until September 1st. So since this is my first experience I decided I wanted to try some Indian food since I do not see many establishments around in Houston. I finally decided to go with the authentic, Indika, located in the heart of…

Straits Restaurant

If you want a taste of Singapore then dining at Straits Restaurant is the place to reserve a table. We stumbled upon this place and decided to relish in the brunch menu. I tried the Asian Crab Cake Benedict: asparagus spears, poached eggs, laksa butter sauce. It has a bit of a spicy taste to it (very…