Nearly two years ago, the community at St. Matthew’s Child Development Center lost one of their most beloved members. Last Sunday, they dedicated a tribute to her at the school — a special archway, affectionately named “Miss Mary Lane.” Mary Bordelon passed away in November of 2015. For the preceding 25 years she had been the director of St. Matthew’s, growing it from a two day a week Mother’s Day Out program to a five day a week certified preschool program. “She not only served as Director of the CDC, she was also truly dedicated to the church and all of its ministries for young children,” said former curriculum director Laurie Pitzer. “I worked with her for almost eight years, and she rarely took a day off. She greeted families every single morning at the front gate, and she never … [Read more...] about Preschool unveils tribute to former director
If you are the kind of person who finishes up with your Netflix binge well after midnight with a hankering for pho, then you are going to love Chris Huang’s new endeavor in Braun Enterprises’ Ella Plaza. Huang, the proprietor of Ninja Ramen on Washington Avenue, will open his second restaurant, Flying Pho in Ella Plaza. It will take the place of the recently vacated bagel shop Toasted. Flying Pho will be open until midnight and will deliver until 2 a.m. “I wanted to convey our delivery service in a fun way,” said Huang of the name choice for the restaurant. While Ninja Ramen is inspired by Japanese cuisine, Flying Pho will feature Vietnamese cuisine, which is in turn an amalgamation of French and Chinese food. Huang says the recipes are his and he will do a little of the cooking … [Read more...] about Flying Pho set to rock Ella Plaza’s late night
Chris Huang, who owns Ninja Ramen on Washington Street, tells The Leader he will open the Flying Pho in Ella Plaza. It will take the place of recently vacated Toasted. Huang says that the menu at the new restaurant, expected to open in December, will be “super simple” – with Pho, egg rolls and pastries. The Pho will be a northern style Pho, which is different from other restaurants in Houston which serve a southern variety of the beef noodle soup. The best part – Huang will deliver until 2 a.m., with restaurant service until midnight. For more on his restaurant – including his plans for “hangover hour” supplies and deliveries, see this week’s Leader. … [Read more...] about Flying Pho to replace Toasted in Ella Plaza
While bourbon, beer and tacos have been staples at Eight Row Flint since it opened in early 2016, there has been another mainstay for nearly that long – their Tuesday night cooking series. “We’ve been doing the cooking series almost since we opened,” said General Manager Christina Ramey. The brainchild of Chef Ryan Pera and the team at Agricole Hospitality, which includes Coltivare and Revival Market in its roster, the Tuesday night series was intended to shine a spotlight not just on chefs from Agricole’s restaurants, but from other Houston eateries. The series took a break from November through February of this year but came back in the spring, just in time for patio weather with such fare as the Juicy Lucy, where the cheese is actually inside the patty. While culinary … [Read more...] about What’s cooking on the patio at Eight Row Flint?
The Leather Apron Foundation, a 501(c) 3 charitable organization serving those in need in Leader area neighborhoods, mobilized quickly after the storm to see where they best could provide service. LAF President Jonathan Kolmetz said that the first set of volunteers arrived on September 1 and 2 and went to work helping residents at the hard hit Covered Bridge Condominiums on Georgi Lane. “Our teams have cleared and supported four units, but our volunteers have worked in and out many, many others,” said Kolmetz. “We have more than 50 individuals that have signed up to volunteer specifically for Harvey recovery. Just yesterday someone told me they were at the Covered Bridge location because of the LAF posting and request for support.” Kolmetz said they are getting volunteers through … [Read more...] about Leather Apron Foundation switches gears after storm