For certain families in Houston, the holidays mean soaking corn husks, masa-tangled hair and straining liquid lard. That's right, we mean tamales! It's hardly Christmas without these plump, handmade packages--but we could do without the hours of toil. Here are some places to buy tamales almost as good as grandma's. (Photo: Goode Co. Seafood's tamales)
Every year come December, you're hit with the same dilemma--holiday gift giving. Whether it's your significant other, family member, or that random Secret Santa at work, it's never easy to find that perfect present. But you're not alone: These top Houston shops can point you in the direction of unique finds you'll love, too. In fact, it'll be hard not to pick something up for yourself. (Photo: Flickr user metaphoricalplatypus.com)
People say that Texans are obsessed with being from the Lone Star State. I always think, "Hey! That's not fair; we're a balanced and normal group of people!" But then I realize that I'm always talking about some combination of Houston and Texas toast, so maybe it's true after all. Here are a few of my hometown favorites that make me love to live here.
Shaken or stirred, martinis have an air of sophistication about them. You don't have to wear a tux to drink one but, boy, do they make you feel handsome. Once a nearly undiluted glass of gin, martinis have morphed into a multitude of modern variations. However you take it, here's to the martini and the Houston bars that make 'em well. (Photo: Shutterstock/karandaev )
We're pretty laid back here in Bayou City. Stilettos? Please, we?d get them caught in our brakes driving down the Southwest Freeway. But that doesn't mean we don't like to look good. How do you maintain your artfully casual look? Holler at your favorite salons, spas and trainers for Best of Citysearch to let them know you like what they're doing. Go to their business listing on our site and click on the "Nominate for Best of Citysearch" button before November 10. Here are a few picks to get you started. (Photo: Courtesy of Trellis Spa)
Sure you could just watch the game on your own TV at home, but there's nothing better than sporting your team's colors and heading out to a Houston sports bar to cheer them on with other fans. Given the abundance of bar food and beer at sports bars in Houston, there's not a bad seat to be had. (Photo: Lucky's Pub)
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