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Apr 24
Celebrate National Salsa Month!

Did you know that May is National Salsa Month?

Celebrate the lone star state's favorite dip the proper way, and step inside one of these local eateries that specialize in spicy, fresh, and flavorful salsa.

Tacos A Go Go

When Tacos A Go Go opened in 2006, hardly anyone noticed. But today, the restaurant has many loyal customers and a four-star rating on Yelp as everyone appreciates the friendly service and vibrant atmosphere that combines a rock...

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Apr 18
The Best Salons in Houston

Would you like to enjoy an afternoon of pampering?

If so, head to one of the following salons that offer a variety of services for both men and women:

M Salon

At M Salon, the stylists believe that satisfaction lies in the details. It's one of the only salons in Houston that requires each stylist to undergo an intensive education internship, and the owner strives to create a destination of international quality. Services include haircuts, extensions, and ...

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Apr 10
Celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day in Houston

Did you know that April 28th is Shrimp Scampi Day?

If you would like to celebrate, head to one of the following restaurants:

Grand Lux Cafe

At the Grand Lux Cafe, the internationally-inspired cuisine is served in an elegant, yet relaxing atmosphere. The owners were influenced by their extensive European travels, and the restaurant's distinctive decor features polished marble floors, intricate mosaics, and hand-blown glass fixtures. In the k...

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Apr 3
Don't Miss One of the Best Japanese Festivals in the Country

Every spring, Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich culture of Japan with contemporary and traditional performances of Japanese dance, music, and martial arts.

It is one of the most attended events of its type in the United States, and it takes place April 14th and 15th.

Highlights include:


Tia took the music world by storm at the age of sixteen when she released her song "Ryusei." Her first CD received critical acclaim, and she ...

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Mar 27
Don't Miss the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

If you enjoy sampling food and wines from around the world, then continue reading to learn about a culinary adventure that is not to be missed.

We are talking about the fifteenth annual Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair, and it takes place April 4th through 8th.

Highlights include

Bistro Brunch

Bistro Brunch is an all-you-can-eat experience that features delicious bites from more than 25 of the area's best restaurants. Sommeliers and beverage industry experts will also be on han...

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Mar 20
The Best Popcorn Shops in Houston

Did you know that Americans eat approximately seventeen billion quarts of popcorn every year?

That's enough to fill the Empire State Building eighteen times.

If you would like to enjoy this crunchy treat, stop by one of the following shops where you will find an array of flavors:

The Popcorn Bar

When Kisha and Lorenzo Armstead took vacations, they frequented the popcorn stores they found along the way. This inspired them to open their own, and [The Popcorn Bar](http://popcorn...

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Mar 13
Sip the Best Cocktails in Houston

Houston is home to several establishments where you can meet friends for an array of refreshing cocktails.

It can be hard to pick a favorite, but here are three we think stand out above the rest:


Nestled in a refurbished historical building, Boheme is where the bartenders make expertly mixed cocktails. Its cozy interior is complete with the building's original brick walls and steel frame windows, while the six thousand square foot garden f...

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Mar 6
Catch a Flick at River Oaks Theatre

An easy drive from Alexan Yale Street is a landmark that has stood since 1939.

We're talking about the River Oaks Theatre, and it opened with Bachelor Brother starring Ginger Rogers and David Niven.

It is one of the city's last true movie palaces and still features its original Art Deco interior.

Today the theatre is considered by many to be the best foreign and independent cinema destination in the city, and classic movi...

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Feb 26
Stock Up On Seasonal Goods at The Urban Harvest Farmers Market

Since 1994, Urban Harvest has offered fresh produce, grass-fed beef, red velvet cupcakes, and so much more.

The market is known as a leader in the local food movement as it encourages community, good nutrition, and sustainability through the teaching and support of organic gardening.

It welcomes shoppers year-round on Saturdays and is found at 3000 Richmond Avenue.

Vendors include:

All We Need Farm

All We Need is a small dairy farm where ...

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Feb 22
Where to Find the Best Breakfast Tacos in Houston

If you enjoy a good breakfast taco, here are four restaurants you don't want to miss:

Rico's Morning, Noon, & Night

Nestled in the heart of the Midtown neighborhood, Rico's is a small restaurant that offers simple fare. As the name implies, it's open all hours of the day and night, and it provides covered outdoor seating. The breakfast tacos cost less than three dollars each and are served with eggs and other fillings such as bacon, cheese, and potatoes.

Fuzzy's Taco Shop


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Feb 12
Don't Miss the Largest Livestock Show in the World

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest show of its type in the world.

This year it's bigger and better than ever and takes place February 27th through March 18th at NRG Park.

The event dates back to 1932, and every year, it is highly anticipated by locals and visitors alike.

Highlights include:

Super Series

The Super Series is an exciting nineteen-day competition that keeps audiences on the edge of their seat. An event champion is...

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Feb 6
Marvel at Exhibits & Films at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Did you know that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the largest cultural institution in the Southwest?

It welcomes thousands of visitors every year, and in addition to exploring exhibits, they can also watch fascinating films.


The exhibits frequently change, and those currently on display include:

A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum's Collection

This exhibit traces the course of photography from its invention to presen...

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Jan 23
Enjoy Free Admission to the Houston Zoo

If you're looking for something fun to do, head to the Houston Zoo.

Through May, admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month from noon until close.

Exhibits include:


With more than two hundred species and eight hundred individual birds, the zoo is home to one of the largest bird collections in the United States. One of the highlights is the colorful Marianas fruit dove. This endangered species calls the Northern Marian...

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Jan 18
The Best Chicken & Waffles in Houston

Chicken and waffles is a popular dish that's served at restaurants throughout the city.

The recipe that we know and enjoy today is said to back to 1938 and the Jazz Age at the Wells Supper Club in Harlem.

It's where the musicians would have a meal between the dinner and breakfast services, and as a compromise, the cooks would serve them chicken and waffles.

In 1976, Harlem native Herb Hudson opened a restaurant in Los Angeles dedicated to the dish, and it soon became a staple around ...

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Jan 8
Check Out The Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District is a lively destination that features nineteen museums and four walkable zones.

It takes hours to explore, and highlights include:

The Health Museum

The Health Museum is dedicated to fostering a curiosity about health and the human body. It welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors every year and is the most interactive and popular science learning center of its kind. The museum is fun for kids and adults alike, and one of its main attractions is the McG...

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Jan 3
Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

There seems to be a holiday for everything these days, but hey, we're not complaining. Indulge in the most classic of flavors and check out these shops and creameries on National Strawberry Ice Cream Day on January 15th.

Hank's Ice Cream

At Hank's, ice cream is made the old-fashioned way: slowly and by hand. Owned by Hank and Okemah Wiggins, the shop has been a city institution since the 1980s, and the couple boasts that their mission is to make innovative, premium flavors. They hav...

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Dec 29
Enjoy a Bowl of Soup at a Nearby Restaurant

On a chilly night in Houston, there's nothing better than a hearty bowl of soup.

If you would like to enjoy a homemade variety without having to get out your cookbook, stop by one of the following restaurants:


Nestled in the Montrose neighborhood, Hugo's is known for bringing the exciting and earthy flavors of Mexico across the border. Housed in a Latin-inspired building that dates back to 1925, it's where diners enjoy a cozy atmosphere complete with large windows, chand...

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Dec 18
More Than Four Million People Visit Memorial Park Every Year

Are you looking to enjoy a few fun-filled hours outdoors?

Then visit Memorial Park where more than four million people enjoy an array of activities every year.

Things to do include:


The Memorial Park Golf Course is known as one of the best municipal courses in the United States. It opened in 1936, and a legend claims that designer John Bredemus stated that this was his greatest course ever." Memoria...

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Dec 12
Enjoy Date Night at One of Houston's Most Romantic Restaurants

Do you want to enjoy a romantic meal on date night?

If so, visit one of the following restaurants where you are sure to enjoy an experience that's both intimate and classic:


Take a glass-enclosed elevator to the Hyatt's thirty-fourth floor where you'll find the first revolving restaurant in Houston. It completes one revolution every forty-five minutes providing a stunning 360-degree look at the city, and the multi-tiered dining room ensures that everyone has a perfect...

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Dec 6
Visit The Willowbrook Mall

Alexan Yale Street is an easy drive from a premier shopping destination known as the Willowbrook Mall.

It boasts that it's a place to go on a shopping spree with friends, and it features a newly redesigned food court that's complete with four new restaurants.

Highlights include:

Dick's Sporting Goods

Believe it or not, Dick's Sporting Goods was founded after Dick Stack quit his job at an army surplus store when the owner didn't like his ideas. Dick's grandmother gave him three hun...

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Nov 21
Dine at a Restaurant Featured on Unique Eats

Unique Eats is known for highlighting the country's most exciting and revolutionary restaurants.

The locations range from high-end eateries to casual neighborhood favorites, and several area restaurants have been featured. They include:

El Real Tex Mex

El Real is located in a historic Montrose theater that many believe is haunted by the ghost of El Borro Moro. In 2016, the restaurant was named the "Best Restaurant in Houston" by the HoustonPress partly because Chef Bryan Caswell cook...

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Nov 14
Bite Into a Delicious Cupcake at a Nearby Bakery

If you want to enjoy a sweet treat, head to one of the following bakeries where you'll find an array of delicious cupcakes:


Founded by Candace Nelson, Sprinkles was the world's first cupcake bakery. It opened in Beverly Hills in 2005 and quickly became an overnight sensation as she made the cupcakes from the finest of ingredients and baked them throughout the day. There are now twenty-two locations across the United States, and they were designed by architect Andrea Lenardin....

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Nov 7
Visit Firehouse Saloon

Just thirteen minutes from Alexan Yale Street is a lively honky tonk where established and up-and-coming artists take to the stage.

We're talking about the Firehouse Saloon, and it's owned by a former firefighter who wanted to create a place where people could enjoy a night of entertainment and dancing.

Firehouse is one of the oldest honky tonks in the city, and it's complete with a wooden floor, picnic tables, and cowboy boots that hang from the ceiling.

It welcomes performers in a...

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Nov 2
Enjoy A Houston Food Tour

Did you know that Houston is known as the Culinary and Cultural Capital of the South?

Hundreds of restaurants call the city home, and residents and visitors who would like to learn more about its culinary scene can enjoy a Houston Food Tour. Choices include:

Montrose Food Tour

Montrose was one of the first grand neighborhoods in the city. During the 1960s and 1970s, it became known as a center for the counterculture as it featured street musicians, second-hand shops, and artists' st...

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Oct 24
Take A Pilates Class

Pilates is a popular form of exercise as it's something all physical abilities can enjoy.

Those who workout consistently experience benefits such as enhanced athletic performance, improved postural alignment, and an increased energy level.

Studios near Alexan Yale Street include:

AATB Pilates

AATB is a boutique studio that offers some of the finest instructors in the city. The instructors participate in continuing education to provide high-quality classes, and their backgrounds ...

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Oct 18
Take a Cooking Class Near Alexan Yale Street

Central Market is just thirteen minutes from Alexan Yale Street, and it's where residents can find foods from around the world as well as take exciting cooking classes.

Whether students want to learn cutting-edge culinary techniques, perfect their pairings, or sharpen their knife skills, there is a class for everyone.

They're taught by featured instructors and visiting celebrity chefs, and upcoming choices include:

Spooky Cookies (October 28)

Learn to bake delicious cookies just i...

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Oct 11
Enjoy Brunch or Coffee at Blonde Biscotti

Everyone could use a go-to brunch spot. If you're still searching for yours, head to Blonde Biscotti, a new coffee and breakfast cafe in Houston Heights. The shop has only been open for a few weeks, but it's already filling up with guests who love the specialty coffees and delicious biscotti.

Blonde Biscotti is the creation of a mother-daughter duo who wanted to bring smiles and cheer to their neighborhood. One of the owners, Lisa, has studied coffee overseas in Italy, where she learned to...

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Oct 4
Visit The Second Annual Houston Egyptian Festival

On October 28th, Discovery Green is hosting the second annual Houston Egyptian Festival.

It's dedicated to bringing the community together with a celebration that portrays the essence that is Egypt from ancient marvels to modern culture.

Admission is just ten dollars, and highlights include:

Food - Egyptian recipes date back thousands of years. The festival's menu includes falafel and beef shawarma with Egyptian salad and warm beef grape leaves on the side. Don't forget to complete ...

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Sep 26
Visit Hughie's For Asian Fusion

A great new casual restaurant just opened in Houston Heights, just minutes from Alexan Yale Street Apartments. Hughie's is an Asian Fusion restaurant serving dishes with Vietnamese, Thai, and American influences.

On the menu at Hughie's, you'll find vermicelli bowls, which come with delicious meats and veggies served atop of a bowl of vermicelli, peanuts, and green onions. They also have a delicious Spicy Lemongrass Tofu, a common option for vegetarians. Sliced jalapenos give the dish some...

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Sep 20
Stop By A Bike Rally In Houston

It's time to play ride and seek in Houston Heights! The 12th Annual Houston Heights Bicycle Rally and Scavenger Hunt start at Marmion Park on Sunday, October 1st.

It's a ride, not a race, and it's open to bike riders of all ages. You can ride the 5-mile or the 20-mile route. The shorter one is intended for kids and their grownups, but anyone can do either route or both! Bring along your bike helmet and cruise for clues, then come to the after-party to socialize with your neighbors!


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Sep 12
Celebrate Oktoberfest Near Alexan Yale

Oktoberfest celebrates German culture, and since German immigrants make up the third-largest heritage group in Texas, you know the party is going to be good!

Get ready for yodeling, accordions, and polka dancing, plus beer, beer, and more beer! Break out your lederhosen and put flowers in your hair for this big celebration, planned for September 30th.

Keep checking the official Oktoberfest Houston website to get updates and ticketing information or simply to gather ideas for your own...

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Sep 6
Go Bowling at Lucky Strike

Looking for a classy place to bowl? Then try Lucky Strike Bowling! With fewer than 20 locations in the nation, Houston is lucky indeed to have this modern bowling experience. Get ready for DJ driven music, excellent cuisine and beverages, and top-notch service.

The atmosphere and amenities at Lucky Strike make it an upscale nightlife entertainment center, with bowling, dart boards, shuffleboard, billiards, and more.

Lucky Strike has 14 lanes. You can reserve a place online for groups...

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Aug 22
Enjoy Breakfast In Houston Heights

Whether you are just visiting or live in Houston Heights, knowing where to find the best breakfast spot is important. Breakfast food is comfort food, and of course, the most important meal of the day. Many people love to go out for a cozy breakfast on the weekends with friends. Although, business breakfasts are also popular for client meetings.

Houston Heights has several highly-rated breakfast restaurants. Here are some that you should try:

Down House

Down House is located inside a ...

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Aug 15
Enjoy A Meal At Liberty Kitchen Oyster Bar

Houston Restaurant Weeks go from August 1-September 4, and during this time you can take advantage of the specially priced brunch, lunch, and dinner menus at Liberty Kitchen Oyster Bar in Houston Heights.

What could be better than introductory prices for the freshest seafood available, with part of the proceeds donated to the Houston Food Bank to provide those in need?

Liberty Kitchen Oyster Bar is serious about seafood and New American fare, ranging from Maine lobster and Hawaiian po...

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Aug 10
Visit A Book Store In Houston Heights

Summer is a great time to read, whether you're relaxing at the beach, swinging in a porch hammock, or just curled up in the air conditioning with a good book. But where can you find the perfect summer read in Houston Heights?

Here are three neighborhood bookstores with very different collections: everything from the latest big releases, to gently used books, to eclectic books that might be hard to give away as gifts.

Barnes & Noble is a beautiful, reliable resource for the very latest...

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Aug 3
Visit A Skate Park Near Alexan Yale

Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park is a world-class, 30,000 square-foot in-ground skate park for amateurs and pros alike. In 2008, philanthropists Lee and Joe Jamail gave this Skate Park to the city. It's open to all skateboarders and inline skaters.

Grindline designed the park, and you'll see stunning photos at their website. Think empty swimming pools (both shallow and deep) connected by paved ditches, concrete ramps, and large expanses of flat smooth concrete. Skateboarders can glide and f...

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Jul 24
Visit The Creek Group Cafe

Miss eating at the Dry Creek Cafe? It was on the corner of West 6th and Yale Street. A new bar has since replaced it, but fortunately, there are three other Creek Cafes, all in Houston Heights! The Creek Group is a small, local chain that creates the same neighborhood feel at each of its individualistic venues.

Open 7 days a week, the Creek Cafes are like an instant weekend getaway, maybe to the Hill Country, with rustic atmospheres, eclectic decor, shady outdoor seating, and the best of...

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Jul 17
Grab A Coffee & A Bite To Eat In Houston

When you're looking for specialty coffee near Alexan Yale, hop on up to 19th Street, just about a block west of Heights Blvd and you will find the best cold-brewed mocha toddy ever. Boomtown Coffee spends 12 hours cold-brewing this creation and then topping it with cream, sugar, and amazing tasty things. They take their time to bring you the best!

Originally a specialty coffee company, Boomtown opened their Heights Caf in 2012. The friendly, modern design is a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy...

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Jul 12
Enjoy Fun Events at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Just twelve minutes from Alexan Yale Street is a 155-acre nature sanctuary that provides an education about the natural environment to people of all ages.

It's known as the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, and it sits on land that is part of Memorial Park.

From 1917 to 1923, the property was the site of Camp Logan, a World War l Army training camp.

There is much to see and do at the Arboretum including:

Arboretum at Night (July 22 & August 12) - Visit after dark to take a fun ...

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Jul 3
Enjoy Some Comfort Food at Lee's Fried Chicken & Donuts

Tired of trendy? Had it with healthy (for a while)? Craving some deep-fried southern goodness?

Then it's time to visit Lee's Fried Chicken and Donuts in Houston Heights. Lee's offers fried chicken, donuts, and ice cream, too! Sometimes that's all it takes to feel better.

Lee's menu is brief but glorious. Fried chicken, regular or spicy-hot, by the piece or by the bucket. (The chicken is American humane-certified and raised without antibiotics). Lee's donuts include glazed donuts, cake d...

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Jun 29
Visit Three Brothers Bakery

Calling Alexan Yale Street home is an exciting venture because it means calling Houston home, and Houston is a great American city! Houston is filled with some of the most remarkable stories, people, and local businesses around. We suggest making your way down to Three Brothers Bakery for a true experience of the "American-dream" and delicious Eastern European treats!

A History Centuries Old

Sigmund, Sol, and Max Jucker (three brothers) started the bakery in Houston in 1949 on the anniv...

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Jun 6
Visit Better Luck Tomorrow

In Houston Heights, there's a new bar called Better Luck Tomorrow. It's at the corner of Yale Street and West 6th, where the Dry Creek Cafe used to be. Better Luck Tomorrow opened in May and has been getting good reviews.

This bar is the latest from Bobby Heugel, called King of Cocktails for his string of successful, creative restaurants and bars all around Houston. They include Anvil Bar & Refuge, The Pastry War/Tongue-Cut Sparrow, Underbelly, The Hay Merchant, Julep, and The Nightingal...

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May 23
Visit A Pub Near Alexan Yale Street

Pubs are known for their lively environment, delicious food, and refreshing beer.

If you're looking to enjoy a fun evening with friends, stop by one of the following pubs near Alexan Yale Street where you are sure to have a good time:

The Black Labrador

Nestled beneath the Campanile Tower on Montrose Boulevard, The Black Labrador has been a Houston tradition for the last thirty years. It offers a cozy setting complete with a fireplace and before or after their meal, guests can enjoy...

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May 16
Enjoy Indoor Flying Near Alexan Yale Street

If you dream about flying every now and then, you're definitely not alone. It could be a desire to feel the freedom that birds feel or simply the urge to do something we just can't do. Some want that feeling so bad that they are willing to go sky diving. If you prefer something a bit less risky, iFly Houston offers indoor flying sessions every day of the week. And they're just 10 minutes away from Alexan Yale Street. One reviewer wrote: "A very fun time. I have gone skydiving before off of a ...

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May 9
Ride A Bike Around Houston Heights

May is National Bike Month and Houston Heights is a great place to bike! You'll love being able to get off-road and enjoy the Heights Hike-and-Bike Trail. In 2016, the Houston Press called it the best bike trail in the city.

The Heights Trail is less than five miles long, but connects to White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail west of Houston Heights. And at the other end of the Heights Trail, you'll find yourself at the University of Houston-Downtown and Allen's Landing. From there, you have acces...

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May 1
Visit The Red Dessert Dive

Red Dessert Dive in Houston Heights is a bakery and coffeehouse that also serves up rock and roll, beer, and wine. It's the perfect place for a continental breakfast, a light lunch, or dessert anytime. You'll love the small-batch Southern goodness of this feisty Texan take on trendy urban bakeries.

The Red Dessert Dive is the dream of Jessica Lusk, an environmental architect turned entrepreneur. After a stint in New York, she returned to Houston Heights, where she has deep roots. Then, ...

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Apr 24
Enjoy The Sip & Stroll Event In Houston

Want to get to know the 19th Street Shopping District? Then head on over any Third Thursday of the month to enjoy Sip & Stroll, an evening of hospitality organized by the 19th Street merchants. In good weather, this event draws about 1,000 people.

Shops stay open later for Sip & Stroll and offer sips of beer and wine to all browsers and customers who come in for a look. Then you and your friends can stroll along to the next place to see the unusual and unique items for sale on 19th Street....

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Apr 18
Spend A Night Out At Laurenzo's

It's always fun to venture out and discover a new restaurant. One of the most enticing new places to dine in the Houston area is Laurenzo's Bar & Grill. They opened early in 2017 and are quickly becoming a favorite among the locals.

Laurenzo's is a relaxed place where you can enjoy classic American cuisine, from burgers to calamari. It's a family-owned place and the owners are often on-site to greet customers in person. They aim to use recipes that are as authentic and wholesome as possib...

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Apr 12
Experience The Night Life In Houston

The subculture in the Heights is like a small town within Houston. With its artsy, vintage and eclectic vibe, it's no wonder why the location is appealing and holds its place as one of the top neighborhoods in Houston. And with an ever-growing list of restaurants and nightlife in the different areas, the Heights has its own latest additions from last summer.

Harold's Tap Room

The owner Alli Jarrett, of Harold's Restaurant, converted the former space of Heights General Store downstairs o...

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Apr 4
Take A Yoga Class Near Alexan Yale Street

With benefits like improved strength and muscle tone, enhanced flexibility and increased energy, it's easy to see why yoga is so popular. Residents of Houston Heights Alexan Yale Street are fortunate to have several yoga studios located nearby. Whether youre a long-time yoga practitioner or have never tried a sun salutation, theres a yoga class for you.

Joy Yoga Center

Joy Yoga Center specializes in the Vinyasa style of yoga, which focuses on linking breath to movement and flowing fr...

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Mar 16
Go On The Hidden Beauties Spring Home & Garden Tour

Ever wonder what's inside the charming homes of Houston Heights? Well, now you can find out during this year's "Hidden Beauties" Spring Home & Garden Tour on the weekend of April 8th & 9th, noon to 6 PM both days.

Tickets for the tour are $20 in advance or $25 at the Fire Station on the days of the tour. Shuttles will leave from the Fire Station to take you to the six homes in the tour. You can also ride your bike from house to house, where "bike valets" will monitor a bike rack while you ...

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Mar 14
See A Live Show At The Heights Theater

The Heights Theater was recently restored and reopened in September 2016 as a contemporary venue for live music.

Now, you'll enjoy state-of-the-art acoustics, beverages from the full bar, and top quality musicians. This former 1920s movie house is on 19th Street in Houston Heights, with a tall neon sign that reads simply "Heights."

While you won't find Adele or Beyonc at The Heights Theater, the lineup does include multiple Grammy winners. The musicians are highly skilled country, f...

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Mar 7
Al Fresco Dining Near Alexan Yale Street

On a nice Houston evening, there's nothing better than sitting outside, sipping an ice-cold drink, and feasting on a delicious meal. If you would like to dine al fresco, there are several restaurants near Alexan Yale Street that offer some of the best patio dining in the city. They include:


At Batanga, you will find an 1880's saloon turned into a modern tapas restaurant. It offers a lively atmosphere and the largest patio in downtown Houston. While outside under the string ligh...

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Mar 1
Visit The Sundance Cinema In Houston

The Sundance Film Festival happens once a year and is dedicated to discovering new films and new voices from around the world. However, you can watch these interesting films all year long, because one of the five Sundance Cinemas in the nation is in Houston!

Robert Redford started this small chain of boutique cinemas to provide you with thought-provoking and entertaining movies. On the cinema's eight screens, you'll see films from independent artists as well as select studios films. Eith...

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Feb 21
Stop In For Happy Hour Near Alexan Yale Street

If you haven't decided where you are going for your next happy hour, check out these local spots near Alexan Yale Street apartments.

Eight Row Flint

Visit this upscale bar for happy hour 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Craft beers and specialty cocktails and rare bourbons come from the bar while food comes from the on-site food truck. Tacos and margaritas are a favorite combination during happy hour with tacos for just $3. Select beers are available for just $3 which include ...

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Feb 14
See An Opera In Houston Heights

In Houston Heights, theres an opera company designed to showcase young, rising opera stars. You can hear them first, singing traditional operas or new classics. Its the perfect night out right near Alexan Yale apartments in Houston Heights.

"Opera in the Heights" is a small, local opera house designed to build the careers of tomorrows big stars and make opera fun for everyone. These adult stars are ready for big, breakout, leading roles. And they love to sing at Opera in the Heights, so...

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Feb 10
Luxury Houston Apartment Layouts

When someone is planning on moving to a new luxury apartment community, they look for the perfect floor plan to facilitate their wants and needs. The problem that arises is that some apartment communities like to slap the title luxury in their name without having any layouts or amenities to support their claims to luxury. That is why here at the luxury community of Alexan Yale Street, located in the Greater Heights community of Houston, TX, we have the luxury floor plans that all apartment ...

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Feb 7
Explore A Specialty Museum In Houston

Exploring a museum is a fun and educational way to spend a few hours. Residents of Alexan Yale Street enjoy a closeness to a variety of Houston's specialty museums, such as:

National Museum of Funeral History - For twenty-five years, the National Museum of Funeral History has offered an educational experience like no other. Since opening, the museum has grown and it's home to the country's largest collection of authentic, historical funeral service items. It features thirteen permanent exh...

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Feb 3
A Mardi Gras Gala in Galveston

When it comes to Mardi Gras, the wild and rambunctious time of year before Lent where you indulge in all your vices like chowing down way too much before you forbid them for an arguably long time of forty days, the first place that perhaps everyone thinks about is the dazzling displays of New Orleans; their colorful parades will all sorts of handcrafted floats, the beads and confetti flying through the air, and of course all the jazz music and laughter ringing through the entire city stre...

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Jan 27
Shop For Chocolate In Houston Heights

The next time youre shopping at Uptown Park near the Alexan Yale Street apartments in Houston Heights, stop by Araya Artisan Chocolate for a quick pick-me-up and more.

Araya Artisan Chocolate has a warm and friendly modern interior. Youll see bright colors and bold geometric shapes on the many chocolate boxes on display, wrapped up with cheerful ribbons and bows. There are bar stools and tables set in front of one large mirrored wall and counters filled with chocolates and more.

In ad...

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Jan 27
A Home for Every Hobby

Everyone has a little something that makes them happy, a hobby to keep their bodies and minds busy and their hearts content. Some people like to spend time with their friends; some like to constantly stay active, running around the neighborhood or playing around with a friendly competitive game; some like to work on a skill, such as cooking; and some just like to kick back and relax on the weekend. Whatever it is you love to do the most, Alexan Yale Street at Houston has the community to cate...

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Jan 20
Livin’ it Up in the City

Theres a lot of benefit towards living in the Houston Metroplex: you are closest to all the entertainment, business, shopping, and nice restaurants in town, the events are always in motion with the time of year, and extroverts can meet new people practically every day. Here at Alexan Yale Street, not only do we nestle ourselves amongst some of the best places in the city, but we also offer comfortable interiors for all types without forcing you to break the bank, For starters, every apartm...

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Jan 19
Enjoy Sushi In Houston Heights

Sushi makes a quick and tasty meal for lunch or dinner and members of the Alexan Yale Street community are fortunate to have several sushi restaurants nearby. Whether you prefer traditional rolls or American fusion styles, theres a sushi restaurant for you in Houston Heights.

The Blue Fish

The Blue Fish serves lunch and dinner in a cool, almost club-like atmosphere with a variety of Asian dishes like Miso soup, vegetable tempura and chicken teriyaki bento boxes as well as a few America...

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Jan 13
Tranquility in Twos

Its understandable: sometimes having to share rent and room with another person can get stressful, regardless of whether theyre your relative, friend, acquaintance, or even someone youve never met in person before you agreed to move in. If there are not enough bathrooms, you have to fight over when to take a shower or just simply to use the toilet; theres not enough room in urban based flats to put down your furniture, so you have to agree on a singular dcor style; overall its a mess. H...

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Jan 12
Stop By The Hunky Dory Tavern

Moving to the heart of the Heights has its obvious perks. Along with being close to unique shopping areas, parks, and history museums, Alexan Yale Street falls near some of the most fun restaurants Houston Heights has to offer. Hunky Dory fits right into that category.

Chef Richard Knight, owner of Hunky Dory, describes his British-American restaurant with the desire to have simple things done well. Although he used this idea to describe the menu, unique simplicity echoes through the eat...

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Jan 6
Light Up the Lanterns

With the coming of 2017, its best to take the beginning of the New Year and spend it in celebration, so that way you have a great start no matter how well the rest of the year goes. The Chinese New Year, the Eastern spiritual equivalent of our January 1st celebrations, is almost upon us, so what better way to celebrate than amongst beautiful paper lanterns and delicious Asian food?

Alexan Yale apartments have the benefit of being less than ten minutes away from the Lunar Lantern Fest in...
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Jan 4
Learn About Ancient Rome In Houston Heights

Remember the old saying that starts with the words, When in Rome? Although not the phrases original purpose, it often caused people to wonder what life was truly like in the famed, ancient city. If youve ever sat alongside them and wondered too, heres your chance to find the answer. And best of all, the opportunity is located near your Houston Heights apartment.

From now until February 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is hosting an exhibit dedicated to gorgeous artifacts associat...

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Dec 30
The Luxury of Alexan Yale Street

Living in the great community of Houston is something that we feel gives our residents another luxury amenity to enjoy. For a luxury community, the luxury amenities that you fit within your property is what allows for the community to hold the title of luxury community. That is why here at the luxury community of Alexan Yale Street, located in Houston, TX, we put a great deal of luxury community amenities within our community for our residents to enjoy. In this piece, we will be explaining ho...

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Dec 26
Grab Something Sweet Near Alexan Yale

We all have a nagging sweet tooth from time to time. When it won't go away with just any old dessert, there are plenty of spots in Houston Heights to help you get the satisfaction you need. Have you been to one of these near Alexan Yale apartments recently?

Red Dessert Dive

Red knows how to do desserts right - pair it with the perfect coffee, beer, or wine. Their menu rotates based on what is available seasonally but some of their staples are their decadent cheesecake and the must-try a...

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Dec 21
Sign Up For A Cooking Class Near Alexan Yale Street

Looking to add a little zest to your cooking skills? Well Done Cooking Classes can help you do just that and they're conveniently located at 2811 Airline Drive, right here in Houston Heights. The business has been featured on The Food Network, as well as TLC. They've got a wide variety of offerings like Baking 101, Italian Comfort Foods, and Knife Skills. You can check out their full class schedule here.

They offer two types of public classes. The first is the social and date night type of...

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Dec 13
Visit The Mummies Of The World Exhibition

Mummies aren't just creatures from scary movies. They can tell us a lot about ancient civilization in this country and others around the world. And until May 29, 2017, you can see the Mummies of the World exhibition at the nearby Houston Museum of Natural Science, just minutes from Alexan Yale Street. It's the self-proclaimed "largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled". And it promises to be like nothing you've ever experienced.

Mummification wasn't just a pra...

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Dec 6
Have A Paint And Sip Night In Houston Heights

If you're running out of ideas for a girls night out, date night, or any other occasion near Alexan Yale Street, add painting and sipping to your list. You'll have a fabulous time while making memories along with a masterpiece to hang on your wall.

Pinot's Palette Galleria doesn't require that you know anything at all about art. Their talented instructors will slowly guide you from your blank canvas until the painting is done. They also provide everything you need, including paint and apr...

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Nov 22
Enjoy Latin Dancing In Downtown Houston

International dance fans who call Houston Heights' apartments home know that salsa isnt just a topping. Its also one of the oldest, hottest forms of dance. Similar is true of other Latin dances, especially those that hail from the Federal Republic of Brazil. They work the body perfectly, often leaving both dancers and spectators breathless. If you doubt the accuracy of that statement, get ready to clear your calendar and be proven wrong.

During the weekend of January 13th, Downtown Houst...

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Nov 15
Spend Some Time At The Day For Night Music Festival

Are you looking for activities outside of Alexan Yale Street apartments that combine live music with great people? If so, youll have to wait until the morning of December 17th. Thats when the Day for Night Music Festival is expected to kick off on nearby Edwards Street. Sponsored by Silver Street Studios, its a huge gift that truly keeps on giving.

The three-day long, cultural event boasts more than 50 musical entertainers and multiple stages spread out across six blocks. In addition, t...

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Nov 8
Dine Out In Houston Heights

Dining is easy when you live at Alexan Yale Street. Whether you're looking for casual or high-end, we are conveniently located close to a variety of great dining venues. Here's a list of some of the more popular restaurants located within just blocks of our community.

  1. Sonoma Wine Bar & Restaurant

Offering a warm and sophisticated atmosphere, Sonoma provides you with a seasonal menu made with locally-sourced ingredients. Paired with craft beers and family-made wine, this restaurant ...

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Nov 1
Go For A Hike In Memorial Park

Whether you love the outdoors or you just like to enjoy nature every now and then, you don't have to go any further than Memorial Park. It's an amazing 1,466 acres including 30 miles of hiking trails, and it's only 5 minutes away from our beautiful Houston Heights apartments.

Open since 1924, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It has majestically wooded areas to take your mind off city life. It's also a great way to get your exercise surrounded by nature....

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Oct 25
Grab A Delicious Dinner In Houston

Sure you like your gourmet kitchen in your Alexan Yale Street luxury apartment, but where do you go when you're not in the mood to cook? The outstanding Houston Heights location offers great options for a nice dinner out or just a quick bite with friends. Here are some examples of great places to eat near in Houston Heights area.

Down House 1801 YALE STREET HOUSTON, TX 77008 713-864-3696

This place has it all such as delicious farm to table menu items, great wine and cocktails, and yu...

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Oct 18
The 25th Annual Turkish Festival In Houston

With one of the best art scenes in the southern United States, Houston is quickly gaining a reputation as a truly international city. Cultural celebrations from around the world are extremely popular with locals hoping to learn more about this fascinating city. If you've never attended one of these incredible festivals, start on November 5th and 6th with the 25th Annual Turkish Festival. It's only a short distance from Alexan Yale Street apartments, so don't miss out!

This is a great festi...

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Oct 11
Visit Flea Markets Near Alexan Yale Street

If you watch HGTV's Flea Market Flip, then you know that flea markets are a treasure trove of great items. Whether or not you want to turn your find into a unique creation, there are several flea markets near Alexan Yale Street you don't want to miss:

Sunny Flea Market

The Sunny Flea Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the United States. It welcomes more than 50,000 visitors every week who explore the 35 acre property to see what the more than 1,000 vendors have to offer. P...

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Oct 7
Browse Through These Specialty Shops In Houston

Alexan Yale Street is conveniently located, especially when it comes to gift and specialty shops.

Here are three you may want to visit the next time you run errands:

Chocolat du Monde

Chocolat du Monde is where you'll find gourmet chocolates and candies from around the globe. The European boutique atmosphere features solid wood furnishings, French crystal chandeliers, and music playing in the background. Currently, this is the only shop in Texas that carries the well-known Belgian ch...

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Sep 30
Stop By The Bayou City Art Festival

If you're looking for something fun to do in Houston, you don't have to look very far. Residents of Alexan Yale apartments are in the perfect location to access all the great festivals and events that downtown Houston has to offer. If you're not sure where to start, try the Bayou City Art Festival on October 8th and 9th. As one of the top ranked fine art festivals in the United States, this event doesn't disappoint.

Watch as the streets of downtown Houston turn into an incredible outdoor ...

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Sep 16

If you like choices, then you will have plenty to choose from at Alexan Yale Street luxury apartments in the Houston Heights. There are almost 30 different floorplan options. Units range from a 630 square-foot efficiency to a 1405 square-foot two bedroom with two bathrooms and a study. If its hard to make up your mind, please talk to a staff member to help answer questions.

The E1 is perfect for your first apartment by yourself. You enter the unit with your utility closet housing your fu...

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Sep 9
Finishing Touches

Its the little things that make an ordinary apartment a luxury apartment. From the 10-foot ceilings to the floors, Alexan Yale in Houston are definitely considered luxurious apartments. So, if youre looking to move out of a regular apartment and thinking to upgrade, read on.

Lets begin in the kitchen, shall we? Floors are shiny hardwood, which are easier to clean than carpet. Cabinets are 42 inches and are also made of hardwood. Backsplashes are full sized tile or stone with under cabin...

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Feb 15
Welcome to Our Resident Portal

WELCOME RESIDENT! Visit Alexan Yale Street Resident Portal to stay connected to everything thats happening at your community. Check the local events calendar, get exclusive access to discounts and premium offers and stay up to date. We strive to make your experience at Alexan Yale Street effortless and worry free. Should there be any concerns about your home, please fill out your resident service request and one of our team will contact you within 24 hours.

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