From ‘Fuzzy Balls’ to Barbecue: What’s Hot in the Heights Now

THIS SUMMER, THE Heights has become a literal hotbed for restaurateurs and bar owners opening new doors. Here’s a look at newcomers to try, plus what’s on tap this summer at other favorites in the ’hood.

Southern Decadence: Inside the Opulent New Black-Owned Restos Warwick and Rare

Jeff Gremillion

TWO POSH NEW eateries in the voluptuous style of rich steakhouses, Rare and The Warwick — both Black-owned and led by African American chefs, and influenced by the overlapping traditions of Southern cuisine, soul food and Cajun-creole cooking — have opened in Houston.

From Church Organ to World Stage: Houston’s Hot Khruangbin Trio Hits the Road

Chris Becker

FOUNDED IN HOUSTON in 2010 by guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee, and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson, Khruangbin is a rock band Miles Davis would have loved to have played with, for space is the key to their interlocking, antiphonal ambience.

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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Toro Toro inside the Four Seasons

HOUSTON'S BIGGEST CULINARY event returns for 37 days of areawide meals and deals benefiting the Houston Food Bank. The lineup of restaurants, including some of the Houston’s hottest and newest, is now live with menus offering multi-course dinners (three or four courses) and two- or three-course brunch and lunch options. Some menus have a to-go option.

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On Ally and Marion: Custom one-piece swimsuits by Cesar Galindo.

HOUSTON HAS A few favorite playgrounds — the Texas Hill Country, Aspen, Cabo. But none are more beloved than the sultry, always just a bit scandalous Big Easy, whose towering new Four Seasons has been described as a must-hit by H-Town’s travel-savviest. It’s the perfect place to stage CityBook’s annual Sexy Issue fashion shoot highlighting swimwear, lingerie and other racy little numbers right off the runway from Gucci, Versace and much more, oui?

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