Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Uncommon Grocery Shopping Experiences in Houston

Yes, we like our groceries in Texas.  Austin is home and headquarters of the Whole Foods phenomenon.  And the Hill Country-based Howard E. Butt family grocery chain, HEB, arguably reigns as the king grocer in H-town.  But here are some not-so-common grocery shopping experiences that help make a big city like ours feel like a cozy hometown to so many of us Houstonians....
 

 


http://revivalmarket.com/
Revival Market - White Oak Dr. @ Heights Blvd.
  • Freshest butcher cuts of locally raised stock
  • Premium selection of meats, cheeses, dairy products, and pastry treats
  • In-house coffee bar and deli
  • Yummy soups and sammies
  • Daily selection of take-home pre-made dinners





http://www.centralmarket.com/Home

Central Market - Westlayan @ Westheimer
  • Yes, it's become a bit mainstream, but we still only have ONE Central Market in town, so it still makes the cut
  • HEB's epicurean mecca- foodie heaven
  • Large-scale depot for hard-to-find culinary delights and prepared foods
  • Vast selections of cheeses, fresh-baked breads, pastries, premium meats, and wines
  • Premium floral department and eat-in deli
  • Cooking classes - great place to meet like-minded epicures or take your favorite date


Welcome to WHY I LOVE HOUSTON

 
The Katy Freeway's iconic larger-than-life love note by renowned local sculptor David Adickes
 

The spirit of Houston is unmistakable. 


HOUSTONIANS

are:

 hard-working and fun-loving,

sophisticated and raw,

open and opinionated,

proud and down-to-earth.

We are Entrepreneurs. 

I am proud to be a native Houstonian, descendant of several generations of entrepreneurs who helped create a friendly,  inclusive, cohesive community in one of the hottest, flattest, most humid parts of this country - no small feat.  The entrepreneurial spirit that drives me today is not just a genetic trait I inherited from my family.  Entrepreneurial describes Houston to the core - once you've been here a while, I think you'll find you can't help but dream big when you've got wide open spaces all around you. 

 

WHY I LOVE HOUSTON

is:

an attempt by one die-hard Houston fan to make her hometown more accessible to the ever-changing mix of folks adopting our amazing city as their new home base.  And to jot down in one place some of the greatest things about Houston that even those of us born-and-bred in H-town often overlook or forget.  My goal is to share with the unknown public the "Secrets" of Houston, like...
 
  • How to Make Houston Your Own (there's plenty of it to go around!)
  • Insider Guides to Neighborhoods
  • The History of Houston (well, some of the interesting history anyway...)
  • Hidden Gems of the City - Recreating, Shopping, Dining, Living
  • Spotlights on Local, Family-Owned Businesses that Beat the Big Boxes