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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. G igi Huang has joined the Hakkasan Group, owner of the Michelin- starred Yauatcha restaurant, a s m a n a g e r a n d b r a n d ambassador, and there couldn't have been a better match. Yauatcha — a Chinese dim sum teahouse with outposts in London, India, and Honolulu — opens later this month in The Galleria adjacent to The Webster boutique facing Westheimer. Huang's career started in her restaurateur/ father James Huang's Hunan restaurant in the Pavilion on Post Oak; she opened Gigi's Asian Bistro in The Galleria in 2008 and shuttered it in 2014 to consult and pursue real estate … Sporting a $15 million renovation, the new Levy Park at 3801 Eastside Street taps Fort Worth-based chef Tim Love to create three restaurant concepts unveiling this year: Woodshed, dedicated to all things smoke; Love Bird, a kiosk specializing in smoked chicken and seasonal sides fashioned from the park's community gardens; and a soon- to-be-named biergarten bus. One of the concepts will debut this summer … After fi ve years, chef Ryan Hildebrand closes his progressive American eatery Triniti Restaurant and Bar. His next project, the backyard-style burger joint FM Kitchen and Bar, debuts this month at 1112 Shepherd Drive … Chef Chris Shepherd and partners Kevin Floyd, Steve Flippo, Restaurant BUZZ and Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus have unveiled One/Fifth Steak in the former Mark's space at 1658 Westheimer Road. The steak restaurant, which will change concepts annually for the next fi ve years, touts an expansive menu of standouts including glazed beef necks and chicken liver mousse bloc terrine. The building is set to morph into One/Fifth Romance Languages — an experience in French, Spanish, and Italian cuisine — on September 1 … After years of speculation, cult favorite In-N-Out Burger fi nally opens in Houston. While a date has yet to be set, the C a l i f o r n i a - based burger Taking a Page from HISTORY WILLIAM P. GOTTLIEB COLLECTION, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. Shamrock Hotel Emerald Room Illinois Jacquet 22 chain has secured several plots of Houston real estate … Newport Beach- based Bosscat Kitchen and Libations has opened at 4310 Westheimer Road. Wedged between Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors and Tenenbaum Jewelers, the whiskey-centric eatery features a menu of American comfort food, as well as whiskey lockers for high rollers … Austin- based Hopdoddy Burger Bar debuts its second Houston location in Rice Village at 5510 Morningside Drive on March 6. Jailyn Marcel A s the fate of the Astrodome still hangs in the balance, one victory to celebrate is a newly minted online re s o u rc e t h a t h o n o r s Houston's centuries of history. Told from the viewpoint of its most noteworthy (and occasionally notorious) citizens — you have to be deceased to make the cut — the digitized Handbook of Houston launches Thursday, March 2, timed to the 121st annual meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Houston. The TSHA is one of the funders of the free handbook, along with Houston Endowment and Houston History Alliance. The History Alliance has enlisted Lindsay Scovil Dove — a tap-dancing veteran of local music theater as well as a historian wielding an MA in Public History from the University of Houston — as editor of the ambitious, ongoing project eight years in the making. When it goes live, the Handbook will have 1,500 entries (posted by vetted volunteers), made more compelling by many never-before-seen images culled from archives as diverse as the Library of Congress and UH's Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Among our fave discoveries are chapters detailing tenor sax man Illinois Jacquet, the fabled Shamrock Hilton, and the role our town played in the women's movement and the crusade for gay rights, vis-à-vis the National Women's Conference at Sam Houston Coliseum and a protest against anti-gay performer Anita Bryant's appearance at the Hyatt downtown, both occurring in 1977 and milestones in American history. houstonhistoryalliance. org. Catherine D. Anspon HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY ARCHIVES, CONRAD N. HILTON COLLEGE OF HOTEL AND RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT, UH 713.553.4255 M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M M A R Y H A L E M C L E A N . C O M 2016 Top Producer

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