Lauren & Greg

Lauren & Greg on Street Festivals, Mexican Food, Cocktail Comparisons, and Lollapalooza

"A michelada is? a cocktail with longevity." -Greg Lauren and Greg kick off this mid-summer round up with Lauren's recent visit to the Logan Square Farmers Market, Greg waxing poetic about the Green City Market in Lincoln Square, a 4th of July rooftop Cubs game (of which Lauren saw very…
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Comfort Food

Nourish Juice and Smoothie Bar – Boatloads of raw nutrients and concentrated goodness

"People are addicted -- like crack/cocaine addicted -- to sugar. There is such a difference between a blueberry or an apple and refined crap sugar." - Jessica Huffman Coming off a recent juice cleanse and feeling awesome, Lauren caught up with Jessica Huffman of Nourish, Houston's first cold-pressed juice and…
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Comfort Food

El Burro and the Bull – Family Roots, BBQ, and Serving Your Own Community

Blending Gulf Coast seafood, Tex-Mex and European influences through smoked meats and traditional family recipes, Houston's El Burro and the Bull is a true reflection of the diversity of landscape, culture and cuisine throughout Texas. Lauren Ignited's Gregory Perrine caught some time in person with Co-Owner, Executive Chef and Pit…
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Podcast

DJ Chaney Talks Soul Music, Food, The Vegas Shooting, and Saxo Jungle

I was connected to DJ Chaney through the producer for the Ignited Podcast: DJ Kendrick. From the moment I started talking with Chaney, I was drawn into his energy. He has an upbeat and energized demeanor that just makes you feel like everything is weird, but also A-OK. He smiles…
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News

People of Plus Fest

Over Memorial Day Weekend, Houstonians had the chance to participate in the first ever Plus Fest: a festival uniquely dedicated to poetry plus so much more. Were you there? Share your experience in the comments below! We were thrilled to be a sponsor for the event. Pictures below taken by…
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Comfort Food

Innovative Crepes from a Friendly Cart in Montrose

Sean Carroll, the spirited food maestro behind crepe cart Melange Creperie, was first inspired to bring the art of crepes back to Houston after his honeymoon to Paris.  He enjoyed the flair and technique behind making crepes describing it as "food performance art."  Once Sean decided to start his own…
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