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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
National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portraits of Former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled its commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively. The artworks were revealed in a private ceremony in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard as part of the Portrait Gallery’s... Read more
The Art & Soul of Creativity: Lloyd Gite, Owner of The Gite Gallery
The Art & Soul of Creativity is a regular video series that profiles creative, interesting people around the world. Watch more episodes on YouTube. Lloyd Gite has always been fascinated by Africa. This fascination led him to open The Gite Gallery, a commercial art gallery in Houston, TX, that... Read more