#TXAway: Sip Safe at Messina Hof’s 43rd Annual Harvest Festival

by Leean Vargas on August 12, 2020

As high temperatures linger across Texas, what better way to enjoy the long, late summer days than with grapes between your toes and the taste of fine wine on your lips? With the uncertainty of...

Five Minutes With Josh Merwin, Founder of the Houston International Sports Film Festival

by Gabi De la Rosa on August 11, 2020

Houston native Josh Merwin has loved sports since he was a young child. As he grew up, Merwin channeled his love for sports through his career as a sports photographer and filmmaker for several media...

Texan Couples Together in Business: Tom and Lisa Perini

by Leean Vargas on August 10, 2020

Over the years, the Perini Ranch Steakhouse has gained an ever-increasing following, transforming the tiny town of Buffalo Gap, Texas. Today, the steakhouse is world famous. Tom Perini is a cattle rancher turned hospitality entrepreneur...

#FoodieFriday: Things Are On the Up at Bao’d Up

by Julie Tereshchuk on August 7, 2020

Bao or baozi—soft, steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings—originated nearly 1,800 years ago. Today, Austin’s Bao’d Up menu offers signature baozi made in-house daily, authentic regional noodle dishes, delicious boba teas and so...

Texas Essentials: 10-Year-Old Kai Walker, Baker and Business Owner

by Gracie Watt on August 6, 2020

What started as a father-daughter hobby in the kitchen soon turned into the successful, keto-friendly business for 10-year-old Houstonian Makai “Kai” Walker. Now, this focused tween runs Kai’s Kookies, a “customer-focused keto, vegan and gluten-free...

#WineWednesday: Wine and Cheese, Please!

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 5, 2020

When it’s too hot to cook, everyone wants cool, easy meals and snacks to nosh with refreshing wines. Here are seven “no recipe” dishes to make at home starring cheeses that can be purchased at...

How To Create a Successful Homes Tour During a Pandemic

by Julie Tereshchuk on August 4, 2020

Who doesn’t love the tantalizing chance to peek inside other people’s homes and into their lives that a good homes tour offers? Yet, fans of the sport lost that opportunity when the pandemic struck this...

#FoodieFriday: Join the Bread Culture at La Panadería

by Dawn Robinette on July 31, 2020

No matter how you’re quarantining, isolating, socially distancing or whatever the latest verb is to describe what we’re going through, we all have to eat. But there’s a difference between mere sustenance and food that...