Our My Top 5 feature showcases Houstonians who are shaping the culture in the city and impacting people’s lives. In turn, they share their own favorite things to do in Houston when they’re not hard at work. This week, we’re very pleased to feature Blake Jones, graphic designer and co-owner of the vintage & oddities shop Catacomb.
My Top 5 Things to Do in Houston
by Blake Jones
- Bosta Wine & Coffee – I’m pretty much here nearly every morning. I have no idea how long this place has been open but it seems relatively new and always clean. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or work on stuff in the Museum District I highly suggest hitting this place up in the morning. Not to mention the store front features giant windows so it’s never really dark or dusty. Plus it has its own parking garage where the bottom floor is free of charge and connected to other local restaurants (Barnaby’s and Dak & Bop) if you need to grab a bite to eat.
- Luna Pizzeria – I don’t think there is any need to spread the news on how good the pizza is (which it definitely is). I’m more interested in getting the word out on how great the small side salads are. They are big enough (for me at least) to eat as a meal, they are great for taking to go, and they definitely won’t hurt your wallet.
- Thai Village Restaurant – Do yourself a favor and try the veggie fried rice or the fried fish. Trust me: if you’re into these sorts of things you’ll love this Rice Village main-stay.
- Fu Fu Restaurant – Okay so there’s a Fu Fu Cafe and across the Bellaire shopping center’s parking lot there’s the Fu Fu Restaurant. They pretty much have the same menu which is great, because you can’t go wrong with either. Fu Fu Cafe is smaller and slightly cheaper, but Fu Fu Restaurant is bigger AND has a goofy fake water wall by the door. I think it’s the best Chinese food in town. Oh and some times they have these super lavish pictures of their dishes on a slideshow on their TVs which is pretty weird.
- Fat Cat Creamery – This is probably one of the only places in Houston that has changed my mind after a bad first impression. I went there once when it first opened and was like “eh..this is ok”, but man after trying their coconut chai ice cream and their Saint Arnold’s-infused ice cream I can’t imagine the Heights without it.
About Blake Jones
Blake Jones is a graphic designer with a passion for print and illustration based in Houston, TX. Experienced in print production as well as screen printing and painting, Jones carries a youthful eagerness in acquiring new skills and accomplishing new creative goals. His work has been featured in Spin, Pitchfork, Houston Press, and Free Press Houston amongst others. Looking to grow creatively in a team environment, Jones co-founded the EaDo-located vintage & oddities shop Catacomb in 2015 with Ashley Cid of Milk + Honey Vintage. Acting as a small retail store and gallery, Catacomb’s mission is to bring interesting products to a broader audience as well as helping to bring lesser known artists to a focus.