If you haven’t taken a weekend getaway trip (or three) in this past month, you’re missing out! It’s just 48 hours, how much of a difference can it make? Darlin’, more than you could ever imagine. You’ve probably used most of your vacation days or your next family vacation trip is in December. However, you know that deep down, a get away from your daily routine (even if it’s just for 48 hours) is just what you need to keep being the best version of yourself.
Weekend getaways are now like sweet music to the ears of every 9-5 worker or even a stay-at-home parent. This short time out allows you to do some unwinding and take a break from your monotonous city life. Weekend getaways are the in thing now because they’re cheap and can do so much healing to your mental and physical health.
With all that’s been said, we have a pretty rad idea of where your next weekend getaway should be and that’s Houston! The “H-Town” is the perfect city to explore and have fun alone or with friends. There are so many black-owned businesses that can give you top-notch experiences when visiting Houston. Let’s get started, shall we?
Start Your Day With Some Delicious Breakfast
Okay so your weekend getaway starts on Saturday morning and after arriving late on Friday night, you wake up hungry. A weekend getaway in Houston calls for some mouth-watering soul food. Our first breakfast spot we know you’ll love is The Breakfast Klub. The Breakfast Klub is located in midtown Houston and it’s a black-owned diner-style restaurant that serves both American eats and finger-licking soul food. In the spirit of gaining new experiences, we have a few favorites from the menu that you absolutely need to try. The Fried Chicken and Waffles and the Fried Catfish and Grits (hello calories) are to-die-for! You can wash all of that tasty goodness with the Breakfast Klub Coffee.
Another black-owned restaurant you can check out is the Taste Bar + Kitchen also located in midtown Houston. The Taste Bar + Kitchen is popular for its comfort foods and craft cocktails. Your must-try out of the menu is the Shrimp and Grits, Jerk Lamb Chops, and a Lavender Blueberry Margarita.
It’s Lunch Time!
After such a tasty breakfast, you probably journaled, watched a funny movie, and took a much-needed nap. Lunchtime is here and we have the perfect spots for you! Lost & Found takes the first spot and of course, it’s a black-owned business located in midtown Houston. For lunch, we recommend the Brunch Pasta, Fried Ribs with Hennessy BBQ Sauce, and a Golden Cadillac Margarita.
Another black-owned restaurant you’ll love is the Twisted Grill Cheese because who doesn't love cheese? This unique lunch spot is located on Washington Avenue Houston serves an array of cheesy dishes like the Halal Philly Grilled Cheesesteak, Smokehouse Brisket, and refreshing drinks like the Cherry Limeade.
Mikki’s Soulfood Cafe is an amazing black-owned business and also a community favorite. It’s located on W Bellfort Avenue Houston serves amazing homemade soul food. Popular on the menu include Smothered Pork Chops, Beef Steak, and the Ox Tails.
Dessert Is A Must!
After lunch, you should head on over to the Sweet Timez Bakery located on Westheimer road Houston for delicious desserts. There are so many finger-licking pastries to try out but we’ll recommend three favs off the menu. Ice cream is always a good idea so you can get the Ice Cream Sundae, Strawberry Cupcakes, or the Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe is also a black-owned business located on Emancipation Avenue. Walk in and take the Pineapple Upside, Butter Cake with Chocolate Glaze, and Nana’s Banana Pudding on your way out. You’re not worrying about calories for the next 48 hours.
Your weekend getaway is about to get even more memorable with these black-owned happy hour spots. The Upper Kirby Bistro is located on Virginia Street Houston with a beautiful and welcoming ambiance. This spot serves delicious happy hour treats like the Nashville Hot Slider, Crispy Asian Shrimps, and a Purple Rain cocktail amongst others.
Next on our happy hour list is Prospect Park which offers you delicious meals and a lively atmosphere. Sway to the beat with live music performances and enjoy watching sports matches.
Still on happy hour, you can enjoy live entertainment and bust some moves on the dance floor at the Grooves of Houston. Sip on your Cosmopolitan or Caipirinha while you let off some pent-up stress.
Self-Care Is A Must Darlin’
You deserve to get pampered on your weekend getaway trip to Houston. Go on into the Glossed Glam Factory; a black-owned business located on Webster Street Houston. Get a much-deserved mani-pedi, a back massage (much needed after hours of sitting at work), or a Brazilian wax. All of these make you feel great!
What’s For Dinner?
There’s so much to try in just 48 hours which is why we’re recommending all the great black-owned restaurants in Houston. For dinner, you can check out Lucille’s located on La Branch Street Houston. In a cozy and vintage house, enjoy some Seared Scallops, Grilled Octopus, and Bloody Mary.
A second choice could be the Thirteen located on Bagby Street. Their delicious menu includes Teriyaki Glazed Salmon and Lobster Bisque.
Lastly, Turkey Leg Hut located on Almeda Road serves Dirty Rice and Hennessy Glazed Turkey Leg and other delicious dishes for dinner.
NightLife/ Bar and Lounge
Round up the night at these two black-owned businesses in Houston. The A’dor Kitchen & Cocktail is a great spot to dance the night away with live music while enjoying delicious food and cocktails.
Kamp provides a chilled atmosphere to enjoy a Mimosa and Crab Fingers on the last night of your well-deserved weekend getaway.
We had so much fun with this post and we hope you did too. This is a friendly reminder to support black-owned businesses everywhere you find yourself.
Until next time!