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The 50 Finest
By The Editors, with Robin Barr Sussman | July 6, 2015


It’s funny how new B&B Butchers & Restaurant seems as a concept, when so much...

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Big Bend
By Chris Kelly | June 30, 2015

Imagine yourself standing on a paddleboard in a pristine, spring-fed lake, taking a yoga lesson that ends with everyone jumping into the water for a swim. That’s just one of the offerings of Big Power Yoga, a wildly successful, purpose-driven Houston business...

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A Taste of Paradise
By Beth Weitzman | June 30, 2015

After years of listening to my travel-savvy pals rave about Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka‘upulehu—and chide me for never having gone there...

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The Big 8-0 Redefined
By Chris Kelly | June 30, 2015

“This is my big birthday, and I’m going to be celebrating all year long,” says Houston’s Lynn Wyatt, who turns 80 on July 16. “If someone so much as hands me an ice cream...

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The Hit List: Cocktail Cool
By Evan Wetmore | June 25, 2015

1. Sean Beck, the sommelier and beverage director extraordinaire at backyard-chic Backstreet Cafe (1103 S. Shepherd Dr., 713.521.2239),...

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The Hit List: Sizzling Summer Menus
By Robin Barr Sussman | June 22, 2015

1. Summer just wouldn’t be summer without the local Cooper Farms peach salad with Point Reyes blue cheese and bourbon vinaigrette at...

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Beyond Beaumont
By Steve Jansen | June 16, 2015

Shortly after forming in 2008 as teens at Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in Beaumont, members of the rock group We Were Wolves reached the East Texas town’s ceiling for talented bands—and hightailed it to Houston in...

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Hue & Cry
By Jeff Gremillion | June 16, 2015

Houston art lovers are singing the blues this summer—the blue dogs, to be specific. Some 75 original pieces by late Louisiana painter George Rodrigue, who famously created folk-style Cajun landscapes and the whimsical...

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The Hit List: Make a Splash!
By Evan Wetmore | June 15, 2015

1. Jan Jarboe Russell, a Texas Monthly contributor, has written a new novel, ...

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Into Africa
John DeMers | Photography by Shannon O’Hara | June 11, 2015

Century after century, Africa impressed its European and then American visitors with its vast distances, its fantastical shapes and, perhaps most of all, its vivid colors. The visual impact seems all the more impressive when I step...

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Summer Smashes!
By The Editors | June 10, 2015

Free Press Summer Fest, June 6-7
Now in its seventh year and expecting a turnout of 100,000-plus, Houston...

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Horse Sense
By Mike Espindle | June 9, 2015

The Triple Crown’s prestigious thoroughbred races—the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes—always promise a thrilling competition, a rarefied vibe and a colorful social scene. But for the most serious racing fans, the...

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