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Who is Urban Swank?
Urban Swank is an online magazine and food blog. We are easily described as the merging of two perspectives, bringing you the world of food, fashion, and travel from two interesting and unique view points. This enables Urban Swank to cover all possible angles of culinary and lifestyle experiences. We want everyone to experience something new; something they may not have been exposed to before.
Why Urban Swank?
At Urban Swank, it is not just about the food. It’s the ambiance, the service, the appetizers, the drinks, the socializing, the experience, and everything in between. In addition, Urban Swank can separate good food from great food and we understand that great food must be able to stand alone. Simply put, we are two girls who love great food, great events, and great experiences.
In regards to fashion and travel, Felice and Shanna have personal knowledge and experience in both industries. Felice has been a personal stylist for over seven years and Shanna has owned her own travel agency for over 10 years. We try to stay in the know, ya know?
Urban Swank was also the recipient of the 2012 Houston Press "Best Food Blog" Award.
Do you accept product samples for review?
We do accept products for review, however, there is no guarantee we will post a review on your product or feature your product. If you would like to send a product sample, please submit a inquiry via our contact form here.
How can I get SWANKED?
Chef, Restaurant, Bartender, and Food Truck Features
If you own a restaurant, are a chef, run a catering company, own a food truck, or are a mixologist/bartender, we would love to hear from you! Urban Swank highlights a different establishment monthly. Our features are fun and each uniquely different! If you are interested, please contact us for more information.
Do you have a great product you want the world to know about? Urban Swank would like to review your product and if it is great, we would like to share it with our readers! If you are interested, please contact us.
Giveaways and Contests
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes, we sure do! Click here to sign up! Typically, we will send no more than one communication per month so we promise not to overwhelm you with a ton of emails! We will keep you up to date on the culinary and fashion scene in Houston including upcoming events, special dinners, and grand openings.
On which Social Networks can we find you?
Where else is Urban Swank featured?
Check out our Online Recognition page for information and details on our awards and features.
Why don't I see a particular restaurant on Urban Swank that I know you have visited?
There are several reasons for that. For one, our article schedule depends on the time sensitive nature of the topic/content. Our articles are typically published with the following priority: Events, Restaurant Reviews, then Video Features. Depending on our queue, a restaurant review may take up to 8 weeks to be published.
On another note, if significant time has passed and we have not written about a restaurant, we probably had a bad meal or a bad experience and those reviews have no place on Urban Swank. We are all about sharing great meals and even better experiences!
However, there are times when we plan to visit an establishment multiple times prior to writing our review. When in doubt, don't assume...just ask. :)
Do you offer advertising?
Because we want to ensure all advertising reflects and aligns with our vision and goals, we review advertising opportunities on a case by case basis. Please feel free to contact us here with your inquiry.
You can also download our media kit, which include options such as banner ad placement, sponsored posts, or social media sharing of brand information. You can download the media kit automatically by providing your name and email address here.
There are many ways to work with Urban Swank and the Urban Swank Girls. You can find additional information here.