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A Houstonian’s Guide: Oktoberfest in Munich

In the self-proclaimed city of laptops and lederhosen, here’s everything I learned about surviving opening weekend at the infamous Oktoberfest festivities in Munich, Germany. Some Background Oktoberfest was found in 1810 as a wedding celebration for Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The fair grounds are named Theresienwiese after her and it originally took place in the middle … Continue reading

The Rice Box: Coolest Chinese Takeout in the Heights
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The Rice Box: Coolest Chinese Takeout in the Heights

The Rice Box is a shiny, sleek glowing jewel of a restaurant. This food truck-turned-restaurant is a modern af addition to the antique shops of 19th Street and Victorian architecture in the Heights. Nestled at the corner of 20th and Rutland, the Rice Box specializes in–you guessed it–rice boxes with Chinese American classics like Orange Chicken, Mongolian … Continue reading

Montrose

Montrose since its inception has represented Houston’s counterculture. Like, think of it as the Austin of Houston, but more so. “Indeed, when Austin was still a relatively straitlaced Southern college town, Montrose had already unfurled its freak flag. … Montrose, and not Austin, as the true birthplace of Texas counterculture.” — Texas Monthly We define … Continue reading

10 Buffalo Bayou Secrets to Experience this Summer
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10 Buffalo Bayou Secrets to Experience this Summer

Every time I go to Buffalo Bayou, I find something new to fall in love with. It’s my go-to place to run, watch the sunset, take pics of downtown, check out flood water levels, and even go on dates. The Buffalo Bayou is constantly evolving and growing with the seasons. Below are some favorite spots along the bayou that you might have … Continue reading