Cute Former CityBook Model Named Chef of Chris Shepherd’s Revamped Downtown Resto

Evan W. Black

OPENED AT THE beginning of 2021, Underbelly Hospitality’s Georgia James Tavern was a glimmer of hope for the return of Downtown as a social destination post-pandemic. It was first known as an offshoot of Georgia James Steakhouse, but now — with a new menu and a new chef — the eatery is stepping boldly into its own identity.

Can’t-Miss Spring Openings: Return of a Celeb Chef, New Montrose Hot Spot & More!

Robin Barr Sussman

APRIL IS JUST about to wrap, and the culinary hits keep coming! Here’s a rundown of the latest openings.

At Surprise-Filled Gala, JDRF Raises Nearly $2 Million More Than Goal to Fight Type 1 Diabetes

Jeff Gremillion

WHEN JDRF, THE leading global organization focused on researching type 1 diabetes, finally held its slickly produced Promise Ball with its “Day in the Life” theme after a two-year Covid break, it had high expectations. It set a fundraising goal of $2 million — which, it turns out, was all wrong. Instead, with the help of chairs Amber and Clay Bretches, the organization had an eye-popping haul of $3.7 million!

The Rosé Spritz at Heights & Co (photo by Alex Montoya)

HOUSTON RESTAURANTS ARE seeing pink with drink and food specials and celebrations starting Saturday, June 11, and some lasting all month long. Here are top spots to stop and smell the rosés.

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Carlos Henderson and Pat Masterson (photo courtesy Burning Bones Press)

TO COINCIDE WITH PrintHouston 2022, a month-long celebration of printmaking coordinated by PrintMatters Houston, the Heights-based printmaking studio Burning Bones Press is hosting The Matrix, a series of Wednesday-night workshops where the general public is invited to learn more about the art of printmaking.

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