For years now, the occasionally gritty but increasingly urbane thoroughfare of Westheimer Road, which bisects Houston's Montrose neighborhood into northern and southern sections, has been Restaurant Row, with a dozen notable eateries dotting its winding way from River Oaks to Downtown. But, in pandemic days, there's been an interesting new northward focus, as not one but two new restaurants have opened in the area to surprisingly big buzz, despite the state of things.
One of the In Crowd's most beloved restaurants has finally reopened after having shuttered due to Covid in March. The two-level French affair, La Table on Post Oak, began welcoming guests back on Wednesday, with thoughtful safety measures in place, naturally.
As discussion of rising Covid numbers permeates the national news, many Houstonians in recent days have decided it's time for a return to something like normalcy. And, in the peak of fall, that means charity bashes.
There were glitzy to-do's Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights last week — all with thoughtful safety precautions — one function featuring an Astro raising money for kids with cancer at a fabulous Memorial area mansion, another highlighting buff firemen stripping shirtless in support of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association Charitable Foundation.