Coffee education café coming to the Heights Coffee expert Jacob Ibarra is bringing coffee education to the Heights. Tenfold Coffee will serve both coffee makers and coffee drinkers, making the perfect cup of coffee that much easier to attain. According to CultureMap, when customers buy their coffee beans from Tenfold, they’ll have the opportunity to bring in their staff and be trained on the basics. In addition, the café will offer a full range of espresso beverages with alternative milk options for the regular coffee lover. Tenfold will be located behind Johnny’s Gold Brick at 2522 Yale St. The Heights gains new olive oil shop Olive & Vine has opened in a storefront at 508 W. 19th St. As reported by CultureMap, the new shop boasts that it offers a widest selection of extra … [Read more...] about This week in food & drink: new coffee cafe and olive oil shop for the Heights
If you like art, art markets, festivals, receptions, and anything art related, you are a lucky individual because art “season” is now in full swing. I’m going to start with the one that got away. The “John Ross Palmer: Through the Lens of Nabarupa Bhattacharjee,” opening is finally here, Friday evening October 5, 6 - 8 p.m. at 1218 Heights Blvd. ArtLaunch.org. My interview of Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, the artist, ran in the Sept. 15 edition of The Leader, due to a printing mishap, the books had to be reissued and Friday is the official launch. First Saturday Arts Market, the monthly outdoor fine arts event that has literally steered my life for the past 15 years and put me on the map, is Saturday afternoon. Located at 530 W. 19th Street, just one lot over from our … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Art Season is in Full Swing
There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal. However, sometimes the person putting in the hard work of preparing, cooking and serving a that meal is overlooked. For Angie Gashette’s family that’s not the case, as her family proclaims her cooking to be the best in the neighborhood. Gashette and her husband raised their two sons in Oak Forest on home-cooked meals almost every night. Now that her sons are grown with families of their own, she still loves to gather the family and cook for the whole group. Her family even jokes that Gashette’s sister moved into Oak Forest just to be closer to her cooking. Her journey into the culinary world began at ten or eleven years old by way of baking. Her mother taught her how to make ice box cookies, which she still makes around the holidays. But the … [Read more...] about Faces at home – Is mom really the kitchen best?
“What should I look for when buying art?” That’s a question I am asked often and thought I’d share my thoughts with you. There are as many opinions on this subject as there are people, living and dead. First, I’d say buy local, from a living artist. I do make a living supporting and helping local artists but also, why shouldn’t you? Since this is my opinion - it is somewhat skewed towards my budget, tastes, and lifestyle. Still, people nod their heads affirmatively when I answer so here you go. Buy what pleases you. It doesn’t matter if you’re matching colors on your coach (I hear lots of disdain from artists on this point) or filling an empty space in your foyer. For me though, I have to see a story. I look for a story in the art, and that doesn’t need to be … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Beginner’s guide to local art buying
Breakfast reimagined is the motto for the upcoming EggHaus Gourmet, as they set to innovate the breakfast food scene. With the idea that quality breakfast can be served in a convenient and quick way, the eatery is set to open on Friday, September 21 at 2042 E. T.C. Jester. Brought to the community by the co-founder of its neighboring restaurant, King’s BierHaus, EggHaus Gourmet is Philipp Sitter’s newest concept. “The response has been overwhelming. We’re very excited to show the community what we have been working on for quite some time,” said Sitter. EggHaus Gourmet took years in the making. For the last two and a half years they have been hosting made-from-scratch kolache pop-ups at King’s Biergarten in Pearland and at King’s BierHaus in the Heights. When the kolaches would … [Read more...] about Reimagined gourmet breakfast joint opens