Holiday Bake Off Auditions

Every year we wait for the holiday programming to come on. I know my favorite part of the season is to watch the holiday bake off competitions on all the channels. This year you can be part of the programming. This winter, the producers of the UK Phenomenon “The Great […]

Holiday Bake Off

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Bourbon Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

If you have been following us for a while, then you probably know that Regina is gluten intolerant (though there are times where she over does the gluten…can we say pizza!). I have always wanted to do a baked good that does not include flour or any gluten, just so […]

Two Girls Try Asian Shaved Ice at Melting Blocks in NW Houston

When you think of shaved ice you probably think of the Hawaiian multi-colored shaved ice or even something similar to the carnival shaved ice with sugary flavored syrup drizzled all over it. What if I tell you there is something even better and it has the texture of shaved ice […]

Summer Eats

My Summer Eats

This summer has been filled with lots of food fun either by cooking it or eating it at a restaurant. Since I am now back in class (this is my last semester for my Associate of Arts) I know my food experience will only go up. So lets do a […]

These Two Girls Love Their Desserts

DSC_0112Every time Regina and I meet up, we spend hours and hours in one place and only leave when it gets dark. When we dropped by Red Dessert Dive it was no different. Red is located in the historic Houston Heights at 1045 Studewood Street surrounded by local favorites and just down the street from White Oak Boulevard.

This neat little sweet shop is fondly named after the owner Jessica Lusk’s grandmother; only Lusk’s grandfather was allowed to call her Red while others called her Stella. This little dive is very eco-friendly; they recycle every wine bottle and beer can used, use rubber stamps instead of stickers, and the shop’s own design is made of recycled products.

What first attracted me to Red was an Instagram photo of their sticky toffee pudding topped with Southern Star buried hatchet stout ice cream and paired with Saint Arnold’s Christmas Ale. If this doesn’t make your mouth water, I don’t know what is wrong with you. I happen to be a fan of both breweries and wished I had gotten my hands on a plate of this. The photos they post on their social media accounts make you want to taste every savory item, pastry, pie, and cake!


The day Regina and I decided to stop into the shop was a very magical day. We started out on their salted honey pie, their red velvet cupcake, and two cups of coffee which were from their friends over at Boomtown Coffee (located on 19th Street in the Heights). The honey pie had the consistency of a pecan pie, but the baked top of a pumpkin pie; very flavorful and the hint of salt really enhanced how the honey hit our tongues. The red velvet cupcake was moist in the middle and the cream cheese frosting was deliciously sweet.

Dsf1yZ8ioGCFgM_d2AWEgxfqLZr8r1NzVezp8jnyd_ESince we decided to stay a total of five hours (yes you read correctly), we had another round of tasting. This time we tried their orange cheesecake and two cups of their rise n’ shine tea (freshly brewed in front of us). The pairing really made the flavors of the cheesecake stand out; we both concluded it tastes astonishingly like the “Creamsicles” of our childhood.  The staff was super friendly and the owner even let us take pictures of their infamous lemon berry cake; which we both regret not grabbing a slice to go.

DSC_0117So if you are looking for a great place to sit and drink a coffee or even enjoy some dessert with wine or beer during their happy hour, you should definitely stop by Red Dessert Dive and Coffee Shop. They are open Tuesday through Sunday; check out their website for the specific hours of each day. They are currently raising money for the Texas Children’s Hospital through Heights’ based organization Battle Buddy 57. The fundraiser runs until Sunday February 1, 2015.

Check out our Tastemade video (which was featured on the Tastemade Houston Facebook Page) featuring Red Dessert Dive and Coffee Shop.

RED Dessert Dive and Coffee Shop


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