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Glorified as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is a staple in every country. In the Unites States of America, a classic breakfast most popularly includes pancakes drenched in syrup, eggs any way you want them, crispy bacon and buttered toast. While theres no denying that an American breakfast will satisfy,...

There’s honestly nothing more frustrating than blind-ordering when out to eat, except maybe to find out that what you ordered is something your whole table dislikes. A good friend of mine had suggested that we get dim sum over the weekend. Beyond a basic description of “soup dumplings,” they didn’t give a clear...

The Dictionary of Mexicanisms describes burritos as follows: “A rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside, called ‘coçito’ in Yucatán and ‘taco’ in the city of Cuernavaca and in Mexico City.” The delicious wrap’s name is a diminutive form of ‘burro,’ meaning donkey, and is typically filled with anything...

The American coffee shop has evolved over the years to embody an image we millennials would call “hipster,” but in the evolutionary process of adding vintage furniture, local artwork, indie rock playing softly in the background and baristas required to have a minimum of three tattoos, I think the true purpose of...

If you’re tired of cycling between the same spots on campus for lunch, there are plenty of options within a ten-minute drive of UH. The Third Ward is home to a surprising variety of restaurants, for meat-lovers and vegans alike.   Frenchy’s Chicken Price Range: $ Located on the edge of UH, the original Frenchy’s...

With cooler days ahead and finals upon us, warmth and caffeine are necessities. If you’re not a coffee drinker, or perhaps have had one cup too many, then a cup of tea might be just what you need. I don’t claim to be an expert on tea, but I was quite excited to get to try out the new “Story of My Tea” subscription...

Bubble tea, tapioca, pearl tea, boba—whatever you want to call it, there’s no shortage of this Taiwanese treat in Houston. Here are a few of my favorite tea shops in the 713: Kung Fu Tea Arguably the most popular milk tea place in Chinatown, Kung Fu Tea is rarely empty. The chain started in New York and now has about...

Illustration by Erin Davis Veggie Burgers are available upon request at Fresh Food Company, but I couldn’t muster up the courage to order one until the second week of school.  I wasn’t expecting much, but thought of what kind of patty it might be: chicken flavored like the ones at Burger Studio, a more savory flavor...

Third Ward Eats Even Khator has said it: UH is a part of the Third Ward. Not midtown, not downtown, and the not the Gallery. We’re in the Tre’. While media might tend to perpetuate stereotypes about this community, we at Cooglife know that, really, at the heart of the Third Ward are some good people. And what follows...

Illustration by Jorge Waggoner Tired of the same old Frappuccino or bland, black coffee? So are we. There are tons of ways to enhance your daily coffee experience by adding a few ingredients. Be warned: it can get costly. But, hey, we’d rather be happy and broke than bored and financially stable. For all you...