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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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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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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.

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