Lassoing Rodeo Specials and Underbelly Hospitality Food News

Robin Barr Sussman

HERE'S THE LATEST on where to eat in H-town before or after the rodeo, or if you just crave fine Texas eats and drinks that boast a bargain!

Murder Island! Kristen Bird’s Debut Novel Is Set in Galveston and Based on Real Events

Edward Nawotka

EMILY CALLAHAN, AN 18-year-old senior at posh Callahan Preparatory Academy on Galveston Island, goes missing after a Mardi Gras party and is found 10 weeks later floating in the bay. She is alive, but has no memory of what happened. Intrigued? That’s the idea behind Kristen Bird’s debut novel The Night She Went Missing.

Besides Diving and Dining, the Dutch Isles of Aruba and Curaçao Are Attracting Guests with Something New: Vibrant Art

David Paul Rabalais & Jeff Gremillion

THERE'S A MYSTIQUE about the Netherlands-affiliated island states of Aruba and Curaçao, two of the three ABC Islands in the Caribbean just off the coast of Venezuela. (The third is Bonaire.) Gleaming white beaches and clear turquoise waters in the shadows of towering cliffs dotted with centuries-old forts may come to mind, and historic downtowns with tall skinny candy-colored buildings. All that is, of course, a major draw. Increasingly, so is art.

Alto Rideshare Names Its Top Spots for Houston Restaurant Weeks!

HOUSTON FOODIES ARE out this month, and those in the know are getting from restaurant to restaurant in the rideshare service that has taken the industry by a storm.

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Jose and Nina Altuve (photo by Jacob Power)

ASTROS STARS LANCE McCullers, Jr., Jose Altuve and Kyle Tucker hosted a glam slam at Tootsies to raise money for their respective organizations, and their teammates and fashionable fans showed up in support.

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Mia Pinero, Ellen Harvey, and Alexandra Silber in Alley Theatre’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me A Soprano.

ELEANOR HOLDRIDGE COULDN'T be more pleased to be directing the Alley Theatre world premiere of Lend Me A Soprano, playwright Ken Ludwig’s gender-flipped version of his Tony Award-winning play Lend Me A Tenor. Revised by Ludwig, this remix of one of the 20th century’s greatest farces, with the lead characters now re-imagined as women, retains all of the door-slamming, screwball madness of the original, but is imbued throughout with a more “feminine” subtext. “It’s a horrible thing to say,” laughs Holdridge, “but I wouldn’t want a man to be directing it!”

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