4 days ago

At Helen in the Heights, the Food Complements the Cocktails

$$ Greek 1111 Studewood St.

    At Helen in the Heights, the Food Complements the Cocktails
    the "red sauce" Italian restaurant in the Heights from the Helen Greek Food & Wine team, lasted just a little over half a year. In April, director of operations Tim Faiola and James Beard Award-nominated chef William Wright switched to what they do best: Greek food, rechristening the space Helen in the Heights.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

5 days ago

Coltivare Team To Open Three New Spots in EaDo

$ Mexican/Tex-Mex 1039 Yale St.

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$$ Italian 3320 White Oak Dr

$$ American/New American, Café 550 Heights Blvd.

    Coltivare Team To Open Three New Spots in EaDo
    The EaDo revival is about to get a significant shot in the arm courtesy of Agricole Hospitality, the team that brought Revival Market, Coltivare and Eight Row Flint to the Heights. Late this year Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber, joined by culinary director Vincent Huynh, will open Indianola, Miss Carousel and Vinny's.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

6 days ago

Indoor Play Spots for Houston Kids

Wonderwild {767 N Shepherd Dr #400, Houston, TX 77007}

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Children’s Museum of Houston {1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004}

Frolic’s Castle {303 Memorial City Way, Houston, TX 77024}

Sky High Sports {10510 Westview Dr, Houston, TX 77043}

    Houston Indoor Play Spots for Kids | Houston Moms Blog
    As exciting as summer may be, Houstonians know that it's going to be HOT over the next few months! So to save the day, here is a list of Houston area INDOOR play spots where your kids can burn off energy and beat the heat!!
    http://houston.citymomsblog.com

Jun 16

This Month's Restaurant Rumors and Farewells

...Dory, Treadsack’s high-profiled Gulf Coast restaurant and British American-inspired tavern concepts at 1801 North Shepherd, have closed.  The closures comes after months of ongoing issues stemming from last year’s...

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Smoked meat house Charlie’s BBQ has closed following extensive fire damage in early May. At present, it’s unclear if owners of the longtime fixture at 8220 Airline Drive will rebuild.

Glass Wall, a Studewood Hospitality eatery in the Heights, has shuttered. The restaurant group is planning to open a more casual concept in the 933 Studewood Street space soon.

Comfort food spot Grafitti's at Union St. closed its 2003 Union Street storefront in late May. The eatery plans to open in an as-yet-undisclosed location in the coming months, a welcome relief for fans of the restaurant’s Texas-sized chicken fried steaks, piled-high burgers and homemade milkshakes.

Hot Toppings, a local build-it-yourself pizza joint from David Petty, has closed its doors at 7705 Westheimer Road. The eatery, which specialized in one-price pies with unlimited fresh toppings, also halted plans for a downtown tunnel location.

...Burgers have also closed. The original West University area restaurant opened five years ago at 3501 West Holcombe Boulevard opened five years ago, while the mini-chain newest addition at 10403 Katy Freeway opened...

...3501 West Holcombe Boulevard opened five years ago, while the mini-chain newest addition at 10403 Katy Freeway opened last year...

La Macro, a trompo haven from owner Saul Obregon, closed its 5111 Washington Avenue storefront in mid-May. The restaurant was previously located at 1822 North Main before closing...

...closed its 5111 Washington Avenue storefront in mid-May. The restaurant was previously located at 1822 North Main before closing its doors in 2014.  Obregon is reportedly looking for another permanent spot for...

Mike Tran and Rikesh Patel’s Night Market Curry & Grill is temporarily  closed. The southeast Asian spot at 9630 Clarewood Drive, Suite A12, is expected to reopen this summer with a revised menu and other kitchen changes.

Pho Line, a spot for soup and Vietnamese fare, closed its doors in early May at 13711 Westheimer, Suite A, in the West Oaks Place Shopping Center. The restaurant hopes to reopen soon in another location.

Once a lively go-to spot on the River Oaks scene, Sullivan’s Steakhouse has shuttered at 4608 Westheimer Road. The Texas-based chain’s sister restaurant Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House remains open in the Galleria.

While Roka Akor readies for the June debut of its River Oaks Japanese concept at 2929 Weslayan Street, parent company JNK Concepts is already thinking of other restaurants to roll out in Houston...

A popular West University Vietnamese hub may be expanding to Montrose. Miss Saigon Café is rumored to be opening in the Braun Enterprise-acquired strip center at 1415 Richmond Avenue. The eatery could replace shuttered Pepino’s Italian Restaurant at 1421 Richmond Avenue.

A popular West University Vietnamese hub may be expanding to Montrose. Miss Saigon Café is rumored to be opening in the Braun Enterprise-acquired strip center at 1415 Richmond Avenue. The eatery could replace shuttered Pepino’s Italian Restaurant at 1421 Richmond Avenue.

...tentative name for the forthcoming eatery situated across the bayou from the entertainment venue at 2645 North Main, will feature a set-up inspired by Austin’s Mozart Coffee. Despite multiple requests, Les...

...chain, with locations spanning the city, is rumored to have plans for a branch at 2011 Waugh Street in Montrose. Look for vermicelli bowls and rice plates to possibly arrive later this year...

...regarding specific locations, there are speculations that one may land in MetroNational Memorial City at 10100 Katy Freeway...

$$$ Italian, Pizza 1700 Post Oak Blvd., #190

$$$$ Steak 5061 Westheimer Rd.

    This Month's Restaurant Rumors and Farewells
    Planning to grab a Jerry Built Burger or have dinner at Glass Wall? Think again. Here are the most recent closures in greater Houston, as well as some reliable rumors of what's to come. Bernadine's and Hunky Dory, Treadsack's high-profiled Gulf Coast restaurant and British American-inspired tavern concepts at 1801 North Shepherd, have closed.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

Jun 15

Big Changes Defined Houston's Food Scene Last Month

...modern bistro-style restaurant in its place. The new concept opened in early June at 250 West 19th Street, with chef Kent Domas (Bernadine’s and Down House) at the helm...

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Cali Sandwich, a bahn mi hub in Midtown, has resurfaced at 2900 Travis, Suite E,  a space previously occupied by Crave Sushi. The Vietnamese eatery closed its former location a block over at 3030 Travis, Suite A, in February.

Cali Sandwich, a bahn mi hub in Midtown, has resurfaced at 2900 Travis, Suite E,  a space previously occupied by Crave Sushi. The Vietnamese eatery closed its former location a block over at 3030 Travis, Suite A, in February.

...is underway on a new restaurant for Le Peep’s Galleria outpost. Currently located at 4702 Westheimer Road, the brunch eatery aims to open its new location at 4340 Westheimer, Suite 100 by...

...located at 4702 Westheimer Road, the brunch eatery aims to open its new location at 4340 Westheimer, Suite 100 by late summer. The restaurant will join Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors and Bosscat...

Following a trademark dispute with an out-of-state restaurant, lunch joint Kuma Burger has changed its name to burger-chan. The Greenway Plaza spot from Willet and Diane Wu Feng grills up killer burgers, hot dogs and fries up of pretty awesome fish sandwiches to boot at 3 Greenway Plaza.

Kemah’s Sweet Spot & Cafe has added an outdoor space dubbed the Sweet Spot Hangout at its 601 5th Street beachy digs. The green space is  compact and cozy with hammocks and swings for lounging. Grab an ice-cold beer or a frozen wine-a-rita while taking in the laid-back vibes.

...location since 2015. Look for doors to open soon in the Westside Plaza strip at 8383 Westheimer, Suite 114...

After eight years heading the kitchen of Brennan's of Houston, chef Danny Trace takes on a new role as executive chef for Jim Crane’s downtown dual Italian restaurants —casual trattoria Osso & Kristalla and high-end Potente at 500 Crawford Street.

$$$$ Cajun, Creole, Seafood, Southern 3300 Smith St.

American/New American, Cajun, Creole, Southern 5015 Kirby Dr.

$$ American/New American, Pub/Brewery 4310 Westheimer Rd.

    Big Changes Defined Houston's Food Scene Last Month
    There are places we remember-some are gone. Some remain. Are the changes that have taken place among Houston restaurants forever or for better? We'll have to wait and see. But things are certainly different than they were a month ago. Here's how.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

Jun 13

July 27, 2017 | Tmna Quarterly Meeting | 6:30 pm | Kojaks (1912 W. 18th St.)

July 27, 2017 | Tmna Quarterly Meeting | 6:30 pm | Kojaks (1912 W. 18th St.)

    July 27, 2017 | Tmna Quarterly Meeting | 6:30 pm | Kojaks (1912 W. 18th St.) | TMNA
    July 27, 2017 | TMNA Quarterly Meeting | 6:30 pm | KOJAKS -1912 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008 KEY NOTE SPEAKERS from HOUSTON HIGH-SPEED RAIL WATCH to talk about the current plans for the major hub to be located at Northwest Mall and of the proposed connectivity plan of getting these train riders from this potential NW terminus into Downtown Houston while minimizing the impact to neighborhoods.
    http://www.tmnaonline.org

Jun 09

Humanae and Genome Exhibits are Sociological and Scientific Eye Openers

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

    Humanae and Genome Exhibits are Sociological and Scientific Eye Openers | Houston Family Magazine
    By Sara G. Stephens I took my daughters to the Health Museum yesterday to see a preview of the Genome exhibit, which opens today, Friday, June 9, 2017, and continues until September 11, 2017. We were given a tour by Andrea Stromeyer, a Science Educator at the Health Museum, for which I am deeply grateful.
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 09

Learn to Make Movies at Joy Kids Studio!

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

    Learn to Make Movies at Joy Kids Studio! | Houston Family Magazine
    At Joy Kids Studio, kids write, direct, film and star in movies they make! Kids walk the Red Carpet at the real Movie Theater and watch their films on the big screen for a night they will never forget! Camps help build confidence, creativity and media literacy and performance skills.
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 08

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Turns 92 Years Young

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush Turns 92 Years Young | Houston Family Magazine
    Former first lady Barbara Bush will celebrate her 92 nd birthday Thursday, June 8 at Walker's Point with family. In recognition of her special day, Neil and Maria Bush, Co-chairs of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, are inviting the public to join them in wishing Mrs.
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 08

5 Beach Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

    5 Beach Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know | Houston Family Magazine
    According to the Center for Disease Control, each year about 4,000 people drown in the United States. Drowning kills more children 1-4 years of age than anything else, except birth defects. Among children ages one through fourteen, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury or death (after motor vehicle crashes).
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 07

How to Prevent Bullying at Summer and Sleep-Away Camp

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

    How to Prevent Bullying at Summer and Sleep-Away Camp | Houston Family Magazine
    As parents prepare to send their children to summer camp they should also be prepare them for the possibility of being bullied. And when you look at the statistics they show a very real possibility of that happening.
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 07

Acre in a Box Grows Greens In View of Downtown

$$ American/New American 911 W. 11th St.

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$$$ American/New American 4319 Montrose Blvd.

$$$ American/New American 3614 W. Alabama St.

    Acre in a Box Grows Greens In View of Downtown
    It's no secret that it's practically impossible to grow anything in Houston's scorching summers. Greens, especially fragile Bibb lettuce, is even more sensitive to our steamy climate. But this summer, Relish Restaurant & Bar is using intensely local greens to make its salads and top its burgers.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

Jun 06

Best Donuts In Houston

1901 N. Shepherd, Suite 4

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3601 Westheimer Road

1333 Old Spanish Trail

1103 W Gray St

    Best Donuts In Houston
    Donuts, or doughnuts, are a breakfast treat and meeting staple for many, but these fried pastries go beyond the stale concoctions offered in convenience stores. Nothing beats the sweet flavor of a freshly made donut, and while Shipley Donuts, founded in Houston, remains a favorite for many, there are several places that give this local chain a run for its money.
    http://houston.cbslocal.com

Jun 06

Theatre Review: “Freaky Friday”

540 W. 19th St., Houston,

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RCC Our Texas – 2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005

    Theatre Review: "Freaky Friday" | Houston Family Magazine
    If you have a kid, especially a teen, see this show. If you have a parent, whatever your age, see this show. I saw the matinee performance of "Freaky Friday" at the Alley Theatre on Sunday with my tween daughter and her friend.
    https://www.houstonfamilymagazine.com

Jun 06

Meet the Mixologist: Nathan Reffell, Hendricks Gin Associate Brand Ambassador

Cocktails 2518 Yale St.

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$$$ American/New American, Southern 602 Studewood St.

Cocktails, Dive 1010 Banks St

Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor Patio 3315 Milam St

Cocktails 1424 Westheimer Rd

    Meet the Mixologist: Nathan Reffell, Hendricks Gin Associate Brand Ambassador
    Houston is known for hosting a few Super Bowls, ungodly traffic and oil and gas, but to the rest of the country, H-Town isn't quite synonymous with cocktail bars and mixology. That's a shame. In an effort to share the stories of Houston's best bartenders, we're kicking off a series profiling competitive drink makers and their tasty stories.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

Jun 05

Balls Out Burger Has the East Coast-Style Burger You've Been Waiting For

$ Hamburgers 1603 N. Durham Dr.

    Balls Out Burger Has the East Coast-Style Burger You've Been Waiting For
    Ian Tucker, owner of Balls Out Burger, wants the ingredients to shine at his new Heights restaurant, which opened on North Durham Drive on Saturday. "We don't want to ruin good meat and bread by piling it with other crap," he says.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

Jun 04

Our Favorite Houston Area Splash Pads!

Located At :: 1300 Seamist Drive, Houston, Texas 77008

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Located At :: 3801 Eastside Street, Houston, Texas 77098

Located At :: 14205 Kimberley Lane, Houston, Texas 77079

Located At :: 10570 Westpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042

    Houston Splash Pads
    It's coming y'all ... that infamous Houston heat has already started making its ghastly appearance, complete with dripping humidity reminiscent of the deepest, darkest corners of the rainforest. There are mornings when I walk out my door, kids in tow, and feel like I've walked straight into Conrad's Heart of Darkness, "The horror!
    http://houston.citymomsblog.com

May 31

Reserve 101 Goes Way Beyond Whiskey With Its New Cocktail Menu

$$ Japanese 1901 N. Shepherd Dr.

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Spirits 1201 Caroline

    Reserve 101 Goes Way Beyond Whiskey With Its New Cocktail Menu
    Reserve 101 is approaching its 10th anniversary in January, and the bar has some special surprises planned as part of an ongoing celebration to ring in the anniversary. The bar has always had selections beyond whiskey, but they're expanding even further with a custom seasonal cocktail list.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

May 30

Fifth Annual Business Expo

Host Yolanda Vazquez talks with Angela Franco, President & CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. They discuss the Fifth Annual Business Expo that will take place March 18th & 19th 2014 at the Washington Convention Center.

    Fifth Annual Business Expo - Comcast Newsmakers
    Host Yolanda Vazquez talks with Angela Franco, President & CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. They discuss the Fifth Annual Business Expo that will take place March 18th & 19th 2014 at the Washington Convention Center.
    http://comcastnewsmakers.com

May 30

Historic Furniture and Tall Case Clocks of Reading and Berks County

...displaying historic furniture and tall case clocks made in Reading and Berks County in the 18th and 19th centuries. Follow on Facebook.com/berkshistory and on Twitter @berkshistory. Recorded on October 6, 2015...

    Historic Furniture and Tall Case Clocks of Reading and Berks County - Comcast Newsmakers
    Jill Horner speaks with Sime Bertolet, Executive Director, Berks History Center (www.berkshistory.org) about two new galleries opening November 14, 2015 displaying historic furniture and tall case clocks made in Reading and Berks County in the 18th and 19th centuries. Follow on Facebook.com/berkshistory and on Twitter @berkshistory. Recorded on October 6, 2015.
    http://comcastnewsmakers.com

May 29

Meatless Monday: Harold's in the Heights

$$ Creole, Southern 350 W. 19th St.

    Meatless Monday: Harold's in the Heights
    Harold's In The Heights is known for its dishes that draw influences from chef Antoine Ware's native New Orleans, a city known as a meaty mecca. And while it's easy to order from the new spring menu and fill up on chicken-and-sausage gumbo, crispy boudin balls and corn bread with spicy crawfish sauce, it turns out that Harold's, with Ware's heavy focus on using local farmers, is also an ideal place to remain meatless.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

May 23

Free summer meals offered at more than 250 HISD schools

812 W. 28th St

703 E 17TH ST

139 East 20th St

503 W 21ST ST

413 E 13TH ST

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14226 Almeda School Road

5727 Ludington Drive

2610 Elgin

6262 Gulfton

607 Northwood

701 E 33RD ST

7475 Westover, Houston, TX 77087

14000 Stancliff Houston, Texas 77045

4803 Brinkman

515 E RITTENHOUSE

14200 Fonmeadow Drive

725 E LITTLE YORK RD

9709 Mesa

7415 Harrisburg Blvd

5215 San Felipe Houston, Tx 77056

810 Harvard St.

10702 E Hardy Rd, Houston, TX 77093

1600 Gellhorn, Houston TX 77029

1800 Dismuke St.

7500 Bauman Road

400 Victoria Dr.

6501 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, 77074

12401 S Coast

5445 W Alabama

301 N DRENNAN

3930 W FUQUA

620 E CANINO

1401 W. 43rd, Houston, TX  77018

14404 Waterloo Drive

400 Boyles

7402 Albacore, Houston Tx 77074

10707 S GESSNER DR

1900 W 34TH ST

119 East 39th Street

2515 Old Farm Rd

    Free summer meals offered at more than 250 HISD schools
    Houston Independent School District will be kicking off its Summer Meal Program May 31 at more than 250 area schools. Children ages 1 to 18 can enjoy a free healthy breakfast and lunch from May 31, 2017 through Aug. 4, 2017.
    http://blogs.houstonisd.org

May 18

Heights Tower renovation completed

The $12 million renovation was made possible by a $10 million Community Development Block Grant and a $2 million loan from the Community Bank of Texas. It is located on 330 West 19th St., in the Heights neighborhood.

    Heights Tower renovation completed
    The eight-story building, which offers affordable housing for active and independent seniors, received new plumbing, new insulation, a computer room and an updated 2,000-square-foot Community Room, used for the first time last Christmas. Smerinsky has lived in the building since 1999 after she moved to Houston from Austin.
    http://www.chron.com

May 18

Hunky Dory and Bernadine's Will Close Next Week

Cocktails 2518 Yale St.

$$ American/New American 1801 Yale St.

$$$ British 1801 N. Shepherd Dr.

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Beer 1307 Enid St

    Hunky Dory and Bernadine's Will Close Next Week
    An hour ago, the Facebook pages for Bernadine's and Hunky Dory, both members of the Treadsack restaurant group, posted the same message: "It is with great sadness that we announce the closing of Bernadine's and Hunky Dory. Our last service will be Wednesday, May 24th.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

May 18

First Bite: Piggy's Kitchen & Bar

Beer, Outdoor Patio 1034 W. 20th St.

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$$ American/New American 3106 White Oak Dr.

    First Bite: Piggy's Kitchen & Bar
    has been helping to keep Houstonians' stomachs happy for quite some time now. Their staples The Creek Group Onion Creek and Cedar Creek have been Heights favorites and are almost always busy. Just this past month, the group rolled out its latest concept, in the coveted former Daily Review spot over on Lamar, Piggy's Kitchen & Bar.
    https://www.houstoniamag.com

May 10

University of Michigan history chair named humanities dean at Rice University

...European history of citizenship, gender and family, state, social welfare and labor in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Her latest research seeks to compare and contrast the aftermaths of the two world...

    University of Michigan history chair named humanities dean at Rice University
    Kathleen Canning, who chairs the largest department of history in the U.S. at the University of Michigan (U-M), will become dean of humanities at Rice University Jan. 1. A member of the U-M faculty since 1988, Canning is in her fourth year as chair of a history department with 81 faculty members that has been ranked in the top seven nationally during the last decade.
    http://news.rice.edu

May 10

Burglars left empty-handed after breaking into Heights corner store, police say

The call dropped around 4 a.m. at the drugstore on 20th Street near Yale. Investigators said the men pried open the store’s drop down gate and front doors.

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7700 Westpark Drive Houston, TX 77063

    Burglars left empty-handed after breaking into Heights corner store, police say
    HOUSTON - The Houston Police Department is searching for two men accused of burglarizing a Walgreens Wednesday morning in the Greater Heights area. The call dropped around 4 a.m. at the drugstore on 20th Street near Yale. Investigators said the men pried open the store's drop down gate and front doors.
    http://cw39.com

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