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Hush Puppies

There's been a slight detour in Chris Shepherd's deliciously groundbreaking One Fifth journey: One Fifth Southern Comfort, which makes its debut on Dec. 8, is Shepherd's prescription for what Houston needs during this challenging holiday season.

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Memorial City's new Cowboy Surfer bar

There are only a few places where ranch life and beach life intersect, and the Texas Gulf Coast is one of them. In the 1960s, "cowboy surfer culture" briefly took hold here (and in Southern California, Oregon and the Florida panhandle). Now, a new bar in Memorial City seeks to celebrate the bygone lifestyle, with live music and comfort food — and themed drinks, naturally.

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Rebecca Pham's sweet tooth finally got the best of her.

With a craving to leave behind her brief stint in the corporate world, the native Houstonian, 25, took to baking cakes. This week, she celebrates the third anniversary of her Becca Cakes biz, which recently expanded into retail, in the form of a brick-and-mortar boutique bakery in the heart of the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks area.

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