Category Archives: Dining, Food

Cuban Food in Houston

La Vina Cuban Cuisine Restaurant is a gem.  The stylish and clean restaurant offers authentic Cuban comfort food in southwest Houston, Texas.  La Vina may be hard to find on Richmond Avenue.  The Cuban restaurant is tucked away in a corner next … Continue reading

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State Fair of Texas

The State Fair of Texas is one of the two largest state fairs in the United States. The other is in Minnesota.  The state fair is held every Fall in Dallas. It opened for the first time on October 26, 1886. Some 14,000 … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month Food

T Tiene hambre? (Are you hungry?) This combo lunch plate with 1 tamale, rice and beans with chips was a bargain for $5.75 including a can of soda.  Tamales Dona Tere #1 at 8331 Beechnut Street in southwest Houston offers the … Continue reading

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Farmers Market in Downtown Houston Returns

The City Hall Farmers Market starts Wednesday, September 19th from 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in Hermann Square.  Every Wednesday through December 19th,  more than 40 local farmers, food trucks and other vendors will be outside City Hall with fresh produce, breads, roasted coffees, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Hawaii

Java Lava takes you to Hawaii.  Don’t be fooled by the restaurant’s name.  It serves coffee drinks, but also cooks up a variety of casual Hawaiian food from spam burgers to a Loco Moco plate on its lunch and dinner menus.  Java … Continue reading

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National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Radar

Sunshine and warm temperatures return to the Houston area. Temperatures in the mid 80’s to near 90 degrees are forecast by the National Weather Service through this week.  Above, the Mecom Fountain near Houston’s Museum District and Hermann Park. For current … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo in Houston

It’s Cinco de Mayo today in Houston.  The holiday weekend celebration includes Mexican food and fun.  Above, a delicious bowl of roasted corn bisque soup and iced tea with free chips and salsa at Escalante’s Tex-Mex restaurant at Woodway and Voss in … Continue reading

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Mandarin Café Houston

Large proportions are served at the Mandarin Café in the Spring Branch area of northwest Houston.  The cozy Christian family-owned restaurant offers Korean and Chinese dishes, noodle soups and appetizers.  Weekday lunch specials with a can of soda and egg/spring roll are … Continue reading

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San Francisco

San Francisco is paradise for foodies.  The pan-fried seafood, Dungess Crab salad and dessert at Fog Harbor Restaurant at Pier 39. The hills of San Francisco are alive with so much to see and do.  At North Point, visitors  can hop aboard … Continue reading

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Authentic Chinese Food in Bellaire

Chicken and eggplant in light garlic sauce with brown rice and won ton soup from P. King R Chinese Food Fresh Ingredients in Bellaire, Texas Good Chinese fast-food restaurants are hard to find in Bellaire, West University and Meyerland in Houston. P. … Continue reading

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