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Emily Lunstroth

Emily Lunstroth has 171 articles published.

Local Houstonian and Editor of Houston Hotel Magazine. Follow her on Instagram for her latest adventures around the city, @emilylunstroth.

Local Restaurants Available for Pick-Up During Temporary Closures

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During these difficult times, Houston restaurants are working hard to continue doing what they do best – offering customers delicious food. Many places are offering curbside pick-up and close-distance delivery. Continue reading for a full list and offerings and as time goes on please check with each restaurants website for updated information. Additionally, if you do not feel comfortable going out, you can support local businesses by calling and purchasing a gift card to be used in the future.  Keep Reading

The Insiders’ Guide to Rodeo Houston

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Since its debut in 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has grown to become the world’s largest event of its kind. Many things have changed over the years, but the Rodeo continues “to host a three-week experience that promotes agriculture, celebrates Western heritage, entertains millions, and, in the end, supports Texas youth and education with an annual commitment of $27 million,” says Rodeo President and CEO Joel Cowley. Thanks to 20 nights of live entertainment from stars of all music genres, it’s always the most highly anticipated event of the year.  Keep Reading

Unique Ice Cream Lands in Historic Heights Neighborhood

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In 2002, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, Jeni Britton Bauer opened Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. Over the past 17 years, the company has grown far beyond a small Ohio creamery thanks to nationwide distribution. Luckily, you can now try all of their one-of-a kind flavors at their newest Heights location. Keep Reading

Celebrate Your Loved One This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is always special no matter how you celebrate! Houston restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make the evening with your loved one, girlfriends or family extra special.  We’ve rounded up some of our favorite places to go this V-Day, whether you’re in the mood for romance or a fun night out, we’ll point you in right direction via cupid’s arrow. Keep Reading

High Quality Sushi in a Laid Back Environment

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People like to call Soma Sushi, Houston’s best kept sushi secret. Owned by the restaurant group who has Kata Robata and Azuma on their roaster, Soma is the go-to destination for high-quality sushi in a casual environment. Their menu expands far beyond classic sushi dishes and the energetic staff is there to help guide you through your meal. Keep Reading

Try Exclusive to Houston Wines in The Woodland Heights

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Husband and wife duo Mark Ellenberger and Emily Trout have always loved Napa Valley, California. What started as a passion for wine lead them to open Mutiny Wine Room and bring the Nappy Valley experience to Houston. The stunning 4,579-squarefoot tasting room and retail concept offer a curated selection of wines only available at Mutiny. Keep Reading

Japanese Hand Rolls Arrive to The Heights

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Hando Houston, Hando

Hand Rolls are one of the simplest ways to enjoy Japanese style fish and at Hando they resemble an uncut sushi roll. A piece of raw fish is wrapped in toasted seaweed with warm rice. The concept is straightforward but anything at boring. When you enter Hando you will won’t find tables or a hostess stand but instead a large U shaped bar and sheets of paper where you check off which rolls and small plates you would like and find a seat at the 22-seat bar. Keep Reading

Explore The Iconic Work of Norman Rockwell

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Norman Rockwell:American Freedom, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the first comprehensive exhibit of Rockwell’s iconic depictions of FDR’s Four Freedoms—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want. The seven-city tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, features the 4 paintings along with many of his other paintings, illustrations and prints. Keep Reading

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