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Pineapple butter! Eel sauce! Hong Kong City Mall restaurants continue to tantalize

The food court at Hong Kong City Mall is truly a foodie’s destination due to the heavenly aromas coming from the expanded line-up of kiosk-style restaurants. I spent a recent Saturday touring the assortment of great recipes and flavors. First stop was Nick’s Crawfish, owned by Nick Nguyen. His special recipes include Cajun flavors mixed [...]

A refrigerator full of food and heart

The opening and closing of the refrigerator door in our home is something many of us take for granted. We are hungry or thirsty and we make our way to our refrigerator, stocked with food and beverages, but what about those who are hungry and have no food stocked in their home refrigerator? How about [...]

HPD Westside Explorers learn service, character and maybe a career path

William Rivas recalled his first meeting with members of the Westside Explorer Program five years ago.  Looking around the room, the then-14-year-old Elsik High School student nervously noticed guys who were four or five years older, taller, seemingly so self-assured, and the room swelled with their camaraderie. The young men now have all aged out [...]

Up to something good: Heads Up Houston

Like many boys his age, Nathan loves sports, especially basketball. And he, like other school-age children, has found himself struggling with a new learning environment due to the pandemic. Recently Nathan found a reason to celebrate. He was told that as a freshman, he had made his high school varsity basketball team. One of the [...]

A sweet-drinks store taps a special source

“Mamma Mia!” is an Italian expression that basically means “wow.” And while you are unlikely to hear Italian spoken along the Bellaire Boulevard corridor of Asian businesses, it has a ‘Mama Mia” — with one less “m” — that offers its own kind of wow. Sugar is usually in boba tea, bubble tea and milk [...]

Super 8 Alief History 1976 Hastings Students

The Bicentennial year of 1976 brought about increased interest in history from the national all the way down to the hyperlocal, and perhaps it was that spirit that motivated a group of Hastings High School students to make this film on the story of Alief’s past. Along the way, they captured a present that now [...]

Maika’i Hawaiian BBQ House

The recent grand opening of Maika’i Hawaiian BBQ House in Chinatown brings the total to three Houston-area locations for this outpost of cuisine from the former Sandwich Islands, with others in Katy and the Jersey Village area. In a way, barbecue is a bit of a feint. Just as most Louisiana-themed restaurants beyond that state’s [...]

Art All Around Us: Houston Mural Maps

By Christina Autry Houston Mural Map is a project that has brought nationwide attention to local artists. Having launched this July, this online resource provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to discover our city while still maintain social distancing. The website currently features an interactive map of almost 1,000 mural locations, crediting the artists [...]

Saigon Eggrolls: Hand-rolled in the International District and Eaten Across the U.S.

Since 2001, egg rolls made right here in the International District are being purchased all over the country. According to their website, Saigon Eggrolls are the nation's only USDA-inspected authentic hand-rolled Vietnamese egg rolls, made fresh daily using local ingredients in Houston. “There is no secret to why Saigon Eggrolls tastes so good…we believe that [...]

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