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Tony Vallone announces shutter of upscale Memorial City steakhouse

In Washington, D.C., the Friday news dump covers any piece of unpleasant information that a politician would prefer the public ignore: for example, …

Texas

New Montrose mid-rise promises luxe living in the Loop

Residents of Montrose who're looking to upgrade from their historic (older) and charming (no central air) duplex now have a luxe option. A new, …

Real Estate

Hoffman's near-death stories reveal the dangers of cycling in Houston

As CultureMap reported, Houston is the sixth-most-dangerous city for bicycle riding, according to a ranking of 790 cities by Your Local Security, an …

Houston

Prepare for major traffic closures in Houston this weekend

If you're traveling this weekend, be prepared for some major closures along the South Loop, Gulf Freeway, and East Freeway. South Loop All eastbound …

Texas

Meet the monarchy with this rare British royal exhibit at the MFAH

Get ready, Houston, for art fit for a king -- when the Museum of Fine Arts welcomes royalty to town in the new exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British …

National Portrait Gallery

Down House owner ready to throw a new party on Washington Avenue

Just like restaurants occasionally need some tweaking, even popular bars may occasionally benefit from a fresh perspective. New management brings new …

Texas

stressed city in Texas

Living in Houston certainly has its perks, with recent record real estate growth, relatively low cost of living, and access to quality healthcare and …

Real Estate

8 sizzling new restaurants to heat up July

Typically, summer can be a slow time for new restaurants, but this year has been an exception to the trend. From a celebrity chef's first Houston …

Houston

Houston sneakerheads can kick it at this serious shoe culture fest

When it first started in 2004, the H-Town Sneaker Summit was held was a sports bar, where sneaker enthusiasts in and around Houston bought, sold, …

Texas

Houston sneakerheads can kick it at this serious shoe festival

When it first started in 2004, the <b>H-Town Sneaker Summit</b> was held was a sports bar, where sneaker enthusiasts in and around Houston bought, sold, …

Houston

Chic Houston style summit showcases fashion, beauty, and influencers

Fashionistas, fashion lovers, lifestyle gurus, Pintrest and Insta superstars: If you're looking for something for your weekend social calendar, the …

Saks Fifth Avenue

DFW coworking giant sticks a fork in company-bought meat

Global coworking giant WeWork, which operates five locations in Dallas-Fort Worth, has a bone to pick with meat. In a bid to ease environmental …

WeWork

Pet of the week Zydeco sounds off on the Astros entrance music

<b>Name:</b> Zydeco, like the Cajun music style, and groups named Buckwheat Zydeco, Zydeco Dots, and Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. Please feel …

Houston

Popular pizza chef reveals plans for exciting new Montrose restaurant

On this week's episode of "What's Eric Eating," chef Anthony Calleo joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss a range of topics, starting …

Houston

Anonymous donor gifts $3 million in tuition for UH's new med school

Some new medical students at the University of Houston won't have to worry about paying for school. Thanks to an anonymous $3 million gift, 30 …

Medical School

Popular Montrose Tex-Mex spot finally gives way to new apartments

Sad news, Montrose Tex-Mex fans. The neighborhood will soon be down to only one location of El Tiempo Cantina. Owner Roland Laurenzo announced that …

Texas

Houston social set christens cool new clubhouse for young professionals

<b>What:</b> Social Graces Social Club christens The Clubhouse<p><b>Where:</b> GreenStreet<p><b>The scoop:</b> Social Graces Social Club, a members-only philanthropic …

Houston

Here are the top 8 things to do in Houston this weekend

The bad news: it's gonna be a scorching week. The good news: no more ominous African dust storms to stifle the already stifled air. With that in …

The Arts

BK's behemoth new American Brewhouse King is a real whopper

This week, I reached out for an American Brewhouse King, the newest addition to the King Family (remember them?) at everybody's No. 2 burger barn, …

Burger King

Chef returns to Shepherd's world, but his Heights restaurant is toast

Patrons at Underbelly Hospitality's off-site projects, whether they be catering jobs or serving food at NRG Stadium, will see a familiar face …

Texas

2 popular Houston restaurants plot exciting expansion to Katy

Two of Houston's most popular neighborhood restaurants are coming to Katy. Gr8 Plate Hospitality announced it is bringing both a Jax Grill and The …

Texas

Striking downtown tower writes a new story for old Houston Chronicle building

There’s a new story for the old <i>Houston Chronicle</i> building in downtown Houston. Hines, the Houston-based, international real estate juggernaut, has …

Real Estate

Star Game victory

On a night when the sports world fixed its attention on baseball, the Houston Astros once again rose to the occasion in the MLB All-Star Game on July …

Baseball

New mural tackles gentrification and history in Houston's East End

Houston's EaDo crowd has a new conversation piece that's sure to fire up lengthy dissertations on gentrification in the area, thanks to a new mural …

Streetwear

Young Houstonians step up for kids in need at big birthday bash

What: Young Houstonians for Houston Children's Charity Birthday Bash Where: Hotel ZaZa The Scoop: Houston Children's Charity recently hosted the …

Texas

Exciting new design collective opens up a stylish shop in Houston

When Jillian O'Neill launched her eponymous business in 2002, she became immediately known for her elegant, modern pieces. Think gently curving …

Houston

These are the 6 best concerts to catch in Houston this week

The '90s are hot right now. The live music scene is looking back, with several big names from the grunge-dominated heyday playing Houston this week …

Houston

WeWork debuts 2 new Houston offices with a big-time bash

It's taken eight years, but Houston is finally joining the WeWork party with not one, but two, brand-new coworking spaces. One is at 708 Main St. and …

Texas

Houston's hottest new bakery rises with hot recipes and artisan breads

It's not often that a person walks away from a successful, 22-year as a consultant to become a baker, but Tasos Katsaounis isn't some overmatched …

Houston

Houston scores coveted host spot for NCAA Final Four tournament

If the recent Super Bowl proved anything, it’s that Houston is the perfect place for a big game. Well aware of that fact, the masterminds at the NCAA …

Houston