Because you ventured outside the four walls of your dorm and drove to House of Pies at 3 a.m., we know how much you love their Bayou Goo. If you hadn’t gone out with your friends to the club on a Saturday night, or spent a quiet morning studying at The Nook, we wouldn’t know what you preferred. So at Cooglife, we’d like to thank you for taking time to give Houston’s best a chance at becoming UH’s favorites.
This issue is centered around what students (that’s you) chose as their preferred everything. From local brews to hip slang words, your choices are all found within these pages.
But don’t let your horizons to stop here: you’ve got a lot of exploring to do, kids. For all seventy-something categories we listed here in Coogs Choose, there are a thousand more waiting to be discovered.
Best coffee shop? There are more cafes and espresso bars in Houston than you can count, and yes, that’s a challenge. So when you read about The Nook or Tout Suite in this issue, don’t buy a latte and settle down. Take an afternoon and try to find Houston’s best cup of coffee. If you’re a beer connoisseur, check out the community favorites, but unearth your own secret beer garden. If you don’t enjoy the audiovisual aesthetic at House of Blues, get out there and find a music hall you do love. And the next time we ask you to vote on the best burger, I’ll be expecting something different from Whataburger — even though their honey butter chicken biscuits can never get enough credit, in my book.
These pages are meant to serve as a guideline for what Houston’s hot-spots have to offer, but guidelines are flexible, am I right? OK, maybe not all the time, but this issue of Cooglife is a culture map designed to give you a starting point. Test the validity of the students’ choices and perhaps discover something new along the way.
You decided who made it in this issue, so check out your favorites but break the mold and find something you like even better. You might be surprised, and you definitely won’t regret it.
Again, thank you for voting in Coogs Choose. Now, tuck this magazine under your arm get out there. There are endless favorites to be found.