Peg Lee

THANKS MOSTLY TO Peg Lee, Houston home cooks got a jump on how-tos and gourmet ingredients, first with the Rice Epicurean Market cooking school, and then Central Market’s wildly successful cooking classes. A lifelong advocate of home cooking, Lee was also a mentor to several of the city’s most well known chefs, including Robert Del Grande, Greg Martin and Mark Cox.

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Julie Kent (photo by Jayme Thornton, courtesy of The Washington Ballet)

THE BELOVED STANTON Welch of the Houston Ballet officially has a new counterpart in Julie Kent, named the company's first-ever co-artistic director today.

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Art + Entertainment

The 'Daiquirí Clásico,' available one night only at Julep

SCHOOL MAY BE in session — but summer ain't over for these Houston restaurants. They're still celebrating the season with frozen cocktails, live music and tons of bourbon. (But Hopdoddy's Back to School Burger does look quite tasty, too.) Read on ... and bring your appetite!

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Food