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Finish Out The Summer With August’s Edition of the Houston Local Love List

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There is a lot to love in Houston, we have so many great local businesses that offer some great eats, drinks, products, and more.  Each and every month UNATION’s Stuff to Do in Houston team brings you our Top 10 favorite businesses in Houston

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back on the 1st of every month to check out all of the great local spots we share!  Don’t see your favorite business on this month’s Local Love List? Let us know who you would like to see on Instagram and Facebook.

First up on our Houston Local Love List this month is Smash Therapy LLC! This is the perfect spot to get out all of your frustrations and stress. Take a hammer to glass bottles, old TVs, and more! We promise you’ll feel so much better afterward.  Walk-ins are not available at this time,  so be sure to make your reservations before you go.

Grab the family and get ready to rage!

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📍17425 Stuebner Airline Rd Suite N, Spring, TX 77379

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell vintage clothing, Leopard Lounge is the place to do it! You can find cool threads from the 1920s to the 2000s at this hip spot on Westheimer.  Did we mention this shop isn’t only trendy, but a super cute photo op, too?  It’s one of our favorite Instagramable spots in Montrose!

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📍1657 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

 

Is it a Houston Local Love List without The Turkey Leg Hut? This Houston foodie favorite is famous for its crazy turkey leg combinations, fried crab legs, and more.  Some of our favorite dishes are the Stuffed Turkey Leg, Hennessey Glazed Turkey Leg, and their Banana Pudding.  Turkey Leg Hut is such a popular spot in Houston that the line is a little crazy at times, so bring your patience and know that it’s 100% worth the wait.

Grab TLH for dinner tonight! You can place your order online here!

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📍4830 Almeda Rd suite A/B, Houston, TX 77004

Tejas Custom Boots will have you new boot grooving in style!  There isn’t much better than a custom pair of boots made exactly how you want them. Show your personality and style by working with Tejas to craft some truly extraordinary boots!  Want a pair of boots with your name?  Favorite baseball team? Tejas has you covered!

Tejas Custom Boots does not accept walk-ins and is appointment only.  Make your appointment by calling 832.694.8300.

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📍415 Westheimer Rd Ste 104 Houston, TX

Feeling Witchy?  You’ve got to check out Indigo Moons!  Find new books to expand your knowledge,  crystals, candles, and tarot decks too.  Indigo Moons also offers luxurious bath and body items for the ultimate at-home spa day.  You’re sure to find everything you need!

If you’re new to tarot, crystals and astrology be sure to check out the class offerings!  You’ll learn something new and maybe meet some new friends, too!

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📍1900 Blalock Rd Suite J, Houston, TX 77080

We love a good jewelry piece!  Burdlife has the cutest dainty pieces that fit any style.  We absolutely love their earrings and bracelets.  Have you seen the uber-popular permanent jewelry all over TikTok?  You can find it at Burdlife on select days as well as piercing days so you can wear all those super cute earrings you see in store!

Check out our Burdlife experience here!

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📍 600 N Shepherd Dr. Building 1 #198, Houston, TX 77007

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat from Krave Funnel Cones!  This Space City dessert spot offers funnel cakes, outrageous milkshakes, and of course funnel cones with your favorite ice cream and toppings. With a dozen different funnel cakes, it can be hard to choose just one, so we recommend bringing the whole crew so you can sample a little of each! 

Having an event soon? Krave Funnel Cones caters!  Your guests are going to love it!

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📍7613 Katy Fwy Suite C, Houston, TX 77024

Did you say pie?!  House of Pies is another fave on this month’s Houston Local Love List!  House of Pie of course has some amazing Pie, but did you know they. also offer some great entrees, too?  Have Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs for breakfast and grab a Texas Pecan Fudge pie to take home. Or make it a dessert date and order up your favorites to end your evening on a sweet note. 

Pro tip: House of Pies on Fuqua St . is open 24/7!  Perfect for those late-night cravings!

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📍3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

📍6142 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

📍11311 Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77089

📍1330 Lake Woodlands Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Art Car Museum is always one of our favorite Free Things to Do in The Heights, but you have got to check out their most recent exhibition – What I Did on My COVID Vacation. This exhibition runs until August 29th and showcases local artists and what they have created throughout COVID.  

The Art Car Museum is free to visit but does require an appointment at this time.  Be sure to make your plans ahead of time so you don’t miss out on these great works of art. 

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📍140 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

We love all of the great breweries in Brewston, and BAKFISH is included! This local brewery has some seriously delicious and creative beer. Head to BAKFISH Brewing Company to watch the game and be sure to bring your pup along, too since they are dog friendly!  

Their current beer list has some great summer beers like Swim Shady, a Coconut Lime Mojito brew, and Cheap Sunglasses, a Pineapple, and Grapefruit Pale Ale.   Not so much of a beer fan?  Try out their Coffee Flight! You won’t be disappointed!

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📍1231 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77581

Much More to Love in Houston

Did any of our August faves make it onto your to-do list? We hope so! Supporting our local business owners and entrepreneur community is just one of our favorite things about living in Houston

Be sure to follow us @stufftodoinhouston on Instagram and Facebook, and download our app for more helpful guides and events!

We love when you guys send us photos of your adventures, so snap a pic and tag us on Instagram or share in the Facebook group! Let us know what you think, or share your Local Love List recommendations with us.

On the hunt for more? Check out our neighborhood guides to discover more of our favorite places.  

Whitney Ellis

Whitney Ellis

Whitney is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in San Antonio City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the San Antonio area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinSanAntonio on Instagramand Facebook.

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