H-town Streats Food Truck: Don’t Miss the Shorty Mac Sandwich

July 30, 2015 1:31 pm

The culinary trailblazers behind H-town Streats Food Truck aren't afraid to get creative in the kitchen. Their food truck's menu contains an eclectic mix of fare from near and far, but customers do say that a few of the creative eats stand out in the crowd.

The Shorty Mac grilled cheese is one of these exemplary creations. Instead of the typical slice of cheese and pat of butter, the Shorty Mac sports gooey mac and cheese tucked between two pieces of toast atop a layer of short rib beef. Yelp reviewers give it raves across the board and post photos to corroborate their stories. Regular patrons also love the fried avocado tacos, which are stuffed with uniquely crunchy deep-fried avocado. If neither of these items appeal to you, then perhaps H-town's Monte Cristo balls will. The fried spheres of ham and cheese also enjoy popularity among the food truck's customers.

H-town Streats Food Truck
Serving locations throughout Houston

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How to Ease the Itch of Bug Bites and Poison Ivy

July 23, 2015 1:31 pm

Bug bites and poison ivy are inevitable in the summertime, but that doesn’t mean that you have to itch and scratch your way through the season. If you’re looking for a way to ease the irritation of these common warm weather ailments, these all-natural home remedies can help.

  • Ice cubes. Simple, quick, and gratifying, the common ice cube is one of the most effective ways to relieve the itch of bug bites. Just wrap an ice cube in a paper towel and hold it on the bite for a few minutes to induce numbing.
  • Tea bags. Press a wet tea bag on a bug bite to draw out toxins and minimize itching through the tea’s natural astringent.
  • Baking soda paste. For bug bites and poison ivy alike, creating a paste of baking soda and water will neutralize the pH and relieve itching.
  • Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar also neutralizes the pH in your skin, so swabbing some on poison ivy or insect bites will quickly alleviate the itch.
  • Soap and water. If you’re fortunate enough to catch poison ivy as soon as you touch it, immediately wash the affected area with lukewarm, soapy water to rinse off some of the oil.
  • Oatmeal baths. If the damage is already done and you have itchy poison ivy, take oatmeal baths in cool or lukewarm water to relieve itching.

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies [Gardenista]
Poison ivy: Tips for treating and preventing [American Academy of Dermatology]
9 Genius Ways To Relieve Bug Bites [Women’s Health Magazine]

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There Are Over 50 Ways to Get a Workout at Your Body Center

July 16, 2015 1:31 pm

Take on a fitness challenge at Your Body Center, a yoga and Pilates studio in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. Knowledgeable and encouraging instructors make for a great experience, and many students realize significant weight loss and fitness improvements within a month. Over 50 classes are offered each week, and all skill levels are welcome. Classes include Yin, Forrest, and Vinyasa yoga styles, as well as Pilates ball, band, and cardio classes.

Your Body Center has two large studio spaces with walls of windows that let in plenty of natural light. One is kept hot for the specialty classes, like hot yoga. Unlike traditional Bikram, the instructors practice along with the students and encourage you to listen to your body, taking breaks as needed. Rates are reasonable, and new students can take advantage of special discounts. Mat and towel rentals are available. The center also offers therapeutic massage and other bodywork services.

Your Body Center
3605 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 874-0800

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