Wine bar to be the new resident of Heights Mercantile Postino WineCafe, a Phoenix based wine bar, will make home its first Texas location at the Heights Mercantile this spring. The repurposed 1940s warehouse at the corner of Yale and 7th Street, where Pappas Restaurants use to be, is where Postino will settle in, according to Eater Houston. Brent Karlicek, the Advanced Sommelier, will be curating the menu, which will include thirty wines and local brews at the cost of $5 each between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The official opening date has yet to be announced. Postino’s hours will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, until midnight on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Saturdays at 642 Yale. Esther’s Cajun opens second location Esther’s Cajun Café just opened its second … [Read more...] about This week in restaurant news: newly opened, soon to open, and where to find crawfish
HISD took home most of the finalist awards for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Program for the first time in history, and one of our local schools dominated the awards. Heights High School students alone contributed half of the 22 finalist pieces. The School Art Program is an art competition between districts for elementary, middle school, and High School. Best in Show, two Gold Medals, and a Merit award are given to each grade division. Before the art reaches the rodeo competition, the students first must compete in their own districts. This year, eight 800 pieces were submitted from HISD alone. From this, 25 are selected from high school, five from middle school and elementary. Out of the 25, 11 were chosen from Heights High School, with two other students becoming … [Read more...] about Heights High School art students win big at rodeo
Tomorrow’s Valentine’s day! No plans? Don’t worry we’ve got a few ideas for you. Looking for something new? BCK: Kitchen & Cocktails Adventures just opened last week and is the perfect spot for some throwback meals (like ‘Pashgettio’) and cocktails. 933 Studewood St. Or maybe something fancy? Maison Pucha Bistro has a few tables left (very few, so hurry!) Their Valentine’s menu is $85 a person + tax and gratuity. The menu will have items such as wild mushroom-stuffed Texas quail and white and dark chocolate souffle. They will also have wine pairing available at an extra $50 a person. 1001 Studewood St Suite A. Want to see if your dog likes your date's dog? Onion Creek, Cottonwood, or Jimmy’s Ice House are all chill places you can have a good conversation … [Read more...] about Last minute Valentine’s day ideas your date will appreciate
Soon-to-be mothers always want what’s best for their baby, and if there’s something they can do to help the baby in the future, they want to know about it. Cord blood and tissue banking is an option many local mothers are choosing. Cord blood refers to the blood inside the baby’s umbilical cord that has stem cells within it with the capability to grow into blood vessels, organs, and tissues. According to babycenter.com, cord blood is currently the subject of FDA-regulated clinical trials that explore their potential in helping people with autism, brain injury, and other conditions. Stem cells can help repair tissues, organs, blood vessels, and a multitude of diseases. Cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells. These stem cells are still immature and haven’t learned to attack … [Read more...] about Cord blood and tissue banking: is it worth it?
Smiles were had as the students of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School arrived at Garden Oaks American Legion Post 560 after a hike from school grounds. They hand delivered Valentine’s day cards to six veterans, while the veterans shared a small story about their time in the service. This year was Post 560’s second annual Operation Valentines, which calls on local schools to, “make a handmade card, write a little message, so we can make a soldier smile,” the chair of Operation Valentines said. Eight schools answered the call, including Garden Oaks Montessori, Alexander Hamilton Middle School, New Heights Christian Academy, Northside High School, Oak Forest Elementary, John J. Pershing Middle School, Stevens Elementary, and St. Rose of Lima Catholic School. The other schools dropped … [Read more...] about Cards for Veterans: Handmade and hand delivered