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December 2019- Houston

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The Art Guys @papercityhouston 18 DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM THAI TRUE T he Heights is awash in new restaurants — it's arguably the Houston restaurant neighborhood of the moment. But two Thailand natives are bringing something different to the area — Lukkaew Srasrisuwan and chef Miranda Leotkhamfu are opening Kin Dee Thai Cuisine in the new mixed-use development Market at Houston Heights. Srasrisuwan tells PaperCity, "We're passionate about telling the story of how important cooking is and how it influences how we live in Thailand; we spend so much time preparing every single ingredient and putting them together in the right way." Read more at SHADES OF HOUSTON THE HAPPY GOODBYE BASEBALL BILES When Color Factory execs started searching for a new location for their wildly popular interactive art exhibition, they received pitches from L.A. to London. But their hearts were set on Houston. "It's one of the best-kept secrets in the United States," Color Factory CEO Jeff Lind says. Now, a former furniture store on Upper Kirby has been transformed into a 20,000-square- foot maze with 14 different installations centered around 30 Houston-specific colors, such as the burnt orange of terracotta pots on Airline Drive and the pink sprinkles on a Shipley Do-Nut. Read more at With Ibiza Food & Wine Bar set to close in February after 19 years, chef Charles Clark is exceptionally light-hearted. He's already thrown his last blowout wine dinner, a tradition of dinners that occurred a few times every year during the restaurant's remarkably long run. When Ibiza shuts its doors, you'll find Clark in the front of the house at Brasserie 19, Coppa Osteria, Punk's Simple Southern Food, and The Dunlavy — a move endorsed by his longtime business partner Grant Cooper. Read more at charles-clark. Yes, the Astros lost the World Series in about the most excruciating way possible. But Simone Biles, Houston's ultimate champion, managed to turn one of baseball's most rote traditions into a bit of thrilling theater. The world's greatest gymnast broke into a backflip from a standing-still stop — and added a twist in the air — before taking the baseball for a celebrity-moment first pitch. It's Simone Biles. Did you expect her to just throw the ball like everyone else. "I get more nervous doing this stuff than competing, which is really weird," she says. The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo should be easy now. Read more at NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — five times a week. Sign up at newsletter. St. Barth's @georgie_ofthejungle Anne Lee, Aerin Lauder @anneleephillips #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. Chef Charles Clark Simone Biles Color Factory Kin Dee LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL:

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