July 29th, 2011

Texas Bound

photo by Juan C. Niño

photo by Juan C. Niño

This bit of information will come as old news to many but I figured it was time to make it official here on the blog. D and I are moving to Houston and we’re hitting the road next weekend. The move was in the making for some time now but things didn’t start falling into place until earlier this month. Needless to say, the past two weeks have been consumed by packing, seeing friends and visiting the places we love to go to for drinks and food. (I think we’ll need a detox soon).

In hearing the news, people have asked me what I’m going to do with mango&lime. Jokes have been made about possible new names for the blog involving cattle and chili but for now I plan to keep the name — and continue writing in this space. Of course things may change but I’ll have to see how things shape up once I’m settled in what will become my new city.

I’ll miss Miami, my home for 15 years, but I know I’ll be back to visit often. I leave grateful to the people who have been supportive of this blog and of me. The best thing to come out of blogging in this city has been meeting wonderful people who share my interest in food, many who I can now call friends. I hope some of you will come along as I embark on this journey. I’m looking forward to a fresh start and Houston has an interesting food scene that I can’t wait to explore.

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22 Responses to “Texas Bound”

  1. I think they still have limes in Houston, anyway. Bon voyage – we’re going to miss you here.

  2. Thanks Frod.

  3. Htown has alot of nice places to eat.

  4. Hi Paula,
    I will miss you but I, like you, am moving, also. I’m going to Bradenton-Sarasota area around the middle of August. Sooo I just am not moving as far away from the tropical but I do believe there are fewer mangoes over there. Rosalie

  5. Excited for you both, Houston is a great place to spread-out from, have good friends in the area . Wishing you both the best, let’s keep this going :)

  6. Visit Austin as much as possible (then move there!)

  7. Gonna miss seeing you around town blogging the local food scene. I think they have mangoes in Texas… maybe bigger… maybe not as tasty as ours. 😉 Looking forward to seeing how your blog evolves.

  8. Welcome to Texas!

  9. Surely you are leaving behind great friends and wonderful memories. We welcome you here…. I am sure Houstonians and Texas will love your blog as many did in Miami.

  10. Oh yeah, Austin! That’s a great food town! Definitely check out Chuy’s for Tex-Mex and margaritas.

  11. Paula — Miami’s gonna miss you. Wishing you alll delicious things in Houston. Happy trails.

  12. Will miss seeing you guys around, as well as your contributions to the local scene.
    All the best to you and D.

  13. Good luck Paula! As someone who lived there for a spell, I can say in earnest, Texas is a great state!

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  15. Thanks everyone for the wishes and the tips. I’m sure I’ll be visiting Austin soon after we settle but there’s plenty of good food to eat in Houston.

    @Rosalie – good luck with your move to Sarasota.

  16. Told you this already, but we will miss you!
    Thank you being a great supporter of Urban Oasis Project and regular customer of our Upper East side Market at Biscayne Plaza on Saturdays. We will miss you and D.

  17. Paula! I’m so sorry to see you, one of Miami’s best food writers, go. But I’m also happy for you — how great to start a new chapter in a new city. Hope you will stay in touch with us in the 305. Best wishes in your new life!

  18. Thank you Maria. I will definitely stay in touch. I’m glad we met (back when we were neighbors, remember?)

  19. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I am really going to miss you, your writing, and – yes, dammit, I’ll admit it – your numerous contributions to our Miami Food Bloggers Bake Sale for Share Our Strength.

    Take care and do keep in touch. I’m only a tweet or an e-mail away. {{{Hugs!}}}

  20. Congrats on your move to Houston and for making it there in one piece. I’ll always be thankful for you guys and your friendship which started on this very blog :)

    I’ll miss our dinner adventures and your sense of humor during times where D and I got out of hand haha. Best of luck on your new chapter and I look forward to seeing you in Houston!

  21. So glad you moved to Texas

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