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The Hit List: Made in the Shade
By Robin Barr Sussman | May 21, 2015

1. Brenner’s on the Bayou (1 Birdsall St., 713.868.4444) has launched Bands on the Bayou at Blue Bar, its swanky...

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The Hit List: Tex-Mex Appeal
By Robin Barr Sussman | May 18, 2015

1. Everyday is a fiesta at The EL Cantina Superior (602 Studewood St., 832.203.5180), with brightly painted Mexican chairs, a breezy patio...

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By Ray Dennison | May 11, 2015


Galveston Island’s Pleasure Pier

Tillman Fertitta’s Pleasure Pier has been attracting crowds since its opening in the summer of 2012. Throngs of beach goers parade on the...

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Heat of the Night
By Daniel Renfrow | May 11, 2015

Based upon how well singer Rodney Connell’s voice melds with keyboardist Brandon Duhon’s synths in the electro-pop outfit Night Drive, one would never guess that the pair—which plays Free Press Summer Fest next month—began...

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Glass Act
By Jeff Gremillion | May 11, 2015

Manipulater of light and glass David Graeve was one of the most talked-about public artists of recent years; his glowing orbs brandishing photographic images hung from Discovery Green’s oaks like surreal Christmas tree ornaments for the past...

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Lunch Break
By Robin Barr Sussman | May 8, 2015

1. Local Foods (2424 Dunstan Rd., 713.521.7800, and 2555 Kirby Dr., 713.255.4440) sports a roster of artisan sandwiches starting at $10 and each includes two of their luscious sides or...

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The Cat's Meow
By Nate Chapnick | May 8, 2015

Jaguars are known for their sneak attacks—silently stalking their prey until the moment they strike without warning. Unlike the jungle cat, this feral beauty makes no attempt to fly under the radar. An explosive exhaust note, large 20-inch rims...

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The Coast is Near
John DeMers | Photography by Shannon O’Hara | May 7, 2015

For chef Giancarlo Ferrara, geography is destiny.

For more than 10 years, he focused on the foods of Sardinia at Arcodoro, working as Efisio Farris’ right-hand man in the kitchen. Still, the minute Ferrara...

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The Big Idea
By The Editors, with reporting by Daniel Renfrow | May 6, 2015

If Paris- and New York-trained David Peck, 35, originally of Santa Fe, was a chef rather than a fashion designer, he would have been right at...

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The Natural
By Holly Crawford | May 5, 2015

It’s the year of B’s for Elizabeth Koval Parry, a blue-eyed brunette who launched her botanical beauty biz in January and who’s expecting her first baby—a boy—with her medical...

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A Moveable Feast
By Patti Dickey | May 5, 2015

With great anticipation, I boarded my Air France flight, which turned out to be a perfect first step on a luxurious culinary trip through glorious Burgundy. The in-flight meal by Régis Marcon, Air France’s three-Michelin-starred chef, whet my appetite...

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Rad Man
By Ray Rogers | May 1, 2015

First things first: that ’stache! When John Slattery appears on screen in the final season opener of AMC’s Mad Men, his character, the lovably devil-may-care silver-haired ad man Roger Sterling, is working a handlebar across his handsome visage. Contrary...

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