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12 New Must-See Downtown Bars and Restaurants

Super Bowl LI might be over, but the afterglow shines on and Houstonians are the ones to enjoy a wave of new businesses, many opening up shop Downtown. In the months leading up to the big game, the Central Business District exploded with a dozen new restaurants and bars, many of which center around the bustling Avenida Houston district. Wondering what you might’ve missed? We’ve rounded up the latest additions. Bayou & Bottle The first Texas venture for Richard Sandoval Restaurants is a chic…

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Frostival! Puts Avenida Houston On Ice

In Houston, where warm weather is both a blessing and a curse, winter is gleefully welcomed by those fond of ice skating. In fact, the unofficial start of winter season in the downtown Avenida Houston district precedes Thanksgiving by two days with the opening of the largest outdoor ice rink in the Southwest. Tuesday night marks the start of Frostival! – not a festival, get it? – as a family fun evening celebrating the opening of the skating rink at Discovery Green as well as the debut of the…

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10 New Art Installations Coming to Avenida Houston

Downtown Houston will soon add ten public art installations by local Houston artists within the new Avenida Houston convention district. The artwork will be placed throughout the buildings as part of Houston First's "Houston Infusion" initiative, all of which are slated to be complete by October 15, 2016. Works fabricated in a variety of media and imagined by a diverse group of artists and collaborators will explore themes of space and technology, Houston's natural flora and fauna, reuse and…

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New Restaurants Announced for Downtown Entertainment District

Downtown Houston will soon expand its culinary landscape along the Avenida de las Americas. A series of restaurants will open on the ground floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center and in the forthcoming Marriott Marquis Houston. Grotto and Bud’s Pitmaster BBQ, among other concepts, will join downtown newcomers Pappasito’s Cantina and the recently-expanded Starbucks at the Hilton Americas-Houston, beginning the transformation of the convention district into the cosmopolitan destination…

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