When Jacqueline Hicks and husband Jabarri were newly married they liked to go out to eat just like most young couples. Unlike most diners though, Jacqueline often found herself thinking about how she could duplicate the meal. “I found myself saying, ‘I can do that,” she said. She cooked most days for husband Jabarri, who agreed her dishes matched up with any … [Read more...] about The Hicks family does cajun cooking right
While no one is calling Ella Boulevard north of 610 ‘restaurant row’ just yet, they can’t call it a fast food wasteland for much longer either. No offense Raising Cane’s. With the news of Gatlin’s BBQ’s move from 1221 West 19th Street to a 4,200 space in the new center at 3510 Ella Blvd. – and anticipated opening of the Berry Hill at Ella and 43rd Street by mid-January – the … [Read more...] about Ella corridor soon to be ‘restaurant row’?
It feels like the end of the year got here a lot faster than usual. Maybe I was too busy too notice? I’ve certainly had fun writing the last five columns, and bringing you the stories of local artists. Expect to see a lot more of that in 2015. I’m not one for once a year resolutions, I seem to make a weekly habit of those - but I’ll certainly continue with the interviews. This … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Last minute artsy shopping ideas
We’re coming to the end of the year and with the end of the year we look back on the year’s accomplishments, struggles and celebrate everything in-between. New Year’s Eve is our last hurrah of the year, and rightfully so. You have successfully made it through another year of being a human being making the daily motions through life and if you found a smidge of clarity, … [Read more...] about Cheers to another year
This weekend there is an art show and party that is just slightly unusual. The occasion is to celebrate the launch of a crowd funding campaign that includes works of art from more than twenty Houston artists, open studios, art activities, music, food and all to help pay for the interior and exterior makeover of a … bus. Not just any bus, a soon to be mobile art gallery and a … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Houstonian gets creativity flowing with mobile art gallery