Bori A New Korean Restaurant

I really didn’t get a chance to take a shot of the food, but honestly there wasn’t much difference aesthetically. The soup bowls were really small, meat spread small, but everything was really good. Kimchi soup was a little salty, so was the kimchi in my opinion but I guess I’d rather that than bland. It wasn’t too bad just a little salty. Food was all real good, pricey, and small portions, very nice trendy environment. Staff is not all Korean, doesn’t have that authentic feel, but still a great atmosphere. Staff was great, we had an enjoyable time and really our bill wasn’t that much more than what we usually pay at any other Korean restaurant. Mostly because we didn’t realize the portions were so small, so we didn’t over order like we usually do, leaving all full and disgusting. Anyway, overall great experience!

Decor at Native Citizen

I consider myself in between styles, modern and traditional. On the modern side, I do love mid century modern furniture, it’s probably one of my favorite styles. I’ve been I Native Citizen before, but a friend put it back on my radar so I’m back here and I’ve just discovered they are starting to stage as well. That excites me! I can’t wait to use them on my next staging job.

They’ve got some really cool pieces. I tend to hate most of the stuff stagers bring it, but it fills up the space and that’s what I like and use them for. This time I’d like to see furniture I like in one of my listings. I just can’t wait to try them. Native Citizen, for the most part has really reasonable prices. Some are pricey pieces but most are really affordable. Anyway, some really cool pieces and I can’t wait to use them!

Better Luck Next Time…

Is what I was thinking about Better Luck Tomorrow. We’ll sort of, half of what we had was great, the other half inedible to me, and my husband actually. I started off with a cocktail called the Salty Cat, which I thought was delicious. Little side note, I’m not the best drinker so I’m not really a good source for drinks, but to the folks that like girlie girl drinks, it was good. The second drink I did not like and my husband finished that for me, he said it has Rye in it, can’t remember the name of that one, it was not palatable to me, I couldn’t drink it. Tasted like whiskey.

the food, we just had an appetizer as we just had dinner and was coming out just for drinks. The cauliflower was good, tasty, good texture. And everyone highly recommended the Not a Pizza, wow, we both did not like that. Very strong and the anchovies was just too much for us. We couldn’t finish it. Anyway, other than that the vibe was different, seemed to get mostly a young crowd. And it’s very dark in there, outdoor seats are highly sought after…at least in a decently warm to cool day. Anyway better luck next time…

My Favorite Tex Mex

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At the moment. I haven’t had a hard shell taco since I was a wee little one, but it’s my new favorite thing! That and a chicken enchilada with verde sauce is what I always get. But since I’m potentially going to the Caribbean in a few weeks, got to watch the waist, so I’ll take the salad and it’s actually pretty good. Really I shouldn’t be eating here at all till after my bikini required vacation, yikes! But very good, love the food, and highly recommend.

Milk + Sugar

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Even though I’ll be going to a beachy vacation soon, I can never say no to a mid day ice cream treat!  This ice cream was so good!  The strawberry almond cheesecake & hello summer (cream cheese & lemon vase + graham cracker crust + blueberry swirl). Mmmmm!  She said it was their 2 most popular, I can see why!  I preferred the Hello Summer, but they were both so good.  Subtle sweet, graham cracker, uhhh, so good!  I loved it!

Izakaya Wa (River Oaks Shopping Center)

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I should hate when I’m so excited about eating that I forget to take photos of the food, I was very excited and the food did not disappoint, but the bill is never fun to get at Izakaya Wa, $40 yikes!  And I was just paying for myself!  And this does not include tip.

Les Ba’get (Oak Forest)

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Like nothing ever happened...only took a year, but they are back up and in soft opening stage.  Beef Pho has changed, no more Filet Mignon meat and everything else seemed super fatty.  I think the honeymoon is over, but I still think it’s a great option for Vietnamese food.

Vibrant (Montrose)

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I haven’t been back here since they opened and man, food is expensive for lunch.  The it quality seems high, excellent choice for healthy food eaters...still mostly women patrons.   

Blessington Farms (Fulshear-ish)

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I loved it, it was great!  My first time and 2 friends with kids also joined and they agreed, all loved it!  I just wished we hadn’t had to leave.  We were not quite prepared.  Though they had 2 food trucks, looked like everyone else brought food and picnicked.  Super fun, $20 per person, but really experience. Y most favorite part seeing my 2.5 year old picking fruit, we all really loved the experience!  I would highly recommend.

Blonde Pantry (Upper Kirby/West Ave)

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Really I stopped in because I saw these super adorable succulents.   The guy at the cashier says, we do sell those, but we actually sell food...made me laugh actually, and I decided to take a look, everything really just appealed to my simple design senses.  The food looked great, I got the Chicken w/ Apple & Pecans, which was nice and clean.  The chocolate chewy cookie he let me try was delicious, in a healthy way.  So super cute, love this place!  And I purchased 2 succulents and my bill came out to almost $100, yikes!  One of the succulents was $55 in a glass casing, expensive but I couldn’t resist.  I had a home just in mind for this one. The other itty bitty one was $22, so between the 2 plants that was most of it.  Great place, I love it!

Melange Creperie

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First time, can you believe?  Well, at this location.  I had been when the owner was ina cart on Westheimer.  Super cool guy, very nice and personable.  Very chic inside, and my Nutella and Strawberry crepe was nice.

Kraftsmen (Heights)

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I like revisiting places I kind of had written off.  Kraftsmen is one of those places.  I’m really loving the building, especially after I had visited one of the businesses in it’s office spaces.  Today back at Kraftsmen, I’m definitely feeling their vibe.  Menu seems better too, 2 tacos and coffee for $10...I’m really liking those prices.  Super comfortable inside, I could sit around awhile.  I think they need to umph up the section with the long bench, and staff was kind of so so, but overall very nice atmosphere.

Kolache Shoppe

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Nice little breakfast spot in the Heights.   The sausage and cheese Kolaches are good and everything else is pretty tasty too, but I would ask them to warm it up well, they don’t taste good cold.  The cinnamon rolls are so so good!

Define Baby

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More fun than an actual good workout, but it was a nice activity to do with my little one.  He doesn’t get out much so it was nice to bring him out and have this alone time with him.  At 11 months he was the oldest baby there, mostly newborns, but it was ok that he was crawling around and getting into things. Everybody is very tolerant of children, obviously.  Cool, fun.

HEB New in the Heights!

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I loved it!  Awesome new HEB!  I actually came to visit because an officemate mentioned the poke at HEB.  Once I got there I was thinking, oh, it’s the supermarket sushi eeks!  But, I went ahead and got it, and I was surprised at how good it was.  I mean I had very low expectations, but it tasted great!  Avocado, seared tuna, fresh, good texture, and the sauce (original) was perfect! Yum, very good.  It was $10 after in store coupon, provided by HEB.  Great experience.

Cookies from Tiff’s Treats!

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in their new location in the Heights on 11th and Yale!  Nom nom nom... this place is awesome because their cookies are good, they warm them up and do their specialty thing, deliver to that special person!  Great idea and perfect for my referral business!