My Top 5: AIDS Foundation Houston’s Kelly Young

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Young

At the top of each week “My Top 5” showcases enterprising and creative Houstonians making things happen in H-Town, revealing their favorite things to do in their down time. This week, we’re very pleased to feature AIDS Foundation Houston‘s CEO Kelly Young, who shares some of her favorites inside and outside the Loop.

My Top 5 Things to Do in Houston

by Kelly Young

  1. Houston’s Food Scene – Whether for personal or business reasons, I’m always dining at various restaurants and I love the variety Houston has to offer. Shade is a favorite due to the dog-friendly patio and I love Barnaby’s for their green eggs.
  2. Phoenicia Specialty Foods – My mother-in-law is half Lebanese and I buy pine nuts from Phoenicia so she will make Kibbeh for Thanksgiving. I gave up mashed potatoes for her Kibbeh.
  3. Adkins Architectural Antiques and Treasures – Good for a day of browsing and re-imagining what you can do with old postcards and door knobs. Who doesn’t need a pink bathroom sink?
  4. City Council Chambers – It has the most extraordinary light fixtures and I get to feel like I am participating in local government. Motion passes 15 to 1 in favor of the chambers.
  5. House of Pies – Coconut Cream- ’nuff said.

About Kelly Young

Kelly Young currently serves as the CEO of AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH)– an organization that provides programs and services for individuals affected by HIV/AIDS in the Houston community. Her experience includes acting as the Executive Director for The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research, and Vice President of Education & Outreach for the Houston Area Women’s Center. She’s volunteered as a board member for local and state non-profit organizations with a specialty in change management and strategic planning.


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