WITH THE TOKYO 2020 Olympics well underway and on the agenda through Sunday, we're channeling red, white, and blue style. Gold accents are a must-have. Create an at-home izakaya with recommendations from a four-time James Beard nominee, Japanese-born chef. Root for Team USA with stretch bracelets from a buzzy jewelry brand. And enjoy lunch specials at elevated casual bars and restaurants.
CUFF LOVE Designed for both everyday use and formal attire, Deakin & Francis' sterling silver U.S.A. enamel oval cufflinks will easily elevate your outfit. $400, https://www.deutschhouston.com/
GO FOR THE GOLD The Everyday Stretch Bracelet Set (3mm + 4mm) is not only a simple and stylish staple to a wrist stack but also durable to withstand everyday life. $95, https://shoplemel.com/
RED, WHITE AND BLUE Attend an Olympics watch party in a beautifully constructed lace applique blouse. $3,900, https://www.tootsies.com/
SHOOT YOUR SHOT Enjoy a self-serve nacho bar ($15) this Monday and Wednesday during Olympic programming. For all patrons dining in when Team USA wins a gold medal will sip on a complimentary shot of the house gold tequila. https://www.studewoodcantine.com/
CHOMP LIKE A CHAMP Both the Shepherd and Montrose locations of FM Kitchen will show the programming while guests at the Montrose location can enjoy the games on a huge full-wall projector. Enjoy the "Lunch of Champions," featuring your choice of the 8 oz. FM Burger, Fried Chicken Sandwich, or FM Club with a side of fries, tots, or a side salad. Wash it down with a cold Buckle Bunny from Eureka Heights. $15, https://www.fmkitchenandbar.com/
JAPANESE PLEASE Four-time James Beard nominee Manabu "Hori" Horiuchi, executive chef at Kata Robata, shares his Highball recipe to make at home. Mix 1.5 oz Suntory Toki with 4.5 oz Topo Chico, serve over ice and add lemon or lemon zest.