The Definitive Guide to Houston

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Mary Cate S. has 85 articles published.

Mary Cate is a Houston-based writer, photographer, and reading fiend, recently returned to her native city after time in Austin and New York City. She loves sharing the best of Houston with the world — margaritas, anyone? She and her husband serve local businesses through their digital content company, Two Cats Communications.

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

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The most comprehensive compilation of Mexican modern art in the United States in 70 years has landed in Space City, bringing with it masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and many more.

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Viennoiserie and Luscious Pastries at Common Bond Café

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On a busy corner in Montrose sits Common Bond Café, a slice of heaven for everything from espresso to delicate pastries. The interior is industrial chic, paired with gorgeous natural light and wood accents. Common Bond’s offerings range the gamut, but all of it is fresh and prepped by noteworthy chefs. The perfect word for this place? Tempting.

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The Stunning Rienzi House Museum

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In the heart of the historic River Oaks neighborhood, down a long, wooded drive, sits a single-story 1950s home on a 4-acre property. Rienzi was designed in 1952 by John Staub, who is considered one of Houston’s most impactful residential architects. The house was opened to the public in 1999 and serves as a museum of European decorative arts, with a collection that spans from noteworthy paintings to rare porcelain and lush furnishings.

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Love Local (Foods)

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When visiting a new city, you want to have the best and eat it too. That’s where we come in, with recommendations on scrumptious places across town. Today, we’re here to bulk up your Places to Lunch list — up toward the top, pencil in Local Foods.

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Tootsies Takes Off, A Pop-Up Shop

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It’s only natural that one of Houston’s favorite shopping destinations should spread its wings. Tootsies Takes Off landed last season in an annex right across from its flagship namesake in the beautiful West Ave development, just below Milk + Honey.

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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston

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Monday, July 3

Houston Symphony: Star-Spangled Salute – The Woodlands!

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion: 2005 Lake Robbins Drive | The Woodlands, TX 77380
8 p.m.
Admission is free

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Tamales and More at Brasil’s Brunch

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Weekend brunch is a lifestyle, an expression of extravagance that we get to revel in every weekend. Like a favorite top that comes in many colors, there are many kinds of brunch: trendy; boozy; celebratory. For your next artsy, casual brunch, we recommend Brasil in Montrose.

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Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish

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Acclaimed restaurants. A fantastic economy. NASA. America’s fourth-largest city doesn’t disappoint, and its prowess doesn’t stop with its stars-reaching rockets and restaurants. Houston is also home to a world-class museum district, resplendent with 19 separate destinations, ranging from galleries to cultural centers. One of the city’s most beloved establishments is the Museum of Fine Arts. With a collection that includes antiques, decorative art, photographs, and paintings ranging from classic favorites (Renoir, Girl Reading) to modern masterpieces (Mark Rothko’s Red on Pink on Pink), it’s not surprising that the MFAH is the largest cultural institution in the southwest.

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Chic, Unique, Mio Boutique

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As you travel east on Westheimer from ritzy River Oaks into arty Montrose, you’ll find the street studded with shops: vintage boutiques, cafés, and antique stores adorn the sidewalk, like so many jewels on a bracelet. On weekends, the area is abuzz with shoppers and brunchers enjoying the sunshine as they browse from door to door.

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Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

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It isn’t just our baseball team that hits home runs. Last fall, family-owned Adair Concepts (Skeeter’s, Los Tios, Adair Kitchen) debuted a River Oaks gem, Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors. Named for the Adair siblings’ grandmother, the charming Southern-inspired space offers everything from weekday breakfast to weekend brunch, with plenty of happy hour specials and to-die-for dinners between.

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