Major weight loss may help with outcomes of COVID-19
Despite recommendations to postpone elective procedures at some points during the pandemic, weight loss surgeon Dr. Tanya Kajese with UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann said that’s actually been the motivation for a lot more patients to proceed with bariatric surgery because they’re at risk for severe disease.
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?
Torchy’s Taco opens new location in Memorial City
HOUSTON – Austin-based Torchy’s Taco opened a new location Wednesday in Memorial City. The new restaurant is at 1035 Gessner Road, Suite A. Memorial City Construction Phase Shoutout to all the talented people who made our newest Memorial City Location come to life! Posted by Torchy's Tacos Memorial City on Thursday, September 10, 2020This grand opening represents Torchy’s 18th location in the Houston area, which is the most outside of Austin. The chain plans to follow all health and safety measures, such as team wellness checks, face masks and social distancing.
Prosecutor: Bottle of liquor found in pocket of man charged in wreck that killed Houston healthcare worker
HOUSTON – The man accused of causing a fatal wreck on the Katy Freeway service road over the weekend faced a judge for the first time on Monday. Police said Amy Shypailo, 29, was killed Sunday when Freeman ran a red light and broadsided her car at the intersection of the Katy Freeway service road and Gessner. Teare said Shypailo was on her way to Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Memorial City, where she worked as a speech pathologist. Teare said Freeman told officers he had a fight with his girlfriend and was just driving around. She was an undergraduate Texas Longhorn before completing her graduate degree in Speech Pathology at the University of Houston.
Memorial Villages police officer shoots suspect in west Houston
HOUSTON A Memorial Villages police officer shot a suspect on the 900 block of Gessner Road, according to the Houston Police Department. The incident occurred Wednesday night near a Memorial Hermann Memorial City parking garage. According to HPD, the shooting occurred when the suspect attempted to grab the officers weapon. The suspect was taken to the nearby Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in an unknown condition. Memorial Villages Police Department and HPD are investigating.
Kirby Ice House opens new location near Memorial City amid coronavirus pandemic
HOUSTON Kirby Ice House officially opened a new location near Memorial City Thursday night, but with some changes in light of the coronavirus pandemic still ravaging the Houston area. Customers at the new Gessner Road location had to get their temperatures checked when they arrived. Were not doing any kind of grand opening parties or anything like that. With the growing number of coronavirus cases in Texas, KPRC 2 asked Morgan about opening during a pandemic. Were doing all we can but theres only so much I feel like you can do with this going around, said Morgan.
This Week in Houston Food Events: Half-Price Bottle Mondays and a Pilot Pete Finale Party
Tuck into a cozy barside booth or snag a table on Emmaline's patio and enjoy half-price bottles of wine on Mondays. Hump Day Oysters at The General PublicGulf Oysters are available every Wednesday in March for $9.95/dozen at The General Public, 797 Sorella. Guests can also enjoy a half-price menu of select cocktails, wine and beers on tap from 3 to 6 p.m. (daily). Monday, March 9The Bachelor Finale Viewing Party at BiggiosJoin fellow rose fanatics to catch Pilot Petes finale on the two 30-foot tall big screens (and 30 TVs) at, 1777 Walker. Saturday, March 14Pink Pattys Day at Brasserie 19Brasserie 19, 1962 West Gray, will be getting into the Saint Pattys day spirit early, partnering with Veuve Clicquot, Mot and Ruinart Ros for its annual Pink Pattys Day celebrations.houstonpress.com
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Booze Can Sunday is Back
Riel's monthly Booze Can Sundays mix food, art and cocktails for one fun Sunday. Restaurants in the inaugural lineup include Kuu, Perrys Steakhouse, Liebmans, Liberty Kitchen and more, each offering prix fix lunch and/or dinner menus. Crawfish Festival in the HeightsSaturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.411 West 20thThe Heights Crawfish Festival is back, taking place in a lot near 20th and Ashland. Admission is free, with crawfish buckets available for advanced purchase for $20 (allowing you to skip the line for crawfish bucks). Food trucks and local vendors will also be on site.houstonpress.com
This Week in Houston Food Events: The Crawfish Croissant is Here
Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings:Seasonal specialsCrawfish Croissant at EggHaus GourmetEggHaus Gourmet, 2042 East T C Jester, has launched its Crawfish Croissant, a freshly-baked EggHaus croissant stuffed with rice and house-made crawfish touffe. Wednesday, March 494 Points & Up Wine Dinner at Jonathans The Rub Memorial GreenJonathans The Rub Memorial Green, 12505 Memorial, is hosting a 94 Points & Up wine dinner, featuring five selected wines, all rated at least 94 points. In order to demonstrate the world-class quality of these wines, guests will be tasting them blind against examples from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Admission is free, with crawfish buckets available for advanced purchase for $20 (allowing you to skip the line for crawfish bucks). A Taste of Two Legends Wine Dinner at Mortons The SteakhouseMortons The Steakhouse, 1001 McKinney, 5000 Westheimer, and Stags Leap Wine Cellars have come together to host A Taste of Two Legends wine dinner at locations nationwide.houstonpress.com
Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Start Your Sunday with a Free Kolache
National Kolache Day is Sunday, meaning you can score a free kolache at Kolache Shoppe Heights (while supplies last). National Kolache Day at Kolache Shoppe HeightsSunday, 7 a.m. until supplies last1031 HeightsThe Heights location of the Houston institution will be celebrating National Kolache Day by serving up a complimentary kolache (varieties like sausage and cheese, peach, and cream cheese, regularly $1.65) to every patron who visits, while supplies last. Additionally, the first 50 people in line will get a $10 Kolache Shoppe gift card. In addition to the bottomless brunch, festival-goers can enjoy live music, games and more while selecting their choices for Best Bite, Best Sweet Treat and Best Savory Morsel. Tickets include bottomless food and drink sampling ($59 GA; $94 VIP with early entry at noon).houstonpress.com
Upcoming Houston Food Events: Memorial City Launches its Inaugural Restaurant Weeks
Kuu is just one of the excellent restaurants in the lineup for Memorial City Restaurant Weeks. Jonathans The Rub Memorial Green, 12505 Memorial, is hosting a 94 Points & Up wine dinner on Wednesday, March 4, featuring five selected wines, all rated at least 94 points. Cost is $94 per person plus tax and gratuity. In order to demonstrate the world-class quality of these wines, guests will be tasting them blind against examples from Burgundy and Bordeaux. Tickets are available for $135 per person, plus tax.houstonpress.com
Eat your way through Memorial City during Restaurant Weeks
Eat your way through Memorial City during Restaurant WeeksPerrys Steakhouse & Grille 9827 Katy Freeway At Perrys the steakhouse mainstays are enhanced to the finest detail with prime USDA-aged steaks, double-cut slab bacon and lobster tail halves. Lunch: $20, Dinner: $45 less Perrys Steakhouse & Grille 9827 Katy Freeway At Perrys the steakhouse mainstays are enhanced to the finest detail with prime USDA-aged steaks, double-cut slab bacon and lobster tail halves. We have ... more Photo: Courtesy Perrys Steakhouse & Grille Photo: Courtesy Perrys Steakhouse & Grille Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Eat your way through Memorial City during Restaurant Weeks 1 / 15 Back to GalleryPrepare your appetite for the first-ever Memorial City Restaurants Weeks, allowing diners and restaurants to give back to the Memorial Hermann Foundation. MetroNational, the development company behind restaurant weeks, has offered a 50 percent match of all donated funds. COMING SOON: Brazilian steakhouse Gauchos Do Sul to open at Highland VillageWe felt strongly about launching a new charitable campaign in Memorial City to further enhance our sense of community here, MetroNational President Jason Johnson said.chron.com
Memorial City Mall now has new tech to help blind shoppers
Cool story today... Theres new tech at Memorial City to help people, who are visually impaired, have more independence while shopping! Story at 4:30 @abc13houston pic.twitter.com/hLAE0xeofZ T.J. Parker (@TJParkerABC13) November 19, 2019EMBED >More News Videos Local grandmaster teaches martial arts to visually impairedHOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- New technology at Memorial City Mall is helping people who are blind and visually impaired get around better.Mall officials partnered with Aira to offer the new technology, for free, to blind and low-vision visitors across the entire Memorial City development. "It just gives us a lot more," says Peggy Garrett, president of the Texas chapter of the American Council for the Blind. Garret, who is visually impaired, has been using the app at the mall.She said, "I have the independence of shopping just like anybody else. "The technology itself is four years old, but brand new to Memorial City.abc13.com