We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashley & Tiffany Houston and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashley & Tiffany, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
The Hungry Houstons came to fruition because of our love for food! Ever since we were kids, Tiffany and I have always had a fascination for different cuisines, appreciate the cooking process, and truly enjoy the dining experience. All things food and beverage related intrigue us, so we like to showcase the dope things we experience!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Our digital content creation focuses on food through the lens of two sisters highlighting delicious food finds. I think what sets us apart from others is that the Hungry Houstons is a space promoting all types of food, whether it’s basic snacks, hole in the wall finds, gourmet cuisine, or local faves – if we like it and think it tastes good, our audience is going to see it! I would say our biggest challenge so far is staying consistent while also adhering to social trends, but not losing our authenticity. We’re your down to earth, everyday food connoisseurs who enjoy showing people different options that they love too or may never have considered. Follow us on our journey!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We live in 2 different areas, San Diego and the DMV (DC, Maryland, & Northern Virginia) – I mean the possibilities are truly endless!
Yesenias (Quesabirria/Mexican Cuisine)
Dojo Cafe (vegan/vegetarian drinks/sammiches)
Superior Soul Food
Shan Xi Magic Kitchen
Rhythms Chicken and Waffles
Thai Pepper Cuisine
Sayulitas (national city)
– Dessert Spots:
Incredible Cheesecake Company
Starry Lane Bakery (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, gluten or soy. free)
– Things to do:
Sunset cliffs or Coronado Beach (sunset)
Mount Helix Park (Sunrise)
La Jolla Cove (seals)
Koby’s Swap Meet
Bonfire (any beach Mission bay or Coronado are my faves)
Roaming Rooster (black-owned spot with amazing chicken sandwiches)
Little Miner Taco Food Truck (Quesabirria is on point)
Republic Cantina (Mexican Cuisine / brunch)
Duke’s Grocery (burgers)
Palette 22 (great drinks/HH)
Wooboi (hot chicken)
Del Frisco’s (steakhouse)
Call Your Mother Deli
Jerk at Nite
– Dessert Spots:
Baked & Wired
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Sugar Vault Desserts & Bakery
– Things to do:
DC/MD sports games (Nationals, Capitals, Ravens, etc.)
Walk around DC
Old Town Alexandria (shops, waterfront, restaurants)
Mosaic District (shops, restaurants, activities)
Farmer’s Market (so many around here)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We’ve always had the support of our family and friends for our food exploration and adventures. From our grandmothers always encouraging us to “eat more” to our friends sending us places to try out, the support is amazing! Oh and I can’t forget to acknowledge Jasmine Holland, one of Tiffany’s good friends, who always jokingly called us “the Hungry Houstons” and here we are today.
Website: coming soon – www.hungryhoustons.com
Ashley Houston & Tiffany Houston of the Hungry Houstons