Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 28

Niko Niko’s Greek and American Cafe

Since opening its doors in 1977, Niko Niko’s has become a city staple, gaining an almost cult-like following among locals. The Greek hotspot serves up a number of traditional dishes, like spanakopita  and pastitsio, with a few American ones tossed into the mix. In addition to providing the city with two great restaurants, they also […]

June 27

Waugh Bridge Bat Colony

We checked out one of Houston’s more peculiar secrets, a bat colony that inhabits the underside of a bridge over Buffalo Bayou. Getting to these bats was an adventure in itself. We knew that the bridge was at the Waugh Drive and Allen Parkway intersection, so we parked at the top of Spotts Park and […]

June 25

Live Oak Tunnels

One word to describe Houston’s live oak tunnels is magical. Hundred-year-old trees intertwine, branch by branch, to form a twisted tunnel over the road. These tunnels have been deemed one of Houston’s most popular photo hot spots. And rightfully so. The streets are lined with storybook homes and the natural tunnels are so dense they […]

June 24

Phoenicia Specialty Foods

We normally wouldn’t gush over a grocery store, but believe us when we say this one is special. The variety of food and drink is astonishing. Whether you’re looking for a place to grab a bite or do some grocery shopping for later, Phoenicia has got the goods. You can find everything from French bakery […]

June 21

Minute Maid Park

Minute Maid Park, located in the heart of Downtown, is home to the Houston Astros. Much like its predecessor, the Astrodome, this ballpark is an engineering marvel and it has the awards to prove it. Built on the site of Houston’s old Union Station, the park’s design pays tribute to its heritage with a restored […]

June 19

Houston B-Cycle Station

Houston’s bike share program, B-Cycle, hopes to put people back on the bike. Besides the obvious environmental benefits, it’s actually a great way to see the city and enjoy the sunny (and mostly steamy) Houston weather. You’ll need to become a member of the program by going online or visiting a kiosk. There are three […]

June 17

The Big Bubble (Burping in the Bayou)

Hidden above the Buffalo Bayou, along the streets of the Theater District, there lies a little red button — a button which many Houstonians are completely unaware even exists. Camouflaged inside a brick pillar at the bridge on Preston Street, this button controls something very intriguing – a bubble of compressed air which shoots through […]