Today was a good Houston day, and I am inspired to write about a few of the things
we’re I’m enjoying so far in this new city of ours.
- Inversion Coffee Shop. It’s the closest and also one of the trendiest coffee shops in the city. Today, I decided I’d grab a pastry there for a Friday work-from-home breakfast treat. I didn’t end up leaving the house until after 11 and was greeted by a food truck. Mini blue cheese burgers topped with onions and bacon with a side of sweet potato fries, washed down by some bubbly water? Yep.
- Texas Art Supply. Just next door to Inversion is a giganto-huge art store. I’ve gone there to buy a bulletin board and glue and a metallic marker for Christmas cards. It’s a little intimidating because I can tell that lots of the customers are *for real* artists, while I am simply debating the merits of Elmer’s vs Tacky Glue. But they have an amazing selection of most things crafty.
- Phoenicia Market. They have a pita factory in the middle of the store–need I say more? OK, I will. Phoenicia is a Mediterranean market located in downtown, the little sister of a much larger, more warehouse-like store in West Houston. Both stores carry a variety of spices, nuts, produce, meat. What I really love is their deli where you can get an interesting meal from a huge selection of freshly-prepared dishes. And, they have 8-10 different types of feta. That is just weird. Who needs 10 kinds of feta? Oh, and free parking in a busy downtown area. Nice.
- The Variety of Grocery Stores. With HEB, Kroger, Randall’s, Whole Foods, SuperTarget and Fiesta all in walking distance or a short drive, we’re feeling pretty spoiled.
- Buffalo Bayou Park