One of the first totally air-conditioned buildings in Houston, completed in 1939, using WPA grants. Designed in the 'stripped classical' Art Deco style by local architect Joseph Finger, who was born in Austria but spent most of his career in Houston.
901 Bagby Street
Downtown, Houston 77002
Double Trouble offers coffee, beer and cocktails just steps from the MetroRail. Clubs and shopping nearby. Open from 7 am Monday thru Friday, till 2 am (after midnight) Monday thru Saturday, Double Trouble is the hangout in the thick of Midtown life.
3622 Main St. Suite D
Midtown, Houston 77002
More than a lecture series, the Creative Mornings organization provides a community and a monthly meeting opportunity in 152 cities around the world. The Houston group has hundreds of members and twenty talks recorded on their web site.
Award-winning neighborhood park developed by Asakura Robinson, a design and landscape architecture firm founded in Houston. A community garden is integrated into a recreational space. Neighborhood activists contributed this innovative space to city.
4399 Mandell St
Museum District, Houston 77006
News, trends and opportunities for Houston's minority population. Personality profiles, events coverage, business advice, political coverage as well as fashion, food and culture.
P.O. Box 14035
Master macaron bakers Sandy Tran and Anne Le decided to open an "internet cafe - bakery - coffee shop" which is actually a fabulous restaurant in an emerging hip neighborhood, East Downtown or "EaDo." Come for coffee, stay for the food and ambiance.
2001 Commerce Street
EaDo (East Downtown), Houston 77002
A unique team of chefs who've created a totally original venue with two jointly-located restaurants with constantly changing, locally-sourced cuisine. The Pass is a formal restaurant, and Provisions is more casual, including a communal table.
807 Taft Street
Fourth Ward, Houston 77019
Tilman Fertitta's restaurant career began in the far west Houston suburb of Katy. He eventually bought out his partners and just kept buying more restaurants, casinos, and hotels until... it's an empire.
1510 W. Loop South
Cafe with a strong presentation of coffee, wine and unique food items, including empanadas. Founders are Argentinian. Excellent place to take a break from shopping in Rice University Village.
2407 Rice Boulevard
University Village, Houston 77005
Latino arts cultural center that produces theater, art exhibits and festivals that showcase local talent. Also provides educational programming onsite and in schools, and supports East End community development.
333 S. Jensen
East End, Houston 77003