Did You Gain The Quarantine 15?

How to get rid of those extra pounds and maintain before the holidays! By Travis Johnson | DotFit and APEX Certified Nutrition Specialist – Since the middle of March, many of us were under statewide restrictions, and we all started to be a little less active. Gyms were closed. Parks were closed. Trails...

Brunch Made Easy

Gathering friends and family doesn’t need to be fancy. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a more casual and lighter alternative to the typical dinner party. When charged with hosting a mid-day gathering, a little pre-planning can go a long way toward ensuring your brunch...

Pumpkin… More than a Delicious Bite

By Stephenie Cox – Pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin beer . . . the options are endless, and endlessly mouthwatering. It’s finally pumpkin season, and the reasons to celebrate are many. Fall’s signature squash is versatile enough to fit into any...

Holiday Dinner Party Décor

By Kelly Nolan It is that time of year again for holiday parties and festivities, and one big question that is often asked is “How do I decorate my dinner table for a holiday party?”  One thing to make sure of is that your centerpiece will not block the view of dinner guests at the table. No one wants...

Southern Hospitality – Texas Mesquite Grill

Texas Favorites in a Welcoming and Comfortable Atmosphere By Claudia Richter Texas Mesquite Grill is a great representation of Texas-style specialties and hospitality. Locally owned by Austin and Teri Yates, it has a comfortable neighborhood feel and even welcomes guests with their canine companions to dine...

A Cork by Any Other Name

I  had an interesting conversation recently that inspired me to share some insight to the revolution and evolution that is taking place in the modern wine industry.  I was at dinner with some friends when the server brought over a wonderful New Zealand bottle of wine, twisted it open, served the ladies at...

Wholesome Texas Fare

News travels fast in Katy when there is a new restaurant to try, and Dekker’s is so worth it. Right down the street from the newer sections of Cinco Ranch, Dekker’s is a short drive on FM 1093. The layout is quite charming if you decide to dine inside and be entertained with the open kitchen concept and...

absolutely! DELICIOUS Flavors of the World

Above all, the concept behind Sugar Land Town Square’s new BLU restaurant is to celebrate a love of cuisine with European and Asian origins and create a really fun dining experience. By Claudia Richter   Chef Junnajet Hurapan, or Chef “Jett,” originally from Bangkok, Thailand, brings 30 years of...

Don’t Judge A Wine By Its Color

By Noel Burkeen Patio season is in full swing, and nothing compliments outdoor relaxation and events like a nice cool glass of wine.  For those wine lovers who enjoy the multitude of white wines, the quest is easy, but perhaps you are craving a new adventure in the world of cool summer wines. If a big red...

Best Bites

Katy’s Hasta la Pasta Wins Best-Bites Buckle for Third Time By Claudia Richter Winning over judges for a third  year-in-a-row, Hasta la Pasta took top honors at the Best Bites competition at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. This year’s entry, a beef tenderloin served on top of cilantro and...

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