On a Perfect Spring Night, Hermann Park Fans Gather for Dinner Under the Stars

Jeff Gremillion

IT'S HARD TO beat a mild breezy night in the park as a backdrop for a springtime dinner party. And that’s just what the Herman Park Conservancy and its beautiful chairs Brigitte Kalai and Hallie Vanderhider offered up that the annual “Evening in the Park” gala, on the tented lawn of the Molly Ann Smith Plaza near the Reflection Pool.

Food News! Uchiko Announces Opening Date, Chef Shuffle at La Colombe d’Or & More

Evan W. Black

THERE'S NEVER A bland moment in the Houston restaurant world. This week's food news is piping hot, with a side of wasabi! Read on for more.

Free Mimosas! Live Music! The Best Brunches for Mother's Day

Robin Barr Sussman

DID MOTHER’S DAY, Sunday, May 8, sneak up on you this this year? Not to fret, Houston restaurants have you covered with special brunch menus, dishes, exotic desserts and her favorite festive drinks. The countdown is on — just click and reserve!

Duos, Trios and Teams: ‘Next-Generation’ Mother-Daughter Leppert Duo Debuts

Clare Leppert and Clementine, the Cavachon. Leigh Leppert and Benny, the Bernedoodle.

HOW DID YOU come together as a team? This fall, we are celebrating the introduction of an exciting real estate collaboration between Clare Leppert, longtime Houston Realtor®, and daughter Leigh Leppert. Clare shared a 20+ year real estate partnership with her mother, Bette Carpenter, until Bette’s death in 2016. Having worked solo for several years, Clare in 2021 was awarded Houston Business Journal’s No. 2 Luxury Realtor® in Houston. Leigh, who has been working in marketing for the past decade, has always shared a passion for real estate and watched Clare successfully balance family and career. We are excited to re-create the next generation of a mother-daughter duo at Compass!

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Ben Berg (photo by Douglas Burns)

THE NEW YEAR has already yielded its fair share of tastebud-tingling headlines — and here's a few more! From a prolific restaurateur's big announcement to a Houston institution's ambitious expansion, catch up on all the latest below.

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Wiley's 'Judith and Holofernes'

THE ENERGY IN the foyer of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Caroline Wiess Law Building is quite lively, thanks to the installation of two provocative paintings, painted 400 years apart — one by Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian 17th-century female artist, the other by Kehinde Wiley, a contemporary, Nigerian-born queer Black artist. Each depicts the grisly climax in the Old Testament Book of Judith, in which the widow Judith decapitates the Assyrian general Holofernes, thus saving her besieged Jewish city of Betulia.

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