Call Out Your Order at Captain Tom Seafood & Oyster Bar

August 25, 2016 1:30 pm

Dining at Captain Tom Seafood & Oyster Bar is a unique experience that you won't want to miss. This Houston restaurant is arranged like a ship, with seats surrounding a central kitchen and wall-mounted tables around the room’s edge. When you arrive, don't look for a hostess to seat you; just take your place in line and wait for a seat to open up. (Regular customers say you should be prepared to wait for a few minutes; this place is popular and it's rare that there's no line at all.) Once you're seated, don't wait for a server to take your order, either. Instead, just call it out yourself to the guys in the open kitchen.

Make no mistake, however: Despite the restaurant's quirky vibe, the staff at Captain Tom Seafood & Oyster Bar is very serious about serving only fresh, high quality seafood. The gumbo is a customer favorite, with its hearty, flavorful base, as is the breaded and fried catfish, served with crispy fries and hush puppies.

Captain Tom Seafood & Oyster Bar
9651 FM 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 890-8334

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Clean Up the Air in Your Apartment With These Purifying Plants

August 18, 2016 1:31 pm

Not only do houseplants add a burst of green color and life to your space, they also clean the air and keep things feeling fresh. If your home could use a bit of purifying, here are some of the best plants to do the job.

  • Aloe. Many people know that aloe is great for your skin, but did you also know that the plant is good at purifying the air? This spiky plant clears chemicals from the air from many common household cleaning products, but you'll want to make sure that it gets plenty of sunlight to keep it healthy.
  • Rubber tree. With its large, dark green leaves and its rubbery texture, the rubber tree is very attractive and durable. It also eliminates toxins from the air, which makes it a great plant for stuffy spaces.
  • Peace lily. Looking for a flowering plant that will also clear the air? The peace lily is the one to choose! It has a beautiful, white flower on top of a long, green stem, and because it does well in the shade, it's a great choice for a room that doesn't get a lot of sunlight.
  • Bamboo. Bamboo is one of the very best plants for purifying the air and absorbing toxins, especially benzene and trichloroethylene. This particular plant requires a lot of water, however, which means that it's best for experienced plant owners.

10 Best Houseplants To De-Stress Your Home And Purify The Air [Huffington Post]

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Foelber Pottery: Sculpt New Memories With Family and Friends

August 11, 2016 1:31 pm

If you’ve always wanted to take a spin on a pottery wheel, Foelber Pottery Gallery & Studio offers classes that will give you a chance to do just that. This friendly, welcoming pottery studio welcomes aspiring sculptors of all ages, from the youngest children to inexperienced adults and even longtime, experienced artists.

Enter the arched doorway of the tree-shaded building and you’ll find a large, open gallery area displaying beautiful sculptures created by on-site artists. There are frequent exhibits and gallery openings featuring local sculptors, as well as outdoor festivals during the fall. If you want to try your hand at creating your own pottery, Foelber Pottery also hosts classes taught by experienced artists and private parties that make fun bonding activities for your friends or family.

For a complete list of upcoming events at Foelber Pottery or to sign up for a class, visit the studio’s website.

Foelber Pottery
706 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-1703

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