Phat Eatery’s Expansion, Japanese-Peruvian Fusion, and More of This Week’s Tastiest Food News in Small Bites

Evan W. Black

EVEN THE DEAD heat of summer (in June?!) can’t slow down the Houston food scene. Here’s the week’s headline-making news that’s sure to whet your appetite.

'Freedom Project' Exhibit Commemorates Galveston's Role in Juneteenth

Leah Cast

FOR MORE THAN 150 years, Galveston’s historic sites have stood as testaments to the events of June 19, 1865, the day Gen. Gordon Granger and his soldiers marched through the island issuing orders that abolished slavery in Texas. Now, a year after June 19 (also known as Juneteenth) was solidified as a federal holiday, Galveston is commemorating this historic date through art.

Think Pink: It’s Rosé Month! Here Are the Best Places to Pop Bottles

Robin Barr Sussman

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.

Top Attorney Lauren Varnado Says Networking Is Key: ‘Relationships Are Everything’
How did you get to where you are today? It takes a village. I was fortunate enough to have great mentors and individuals who instilled confidence in me. I think that when you face a challenge or an obstacle, you are able to overcome and make things happen. You can continue moving forward, more resilient over time.
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The Freedom Over Texas display can be viewed from a number of Houston restaurants (photo courtesy of Visit Houston)

IF YOU DON’T have a view of the many fireworks displays around town on July 4, these spots are celebrating Independence Day with dinner, brunch, live music, deals, drinks and a seat to Houston’s spectacularly lit-up sky show.

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“IT LANDED RIGHT in it,” says Houston artist and scientist Suzette Mouchaty.

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