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Top Chef Masters Winner Opens His Most Personal Restaurant

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Chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters and co-owner of San Francisco’s Cockscomb, Jackrabbit in Portland, Oregon, and Acacia House in the Napa Valley, has opened his first restaurant in Houston. Located in the C.Baldwin Hotel, Rosalie Italian Soul is named after his great-grandmother Rosalie Cosentino, a first-generation Italian immigrant who inspired his career in cooking. Read more about the story and inspiration behind Rosalie here. Keep Reading

It’s Almost Time For The Bayou City Art Festival

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The largest art festival in the city is on its 48th year of transforming Downtown Houston into an art oasis. The two-day event features 300 artists, representing 19 different disciplines. Each year a non-profit is chosen for a portion of the ticket proceeds to go to; this year the event will be supporting 8 non-profits. In the past 48 years the Art Colony Association (producers of the weekend) have raised more than 3.6 million dollars. Keep Reading

III Forks Boasts Exquisite Menu & Glass Wine Room

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III Forks serves the downtown Houston community with aged USDA prime meat, seafood, sides and the most delicious desserts. Thanks to their Texas roots you can expect both the best cuts of meat and impeccable service, because these Texans are experts in both. Keep Reading

Wine Bar Has a Passion for Architectural Preservation

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13 Celsius, which opened in 2016, by Ian Rosenberg and Michael Sammons, gives customers an authentic taste of small town Europe. The building’s unique architecture comes from the fact that it once was a Mediterranean – style 1920s dry cleaners shop. It reminded Rosenberg and Sammons of antiquated boutiques they fell in love with during their travel to Italy and the South of France. Keep Reading

New Hotel Honors The Mother of Houston

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The landmark Allen Center, in downtown Houston, has been going through a complete renovation and re-identification thanks to Brookfield Properties. Anchoring the center will be the C.Baldwin Hotel, (formerly the DoubleTree Hilton) a luxury property that will embody everything modern day Houston has to offer. Named after Charlotte Baldwin Allen, known as the mother of Houston thanks to her generous donations that helped fund the city.  Keep Reading

Celebrity Chef Chris Cosentino is Coming to Town

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The Allen Center in downtown Houston is a long-standing, multi-building complex that is going through not only remodeling but re-identification. The social anchor for the new Allen Center will be the C.Baldwin Hotel. A high end and hyper-localized, independent hotel that will include Rosalie, an Italian restaurant by Top Chef Masters, Chris Cosentino.  Keep Reading

Escape to Houston’s Living Room: Bayou & Bottle

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The Four Seasons Hotel in Downtown Houston was designed to be “Houston’s Living Room.” A place where luxury meets Texas hospitality. The team has accomplished both said reputation and more since opening in 1981. The 30-story building has 468 rooms, a pool, spa, Topgolf simulators, 3 restaurants and more. Executive Chef Rafael Gonzalez and his team bring delicious and unique items to all three concepts that include a contemporary Italian restaurant, Quattro, and a chic bourbon bar, Bayou & Bottle.  Keep Reading

Heartmade Harvest Market: Making a Change in the Heart of Downtown

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In the heart of downtown Houston, experience the Heartmade Harvest Market, an outdoor event with nearly 70 vendors benefitting Hoof Prints and Heart Beats, a volunteer-run organization that offers free equine therapy and equine-enhanced counseling to children and adults with special needs. The market will feature artwork, jewelry, apparel, home goods, and more.  Keep Reading

Returning Home: Houston Grand Opera & The Wortham

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Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has been a staple in Houston’s fine arts community since 1955. Since then, HGO has grown into a $27-million-dollar enterprise that brings world-class productions to the stage every season, making it one of the largest, most innovative and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. In fact, it was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2017 International Opera Awards. 
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Bayou City Art Festival: Make a Weekend Of It

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One of the top outdoor fine arts festivals in the United States, Bayou City Art Festival, is happening October 13-14 near City Hall. The festival will transform Downtown Houston into a gallery, showcasing unique work by artists from all over the world. Keep Reading

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