The First Fashion X Houston Presented by Cadillac is coming October 13–15, 2016, at Silver Street Studios! FXH 2016 will feature three nights of runway shows featuring STARS from Lifetime Television’s hit series “Project Runway,” the best and brightest designers from the
Houston area and emerging designers you can DISCOVER from around the globe. The GALLERY, a collection of pop-up shops hosted by jewelry and accessories designers for both men and women, will be open for pre- and post- show browsing every night of the runway shows. For tickets and more information, visit www.houston.fashionx.co.
Molina’s Turns 75
Happy Birthday to a Houston institution! Molina’s Cantina, Houston’s oldest family-owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant, is celebrating its 75th anniversary. While many of Houston’s long-time Mexican restaurants have faded over the years, Molina’s continues to maintain a consistently high stan- dard of taste and service along with a long-standing base of loyal fans. “We thank those who have supported us over the years – our guests, our staff and our vendors –who truly are our extended family,” says Ricardo Molina who, along with brothers Raul III and Roberto, represents the third generation to own and operate the family restaurant. Join the anniversary party at any of Molina’s three locations: 7901 Westheimer Road, 3801 Bellaire Boulevard and 4720 Washington Avenue. www.molinascantina.com
Dressing Up The City
Scenic Houston’s Annual Dinner on Wednesday, October 26, begins with a spectacular reception under the stars at Houston Country Club. Immediately following, guests will be seated for a formal dinner. The evening serves as Scenic Houston’s biggest fundraising event of the year and will honor Scenic Visionary Larry D. Johnson, president and CEO of the Johnson Development Corporation. All proceeds benefit Scenic Houston’s mission to preserve the visual character of Houston by enhancing Houston’s streets, sidewalks and public spaces. For more information, visit www.scenichouston.org/annual-dinner.
Enchiladas by the Book
The definitive enchilada cookbook, coming right up! For nearly 18 years, Sylvia Casares has lovingly prepared and served the traditional Tex-Mex of her native Brownsville at Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, with three locations in Houston. With her passion for the humble enchilada, fans began calling her the Enchilada Queen soon after she opened the first Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen in 1998. There are 18 varieties of made-from-scratch enchiladas on her menu, as well as enchilada tours that offer four varieties on a single plate Currently, Casares is putting the finishing touches on her first cookbook, The Enchilada Queen Cookbook: Enchiladas, Fajitas, Tamales and More Classic Recipes from Texas-Mexico Border Kitchens, which will be publish in November 2016 by St. Martin’s Press.
A Diverse Festival Season
Our multicultural city is celebrating the best of Africa and Greece in October. On October 8, from 11am to 8pm, the Nigerian American Multicultural Council is planning their fourth annual Afrifest in collaboration with other African countries on the grounds of the Houston Baptist University campus. The event will feature special live music and performances, food and excep- tional ethnic cuisines of different African countries, cultural artwork, country displays, fashion shows, games and kids’ activities.
Across town at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church is the 50th Annual Greek Festival taking place October 6–9. All the food is homemade and delicious, the wine flows and the dancing and cultural performances can’t be beat. This is a Montrose tradition you don’t want to miss.