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This New Restaurant Offers Over 100 Wines By The Glass

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Sixty Vines is opening their first Houston location in Rice Village. The Napa Valley inspired restaurant based in Plano, Texas (outside Dallas) is often referred to as “the winemaker’s restaurant”. The Rice Village location will feature 51 wines on tap, with 100 wines by the glass available, and an additional 7 beers, cider and cold brew on tap. Keep Reading

Cult Favorite Salad Chain Has Landed in Houston

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sweetgreen, the national salad chain with a local footprint is serving up salads to Texans for the first time. The first location is in the always popular Rice Village Shopping district, with a second slated to open in Montrose this fall. In the past few years the healthy food scene in Houston has grown and the opening of sweetgreen gives you the perfect fast-casual option. Keep Reading

Popular California Sandwich Shop Lands in Houston

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Mendocino Farms, the cult favorite elevated fast-casual restaurant out of California, recently opened their doors here in Houston. Husband and wife duo Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen opened their first sandwich shop in downtown Los Angeles in 2005. After falling in love with Houston’s food scene, they chose the charming Rice Village shopping district for their first location outside of California. Keep Reading

Culture & Color: Tradition Meets Modern at J.Landa

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The Houston-native jewelry shop, J.Landa, features eclectic, curated pieces from all over the world, along with hand-crafted pieces by the shop’s owner, Jay Landa; an artistic guru whose innate inclination to create and discover destined his brand to boom.  Keep Reading

Indulge in Your Cravings at Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café

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After local Houstonian, Allison met her future husband and moved back to Houston post-college, her fiancé, Ivan was on the hunt to find a crepe that reminded him of his time abroad in Paris. Fast-forward to 2012 and the couple, at the ripe age of 25, opened the first Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café in the Rice Village shopping area. It wasn’t long after that the delicious crepes and ever-expanding menu won over the hearts and stomachs of many.  Keep Reading

Benjy’s Happy Hour Still Fresh After 22 Years

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No trip to Houston is complete without a stop in Rice Village, an eclectic dining and shopping district with roots in the late 1930s. Today, more than 300 shops and boutiques dot the 16-block neighborhood, with a host of dining options to match.

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