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Market Life W alking through the reimagined Houston Farmers Market as it's being built, you're struck by one simple truth: Houston has never had anything like this before. One of America's top chefs and a ranching cowboy who shoos bees aside with his cowboy hat are helping lead this tour. This is a big deal for the nation's fourth largest city. "We've got to get all of Houston in here," says developer Todd Mason of MLB Capital Partners. Chef Chris Shepherd (a Jimmy Kimmel favorite) and Ryan Cade — the head of R-C Ranch Texas Craft Meats, which will have a showcase butcher shop at the market — are tasked with helping making sure that happens. Read more at A MAjor Win rAiSinG the roof WAlkinG PoWer Memorial Park proved to be more than worthy of hosting a PGA Tour golf tournament after a 57-year absence from the national golf stage. Now the Houston billionaire who brought professional golf back into the Bayou City is already thinking bigger. Much bigger. Hosting the Houston Open is nice, but golf is defined by its four major events of the year, and Jim Crane wants to bring one of those to Houston's jewel of a municipal golf course. "We think we could set this course up to be a U.S. Open or a PGA [Championship] or something," Crane says. "That would really be fun." It would also put Houston on par with golf hotbeds like San Diego. Read more at Sitting at one of the bar tables in The Sporting Club, the new hot spot on bustling Washington Avenue, you're reminded of Le Grill atop the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo. But it's neither the sweet aromas emanating from the kitchen nor the sparkling chandeliers overhead that recall the French Riviera restaurant. Rather, it's the roof that glides open to reveal the night sky. This club's 2,400-square-foot retractable roof is open day and night, weather permitting. Dan Wierck, who heads Sporting Club's ownership group, sees this as the sophisticated spot that Washington lacks. "We knew it was missing a high-end food aspect, something more mature," he says. Read more at papercitymag. com/sporting-club. Working at a high-level corporate job, Lizzy Chesnut Bentley felt stifled. She had the big title and the responsibilities, but something was missing. Something creative. "I started the concept really just to keep myself sane," Bentley tells PaperCity editor at large Francine Ballard. Bentley is talking about the humble beginnings of her now burgeoning City Boots brand. The little girl who never wanted to take off her pink cowboy boots grew into a self-made businesswoman who built her own sophisticated cowboy-boots and Western brand. Bentley needed courage and her own guardian angel to do it. Read more at 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 Memorial Park golf course Lizzy Chesnut Bentley The Sporting Club Houston Farmers Market LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag Get SOCiaL: D i v e i n t O O u r D i G i ta L W O r L D Pa P e rC i t Y M aG.COM Café Poêtes @papercityhouston neWSLetter SiGn-uP Charleston, SC @georgie_ofthejungle Moonstruck Drive-In @papercityhouston #PCSEEN What Our eDitOrS are uP tO, DiGitaLLY. 14

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