Art, Living, & Design Archives - Mocha Man Style
All You Do is WIN! WIN! WIN! When You Play the McDonald’s Trick. Treat. Win! Game
This post is sponsored ad content by McDonald’s but the opinions expressed here are my own. McDonald’s holds a special place in my heart. Like everyone else, I love the fries, but the thing that made me a McDonald’s fan for life was the birthday parties. When I was... Read more
The Carnival Vista Brings Even More Fun to Galveston, TX
As a native of Houston, TX, I spent many days in Galveston, TX. A relaxing day on the beach was only 45-minutes away (my friends and I once made it in 15 minutes, but I’ll save that story for another post). I would go there for a brief respite... Read more
Jake Smollett Discusses the Importance of Food and Family in New Cookbook
They are known simply as the Smollett siblings. There is Jazz, Jake, Jurnee and Jussie Smollett. They are the stars of some of the nation’s top-rated television shows such as Empire, Friday Night Lights, Underground, and the Food Network’s Smollett Eats. While there are actually six Smollett siblings, four have... Read more
Indulge Yourself at the 3rd Annual Morning After, A Houston Press Brunch Event
I recall my first experience with brunch. It was at a five-star hotel and I must admit that I felt quite fancy until I got the check. YIKES! Who knew that eggs benedict, mimosas, and chilled shrimp could be so expensive? I still enjoy going to brunch with friends periodically,... Read more
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Neighborhood Flavor in Houston, TX
10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is an opportunity to express gratitude for all your father has done for you. Of course, you should appreciate dad every day, but Father’s Day gives you an opportunityto heap an extra dose of love and affection on him. If you’re still unsure about what to get... Read more
Local Chefs Reveal Blended Burger Project Entries at Kitchen 713
Houston is THE city where you can get the most diverse, delicious food. Sorry, New York, L.A., and Chicago, but H-Town is the real MVP when it comes to dining. This fact became even more apparent to me when I attended an event to sample local chefs’ entries for... Read more
Michael Symon’s Smoked Prime Rib Recipe from “Playing With Fire”
A few years ago, I dined at Michael Symon’s Roast in Detroit. I had Filet Mignon with a side of Brussels Sprouts and Walnuts. The meal was exquisite. Symon is a culinary genius when it comes to preparing meat (he’s pretty good at brussels sprouts too). Symon takes meat... Read more
10 Reasons to Explore Jacksonville’s African American Heritage Trail
I lived in Jacksonville, FL in the late nineties. I must admit that it wasn’t my first choice of locations. However, I knew it had to be better than the place I was living – Brunswick, GA. To my surprise, Jacksonville turned out to be a nice place to... Read more
Houston’s Food Culture on Display at 16th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza
Last year, the Houston Astros won the World Series. This was a great accomplishment for the team and a huge boost for the city after Hurricane Harvey. But baseball isn’t the only thing our city does well. We are also a world-class food town. Houston’s innovative food culture was... Read more