32 things people in Houston love
Sure, Houstonians have 99 problems, but we also have a lot to love. Like the 28ft tall "We <3 Houston" sign that we take seriously dangerous Instagram selfies with while driving erratically on I-10. Also, these 32 other things:
1. Rodeo Season
A month of mutton bustin', two-steppin', and fried-everything-on-a-stick is well worth the Monday through Friday hangover.
2. Volunteering during Rodeo Season
... and not admitting it's because you like the power. This year youre working The Hideout. Score!
3. Margaritas, Micheladas and Bloody Marias
Double the amount of love if it includes a jalapeño-infusion.
4. Looking at other cities' weather reports from October through May
And/or laughing at the Facebook statuses of any and all friends who don't live in the South.
All Vietnamese food, but especially pho. Traditional pho. Crawfish pho. Matzo ball pho. When the rest of the world was going crazy for ramen, we were just going pho-cking crazy.
6. ... and tacos
Every hour of every day.
7. Saying y'all
Y'all don't even try it with "you guys" now. Seriously, don't.
8. Bringing dogs to patio bars
Because dogs like patio bars, too. Dogs also like dog park/bar hybrids like Boneyard Drinkery, so that their owners can drink and hit on other dog owners. They told us so.
Clearly we didn't pay close attention in health class.
10. Social sports, and drinking on weeknights after said sports
You’ve been on at least one flag football/kickball/trampoline-dodgeball team. You've also tagged along for drinks with a team you weren't even playing on, just because you weren't really doing much else that night.
11. Boozy brunching
Things Houston does not love: Monday mornings.
Especially having and/or attending crawfish boils during crawfish season. We kind of just love anything that has a season.
13. Pop-up anything
You bet your @$* we’re waking up for that coffee-and-kolache pop-up at 7am.
14. Loving on Texas
But hating on Dallas. It’s just sooooo easy.
Sure, others may love it, too. But nobody's better at it.
16. Bars with games
Cornhole. Check. Giant Jenga. Check. Flip cup and sports betting on tiny turtle races. Check. Check.
17. Gulf Coast seafood
We're even jealous of our own oysters.
18. Not admitting when something is too spicy
Because nothing is too spicy, even if your neck is getting aggressively splotchy.
Queso, chili con carne, fajitas. We act like we invented it, but if we didn’t, we've at least perfected it.
20. Sun bathing at 6pm
Mostly because it’s too hot to do it at noon, but also because WE CAN.
Full disclosure, we don't really have much of a choice in this matter.
22. College football
Important corollary: fighting about college football.
Ain’t no ketchup like a Whataburger ketchup because a Whataburger ketchup don’t stop. Okay so maybe that doesn’t exactly translate here, but you get the point.
24. Going out for dinner. And lunch. And breakfast.
We don’t constantly contend for the "Fattest City in America" title just by accident.
25. Alllll the meats
Again, the fattest city thing. But what would you do if you had access to all of this?
26. Our breweries
... and trying all the local beers at said breweries.
27. Not wearing suits
Even our bosses understand that it’s hot as balls.
28. Defending their neighborhood
Montrose. Midtown. The Heights. The city’s "best" neighborhood is a highly debated topic, in which your argument is based solely on wherever you presently reside.
29. The Texans
And their cheerleaders.
Everyone has them. No one knows why.
31. Golfing all day err day
It still counts as "work" if you take an intern, right?
32. Being the underdog
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