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Bite a Biscuit, Go For a Growler at BRC Gastropub

July 23, 2014 11:32 am

Eaters experience bacon a little differently at BRC Gastropub. For example, eatery's signature cheddar biscuits come with bacon jam, instead of crowned with crispy strips. You can order one for yourself or an entire box of them to-go—along with a growler of beer. In addition to creating reimagined versions of comfort food, BRC's staff also pours rare craft beers, more than 28 at a time (plus 25 bottled varieties).

Both local microbrews and nationally applauded craft beers come from the taps at BRC. The drafts rotate all the time, but you'll often find everything from a Sierra Nevada IPA to Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat, brewed right in Houston. BRC also keeps some brews in the cellar, debuting them in limited batches. You can often expect a new trending brew to accompany your cheddar biscuits, which you can order with fried chicken. You can also pair your pint with a pub burger, vegan falafel burger, or starter like fried Gulf oysters.

Visit BRC Gastropub's website to learn more about this Houston eatery!

BRC Gastropub
519 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2233

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Where to Shop for Organic Bedding Online

July 16, 2014 11:03 am

If you’re dedicated to living simply and naturally in all aspects of your life, your loyalty to organic products doesn’t end with the foods that you eat. Organic bedding is another great way to use safe, sustainably produced products that are better for both you and the environment. Here are three wonderful websites where you can buy organic bedding.

Coyuchi is a Northern California company that creates home textiles that are made only from products found in nature. Each of the items in the brand’s bedding collections are made of 100% cotton, and they’ve gathered quite a dedicated fan base over the past 20 years.

West Elm
While West Elm isn’t an entirely organic company, the popular home goods store carries an impressive line of organic bedding that’s both soft and durable. These pieces include duvet covers, sheet sets, and pillow shams made of 100% organic cotton matelassé, and each item is certified organic by the Global Organics Textile Standards to meet strict harvest-to-market criteria.

Plover Organic
If you want to decrease your carbon footprint, Plover Organic is the perfect place to shop for stylish, sustainable home textiles. All of the bedding pieces are made of 100% organic cotton grown from non-genetically engineered seeds in soil that’s entirely free of pesticides, so you can feel good about each product from start to finish.

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Fun Meets Sustainability at Discovery Green

July 9, 2014 11:03 am

Discovery Green in downtown Houston is a newer urban park that hosts many cultural activities throughout the year, from art shows to weekends dedicated to activities for Fido. As it's name implies, Discovery Green is a "green" park. Not only does the park employ a high-efficiency irrigation system and solar panels, Discovery Green earned a Gold rating from the LEED Green Building Rating System for its use of sustainable building methods and energy conservation.

Now for the really fun stuff: This park is a great spot to mix up your exercise routine with free classes that range from yoga to hoop dancing. In summer, kids love cooling off in the splash park fountains, and in winter, the ice skating rink draws a crowd to downtown. If you work nearby, the park is great for a quiet outdoor lunch.

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77010
(713) 400-7336

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