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Houston, Texas & beyond

March 28, 2019

Upon entering, visitors are welcomed by the warmth of the panaderia and the swirling smells of sweet bread and savory meats. If you're lucky, the special of the day will be costillas en salsa verde. Normally, the costillas are served in salsa roja, but on rare occa...

March 22, 2019

As you approach the steam table at Taqueria Buey y Vaca, the piles of chicharrones, carnitas, nopales, tripas, and barbacoa beckon you. There are fried tacos sitting behind the glass held together with toothpicks and their contents are varied, but if you're looking...

March 18, 2019

In her memoir, Educated, the reader learns that Westover was born into a devout Mormon family led by a patriarch who viewed government-mandated education and healthcare with fanatical skepticism. Raised on a remote mountainside in Idaho with her 7 siblings, Westover wo...

March 15, 2019

The Houston Maritime Museum is in the fundraising stage of a $50 million dollar project to build a new facility next to the Sam Houston boat that offers public tours of the Port near Clinton Drive on the east side. Currently, the museum is docked at 2311 Canal Street,...

March 15, 2019

Tepatitlan Mexican Grill has a botana that will feed four hangry adult humans for under $40.00. It arrives still sizzling alongside fresh guacamole, crema mexicana, and handmade tortillas.

March 13, 2019

Dani Shapiro's Inheritance is her story of discovering her true paternity and the revelation of a childhood, and life, built on a secret.

March 11, 2019

I love weekends when I don't have any plans. It means I can look forward to discovering something new. Wandering around is my motto and on my most recent outing I found Maas Nursery in Seabrook, Texas.

March 1, 2019

Sitting at the end of a strip mall, Mi Hacienda is serving up deliciously hot food with sizzling specials and a great happy hour for my thirsty readers!

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