A Friday Market is popping up this weekend, September 7, featuring local artists and creatives. Hosted by FM Kitchen and Bar, 1112 Shepherd Drive, the market will serve as a way to celebrate what the people of Houston have to offer.
FM Kitchen and Bar’s partner and chef, Ryan Hildebrand, is dedicated to showcasing artists and other vendors that are responsible for giving Houston its creative touch, which makes it an engaging place to live and explore. This Friday market serves to hone in on that philosophy by extending the invite to shoppers who live all over the city to check out the market.
“Highlighting the Houston food and art scene has always been a part of FM’s goal. Since opening we have hosted local musicians and commissioned local artists. The market is another way to honor this aspect of our city and give even more of its members an opportunity to share their craft, be it farming or artisan products,” Hildebrand said.
With a slew of weekend markets popping up in different neighborhoods, FM chose to fill an underserved component in weekend markets. When talking with vendors they found that Friday was a day that was being overlooked, but vendors felt was needed.
“We have been fortunate to create a strong Friday lunch business and are excited to share that momentum with the market vendors and our guests as well as new faces that might find us for the first time by visiting the market,” Hildebrand said, “It is our hope that people will see it as an opportunity to start their weekend with a great lunch and shopping experience.”
There will be a wide variety of vendors selling at this market. From food vendors offering up delicious treats to beautiful artisan products. Fresh produce will be available as well as spices. The team behind the market is working hard to not leave anything out of selection.
“I think the more we can support local businesses of all types the better. Houston is a diverse, broad city and giving exposure to the local businesses that diversity creates is a goal we should all have,” Hildebrand said.
FM Kitchen and Bar serves authentic, Texas-inspired fare in a welcoming atmosphere. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily with breakfast on the weekends. The full bar features twenty-three beers on tap, including local options and an affordable wine list. FM Kitchen and Bar is family and dog-friendly and hosts live entertainment weekly.
The Friday market will run weekly beginning this Friday until December 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.