With Cafés, Cookies and More on the Way, These Mompreneurs Can ‘Hustle’ with the Best of Them

Mellanie Perez

BEST FRIENDS AND mompreneurs Cassie Ghaffar and Sandy Nguyen are behind some of Houston’s most stylish new restaurants. Their Ordinary Concepts hospitality group is anything but — not to mention the powerhouse duo is raising seven kids between the two of them, and rapidly diversifying their business.

These Five Fabulous Fine-Dining Opportunities Are Worth the Splurge This Summer!

Robin Barr Sussman

THE DOG DAYS of summer have arrived, and all too soon. Why not escape home — and its overworked electricity bill — for a special restaurant dinner and an evening of entertainment? From guest-appearance dinners with special NOLA flair to wine pairings, omakase and Champagne dinners to-die-for, here’s what’s cooking this month.

Chapman & Kirby Launches Free Concert Series for Spring

Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band performs May 31 (photo from dannyrayatlanticstreetband.com)

CHAPMAN & KIRBY, THE premier event destination in Houston’s East Village, is thrilled to announce the launch of its Spring Music Series, kicking off on Friday, April 12. Chapman & Kirby has become synonymous with top-tier events and unforgettable experiences, many attended by celebrities both local and worldwide. With concert ticket prices soaring to hundreds and even thousands of dollars in the last year, this eight-week music series promises to be a welcomed opportunity to engage with live music for free, showcasing an eclectic lineup of talented acts.

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ONCE UPON A time on a charming vintage corner of West University Place, chef Tony Luhrman cranked out tacos and other Mexican specialties in his tiny restaurant El Topo. The newcomer earned recognition from Texas Monthly and elsewhere, but couldn’t pull out of the post-COVID slump. Enter Maximo in the same space, a new Mexican concept owned by Benjy Levit (Local Foods, Lees Den, Eau Tour), Luhrman, and Dylan Murray of Local Foods.

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THIS SPRING, TAKE the season’s vibrant hues and jewel tones to the edge.

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