Category: Montrose

Urban farm in the middle of Montrose thrills foodies, lets refuges the opportunity to grow.

An urban farm on the edge of the University of St. Thomas is providing Houston shoppers with fresh produce and refugees a chance at a better life. In this week’s KHOU CultureMap Moment, Channel 11 morning news anchor Lily Jang and CultureMap food writer Eric Sandler visit the thriving urban garden tended by Roy Nlemba, a refugee [...]

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Houston artists win national honors for airport and Montrose tunnel work!

The program to fill Dallas Love Field Airport with all manner of public art has earned national recognition: Houston artist Dixie Friend Gay‘s North Texas Sunrise has been named one of the year’s top public art installations in the United States by Americans for the Arts, Public Art Year in Review. Friend Gay used around 300,000 pieces of [...]

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Montrose Rollerblader enjoys glide into fame into the next round of America’s Got Talent!

You may have have noticed him rollerblading around Montrose in a Spandex jumpsuit with bedazzled inline skates, but now Juan Carlos is getting national attention. The YouTube sensation hit the big screen on NBC’s America’s Got Talent  in an encore performance Tuesday night and about 50 friends and fans joined him at Phoenicia’s MKT Bar for a viewing party that turned into a big celebration. [...]

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Love Art? Explore Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood

When you think of the Texas art scene, you might be thinking Austin or Denton. But you’d be surprised to know that Houston is actually a top contender as well – the Montrose district is one of the most vibrant in the state. For patrons of the arts, the neighborhood’s eclectic Bohemian style’s a great draw. [...]

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The New Happy Hour

Happy hour serves two functions in Houston: an excuse to socialize with friends and something to do while waiting for the traffic to clear out. There is definitely some comfort in visiting the same places over and over again. But sometimes, you want to try something new. Our favorite, CultureMap Houston, recently published an exciting [...]

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Walking Westheimer Might be Better than Walking Washington

Washington really took off in the last few years as the most popular nighttime destination in Houston. Some say the bloom is off the flower when it comes to the Washington scene and seek out smaller pockets of culture to enjoy after the sun goes down. One of these pockets is on Westheimer just west [...]

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Because Tacos Always Sound Good

For too long now, Austin has been the designated food city of Texas. Its food truck trend put Austin on the proverbial food map. I’ve always felt Houston’s food scene is underrated and unfairly eclipsed by Austin. In a city this size, you are going to be met with a wealth of diverse and unique [...]

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The West Alabama Ice House

New clubs and bars open in Houston every month. Each one comes up with a new theme, a menu of $14 drinks and lofty appetizers, and hopes for the best. Some of them make it. Most of them don’t. At least not for eighty years, like the treasured West Alabama Ice House. The Ice House’s [...]

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Mark’s American Cuisine

If you’re searching for a unique dining experience, look no further. Mark’s American Cuisine offers one of the most memorable dining experiences of any restaurant in Houston. With a name like “Mark’s,” you might not expect the level of ambience and attention to detail you’ll see here. But Marks’ has earned its spot as one [...]

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Neighborhood Crash Course: Montrose

Those who have never been to Houston think smog, traffic, and humidity when they imagine our beloved city. Well, they’re not entirely off point. But many people also assume that Houston is not a diverse city, that it’s a homogeneous place where everyone looks, thinks, and does that same things as everyone else. Nothing could [...]

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