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PaperCity Houston March 2021

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MR. TOMORROW S itting in the reimagined lobby of a GreenStreet office building, Midway CEO Jonathan Brinsden is in his element. This is what the real estate development company prides itself on. "It was a pretty awful lobby, and now it's a pretty fantastic lobby," Brinsden says. Midway is behind pioneering Houston developments such as CityCentre, Kirby Grove, and the upcoming East River. But now it's looking to Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. "One of the downsides of having projects at the scale we have, you almost run out of places to put them without competing with ourselves," Brinsden says. The guy who started as an engineering major, with the intent of going into auto design, is thinking big. As usual. Read more at PLAYING THE MARKET LOVING TIMING HIDDEN TREASURE So, what exactly is an upscale farmers market, the likes of which now takes place in River Oaks District on the third Sunday of every month. Well, it's a hybrid farmers market with a dash of sophisticated offerings played out against a backdrop of luxury designer boutiques, including giant gourmet cookies, marinated eggplant, doggie treats, aromatic elixirs, potions and teas, Mama's Tamales, and much more, along with the requisite fresh fruits and veggies. The market is a collaboration between River Oaks District and Your Neighborhood Farmers Market, the largest certified farmers market in Texas. Read more at papercitymag. com/river-oaks-market. TV news political consultant, University of Houston adjunct professor, and former Sugar Land city council member Jacquie Baly wasn't ready to date four years ago when Industrial Specialty Services CEO James Craig began calling. She was recently divorced and had two teenagers at home. Fast forward to 2019, when timing indeed proved to be everything. Baly and Craig reconnected and were married on New Year's Eve in Baly's hometown of St. Croix, with her two college-age sons in attendance. The newlyweds spent a week exploring her childhood haunts and even the Hess refinery that spurred them to reconnect. Read more at island-wedding. Tucked away in what first appears to be a comic book store in The Galleria area, you'll find Houston's first omakase- driven sushi restaurant. The new Hidden Omakase concentrates on the chef- selected tasting menus that define the dining tradition. It's located in an office building at 5353 West Alabama, but you have to know it's there. The windows are covered with vintage comic books, and there's no sign indicating it's a restaurant. Hidden Omakase is Billy Kin's newest project — a natural fit for a chef who sometimes did an omakase menu for regulars at his previous restaurant, the innovative Japanese spot, Blackbird Izakaya. Read more at papercitymag. com/hidden-omakase. 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 River Oaks District market Hidden Omakase's fresh salmon Raphael & Alexandre Chaumette, James Craig and Jacquie Baly Jonathan Brinsden LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL: D I V E I N T O O U R D I G I T A L W O R L D PAPERCITYMAG.COM Cochi's Taqueria @papercityhouston NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP Dwyane Wade and Jason Pahlmeyer @papercityhouston MFAH @catherinedanspon #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. 10

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