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Have a Hip and Haute Fourth!

Good Eats and Drinks!

B&B Butchers & Restaurant

Open at 4pm for dinner. Book your reservation on the second floor dining room or rooftop patio for a festive, Independence Day celebration and enjoy the following: Live music, Great rooftop view of the downtown Houston fireworks, which is now covered with fans and will be festively decorated!

Order from B&B's regular dinner menu or enjoy our 4th of July specials: 100% Texas Wagyu Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and a Fried Chicken Plate ($85 food and beverage minimum per person - tax and gratuity not included) The Butcher Shop will be open all day (10am-6pm) on Monday, July 4th to pick up your last minute grilling supplies! Book a private dinner party and fireworks viewing in the Butcher Shop (20 seated, 30 standing). B&B will arrange chairs on the sidewalk to watch the fireworks. For more information or to book it, please contact Kristin Bogart: kristin@bbbutchers.com or 713.862.1814.



947 Gessner Rd

Vallone’s is turning up the heat this 4th of July with a festive, seasonal beverage that will ignite your taste buds. Whether hosting an Independence Day bash or simply looking to beat the heat, cool down with the Star Spangled Cooler made with St. George American Gin, crushed ice, fever tree ginger ale, cranberry juice and garnished with Texas blueberries.
Star Spangled Cooler
1½ oz. St. George American Gin
1 oz. Fever Tree Ginger Ale
1 oz. cranberry juice
Fill a tall glass with crushed ice. Combine all ingredients.
Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish with Texas blueberries



Radio Milano
Milano Bar
800 Sorella Court

Radio Milano is kicking off July 4th with grill specials from 5 - 9 pm. Chef Jose Hernandez is swinging open the doors to the restaurant's chic downstairs patio and setting up a casual grilling station for patrons. Before heading over to the CITYCENTRE fireworks spectacular on Independence Day, enjoy festive dishes like Corn on the Cob, Brisket, Burgers, Bacon Loaded Hot Dogs, Smoked Turkey Legs, Pulled Beef Nachos, Smoked Pork Ribs and more.

It’s A Cherry Sweet Summer at Petite Sweets

Just as cherry season hits its peak and we all prepare for 4th of July fireworks, Petite Sweets announces that it will feature special cherry-inspired desserts beginning July 1st through the summer. Pastry chef Susan Molzan has created some of your favorite classics to enjoy this summer, such as Cherry Pie, Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes and Cherry Gelato. Plus she has a few indulgent twists for you to try, including Cherry Almond Macarons, Chocolate Dipped Cherry Marshmallows and the best Maker’s Mark Chocolate Cherry Cone Sundae that you’ll ever taste! Whether you want a whole pie or just a single cupcake for the kiddo, remember that you can order whole cakes, cheesecakes, cookies and pies in advance or simply pop in to Petite Sweets for a slice, a shake or a cookie any time. For special orders call 713-520-7007. For more information, visit www.petitesweetshouston.com, or find us on Twitter at @petitesweetshtx or on Facebook at facebook.com/petitesweetshouston.


Attire to Sparkle In

You will shine in this cherry red dotted lace tea length dress from the
ML Monique Lhuillier collection, worn here by Actress Sofia Carson.

Tory Burch Thora Leather Thong Sandal $125

Add these classic sandals from the All American designer Tory Burch, for your July 4th outfit.
Available at Neimans and Tory Burch. 

NICOLE MILLER bare shoulder blouse $255

You will be chic and cool in this cold shoulder top available at Tootsies.

Houston Philanthrophy

Crossroads School’s “Night of a Thousand Stars,”
Raises $115,000 for Exceptional Students

Yolanda Cameron, Dr. Gila Amoni, Amy Davis
Photo by John Levin

The crowd was dressed to be noticed, the venue was the elegant Houstonian Hotel, and the beneficiary was Crossroads School. The “Night of a Thousand Stars” gala began with a silent auction, cocktails and passed hors d ‘oeuvres, followed by delicious food, and an exclusive live dessert auction. More than 250 friends of Crossroads came out to support Houston’s premiere school for exceptional children with learning differences. This night of majestic splendor raised $115,000 for the school. Guests were welcomed by Emmy-award winning investigative reporter Amy Davis of KPRC-2, followed by Dr. Gila Arnoni, Head of School for Crossroads School, who personally thanked guests for their support. Along with Davis, auctioneer extraordinaire Traci Yeaman conducted the Crossroads’ signature dessert auction. Crossroads’ parent Yolanda Cameron shared a heartwarming testimony and recited a poem, describing how Crossroads was the answer to her long search for a school that fulfilled the needs of her son. In the crowd were Chris Rambeau, Brent and Anna Johnston, Will Cropper, Katie Croasdale, Perrin and Lara Clark, and Carol Garnett.

Save the dates: Spring Branch Education 2016-17 events Season begins with annual Style Show and Luncheon

(left to right) Suzanne Stiles, Melissa DeAyala, Sheri Leigh-Gross, Debbie Slack

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has announced dates for its 2016-17 signature events. The season kicks off with a September style show and luncheon and ends with the Bright Stars award event for scholarship winners, as well as Teachers and Principals of the Year. “Our events continue to grow as our community becomes more familiar with SBEF’s successful mission,” says Debbie Slack, SBEF executive board member and Special Events Committee chair. “All funds raised in our events are used by the Foundation to fund programs that enhance the education of every student and support every teacher in the district. We have something for everyone – from a fashion show to sporting clay and golf tournaments to the popular Running for the Arts. Every dollar raised at these events stays in the district and benefits SBISD’s 35,000 students.”

Save the Dates
SBEF’s fundraisers are not-to-be-missed community events. For more information, call 713.251.2381, like SBEF on Facebook and/or follow @SBEF93 on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Style Show and Luncheon – Co-Chairs: Michelle Majewski and Suzanne Stiles

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Winter Wonderland Gala – Co-Chairs: Melissa & Mano DeAyala and Sheri & Wayne Gross

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sporting Clay Tournament – Co-Chairs: Doug Goodson and Rob Stewart

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Golf Classic – Chair: Mike Baker

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Running for the Arts

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bright Stars of SBISD – Co-Chairs: Michelle Majewski, Leanne Newton and Casey Rowe

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cookin’ for a Cause – Co-Chairs: Vincent Montalbano and Laura Stein