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  • Oasis in the Desert: Casablanca Brings Moroccan Food to Houston
    It's a little curious we don't have more Moroccan food in Houston, considering the breadth and depth of other available cuisines. But Casablanca remains one of only two places in town — Saffron being the other — that serve authentic couscous and tagines. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
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  • Brazilian Festival at Jones Plaza
    Dancers and diners mingled downtown for a celebration of all things Brazilian at the Brazilian Arts Foundation's Brazil Festival. PHOTOS BY FRANCISCO MONTES
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  • UH vs UCLA: The Return of Case Keenum
    Tailgaters turned out in full force for the return of University of Houston's beloved QB Case Keenum after a devastating knee injury last year. The Cougars won their first game of the season 38-34.
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  • Miss Swimsuit USA Texas
    Swimsuit International crowned Ashleigh Fisher the 2011 Miss Swimsuit USA Texas winner over Labor Day weekend at Big Ben Tavern. Fisher will go on to compete against other winners from across the United States. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • Pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest at Big Woodrows
    94.5 The Buzz personality Rod Ryan hosted his 7th Annual Pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest at Big Woodrows last night. PHOTOS BY SON LAM
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  • Ben's Beans: Downtown's Newest Coffee Shop
    In a building that's over 100 years old, Ben Deaton has transformed a decaying space into a cute, cozy coffee shop - and it's just what downtown Houston needed. Read more at Eating Our Words. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • Old School: Behind the Scenes With Houston's Blues Forebearers
    The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club was bursting at the seams with blues history as we shot the cover photo for our feature Old School. See below how we wrangled 11 musicians in their '70s and '80s into one photo, along with this behind-the-scenes video of the musicians talking about what blues...
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  • 24-Hour Disco Kroger Reopens in Montrose
    It's the third renovation for Montrose's beloved Disco Kroger since it was first built in 1978, and it's a welcome one. The one dimly-lit store now has open windows and tall ceilings, as well as a WiFi-equipped lounge for customers. The store will be open 24 hours a day, selling everything from...
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  • Mezze in Montrose: Byzantio's Homey Greek Cuisine
    My dining companion, a longtime Montrose resident, remembers a time when Byzantio only had a toaster oven sitting at the end of its long bar. I don't. I never went to Byzantio back in the "old days," when it first opened in 2004. It's difficult to imagine the place these days supplying food on...
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  • The Restaurant Gentrification of Lower Westheimer: 1997 to 2012
    It only sounds like a Mickey Mouse thesis paper. The continuing gentrification of Lower Westheimer through increasingly modern, upscale, inventive and groundbreaking restaurants is one that's been developing for more than a decade. Follow its path in our slideshow, and read more about the...
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  • Houston Celebrates 175th Birthday
    Mayor Annise Parker led the celebration of Houston's 175th birthday Sunday evening at Historic Market Square Park, near where the Allen Brothers first landed on the banks of Buffalo Bayou. Leah White and the Magic Mirrors performed at the party. PHOTOS BY FRANK MONTES
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  • Bikinis and Neon: Identity Festival
    Music fans wore lots and lots of neon (and little else) this weekend for the Identity Festival, a day-long dubstep party and rave. Read our review of the show on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY JIM BRICKER
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