The Bungalow Next to the Ice Cream Shop: Seco’s Latin Cuisine

Address: 2536 Nottingham St, Houston, TX 77005

My daughter often goes to dinner with her friend and she raved about Seco’s Latin Cuisine.

The only issue was that she wasn’t certain of the name. First it was Cinco’s and then it was Seca’s and then maybe it was Seco’s… but she was certain it was in a bungalow and close to an ice cream shop in Rice Village.

The name did not really matter… except that my boys were certain that they also needed to go to Cinco’s/Seca’s/Seco’s.

After scrolling through Google Maps, I found the spot… right on Nottingham at Kirby. So off we went to see what it was all about.

Seco’s is in a little bungalow with a tiny parking lot and free street parking. We went right after school and had the place to ourselves… but by the time we left it was filling up.

The restaurant is casual and has high chairs… and I did not see a kids menu, but the kids taco plate was $7.

Our waitress was friendly and happy to have kids at the restaurant. She kept the complementary chips and salsa filled and brought up our food quickly.

We had queso, green beans for the baby, kids chicken tacos and a taco salad. The best part was the chicken on the salad… it was really really flavorful.  And now I know why my daughter could not stop talking about Seco’s.

I see that they have a very popular Sunday brunch buffet… so that’s something we need to check next!







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Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, November 23-29, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for November 23-29!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:

Where in Houston? Post Oak Plaza!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from Post Oak Plaza (corner of San Felipe and Post Oak), outside the Home Source Store… next to our favorite Kid 2 Kid!

Over 100 Events for the Whole Family from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day… at The Woodlands Resort!

Usually we celebrate the holidays at my parents’s house… but it flooded during Harvey. They don’t have floors, appliances or furniture… so this year we are celebrating out around Houston.

Thanksgiving and Christmas at restaurants and hotels is not our tradition, but I do think our holidays will be ones we remember!

Each summer we go to The Woodlands Resort for the pools… but this winter we are going for their holiday events!  Our sponsor will have over 100 events for the whole family from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day such as brunches, Grand Illumination Tree Lighting Ceremony, Breakfast with Santa, gingerbread house making, Movie Pajamarama, Storytime with Santa and a Gatsby style New Year’s Eve bash.  Find them all HERE!

The Woodlands Resort also has a Holiday Traditions Treat and Retreat package.  The package includes deluxe overnight accommodations for one night, a $50 gift card for a return visit at a $179 rate.

So if you are a looking for some new traditions this holiday season… or for some great holiday events, look at what’s happening at The Woodlands Resort!


Houston Grand Opera… for the Family! The House Without a Christmas Tree at Resilience Theater.

“You do not know how lucky you are! It has taken me over 30 years to go to an opera… you guys are only 4, 6 and 8!”

Two years ago the Houston Grand Opera invited us to see the family friendly “The Little Prince“, and this is what I said over and over in the car. The kids were not so sure.

We walked through the bustling theater district, full of dressed up families and couples heading to shows all over Downtown Houston. As we walked in to the Wortham Theater and went up the giant escalators towards the brightly lit Christmas tree and wreath, I could see my kids get a little giddy about the opera…

We took our seats, flipped through our program, started our scavenger hunts and smiled as the lights went down.

The program had a picture description of the story, so it was pretty easy to follow along. Also, the words were projected at the top of the stage, so my readers could read along.

During the show, my 8 year old laughed and read along with the songs.  My 6 year old fell fast asleep. Not because she did not like it, but because the music was calm and beautiful in the dark theater.

My 4 year old, who could not read the words across the screen, but is very used to sitting in theaters and taking in the shows. He did not fully understand the story, but he always always preferred to come with us than to stay at home.

And they all liked the opera.

Now, two years later, we are heading to “The House Without a Christmas Tree”.  The Wortham Theater was damaged by Harvey… but the show will go on at the Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center, November 30-December 17, 2017!

If you want to try a family friendly opera this holiday season, find your own tickets HERE!


Houston Thanksgiving Parade Route 2017

The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade is on November 23, 2017, at 9:00 am!  Parking will get tight, so consider going early or taking METRORail!

The parade is on the City Hall side of Downtown and the route is… Lamar at Smith, north on Smith, east on Walker, south on Milam, west on Pease, north on Louisiana, west on Clay, north on Smith and concludes on at Smith at Dallas.

See the map here:

Stories by the Trains at Second Baptist Woodway… December 6, 13, 20, 2017!

Second Baptist at Woodway has a big model train layout… and a storytime on Wednesdays in December.

This was one of the most popular events last year… and once again you can go the Woodway location on December 6, 13 and 20, 2017 at 10:00am.  The event (and model trains) are free and open to everyone.

Go and listen to a Christmas story by the trains!

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Things to do in Houston today, and this Thanksgiving weekend, with kids! November 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017

Things to do in Houston, with kids, this weekend!  This events list is brought to you by our sponsor, Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House.

On Thanksgiving, run the Turkey Trot (and use code 17BIGKID to save $5), watch the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , tour the Magical Winter Lights or go see Zoo Lights.  For restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, go HERE!

After the big day, go see A Charlie Brown Christmas by Main Street Theater at MATCH, A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre or Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at The Grand Galveston.

For the full list of things to do, brought to you by Ronald McDonald House Houston’s Trafigura Run for the House, look below.

You can also find all the holiday events and shows HERE!

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Thursday, November 23, 2017:
Turkey Trot – 7:00am – Galleria (Use Code: 17BIGKID to save $5)
HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade – 9:00am – Downtown Houston
Thanksgiving Day Brunch – 10:30am-2:00pm – Omni Houston Hotel
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo

Friday, November 24, 2017:
Trains Over Texas – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
A Charlie Brown Christmas – 11:00am & 2:00pm – Main Street Theater at MATCH
A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas – 2:30pm & 7:30pm – Alley Theatre
Magical Winter Lights – Opens at 5:00pm – Gulf Greyhound Park
Zoo Lights – Opens at 6:00pm – Houston Zoo
A Scheherazade Thanksgiving – 8:00pm – Jones Hall
Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular – 8:00pm – The Grand Galveston

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]

Top 12 Things to Do this Week & Thanksgiving Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – November 20-26, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday,  November 20-26, 2017.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  All week, Trains Over Texas is open at the  Houston Museum of Natural Science.  This model train display is included with museum admission.

2.  All week, Magical Winter Lights is open at Gulf Greyhound Park.  This giant lantern festival takes you around the world in lights!

3.  All week,  Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo is open!  The zoo closes at 5:00pm and reopens at 6:00pm and requires a separate ticket.  (Zoo Lights opens a couple days earlier for members.)

4.  On Tuesday, cheer on the Dynamo as they play the Sounders in the post season!

5.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, go see A Charlie Brown Christmas at Main Street Theater at MATCH.

6.-10.  On Thanksgiving, run the Turkey Trot (and use code 17BIGKID to save $5), watch the HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade , tour the Magical Winter Lights or go see Zoo Lights.  For restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner, go HERE!

11.  Friday through Sunday, go see A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas at Alley Theatre.

12.  On Friday and Saturday, head to Galveston for Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular at The Grand Galveston.



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