Better with Butter set to debut
Diana Freeman is gearing up to open her bakery at 704 E. 26th St. Freeman’s goods will be available for pick up or delivery. She will take orders directly but will be at local farmers markets, too.
“I have been a lifelong home baker,” Freeman said. “I just moved to the area and have been buttering up my work colleagues with breakfast treats for months, and they all encouraged me to start a side hustle. So I decided to take the leap.”
The bakery is inspired by Freeman’s grandmother.
“I honestly can’t remember when I first started to bake with my grandmother, Nonnie, but I definitely needed a stool to reach the countertop,” she said. “We had 25 years of baking and laughing and messing up the kitchen together before she passed away in 2008. I never feel closer to her than when I am in my kitchen, preparing her recipes and sharing them with those I love.”
For a behind-the-scenes peek of Freeman’s adventures with Better with Butter, follow her on Instagram @better_w_butter!
AshleyCakes is Houston Rodeo Grand Champion
On Sunday, Feb. 17, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted a destination for local food and wine enthusiasts during the Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition. The annual competition paired dishes from Houston-area culinary institutions with winning wines from the 2019 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition. A total of 118 of the area’s top restaurants competed in this year’s event.
Two area eateries scored big in the Two-Steppin’ Dessert Award. AshleyCakes, 2032 E T C Jester Blvd., was the Grand Champion with its “Royal” Mini Cake Shot. Red Desserts Dive, 1045 Studewood St., took Reserve Grand Champion with its Bourbon Caramel Cupcake.
Ship Shape Houston celebrates 17 years
Marcie Baker Turrin is a certified professional organizer, home staging and senior downsizing specialist, and interior redecorator who owns Ship Shape Houston Professional Organizing, Home Staging, Interior Redecorating, Senior Downsizing & Move Management.
The locally owned, woman-owned business is celebrating 17 years. For more information, visit http://www.shipshapehouston.com/.
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Former Hickory Hollow restaurant available for lease
Braun Enterprises has a promotional flyer up for the former Hickory Hollow restaurant at 101 Heights Blvd. Although the Heights location closed, the restaurant still maintains a presence at 8038 Fallbrook Dr. The flyer advertises 4,468 square feet of square footage and 58 parking spaces, although more can be added.
For more information visit https://www.braunenterprises.com/101-heights-blvd.
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