Via Colori

Did you like to make chalk drawings on the sidewalk when you were a kid? Houston's Via Colori street festival takes drawing on the sidewalk to new levels, as guest artists create temporary works of art right before your eyes on the streets on downtown Houston. This year's Via Colori festival takes place Saturday, November 19, 2011 and Sunday, November 20, 2011. Events will … [Read more...]

Houston International Quilt Festival

Photo Credit: Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

More than 60,000 quilters and fans from around the world attended the Houston International Quilt Festival, and this year's festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2011 Quilt Festival will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston, Texas on November 3 - 6, 2011, with a preview on November 2, 2011. The festival includes juried … [Read more...]

Houston Food Trucks

The food truck phenomenon is red hot in Houston. Although the ubiquitous taco trucks that we have known for years are still found all over town, the new food trucks serve everything from hot dogs and burgers to crepes, Korean BBQ, cupcakes and, yes, even tacos. If you like to eat it, chances are there is a Houston food truck that will serve it to you. Although some people … [Read more...]

An Aerial View of Downtown Houston

When I moved to Houston in 1980, the tallest building downtown was One Shell Plaza. (That’s the white building in the photo–the one with the tall antenna on top.) Since that time, Houston has added skyscrapers, hotels, a baseball field, a basketball and hockey arena and the George R. Brown Convention Center. The rotating Spindletop restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel still … [Read more...]

Houston Winery Tour – Haak Vineyards and Winery

Texas wines continue to grow in popularity, and there are now more than 140 wineries in the state. If you would like to tour a local Texas winery without going too far from Houston, just take a short trip down the Gulf Freeway (or across Highway 6) to the Haak Vineyards and Winery, Galveston County’s first and only winery. What started with just two grape vines back in 1969 … [Read more...]