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  • B&B Butchers Brings Butcher, Deli and Fine Dining to Washington Avenue

    HOUSTON, TX –  The address 1814 Washington Avenue used to be home to Dittman Bakery, but since May, the smell of sizzling steaks has replaced sweets in the nearly 100-year-old brick building. B&B Butchers and Restaurant is making a comfortable name for itself in its new neighborhood, serving up high quality meats and high-class service near downtown. “We’re an upscale steakhouse, a little more casual feel, we procure the highest-quality meats, we really take control of the whole process,” says owner […]

  • Houston in Soggy Situation after Wet Weekend

    HOUSTON, Tx – Close to two days of downpour, courtesy of Hurricane Patricia, has left Houston in a soggy state of affairs. In the last 48 hours, rainfall totals neared double digits, even passing the 10-inch mark along the White Oak Bayou. Emergency crews worked through the night, responding to 28 calls for ‘high water rescues’, but thankfully no flood-related deaths or serious injuries were reported. Many areas of the county remain flooded, including Buffalo Bayou, parts of the Galleria, […]

  • Workers shaken, but none injured, after roof torn off South Houston plant building

    HOUSTON, Tx – Employees at an Eaton plant in South Houston had their work day cut short by some scary weather Saturday. “We were inside, we were working, and a huge rumbling noise came, and I thought it was an extended thunder,” explained plant manager Jay Ravathur. Workers quickly found out it was much more than thunder. “I was numb for a moment, and everything happened within that moment, like 10-20 seconds. The plastic panel back there got all damaged […]

  • Astros take to the air with Breitling Jet Team

    HOUSTON, TX – Houston Astros players Dallas Keuchel and Jake Marisnick went Goose and Maverick Friday, spending the day in the air with the Breitling Jet Team. The Astros pitcher and center fielder both joined the pilots for a short spin around Galveston Bay, taking in the Jet Team’s skills and tricks from the cockpit. Quite a way to take in the off-season.

  • Texas Southern addresses guns at forum, in response to recent shootings

    HOUSTON, TX – Texas Southern University students have seen a lot of security changes on campus in the last several days in response to multiple shootings this semester involving students, the most recent even resulting in the death of freshman Brent Randall just last Friday. In addition to the new 11pm  curfew, increased security personnel and other measures, TSU called a campus carry forum Wednesday night to talk all things guns. Members of student government, along with university leaders, discussed […]

  • Refreshed menu brings fresh flare to French-inspired L’Olivier

    HOUSTON, TX – Chef Olivier Ciesielski originally came to Houston in 1991 to learn English, but he decided to stay for much more. Since then, Ciesielski spent more than a decade as executive chef at Tony’s, and eventually decided to open his very own French-inspired restaurant and bar, L’Olivier. “The goal we have here is to bring the flare from France here, so we take some classical dishes, and put a modern twist,” explains Ciesielski. Ciesielski loves what he does, and […]

  • Suspect named in second TSU shooting of fall semester

    HOUSTON, TX – Two shootings in three months, that’s the tally at Texas Southern University, after another shooting happened on campus Tuesday night. TSU police say this most recent incident sent a man to the hospital after he was shot by TSU student Darios Scott. Scott and the victim were supposedly attending an event on campus, before the shooting happened near the recreation center around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday’s shooting comes only weeks after a similar incident in August, when a […]

  • Café Brussels brings Belgium to Houston

    HOUSTON, TX – Houston is five thousand miles away from the country of Belgium, but not once you walk through the doors at Café Brussels. Catherine Duwez is proud to own the only restaurant serving her native Belgian cuisine here in Houston. Her Belgian bistro used to be known as Café Montrose on Westheimer. Three years ago she changed the name, and location, but not her authentic menu. “We specialize in Belgian cuisine, and some French of course, and I […]

  • TABC Cracks Down on Crowlers

    HOUSTON, TX – A new way to take beer to-go was gaining steam in the craft beer world, until a recent crack-down by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. A “crowler” is a mix between a can and a growler, but unlike its glass counterparts, crowlers have to be sealed with a special machine, instead of just a screw-on top, which is where the TABC says crowlers at these retailers were breaking the law. “Crowler machines are actually considered canning machines, under the alcoholic beverage […]

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