Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30

River Oaks Donuts

If you’re not a River Oaks resident you just might miss River Oaks Donuts, situated at the corner of a strip mall on Westheimer Road. The playful logo—a pink and purple donut adorned with a crown—invites you in from the parking lot and the same cheerful atmosphere inside will be a refreshing start to your […]

June 25

Brazos Bookstore

For 40 years, Brazos Bookstore has stood tall with their friendly, mom & pop personality against encroaching behemoths like Amazon. Brazos may be quaint, but this little brick and mortar book shop down Bissonnet speaks volumes about its locally owned presence in Houston. Upon walking in, the openness of the front room reflects the demeanor […]

The Moth Sign June 20

The Moth

Like a moth drawn to a flame, hundreds of Houstonians are drawn to The Moth’s StorySLAM at Stereo Live every second Tuesday of the month for a unique experience in storytelling that lives up to its name. Put on by Houston Public Media in a poetry-slam-goes-game-show format, The Moth connects improvisational narrators and eager listeners […]

June 18

Taxi Taxi

Searching for an alternative clothing destination? Parked on Westheimer, the Taxi Taxi bright yellow and black building stands out in the heart of the Montrose area. As Taxi Taxi’s name implies, this clothing exchange has an outfit for wherever your imagination takes you, all for the fare of a cab ride. Don’t be intimidated by […]

June 12

The Black Hole Coffee House

Black Hole Coffee House is just one of many coffee houses in Houston. However, this little shop, tucked away in a neighborhood in the Montrose area, is anything but a run-of-the-mill coffee joint. Black Hole separates itself from its coffee-slinging competitors by providing its customers with not only an exceptional cup of coffee, but also […]

June 11

Valhalla (Rice’s Grad Student Pub)

Nestled under Rice University’s chemistry lecture hall and behind an entrance that resembles a hobbit’s home, you’ll find Valhalla, Rice’s grad student pub. With a mix of bottled and draft beers, you’ll be sure to find the classics as well as some lesser-known brews rotating through. Whatever it is you decide on, make sure you […]