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Houston, Texas & beyond

July 1, 2019

Angie Kim does an amazing job at balancing multiple perspectives without bogging readers down in legal drama. Instead, Kim uses the trial at the center of the story to reveal each character's secret truths - and let me tell you, they will shock you and make you won...

June 20, 2019

Warning: you're going to be experiencing some intense taco envy before the end of this post. Taqueria Puro Jalisco is located on South Richey in Pasadena, Texas. As my loyal readers may already be aware, this isn't my first venture into Pasadena for some delic...

June 17, 2019

Just as she did in "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng creates heart-stopping drama through close character studies of each character introduced in Little Fires Eveywhere.

June 13, 2019

Located a block away from Highway 225 and Allen Genoa, Taqueria Govea shares a parking lot with a neighborhood bar. The parking lot has plenty of parking for drivers looking to grab a quick bite to eat. Having passed this truck many times driving down Allen Genoa, it w...

June 10, 2019

Celeste Ng's debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, is a dive into the Asian-American experience in the American Midwest during the 1960s and 1970s. Ng uses the deferred dreams and low expectations of the Lee family to demonstrate the toll institutionalized raci...

June 6, 2019

Whether you're leaving town or on your way in, Tostada Regia on Park Place Boulevard is an ideal spot to get your Mexican Food fix. Located right outside the 610 loop in Houston's Southeast Side, Tostada Regia is serving delicious authentic northern Mexican sty...

June 3, 2019

If you're looking for a sex, drugs, and rock n'roll storyline, then this is your book. Taylor Jenkins Reid breathes new life into a world most of us already know: 1970s era rock n'roll, and she gives us a story about family, love, and knowing when to walk a...

May 9, 2019

Taqueria El Rojo Loco is located right off of 59 North and Collingsworth in Houston's North Side. They are a small but very busy taqueria serving up Mexican and Tex-Mex favorites. Find out more about what we ate!

May 6, 2019

Lisa Ko's debut novel is a story that is not bound to one demographic or country. It's a story that spans centuries and that persists in continuing to destroy families and alter identities. It's a story that must be shared.

April 25, 2019

Cash only places are my favorite because they usually promise to be worth the hassle of stopping by a Wells Fargo ATM. That's right folks, Restaurante Monte Cristo in Houston's Second Ward is cash only! Unlike many places in the encroaching "East Downtown...

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