Posh Houston Restaurants Score Big in 2022 Wine Spectator Awards

Robin Barr Sussman

IT’S HARD TO fathom 37,500 bottles of wine in one restaurant (hello, Mastro’s!) or even the 4,000-plus selections of wine stocked at the original Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Westheimer. No surprise, both high-end steakhouses garnered the top honor awards by Wine Spectator this year.

MFAH Screens ‘A Beautiful Mind’ and More Math-Savvy Movies This Month

Chris Becker

HERE’S AN ARTFUL way to stay cool this month. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston rolls out a six-film mini-series The Mathematician Moviegoer on Saturday, July 9, beginning with Giant (1953), George Stevens’ epic if somewhat shambolic celebration of the transformative power of black gold, starring three of 1950s Hollywood’s sexiest actors: Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. (At one point Dean, a dedicated “method” actor, manages to pull off an Oscar-worthy scene with his body completely covered in crude oil.)

This Summer Gallery Show Includes a Cactus Party Favor

Chris Becker

THIS SCORCHING HEAT has done no favors for most plants and plant-lovers. But on Saturday, July 9, from 1-4pm, Jonathan Hopson Gallery hosts Oasis, a special “green sharing” event where visitors are invited to view some incredible art, enjoy a cool drink and purchase a specially priced cutting or potted plant from the home-based gallery’s extraordinary cactus garden.

Innovators in Medicine: Summerwood Pharmacy and Compounding’s Ekpema ‘Humbled’ by Patients' Trust

Marie Ekpema, PharmD

Owner, Summerwood Pharmacy and Compounding

Trusted Community Resource and Innovative Pharmacist in Northeast Houston

Tell us about what makes Summerwood Pharmacy & Compounding unique? We focus on empowering patients through education, working with providers to solve complex cases through the art and science of personalized medicine, and guiding patients on the proper combination of nutritional supplements with prescription medications and a variety of disease states. As the only member of the professional compounding centers of America in the area, Summerwood Pharmacy and Compounding offers patients and physicians unique solutions using state of the art equipment. The pharmacy also offers concierge pharmacy services to high-profile Houstonians backed with absolute privacy.

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A $3 million Tanglewood abode complete with a wood-wrapped study that opens up to an outdoor loggia was listed by Kelli Geitner with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and sold after 17 days on the market.


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Jim and Whitney Crane with Allie LaForce and Joe Smith

FORMER ASTROS PITCHER Joe Smith and his sportscaster wife Allie LaForce hosted a gala at Minute Maid Park's Union Station in an effort to raise funds and awareness of Huntington’s Disease, which took the life of Smith’s mother in 2020.

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