GO GREEN FOR HAPPY HOUR
Whether you skipped lunch and are experiencing a late afternoon slump or just need to relax with friends before the commute home from work, HS Green, located at 5092 Richmond Ave., now offers happy hour relief Monday through Friday from 3-7pm. The wine list at the neighborhood favorite has been expanded to include selections from major wine regions around the globe and the beer menu now sports 14 brews, featuring locally produced favorites such as 8th Wonder and Saint Arnold. At $3 per beer and $5 for wines by-the-glass, it’s hard to resist sampling a few. Bar bites and small plates range from $2.50–$6 and feature nourishing snacks along with a few guilty pleasures. Nibble on a cheese plate with three cheeses, fruit, nuts and flatbread or the crave-worthy fried pickles and jalapenos with jalapeno ranch dip. http://www.hsgreen.menu
IT’S A SNAP
Snappy Salads has opened its third Houston location at 1000 Main. 1000 Main is connected directly to the Downtown Tunnel System and located in front of the Main Street Square MetroRail Stop. Snappy Salads has proven that even salad-hating people will change their minds after trying their top-selling Grilled Avocado Salad with Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette. The new Riced Cauliflower Salad and the nutrient-dense Bam Bam Salad also have allowed Snappy Salads’ guests the opportunity to discover that healthy and nutritious food can be satisfying. “Houstonians have been so supportive of our growth in this market that we decided to continue our expansion here,“ said Chris Dahlander, founder. “We’re looking forward to converting more Houstonians into ‘Snapsters’ with our satisfying and craveable salads.” www.snappysalads.com
BEERFEST POURS INTO TOWN
Goode Company Restaurants is preparing to launch the inaugural Goode Company Beerfest on Saturday, April 21, in its newly expanded Backyard at Goode Company Armadillo Palace. Guests can expect live music, sunshine and beer provided by a variety of Texas-based breweries, including Back Pew Brewing Company, Bakfish Brewing Company, Spoetzl Brewing, Oasis Texas Brewing Company, 11 Below, 8th Wonder Brewery, Holler Brewing Co., No Label Brewing Co., Deep Ellum and Great Heights Brewing Company. Singer songwriter The Mighty Orq will open the day’s festivities with an acoustic set at 12pm, followed by a closing set by Nathan Bonnes at 7pm. General admission is $30 and a portion of the proceeds will go to CCA to benefit local marine habitat, fisheries and restoration projects.
FITNESS IS IN FASHION AT THE GALLERIA
Life Time Tennis and Athletic Galleria announced late October its official grand opening after undergoing a luxurious renovation and new ownership. Formerly Galleria Tennis & Athletic Club, Life Time began operating the destination in April 2018. The luxuriously renovated club features nine indoor courts with the most sought-after tennis pros and most innovative programming in the country. As well, Life Time Tennis and Athletic Galleria boasts many of the amenities found at most Life Time premier destinations including a 5,000sf training floor with cardio and strength-based cutting-edge equipment, three racquetball courts, Life Shop pro shop, Switchover Bar and Grill and luxurious dressing rooms. www.lifetime.life/life-time-locations/tx-galleria-tennis.html
The 50th Anniversary Season of the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society concludes with an Anniversary Celebration highlighting India on Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30pm at the Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd. Michael Wood, historian, filmmaker and host of the landmark six-part 2009 PBS television series, “The Story of India,” will share an engaging talk about Akbar, the Muslim Emperor of Mughal India in the 1570s entitled “Celebrating Akbar’s Vision: Creating an Indian Empire of Justice.” Akbar established a sprawling kingdom through warfare yet ruled his subjects with an emphasis on religious tolerance and judicial fairness. The lecture will be followed by a celebration of Indian culture including dance, food and music. Admission is $30.00. Tickets are available at the Asia Society Texas Center, Visitor & Member Services at 713.496.9901 or visit www.asiasociety.org/texas/event/upcoming.
TEEING OFF TO TOPPLE CANCER
Four Seasons Hotel Houston is gearing up to host its inaugural indoor charity golf tournament – the Four Seasons Hotel Houston Charity Golf Tournament – on Saturday, April 7, at 1pm. Players can expect an immersive and all-encompassing golf simulation experience that can be augmented with exceptional food and beverage service from Bayou & Bottle. Proceeds from the tournament will go to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in its mission to end cancer. The Topgolf Swing Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston includes two golf simulators, which will be the focus of the double elimination-style tournament over the course of the afternoon. During the tournament, Bayou & Bottle will stream golf’s most prestigious tournament on its televisions and provide snacks for participants; guests can purchase additional food and beverages from the Richard Sandoval restaurant and bar. The entry fee is $50 per player, and the top three finalists will take home prizes from the hotel. www.eventbrite.com/e/four-seasons-hotel-houston-charity-golf-tournament-tickets-43566845608
PARK IT HERE
Gateway Classic Cars has opened a new facility at 1910 Cypress Station Drive, Suite 200, with a large showroom that has the much-needed room to keep up with the growth in the area. The new showroom still features the classic and exotic cars as in the previous location, but now offers a beautiful office and reception area for clients to relax and enjoy their experience. With Italian furniture and white marble floors, there is an upscale feeling in the air to match the cars in the showroom. In fact, Gateway Classic Cars continues to be the largest classic and exotic car sales company in the world, offering 2,500 classic and exotics for sale. For more information, visit www.gatewayclassiccars.com.
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH WITH MENNINGER
The Menninger Clinic’s Annual Signature Luncheon, featuring actor Sean Astin as speaker, will take place on Thursday May 3, at the Westin Galleria Hotel. Astin will talk about what it was like growing up with his mother Patty Duke, the famed actress whose bipolar disorder and depression often caused unexplained, erratic behavior. Kathy Neblett, a local mental health advocate and longtime Menninger supporter, is chairing the event. Proceeds from the luncheon will help advance mental health training, research and treatment at Menninger, which ranks among the top three psychiatric hospitals in the country according to U.S. News & World Report. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DISCOVERY GREEN!
Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, marks a decade of free events at its 10th birthday celebration on Sunday, April 15, from 12–6pm. The B!RTHDAY BASH features entertainment spectacles, cultural performances, live music, games and more. A special presentation at 12pm will honor park founders and recognize children who have grown up with the park. Additional performances will include Ballet Folklorico, Aztec dance by Danza Quetzalli, Dance of Asian America, Brazilian Arts Foundation and more on the AnheuserBusch Stage; Drumline on the White Promenade, readings by Writers in the Schools and the magic of Cirque La Vie, plus much more. The event is free. Visit www.discoverygreen.com for additional information.