Chef Jonny Rhodes on Sustenance and Justice, Part 1

Prior-service Marine Jonny Rhodes has come a long way for hawking Frito pie out of his window as an entrepreneurial kid in Trinity Gardens to becoming one of Houston's most widely lauded chefs. With CityBook editor-in-chief Jeff Gremillion and chef-journalist Kate McLean he dishes on the hard-won acclaim of his Indigo restaurant — and his decision to shut it down soon, to further engage in the fight to end the city's "food apartheid."

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Steve & Dan Zimmerman

AS MONTROSE'S STORIED La Colombe d'Or hotel readies to reopen after two years of renovation, father-son owner-operators Steve and Dan Zimmerman are reflecting on the history of the place, and its future. The Zimmermans partnered with the Hines corp in a massive project that includes revamping of the hotel and building a 32-story luxury high-rise, The Residences at La Colombe d'Or, where the hotel's back ballroom once stood.

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ONE OF HOUSTON'S most lauded musicians, country star and famous honkytonk impresario Mickey Gilley, scored his first big hit with a song tailormade for Valentine's Day. Never expected to be a hit, the "throwaway" flipside track, 1974's "Room Full of Roses," was recorded in The Heights, he says.

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