Comp Camp Houston
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Comp Camp Houston

HFBC teamed up with bloggers Ginger Marie of Shasha of Busy Being Shasha, the Royal Sonesta Hotel and local PR reps to bring the Comp Camp to Houston!  This camp will focus on working with brands in the area of travel!  To purchase tickets for this event please visit the eventbrite link here-> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comp-camp-houston-the-hotel-edition-tickets-38657860702

"Hey bloggers! Ginger and Shasha here! We're back at it again with another Comp Camp, this time in Houston! You may know us from our blogs, The Ginger Marie Blog and Busy Being Shasha. People are always asking us how we get sponsored travel. Well we're spilling all of our secrets and telling you step-by-step how to get media rates and sponsored trips. Plus, we'll have a Q&A so we can answer all of your questions on sponsored travel!

 

We just had this workshop in Dallas and a few of the bloggers have already shared their sponsored travel! All attendees will receive a premium swag bag and the chance to win amazing prizes from some of our sponsors."

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Damian's launches new Aperitif menu-- first time in 34 years
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Damian's launches new Aperitif menu-- first time in 34 years

 

DAMIAN’S CUCINA ITALIANA TO LAUNCH NEW ‘APERITIVO’ MENU and has invited (20) HFBC Members to come out and try it! 

Parking is complimentary valet.  Otherwise, there is street parking.

#DamiansHappyHour & @DamiansCucinaItaliana

The tasting will consist of family-style appetizers from the menu and two sample cocktails from the menu as well.

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For the first time in 34 years, Italian mainstay Damian’s is launching a new menu in honor of an old, Italian tradition known as the Aperitivo, a light meal or drink which follows the end of the workday as a kind of warm up to dinner.   Starting Monday, October 16th, diners are invited to visit the restaurant’s adjoining Portofino Bar and enjoy complimentary house-made chips tossed in rosemary and sea salt, along with a savory bites menu and signature crafted cocktails, Monday- Friday from 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

The drink menu will serve Italian classics like Sicilian Cosmopolitan ($7), with blood orange infused vodka, Cointreau, blood orange puree; White Peach Bellini ($5), white peach puree with Italian sparkling prosecco; and The Nutella ($7), hazelnut liqueur, Three Olives expresso vodka and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.  Also on the menu are cocktails like the Salted Caramel Martini ($7), Effen salted caramel vodka, Godiva caramel liqueur and cream ($7); Side Car ($7), Hennessey VS with Grand Marnier and lemon; and Rosemary Lemon Drop ($7), Rosemary, white sugar, Tito’s vodka and lemon.  In addition, they will offer $6 well drinks, $3.50 beers and Italian wines between $5 - $9.

The appetizing bite menu will feature Calamari Tartufato ($8), crispy calamari, truffle oil, shaved parmesan, green onion and lime; Caponata Bruschetta ($5), with eggplant, Sicilian olives, capers and homemade focaccia bread; Gamberetti di Pistachio ($9), Gulf shrimp, pistachio crust and lemon garlic vinaigrette; Hummus di Faggioli Bianchi ($6), cannellini beans, garlic, toasted pine nuts and olive oil; and Flatbread di Polpette ($7), famous Mama’s Meatballs, marinara, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and homemade flatbread.

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RESCHEDULE - Mad Potter : Let's Paint Together
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

RESCHEDULE - Mad Potter : Let's Paint Together

Do you like to paint? How about wine? Well then this event is for you! The Mad Potter provides a fun and creative place for families, friends and co-workers of all artistic levels to come and paint pottery. Owner Meredith McCord has invited a group of 30 (15 bloggers + 1 guest) out for a night of fun! 

Though this event is for everyone, we've been asked to use the tag #girlsnightout as to promote their Thursday GNO package consisting of painting, pottery discounts, wine and food! 

IN RESPONSE FOR THIS EVENT WE ARE ASKING FOR THE FOLLOWING OUTPUT:

  • 1 social media posts during the event
    • #MadPotter #GirlsNightOut #HoustonFoodBloggerCollective 
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Brunch Feast at Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks!
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Brunch Feast at Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks!

Bloggers are cordially invited to Liberty Kitchen at Garden Oaks on Saturday, August 19 from 1-3:30 p.m. for a tantalizing brunch feast including appetizers, entrees and libations, plus a meet and greet with culinary director Lance Fegen — a world traveler, surfer and chef! LKGO is one of four Liberty Kitchen locations serving modern comfort food with Gulf Coast influences in a friendly environment. The gorgeous interiors of the restaurants give off coastal vibes that beautifully complement the edible offerings. 

Please note, the provided menu will be heavy on seafood, meats, and wheat products. 

* Bloggers are encouraged to create a dedicated blog post following this event. 

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South Bank Seafood and Bar: Blogger Tasting
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

South Bank Seafood and Bar: Blogger Tasting

South Bank Seafood and Bar is one of the few fast casual seafood joints in Houston. Chef Harold Wong has invited 15 bloggers out to try some of their most popular dishes and craft cocktails.

In response for this dinner we are asking for the following output:

  • 1 social media posts during the event
    • #Southbankhtx #HoustonFoodBloggerCollective 
  • 1 dedicated blog post about your visit 
  • A link to your completed post to share with the host

Notes

Parking for this event will be across the street from the restaurant. look for the South Bank Seafood Sign! All other cars are subject to ticket and or tow. READ CAREFULLY! 

Please RSVP below and let me know if you have questions! 

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HFBC Mixer with Momentum Volkswagen at the Sugar Land Skeeters!
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

HFBC Mixer with Momentum Volkswagen at the Sugar Land Skeeters!

20 lucky HFBC members will be treated to an evening at the Sugar Land Skeeters baseball game courtesy of Momentum Volkswagen!  Attendees will enjoy food in the Momentum Volkswagen suite, swag bags and giveaways (bring your business cards!).  

Due to the number, we will only be able to accommodate HFBC members. So come out and enjoy a baseball game with your HFBC family! 

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Intimate Blogger Tour & Tasting - Omni Hotel Houston
Jul
27
6:15 PM18:15

Intimate Blogger Tour & Tasting - Omni Hotel Houston

The Omni Hotel Houston would like to invite (15) bloggers out for an intimate tour of the facility and tasting of the Noe Grill. As this is a small gathering please assess your calendars before RSVP'ing.

  • Event Details:

6:15PM – Passed sparkling cocktail upon arrival
 
6:30PM - Hotel Tour by Ed Parker, Director of Food and Beverage, Omni Houston Hotel

Return to private dining room located inside NOÉ GRILL
 
NOÉ GRILL to feature: Items showcasing our new NOÉ GRILL Menu, Art of Water: Avocado Menu and the Omni Original Midsummer Meltdown Pops
 
8:30PM - Meeting, Mingle, Adjournment 

  • HFBC Requirements:

Hashtags: #AtTheOmni  and #HoustonFoodBloggerCollective

If you write a blog post following the event please send to info@houstonfoodbloggercollective.com

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HFBC Members Only Event at Caddy Shack
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

HFBC Members Only Event at Caddy Shack

As the month of June comes to a close, we have another blogger tasting for the group! Caddy Shack as invited 40 HFBCers out to sample their famous stuffed turkey legs and new menu items. 

This event is open to the first 40 bloggers who sign up.  The menu will include stuffed turkey legs, chicken jerk tacos, catfish, stuffed potatoes, loaded fries and dessert.  Please review the above menu to ensure it meets your dietary needs. 

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Blogger Brunch at Seasons 52
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Blogger Brunch at Seasons 52

Join Seasons 52 for a Complimentary Blogger Brunch!

Seasons 52 - Westheimer will be reopening and debuting its summer menu in just a few short weeks and has invited (12) HFBC bloggers to attend a complimentary blogger brunch in exchange for social/blog posts.

The menu incorporates fresh ingredients at their peak in dishes like the Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Board, Copper River Salmon (paired with seasonal sweet corn risotto, toybox tomatoes and snap peas), and Michigan Cherry Crème Bruelee Mini Indulgence. 

As always, we ask that you assess the menu prior to responding, to ensure it meets any and all dietary restrictions you may have.

RSVP VIA THE FORM BELOW!

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HFBC Event Breakfast Brunch Cafe
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

HFBC Event Breakfast Brunch Cafe

Breakfast Brunch Cafe located at Towne Lake Center in Cypress, Texas has invited a group of 15 bloggers to taste their breakfast/brunch menu on Saturday, May 10th!    Attendees will be treated to an entree of their choice from the restaurant menu.  Attendees are requested to share their experience on social media and produce a blog post following the event. 

For more information on the menu and location, please visit their website here

*No plus ones* 

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SEO Workshop with Member Pilar Hernandez
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

SEO Workshop with Member Pilar Hernandez

HFBC member Pilar Hernandez of En Mi Cocina Hoy has kindly agreed to share her expertise on SEO (Search Engine Optimization) with HFBC members for our next workshop.  HFBC will be taking over local favorite Bebidas, after hours for this workshop! 

The workshop is FREE, the event chairs will provide more information regarding food to registrants. Event Hashtags #adairconcepts #bebidashtx

Menu: 

Food Options:
Slow roasted Turkey
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Kale Salad

Juice options:
Pantera Rosa
Mahalapeno
Beet Down

Smoothie options:
The Nino
The Dude

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HFBC Workout Event - Yoga at Revolution Studios!
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Workout Event - Yoga at Revolution Studios!

As Food Bloggers, we indulge in great food more than the average person.  For a change of speed, we are hosting a free yoga class for the collective at Revolution Studios! Please read below for the details about the class. 

What:

60-minute Power Flow class with Madonna McManus
An invigorating and challenging all-levels vinyasa flow class that’s heated to 90-95 degrees. Perfect for those seeking a stronger sense of physicality to their practice. Explore your edges as you build core strength and balance, all while freeing your mind through the rhythm of your breath and the beat of the music. At Revolution Studio music is so much more than background noise. The beat within the music reflects the beating of our own hearts. We are an extension of the rhythm and music is the backbone to all of our classes. Every yoga class at Revolution Studio offers incredible and intentional music to facilitate your fullest self-expression as you flow. 

What to bring:

  • A mat if you have one, otherwise the studio will supply you with one!
  • Water 
  • Clothes you can move in!

There are only 20 spots for the class! I expect this one to fill up fast, so do not delay in signing up. 

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HFBC Event at the Perfect Latte!
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

HFBC Event at the Perfect Latte!

Here is one for the coffee lovers!  Located in Richmond, Texas, the Perfect Latte specializes in carefully crafted, high quality coffee.  The new location would like to invite 15 coffee loving members of HFBC to taste what they have to offer.  Guests will also be treated to coffee and a variety of French baked goods.  

*Please note the later start time and no plus ones at this time*

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HFBC Happy Hour Event at Sambuca
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Happy Hour Event at Sambuca

Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Sambuca is not only known for their American cuisine and great drinks, but also as a great music venue to hear live Jazz!  Sambuca hopes to give HFBCers a taste of their venue and menu with a weekday happy hour set for April 27th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. 

Guests will be treated to one complimentary cocktail, beer of glass of wine and complimentary cocktails.   This event is capped to the first 40 HFBCers so please do not delay in signing up. 

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HFBC Event at Peli Peli Deli - PART DEUX
Apr
24
1:00 PM13:00

HFBC Event at Peli Peli Deli - PART DEUX

Our friends at Peli Peli have invited us out to try the new Peli Peli Deli for lunch at their downtown location!  You can read more about this location here from our very own Cuc Lam's write up on the Houston Press.

Please note that this is a lunch event and will be during the work day.  Since the event is capped to a small number (10 Bloggers), please double check your schedule to ensure that you can attend before submitting your RSVP.  

PARKING & DIRECTIONS

This is located inside of the Neil Eperson Building at 808 Travis. You will see NO PELI DELI signs. I suggest street parking or parking in the garage across the street but it's between 15-20 bucks to park there. There will be an attendant when you enter the building that will guide you to the restaurant, inside of the Neil Eperson building. 

Should the Attendant not be there: When you enter the building go to your left and turn right at the hallway near the stairs. Peli Deli will be on your right hand side. 

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HFBC Blog With a Purpose and Mailchimp Workshop
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

HFBC Blog With a Purpose and Mailchimp Workshop

In an effort to create more blogger education, HFBC has teamed up with Erin Creeks of Ms. Independent and marketing consultant Laura Stridiron to bring you a workshop focusing on blogging with a purpose and the email marketing platform MailChimp. Lauren's segment "Blog with a Purpose" will focus on "How to gain clarity and direction to turn blog followers into big fans." Later, Erin will highlight "Look What You Can Do With Mailchimp: Ins, Outs, and Advantages"

Verts Mediterranean Grill will provide attendees with a dip trio, sharing size portion of pita chips with sides of house-made hummus, tzatziki and roasted red pepper sauce (contains walnut) & Meatballs.

The cost for this workshop is $15. Please sign up here, and purchase the workshop through the "Fees" tab on the Houston Food Blogger Collective website.  Contact Erika at events@houstonfoodbloggercollective.com  if you have any issues or questions. 

*This event will be capped at 15.  The first 15 bloggers to RSVP and pay the workshop fee will be confirmed*

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You're Invited to Taste the Florida Keys
Apr
19
4:30 PM16:30

You're Invited to Taste the Florida Keys

  • The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Houston's Galleria (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You're Invited to
Taste the Florida Keys

Wednesday, April 19

Join us for a taste of the Florida Keys at The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Houston's Galleria, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19. Learn what's new in Keys travel, especially cuisine, arts & culture and adventure excursions. 

Highlights of our event include:

  • Savoring indigenous Keys seafood
  • signature Florida Keys cocktail  
  • Planning a road trip down the Keys Overseas Highway
  • Learn to blow a conch shell from a native  Key West "conch"
  • Discover continental America's only coral barrier reef
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HFBC Event at Molina's Cantina
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Event at Molina's Cantina

You’re invited to join Molina’s Cantina for a special sit-down meal to celebrate and explore the 75-year history of Houston’s oldest family-owned and -operated Tex-Mex restaurant. The Molina family would like to share with you a bit of their heritage through tastings and stories of original dishes that have been on the menu since 1941, as well as signature menu items named after beloved staff and customers. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, we’ll learn about the evolution of Tex-Mex, from spaghetti con carne to the invention of fajitas to how margaritas became a cantina staple. RSVP includes complimentary menu tasting and one drink. Cash bar also available.

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Henderson Heights
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Henderson Heights

HENDERSON HEIGHTS, a laid back low key patio pub has invited 30 bloggers out for a night of bites and sips. This is a very casual event, with pub food being the menu. This place has a cool patio and if you ever visited big eyed fish, then you know exactly where this place is. 

 

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Italian Luxury comes to Houston : Dinner @ Potente
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Italian Luxury comes to Houston : Dinner @ Potente

Potente, an Upscale Italian Destination in Downtown Houston invites all HFBC bloggers for a "First Look" tasting!

Potente, a high-end Italian eatery, owned by Astros owner Jim Crane's has officially opened in the 500 Crawford building across from Minute Maid Park. Executive chef Michael Parker (Crane's own personal chef) and Chef du cuisine Michael Rideout (Formally of Tony's) will wow your taste buds with divine Northern Italian dishes. 

As this is a big deal (& next week), we will require that you either write a blog covering your experience or micro-blog on all social channels.

Please use the following tags:

  • Venue Tags: #Potente, #Potentehouston and  #PotenteFirstLook 

    @PotenteHouston

    @OssoandKristalla

  • HFBC Tags: #HFBCWeeklyEats and #HoustonFoodBloggerCollective

Additional Notes:

  • Service Style: First look & Tasting
  • Dietary Restrictions: Thier menu isn't posted yet, but with this being upscale italian, I would assume, Italian meats (some pork), pasta, greens, bread and wine. 
  • Tips: I will leave the tip following our evening
  • Attire: Business casual attire (Click here for Women and Men's Fashion)
  • RSVP's: All confirmed guests will receive a "you're in" email on Monday, Feb. 20

Questions? 

info@houstonfoodbloggercollective.com

events@houstonfoodbloggercollective.com

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HFBC Event at Sterling House!
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Event at Sterling House!

Join the HFBC at the Historic Sterling house for light bites, tours and a cocktail!

Sterling House has invited 30 HFBC members to attend an evening of fun and education, while we learn about this historic landmark built in 1905! 

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HFBC  Event at 51fifteen!
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Event at 51fifteen!

Cool your stylish heels with the newly relaunched 51fifteen Cuisine & Cocktails at the Galleria! Join us in the swanky lounge for complimentary light bites from the winter bar menu, sample craft cocktails (cash bar), mingle and sway to the live tunes with fellow food lovers and fashionistas and take in the gorgeous restaurant space inside the stunning new Saks Fifth Avenue in the gallery. We’ll also lead tours of the new Saks department and show you the satellite barista and wine bar, Bar 12. Plus ones welcome! Swing by before your Thirsty Thursday plans, sneak in a little early spring shopping or make a reservations for dinner in the luxe dining room following the event.

Parking: Self parking in the purple garage can be accessed from Sage and Westheimer entrances and leads directly into the dining room from the elevator (take it to the second floor). Garage remains open after mall closes.

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Houston Food Blogger Collective Tasting Event @ Lucille's Houston
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Houston Food Blogger Collective Tasting Event @ Lucille's Houston

Lucille’s, a locally-owned restaurant specializing in well-refined Southern cuisine with infusions of international techniques and flavors, recently launched a brand new menu in honor of its fourth birthday. Located in the heart of the Museum District on 5512 La Branch St, Executive Chef/Owner, Chris Williams, will host a family-style tasting of the new menu for 50 Houston Food Blogger Collective for members!

The restaurant offers self parking on the street and in a parking lot across the street. Chef Williams will offer (1) complimentary cocktail followed by a cash bar. 

SOCIAL MEDIA HASHTAGS 

#LucillesHouston #SouthernFood #HoustonMuseumDistrict #HoustonFoodBloggerCollective #HFBCWeeklyEats

 

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HFBC Tasting at Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC Tasting at Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers

Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers a locally-owned restaurant which focuses on providing a superior fast casual experience for Houstonians who enjoy good quality burgers! Jerry's invited 25 Houston Food Blogger Collective members to attend a food tasting on Thursday, December 8th at their West Holcombe location. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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HFBC FALL POTLUCK
Nov
12
2:00 PM14:00

HFBC FALL POTLUCK

Join the Houston Food Blogger Collective as we come together for our 1st annual Fall Potluck. Bring your friends, family and something to share! If you are a chef, caterer or cook and would like to supply something special please let us know. Please complete the form below and share with us what you may bring and how many guests will accompany you!

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Snap Kitchen Photography Workshop with Blogger & Photographer, Rachel Matthews
Nov
5
3:00 PM15:00

Snap Kitchen Photography Workshop with Blogger & Photographer, Rachel Matthews

EVENT DETAILS

Join the HFBC and Snap Kitchen team at our first-ever photography workshop. At this event we will learn from Blogger and Photographer Rachel Matthews, of A Southern Fairytale, the necessary tips to ensure that our food (and other) photos are up to par, when taken with our smart phones. Snap Kitchen's new vegan menu will serve as our muse. 

This event is open to the first 20 bloggers that RSVP, the cost is $20 per person to cover the photographer's fee. All guests will also receive a Snap Kitchen Swag bag! 

Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 1st. 

RACHEL MATTHEWS – PHOTOGRAPHY AND PROP STYLING

Rachel Matthews – Photography and Prop Styling

Bloggers need photos but creating a Pinterest-worthy image or a standout blog picture isn’t always easy! Rachel is here to help. She’ll show you simple ways to style your photos and get the best shot – yes, even in your home without fancy studio equipment.  Learn the ins and outs of food photography and how to create a beautiful image for your post.

Rachel is a writer, speaker, recipe developer, photographer, mom, wife, boot-wearer, fan of spicy foods, chips and salsa, belly-laughs, and hugs. When not in the kitchen, or hanging out with friends and neighbors, Rachel can be found volunteering at her kids’ schools, getting inspiration for recipes from restaurant menus, farmers markets, and Granny’s recipe cards. The view through her camera lens inspires her to capture and create memories each and every day. You can find Rachel at A Southern Fairytale and on Twitter as @SthrnFairtytale.

 

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Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants Tasting
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants Tasting


The Vincent Mandola Family Restaurants have invited the entire Houston Food Blogger Collective to attend a tasting at their Tuscan Villa on West Dallas! Attendees will have be treated to an array of their dishes from all 5 of our concepts: Nino's, Vincent's, Grappino di Nino, Pronto Cucinino, & La Gelateria (our Gelato shop).  A cash bar will also be available.

There is no cap on attendees for this event.  If you plan to attend please RSVP by October 17th.  

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HFBC New Members Happy Hour at Triniti
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

HFBC New Members Happy Hour at Triniti

Come out and meet your fellow, new HFBC members at Triniti while enjoying some wine, bubbles and light bites! There may even be a specialty "batched" cocktail from Triniti's new beverage director Aki Hagio on the horizon. 

We are looking forward to meeting you all.

- Renia S. Butler , HFBC President

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HFBC Aloft Downtown Happy Hour
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

HFBC Aloft Downtown Happy Hour

Join the Houston Food Blogger Collective for a happy hour at the rooftop pool at the new Aloft Downtown Houston!  The Aloft staff has invited all HFBC members plus one guest to visit their new hotel before the grand opening.  Guests will be treated to one cocktail and beautiful views of downtown Houston! 

All HFBC members and one guest are invited to attend this event!  This will be a casual event and a great opportunity to connect with other HFBC members and visit a new location that is bound to be a Houston hotspot! Cannot wait to see you there! 

*Event Valet will be available for $10.  There is also a parking garage across the street and nearby street parking. 

 

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Members Only Gathering at Bowl and Barrel
Oct
20
6:30 PM18:30

Members Only Gathering at Bowl and Barrel

Located in City Centre, Bowl and Barrel is Houston's new premiere bowling venue.  Join Houston Food Blogger Collective on October 20th at 6:30pm as we enjoy a complimentary game of bowling and complimentary passed appetizers!  The event is capped at the 30 members.  

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