Houston Restaurant Lands the Cover of Prominent National Mag, Announces New Menu

Evan W. Black

ONE OF THE country’s most celebrated restaurants since its opening last spring, the grandly subtle and exclusive March on Westheimer stars in Food & Wine’s big September issue, which hits newsstands today.

Popular Heights Restaurant Announces Expansion Plans

Evan W. Black

EIGHT YEARS AGO, the corner of Yale and 11th was just beginning to transform into the foodie haven that it is now — Hando, Trattoria Sofia and Chivos are among the hot spots now calling that intersection home. Pioneering that transformation was Eight Row Flint, a modern ice house with tacos served on housemade tortillas from Agricole Hospitality (Coltivare, Indianola).

Celebrated Restaurateur Thinks Outside the Loop, Opens New Hot Spot in Spring Branch

Evan W. Black

ALLI JARRETT BOLDLY declares that Spring Branch is the “face of Houston.” And indeed, the famously multicultural area is a great cross-section of the folks that make this city special — and delicious. So it makes sense that Jarrett, who owns Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room in the Heights, selected the outer-Loop neighborhood for her next venture, Low Tide Kitchen & Bar.

With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

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AS WE PRODUCE our second annual “Cool 100” list, we’re reminded of our thoughts as we debuted this feature last year. We acknowledged that deciding who and what is cool is not only a moving target but also entirely subjective. And that attempting to “rank” the coolest people in Houston is a fool’s errand, one that will leave us immediately open to criticism. “You think she is cooler than him? You included this person?! You left off that one!?"

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Hallie Vanderhider, Cissy Abel, Elizabeth Stein (photo by Jacob Power)

ONE OF HOUSTON'S most passionate cancer-research organizations hosted its very successful car-race-themed “Victory Rally Ball” recently at Downtown’s 713 Music Hall, drawing in more than 750 denim-and-diamond-bedecked supporters and raising mega-money!

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