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Openings and Closings: Satisfy Will Open, Reef Closes

8 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Satisfy, 2229 San Felipe, will open on the first floor of San Felipe Place in spring 2020. The healthy eating concept comes from Grant Cooper and Charles Clark of Clark Cooper Concepts, with Houston restaurants Ibiza, Coppa Osteria, Punk's Simple Southern Food, Brasserie 19 and The Dunlavy in its portfolio...
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September Literary Events: Colson Whitehead, Chris Shepherd and Zines

11 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Houstonians play a major role in the literary scene this month, with a visit by former UH teacher Colson Whitehead, a return of Zine Fest Houston, and even a new cookbook by Chris Shepherd. So stop by your favorite indie bookseller and say hello, pick up a book or two or three,...
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Tales From The Top Shelf: Lillet Blanc

1 year ago by Kate McLean
In 1872, before cracking open a bottle of the local Bordeaux, French brothers Raymond and Paul Lillet must have thought to themselves, "we should make a pre-drinking drink out of these badass grapes?"  Or better known as, an aperitif.  A lightly boozy, lightly bitter sipper to make the stomach rumble...
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Love and Haiti

15 years ago by Mary Templeton
Despite its sunny Caribbean location, life isn't easy in Haiti, and a busy Atlantic hurricane season isn't even the half of it. Not up on the latest Haitian coup d'état? The folks at Voices Breaking Boundaries bring you up to speed with their double screenings of Kevin Pina's documentaries Haiti:...
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The Latinx Festival Continues at Stages Repertory Theatre

2 years ago by Margaret Downing
Even before last year's inaugural Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival was over, organizers were already working on plans for this year. First year attendance was "beyond our dreams," says this year's festival coordinator Trevor Boffone and the normal theater audience at Stages Repertory Theatre was bolstered by a lot...
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“Visions for a New Haiti”

10 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Ronel Pierre, a Haitian artist, seems to have gotten things a little backwards. He first exhibited his work before the age of 13 and enjoyed a modestly successful career for years. Now, near the age of 30, the up-to-now self-taught painter has begun to take art classes at a Houston...
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Artists for Haiti Benefit

11 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Like millions of people, local artist Katherine Houston watched television news coverage of the recent disaster in Haiti. She saw medical personnel and rescue workers rushing to the island to offer assistance. "It made me wonder what I could do to help," she said via press materials. "It just made...
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Radio Free Haiti

16 years ago by Melissa Levine
Every once in a while, you encounter a person who seems to have been born under an urgent, righteous star -- a person who is both a fiery activist lit with the passion of his convictions and a dramatic storyteller who naturally occupies a place in the public eye. When...
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Openings and Closings: Bonjour La Villa Saint Tropez, Cheerio Queen Vic

2 years ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
La Villa Saint-Tropez, 4315 Montrose, softly opened July 4 and has been serving dinner for the past week. It officially opens July 15 for Sunday Brunch, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Co-owner Vincent Sinard is also part of the team behind Victor, the swanky French cocktail lounge that opened in...

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