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MOST PEOPLE DREAM of quitting their corporate jobs to work for themselves. Christina Au was the opposite. After a Covid-issued furlough from her job as a pastry chef at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and Philadelphia, she came back to her hometown of Houston and started baking fancy pop-tart-style pastries at home as a way to hold her over until she could go back to work.

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Gatsby's Prime Steakhouse in Montrose may have only opened its doors a couple of months ago, but Gatsby's Hospitality Group, the folks behind the popular 1920s-inspired concept, are already expanding their bourgeoning empire. On Saturday, the group's latest concept, Daisy Buchanan Lounge, will open right next door to its already swinging spot.

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THE NIGHTLIFE SCENE is undoubtedly experiencing a resurgence, as the new roaring '20s are well underway in hopes that the pandemic is winding down. A handful of new concepts in Midtown, Downtown and the Heights have been announced in recent weeks, and now, the owner of popular Northside bar and restaurant Monkey's Tail has announced he will open several additional nightlife destinations under the playful umbrella group Barrel of Monkeys Hospitality.

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