Joanna O’Leary

Joanna O’Leary

Joanna O’Leary is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine and a freelance food and travel writer based in Houston. Her exploits are chronicled on brideyoleary.com.
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PROST!: Celebrating Oktoberfest in Houston

If you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, you certainly don’t have to be German—or even…

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Cinema and Cui-scene: Get a Taste of Houston’s Dine-In Theaters

Gone are the days when hungry moviegoers had to satiate their appetites with over-salted popcorn and jujubes.

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Basking in New Braunfels: A Late-Summer Retreat to Beat the Heat

If August’s triple-digit temperatures have you feeling logy and uninspired, perhaps a visit to Old Man River is in order.

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A Whiskey by Any Other Name Is Not from Houston: Yellow Rose Distilling

Started in 2010 by neighbors Ryan Baird and Troy Smith, Yellow Rose is the first (legal) whiskey distillery based in…

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Artistic Liberation in Marfa: Plan an Offbeat Getaway in West Texas

What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Marfa can only happen in Marfa.

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A Gay Night Out in Galveston: The Best Island Bar Crawl Around

The gay nightlife community in Galveston can be summarized in one famous Sister Sledge lyric: We are family.

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Appetizing Aestheticism: Pair a Museum Visit with a Complementary Meal for the Perfect Father’s Day

Since taking your dad(s) to dinner on Father’s Day is par for the course, why not supplement the meal with…

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Head for the Hills: Plan a Weekend Getaway to the Cutest Dang Small Towns Outside of Houston

The bluebonnets are bloomin’, gas is cheap, and you’re feeling restless—it must be time for a road trip!

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Come for the Signature Pizza, Stay for the Salumi: Openly Gay Chef Brings his Italian Culinary Expertise to Enoteca Rossa

In Italy, Olivieri not only discovered his love (and talent) for cooking but also the love of his life, Christian.

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Clandestine Cuisine at Damian’s Cucina Italiana

At Damian’s, your special chef-curated meal doesn’t take place at just a table abreast to the kitchen or in a…

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