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September 2017

Astros in Boston For Final Tune-Up

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Fenway Park will be rocking this weekend as the Astros tangle with the Boston Red Sox in a pivotal four-game series to close out the regular season.

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that both teams are ticketed for the postseason—and may in fact face one another in the first round of the playoffs, pending Houston’s ability to pass the Cleveland Indians in the standings and take the #1 overall seed. The Astros are currently one game behind Cleveland with four left to play. Unless they close that gap over the weekend and finish with a better overall record, they’ll take the #2 seed and face the Red Sox in round one. So tonight’s game may very well be the first of nine consecutive matchups between the two powerhouse teams.

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Three Must-Haves for Fall

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Despite thermometers indicating otherwise, it is officially fall! Because of the Houston heat, you will need transitional pieces that can be draped on or taken off when temperatures are sliding between 85 and 60 degrees. These pieces probably already have a place in your closet, so in that spirit, I’ve featured some wardrobe items from my own closet with suggestions on where you can shop around Houston to grab similar looks of your own! Here are three staples to keep close at hand as the seasons (slowly) turn.

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Houston Embarks On Season’s Last Road Trip

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With seven games to go in the regular season and the AL West Division long since cinched up, you might think that the Houston Astros have little to play for these days.

You’d be mistaken.

The Astros are still hot in pursuit of the Cleveland Indians for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. That honor will go to the team with the best overall record when all’s said and done. As of this writing, Houston sits 2.5 games behind Cleveland in the race to the top.

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Houston’s Latest Style Debut

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Houston is the most diverse city in the United States, and proud of it.

Evidence of its rich culture abounds, making it one of the most exciting destinations in which to dine and shop. Furthermore, it’s a bustling scene for what’s next—creative new concepts favor Houston’s enthusiastic audience and strong economy, bringing new stars to a sky that’s shining brighter by the moment. One of the city’s latest and greatest style debuts? Collectivo.

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The Chase For Home-Field Advantage Continues

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It’s hard to call a 93-win season a disappointment. Especially when there are still ten games to be played.

Even so, it’s hard for Houston fans not to be a little bummed by the current American League standings. While the Astros have played well lately, winning seven of their last nine games, the Cleveland Indians have been even better. With another victory on Thursday night, Cleveland has taken a staggering 27 of their last 28 contests. That puts them 2.5 games ahead of the Astros for the best record in the league. Keep Reading

The Only Place in Texas For South African Cuisine

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What is South African cuisine?

If you’re wondering, you’re not alone – for most, the food of South Africa is shrouded in mystery, an elusive phenomenon that no one can quite put a finger on. The reason for its impalpability is twofold. One, South African cuisine is a melting pot of flavors, reflective of the cultural diversity that has given the Republic of South Africa its nickname, the “Rainbow Nation.” Two, no one in Texas has ever served South African food – until recently. Keep Reading

Guest Post: Experience The Guild for The Formula One Grand Prix

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October is a busy month for us Austinites. We have Austin City Limits the first two weeks of the month and The Formula One Grand Prix (or F1, as the insiders call it) October 20-22. F1 is Austin’s most stylish and sophisticated annual event. A far cry from rowdy festivals and tech-focused South by Southwest, F1 races are the embodiment of European aristocracy. Think of F1 as the Euro equivalent of the owner’s box at the Kentucky Derby. Keep Reading

Caracol’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Wine Dinner

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Houston is a city of caring neighbors, a heartwarming truth that has been proven time and again these past weeks. To celebrate that spirit of togetherness, chef Hugo Ortega’s Mexican coastal kitchen, Caracol, is hosting a special supper this Sunday, September 24 at 5pm, that will raise money to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Keep Reading

Best in the West

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Could it have gone any other way?

The Houston Astros clinched their division—thereby securing a place in the postseason—Sunday afternoon by defeating the Seattle Mariners by a score of 7-1. It’s the seventh division championship in Astros history, and the first since 2001. The ‘Stros last made the playoffs as a Wild Card team in 2015, losing in the ALDS to Kansas City, the eventual World Series champs. Keep Reading

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