By Kaitlyn Tyra
We wanted to wrap up our trip to Houston with some additional memorable experiences. Despite extensive interaction with the artist (and Huntsville native) David Adickes in Huntsville, we had never visited his Houston art. That changed today!
We visited the “WE HEART Houston” sign that Adickes created several years ago. Although the site was clearly not created with parking in mind, it’s a lot of fun, and we made the most of it, with a LEAP, albeit one that was never perfectly choreographed by the entire group…
…but eventually we got a perfectly choreographed standing photo.
Perhaps our starving stomachs had gotten the best of us.
The culmination of our multi-cultural exploration was lunch at Peli Peli Kitchen. This South African fusion restaurant blends the foods of countries which have influenced African development to create flavor-rich dishes. Inspired by India, Holland, France, England, and American food, the menu includes naan tacos, banh mi, salads, and much more.
We tried the South African fajita, the hugenot porkbelly, and the peli peli shrimp tacos. Brian, our most adventurous Ambassador, even tried the braised oxtail. Everyone was impressed with the new types of food! For dessert, we all sampled Peli Peli’s signature sticky toffee cupcake, red velvet cupcake, and gingersnap chocolate cookies.
The end of lunch also marked the end of our Arts and Parks tour in Houston. It was a short weekend for students, but a long LEAP for our education.