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Food + Drink

Graphic by: Cayla Cochran Earlier this year, a policy change regarding Starbucks’ fruit-and-juice Refreshers mandated baristas charge customers an extra $1 for any Refresher ordered without water. Six of the twelve Refreshers on the Starbucks menu did not actually include the fruits that are promised–or at least...

All photos by: Sydney Rose Originally based in Las Vegas, Shaquille O’Neal’s restaurant Big Chicken made its Houston debut in 2023. With two locations in both West Houston and Richmond as well as a third in the Heights on the way, Texans are getting a taste of what the basketball Hall of Famer is putting...

Let’s say your birthday is coming up and you’re not sure what to do. One option is to take an unconventional route and drive around to get freebies to celebrate your special day. After all, we all love stuff we don’t have to pay for. I missed out on these for my birthday, so I am letting you know now just to start...

Let’s talk alcohol and whipped cream. Get your minds out of the gutter, I’m talking about celebrity owned alcohol brands. There are upwards of 60 different celebrity liquors, wines and spirits out there to choose from. If you’re struggling to keep up with the ever-expanding list of famous faces turned alcohol...

Throughout my life, I have had trouble connecting with South Asian cuisine. Largely because I felt shameful when eating foods my mom or grandma would often prepare for me. I would chide my mom for making “unhealthy food” and often refuse to eat the dishes and instead opt for various “American” dishes. Recently,...

Graphic by: Len Duenas When you think of Houston, nightlife probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you – here’s our comprehensive guide to a night out in Houston. All spots listed are 21+ unless otherwise noted. Before the list, here are some quick safety...

I was young when I cut meat out of my diet completely. Many of the meals I’ve learned how to make include some kind of dairy, particularly cheese. As a kid, I learned how to make a grilled cheese sandwich or a bean and cheese taco, and I haven’t branched out much with cooking since. In the past, I have considered...

Right off the edge of I-69 in the outskirts of Houston lies The Draft; a sports bar filled with frequenters seated at the counter and an array of university and sports flags lining the ceiling. This friends and family business was founded in 2015 by Huy Huynh, and two brothers, Lance and Bryan Corder.  The three of...

If you like puzzles and are open to exploring, I’d most definitely recommend spending an afternoon navigating the hidden tunnels of downtown Houston. I’m not sure if anyone else has been in my position before – looking at their GPS when downtown searching for a Starbucks (yes, I am a shameless Starbucks addict),...

Whether you are a tea lover, a coffee fanatic or just enjoy having some kind of beverage near you at all times, it is always fun to switch it up from just water. A drink with dinner is kind of a necessity, and for the over-21 crowd, an alcoholic beverage will do. For those looking to make fun drinks without the...