The Definitive Guide to Houston

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Anastasia Hansen

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Anastasia is a brunch junkie, a fitness fanatic, a wanderlust warrior-- and most importantly an enthusiastic Houstonian. She is a Digital Ambassador for the Greater Houston Partnership #HoustonNoLimits campaign and continuously shares her never-ending adventures in her hometown with the world. She also blogs regularly at her Houston lifestyle blog It's Not Hou It's Me. Follow her on social media with @ItsNotHouItsMe for her latest Houston adventures.

Houston’s Best Brunches, Bars, & Snappy Hours

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BRUNCH @ THE HONEYMOON CAFÉ & BAR

Start your day off in Downtown Houston with brunch at the quaint Honeymoon Café & Bar. Enjoy a cup of coffee from Houston’s own Boomtown Coffee makers or an artisanal cocktail (we won’t judge). Choose from the New Orleans influenced menu with plates like fried shrimp po-boys, duck and sausage gumbo, and, of course, bread pudding. Wait times can be long, so call ahead or try to arrive before 10 a.m. If you do find yourself waiting for a table, take a stroll through the historic buildings around Market Square, or snap a pic of the restaurant’s iconic flower wallpaper—considered to be the most photographed wallpaper in Houston. Brunch is held Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Houston Kicks Off Houston Restaurant Weeks, August 1 to September 5

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If you love food and are in Houston, then you’re in luck. Not only is Houston consistently ranked as one of the best cities to dine in the entire US, but for over a month you can dine out as part of Houston Restaurant Weeks (HRW). From August 1 to September 5, if you visit a participating restaurant and order off their HRW menu, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Food Bank.

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Lighten up with a Bite at Local Foods

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While Texas is often known for its rich and cheesy Mexican dishes and heaping plates of barbeque, the diverse cosmopolitan of Houston restaurants offers plenty of options to balance out heavier dishes. Located in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Local Foods has a delightfully healthy menu packed with super-foods that will leave you feeling guilt-free no matter how much you eat–even the cocktails! They offer a selection of sandwiches and salads prepared with, you guessed it, local ingredients that change seasonally.

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