Grand Beginnings

Spring was open season in H-Town! A fit and fab crowd hit the grand-opening party for Sweat 1000, a new gym in the Heights. ... Meanwhile in Downtown, the Catalyst apartment tower threw open its doors for 700-plus guests, who toured amenities including a half-acre pool terrace with skyline views. ... Nearby, Mike Raymond of Reserve 101 raised a glass to his new venture, the Cottonmouth Club. Its vintage decor is inspired by its location in the historic Brewster Building on Main Street. ... And shoppers delighted as they toured Paris Texas Apparel Co.’s new boutique on Woodway.

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Chris Williams (photos by Gittings for Houston CityBook)

THE COVER STAR of CityBook's latest issue, chef-activist Chris Williams, is also the star of a Netflix show that debuts next week. High on the Hog is a hotly anticipated and already-celebrated four-part docuseries focused on how African American cuisine transformed America's culinary landscape.

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