Game plan for Spring Break traffic
Spring Break is just around the corner and folks should expect a lot of traffic and major demand for parking spaces especially within a five-mile radius of the Texas Medical Center. So to help traffic flow smoothly, here’s your game plan for a successful Spring Break.
Click2Win: Bayou City Art Festival Tickets
Bayou City Art Festival returns to Memorial Park March 25 - 27! 300 artists from every corner of North America, representing 19 different disciplines, will once again join together with tens of thousands of art-loving patrons in Houston for three days full of art, music, food, and entertainment.
This holiday season check out ‘City Lights’ at Avenida Houston downtown presented by Houston First Corporation
This holiday season, downtown will be brighter than ever with a festive destination to make special memories that will last a lifetime - Houston First Corporation presents ‘City Lights’ at Avenida Houston.
The haunted history behind Dean’s Downtown, the spooky Houston bar with plenty of boos
They say the more spirits you drink, the more spirits you see, and you’ll definitely want some liquid courage to brave this historic haunt in the heart of Houston. Located near the corner of Preston and Main St., Dean’s Downtown boasts a rich history dating back more than 120 years. Today, the former department store turned bar is still a hot spot for activity, and we don’t just mean for happy hour. Katie Harrison, Operations Manager of Nightly Spirits, shared her expertise on the historic building.
Electronic scooters could soon be banned from Houston sidewalks
“We don’t want scooters on the sidewalks, just as we don’t encourage people to ride bikes on the sidewalks. A: The Chapter 26 amendment specifically prohibits the commercial display and rentals of motor-assisted scooters in the public right-of-way. This means that parking in a legal public parking space for the purpose of renting scooters is prohibited. The public right-of-way is for the public use of pedestrians, public vehicular traffic, and utilities. Personal riders are subject to citations for violating the prohibition of riding motor-assisted scooters on sidewalks.
Feeling lucky? Wear your favorite green outfit at these 7 St. Patrick’s Day events in the Houston area
Several places in the area will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day events this Wednesday, from bars and breweries to parks and malls. The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck will feature live music from Ulla, Piper Jones and EJ & Frances. It’s definitely time for St. Patrick’s Day to return! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with inspired dishes from Shepherd’s Pie to Irish Soda Bread and complete your meal with some Jameson Irish Whiskey. Posted by Warehouse 72 on Sunday, March 14, 2021What other events will you be attending during St. Patrick’s Day?
Petula Clark shocked and confused after ‘Downtown’ was used in Nashville bombing
Singer Petula Clark has spoken out in confusion about the use of her 1964 song “Downtown” by the man who set off a bomb in an RV on a Nashville street on Christmas Day. “Why this violent act — leaving behind it such devastation?” the British singer said in a statement posted Tuesday on Facebook. “A few hours later — I was told that the music in the background of that strange announcement — was me — singing ‘Downtown’! AdvertisementOn Facebook, 88-year-old Clark tried to make sense of why her song was used but didn’t come to a clear conclusion. “Of course, the opening lyric is, ‘When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go Downtown,’” she wrote.latimes.com
‘HOU-Ville’ puts H-Town spin on Dr. Seuss’ iconic ‘Whoville’ at new holiday exhibit downtown
HOUSTON – ‘HOU-Ville’ is putting it’s H-Town spin on Dr. Seuss’ iconic ‘Whoville’ in a brand-new exhibit Downtown this holiday season! This fun seasonal experience is a real-life *Houston version* of “Whoville,” where kids and adults are transported to a life-size whimsical holiday city. The holiday experience is open through December 23rd, where you will find installations, gingerbread houses, giant gifts, shops, Santa Claus, and much more. Proceeds from food and merch sales will go towards buying toys to be given back to the Houston community. For the best way to enter and park, they suggest using 511 Rusk St., which will take you right to their entrance.
Houston’s new Harry Potter themed Pop-Up offering guests a safe, magical experience
HOUSTON – The Muggle-less Bar is a brand-new Harry Potter inspired pop-up bar and restaurant, that magically appeared in Houston last weekend! It’s here for a limited time at 711 Main Street downtown, through November 8th. The Muggle-less Bar is where kids and adults can eat, drink, and become a part of some of the most iconic scenes from Harry Potter. The interactive experience shifts for 21-and-over adults with a full menu of magical boozy cocktails, live DJ’s, trivia contests, Cosplay contests, Karaoke, costume contests and other fun Harry Potter themed activities. Tickets for the Harry Potter magical experience The Muggle-less Bar will be sold in two-hour time slots, and you can find more information HERE.
New Downtown food court Underground Hall opens its doors
Located at 1010 Prairie St. in Downtown, the fresh arrival is called Underground Hall. According to the business's Facebook page, Underground Hall is "Downtown's new casual and refreshed food hall." The spot includes four new restaurants (Treacherous Leches, Wokker, Hotline Burger and Don Juan Tacos) along with two bars ( Beer Market and Underbar). And Olivia S. wrote, "Underground Hall is an awesome new food hall in Downtown Houston. Underground Hall is open from 11 a.m.10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m.midnight on Friday and Saturday.
‘Be Someone’ sign painted with George Floyd name in Houston
HOUSTON – The iconic “Be Someone” sign was recently painted over with George Floyd’s name. The train bridge is visible from southbound Interstate 45 into downtown or from the Crockett Street bridge over Interstate 45. The landmark is one of the city’s most recognizable signs, and occasionally, the sign is altered. In March, the artwork was changed to raise awareness about coronavirus. The sign read: “Wash Ur Hands.”
Treebeards to Close June 26 in Market Square
Treebeards, 315 Travis, will close its doors permanently June 26, according to its Facebook page. The post cited a "huge increase in rent demanded by the landlord" as the reason for no longer being able to serve its customers from the longtime spot in Market Square. It will be the first Treebeards outside of Downtown and there will be a bar and patio. Matt Marcus is putting together the bar menu while Linda Salinas is developing the drinks menu at the new location. During the pandemic crisis, Treebeards has also begun doing pop-ups around town with Family Packages and the full menu as well.houstonpress.com
If you eat at these local restaurants next week, UHD students impacted by the coronavirus will get financial help
We are grateful that restaurants throughout the Greater Houston Area recognize the challenges faced by our students, UHD President Dr. Juan Snchez Muoz said. Customers should inform restaurants that they are supporting UHD Grub for Gators when placing their orders. Monday, May 18Gringos (Spirit Day) - 12330 Southwest Fwy, StaffordMention UHD Grub for Gators or present this flyer or when ordering. Bullritos (Charitibull Event) 2617 Underwood Dr., La PorteMention UHD Grub for Gators or present this flyer or when ordering. Saturday, May 23Jasons Deli - 1275 Kingwood Dr.Customers must RSVP to support Grub for GatorsSunday, May 24 noon to 8 p.m.Raising Canes - 9527 Broadway, Pearland
Police find missing 94-year-old Houston man about 100 miles away
Published: February 27, 2020, 7:10 am Updated: February 27, 2020, 11:51 amHOUSTON – A missing elderly Houston man was found Thursday about 100 miles away, according to police. According to the Houston Police Department, 94-year-old Richard Terrell Jennings went missing around 6 p.m. Wednesday. Jennings last spoke to a family by phone and told that person he was stuck in traffic on Emancipation Avenue, police said. Police said a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper located Jennings in La Grange, Texas. Jennings was taken to a nearby hospital for observation, police said.
Best Of Houston 2020: Best Breakfast Downtown
Best Breakfast Downtown: Atlas DinerGreat news, Downtown folk. What hasnt changed? Breakfast is still served all day long. Youll find Atlas in the chef-driven food hall concept, Bravery Chef Hall, located in the Aris Market Square. 409 Travis, Houston713-364-2481atlasdinerhtx.comReaders' Choice: Phoenicia MKT Bar1001 Austin, Houston832-360-2222mktbar.comhoustonpress.com
Part of Pierce Elevated closed near downtown Houston after crane hits bridge
HOUSTON – Part of the Pierce Elevated is closed near downtown Houston after a construction crane hit the bridge. The crash was reported about 2 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound side of the bridge near McKinney Street. Houston police said all northbound lanes of the bridge will be closed for several hours while crews work to inspect the bridge. By Wednesday night, it appeared crews were blocking the McKinney Street exit ramp on the southbound side of Interstate 45. Officials said they could not provide an estimated time when the bridge would reopen.
Rosalie Italian Soul brings Italian fare to downtown Houston
The fresh addition to Downtown, called Rosalie Italian Soul, is located at 400 Dallas St., C. Baldwin Hotel. This is the first Houston restaurant for restaurateur Chris Cosentino, who has eateries in Portland and Northern California. The spot serves up Italian favorites, with menu items ranging from blue crab manicotti to eggplant parmesan to daily specials like chicken cacciatore. With a four-star rating out of three reviews on Yelp so far, the newcomer is getting solid feedback from clientele. Rosalie Italian Soul has yet to share its business hours online.
New Downtown steakhouse Cherry Block opens its doors
Located at 409 Travis St., Suite 368, in Downtown, the newcomer is called Cherry Block. Cherry Block is located inside of Bravery Chef Hall, a food court featuring five mini restaurants and three bars. The eatery serves up steak, chicken and comfort foods made with ingredients sourced locally. On the menu, look for the chicken stuffed chicken (bacon marmalade) and the gulf + ranch entree (shrimp andouille stuffed rib-eye cap), along with sides like mac & cheese and herbed Wagyu fries. Cherry Block is open from 11 a.m.10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.11 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.9 p.m. on Sunday.
New Vietnamese spot The Blind Goat debuts in downtown Houston
A new Vietnamese spot has opened up shop in the neighborhood. Called The Blind Goat, the fresh arrival is located at 409 Travis St., Suite 367, in Downtown. The Blind Goat is one of five restaurant concepts occupying the new Bravery Chef Hall. The Blind Goat has already attracted fans thus far, with a 4.5-star rating out of 21 reviews on Yelp. The Blind Goat is open from 11 a.m.3 p.m. and 510 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 11 a.m.3 p.m. and 511 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.