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the special Mom in your life?



Creme Brulee

Toulouse will serve the regular menu and delightful Mother’s Day specials including Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with Espellette Aioli and petit salad, Oysters Rockefeller with creamy spinach, lardons and parmesean gratinee, Salmon Coulibiac, a layered baked salmon and seafood rice with grilled asparagus, tomato confit and champagne beurre blanc, Rack of Lamb with petit ratatouille, watercress, potato au gratin and rosemary, and Valrhona Dark Chocolate Cake.

4444 Westheimer E100



Prohibition Theatre

Bring the whole family and celebrate mom with Prohibition Theatre's Mother's Day Brunch show featuring an adaptation of the classic children’s story, Alice in Wonderland. Sink your fork into bites like Breakfast Mac, Biscuits & Andouille Gravy and family style Steak and Eggs. Tickets are priced at $17 - $45 per person, children under 12 are free. A $20 food and beverage minimum is required for adults. Show times are 11 am and 1:30 pm, and the duration is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.

1008 Prairie



Freakin Weekend Tower
Photo by Nobie’s

Montrose’s new neighborhood joint, Nobie’s, launches Sunday brunch on Sunday, May 14 from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, May 14. Chef Martin Stayer introduces a menu focused on fresh, local seasonal fare. To begin, choose from a selection house made pastries, including Colossal Cinnamon Rolls served in cast iron skillets. For main dishes, check out plates like Peanut Butter Banana French Toast drizzled with syrup; Veggies, Eggs,Grits, with asparagus, piccatta and poached eggs atop a foundation of grits ; Special Hash with crispy potatoes, peppers, cheese sauce, pork and two fried eggs; S.O.S., an avocado toast topped with your choice of crab and grapefruit or radish, local butter and caviar; and the Freakin’ Weekend Tower, a shareable bagel presentation served with a variety of schmears and toppings.

Also available are a selection of house-made cocktails like the Brunch Punch, a rotating fresh and fruity, spirit and wine based beverage; Maple Bacon Flip, with bourbon, house-made maple bacon syrup and whole egg; Boozy Joe, made with cold brew, white rum, cream and fernet for an added kick; and Cantarito, crafted with tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, grapefruit soda and tajin. Other brunch offerings include staples like Mimosas (available by the glass or whole bottles of bubbles served with a carafe of fresh OJ); mescal, gin or tequila based Bloody Marys, served with “all of the pickled things” and a variety of other fun toppings; and Michaladas made with hot sauce, lime juice, beer and spicy salt with a mescal or tequila sidecar upon request.

2048 Colquitt Street


Radio Milano

Photo by Deb Small

Pamper mom with modern Italian offerings from Radio Milano’s Chef Jose Hernandez. Indulge in a three-course, prix fixe Mother’s day menu from 10 am - 3 pm. Choose from a variety of flavorful dishes like Asparagus Soup with smoked salmon, chives, oil and sesame seeds; Chicken and Waffles topped with bourbon barrel maple syrup; and Donut Holes served with vanilla cream and warm chocolate dipping sauces. The menu is priced at $30 per person. An a la carte children’s menu will also be available

800 Sorella Court


Royal Sonesta – ARA Restaurant

Give mom the royal treatment with a special Mother’s Day menu from Chef Robert Graham in Royal Sonesta’s ARA Restaurant. The feast includes appetizer selections like Port Poached Pear Carpaccio and Smoked Salmon Flatbread and entrées such as Crab Cake Benedict or Chicken Salad Tartine. Complete your meal with Saffron Panna Cotta. The cost is $39 per person, $35 for seniors and $29 for children up to 11. The brunch menu is served from 11:30 am – 2 pm.

2222 West Loop South

Great Gift Ideas

Jeweled Initials by Roberto Coin


Les Petits Joueurs Fringed clutch $930

Available at Tootsies

Visit the Hip and Haute Booth at
Village Antiques for your Mother’s gift!


Houston Philanthrophy

Benefited Texas Lyme Disease Association

Claudia Lobao with Heather Liskow
Photos by Leah Wilson

Friends and supporters of those affected by Lyme disease delighted in an evening on Tootsies’ private patio featuring designs from jewelry designer, Claudia Lobao and “Informing Through the Arts,” with Simon Gentry.

Libby Watts with Philip Battiade

Philip Battiade, internationally recognized medical practitioner of alternative medicine and founder of The Infusio Concept Beverly Hills, was also present as the night’s special guest. Attendees sipped on signature margaritas and noshed on bites from Armandos as they mixed and mingled to raise awareness for the epidemic.

Latin Women’s Fashion Players Celebrate 15 Years

Tequila Toast with Rosario Mendoza, Daisy Mendoza,
Chris Goyri, Karina Barbieri, Sandra Weil, Michele Leal Farah
Photo by Kim Coffman

Luncheon Chairmen Karina Barbieri and Daisy Mendoza and the Board of Latin Women’s Initiative (LWI) welcomed a high energy crowd of over 650 fashionistas to the 15th annual fashion show and bazaar held at the Hilton Americas on Cinco de Mayo, May 5. Hot designs from Cooperativa Shop’s Kris Goyri and Sandra Weil, as well as the heritage collections of Takasami’s Rosario Mendoza graced the runway with festive Latin flair. Leading the anniversary celebration was President of LWI Michele Leal Farah who gave kudos to the lively crowd for 15 years and over $2 million of financial support to women and children in Houston’s Latino community. Members of the Fashion Show Committee, including Honorary Chairmen Ericka Bagwell, Rosi F. Hernández, Patricia Herrera, Trini Mendenhall, Micheline Ferrand Newall, Mary Tere Perusquia, Cyndy Garza Roberts, and Susana Brener de Stern also were recognized on the stage and joined in applauding the efforts.

Emcees Janel Garcia of Univision and Samica Knight of ABC Channel 13 led the day and really worked to quiet the chatting crowd. A Latin power lunch unlike any other, raising over $250,000 with proceeds being distributed to Homemade Hope, L.I.F.E. Houston, Shoes for Kids, Small Steps Nurturing Center, University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies, Academic Achievers Program and Undies for Everyone. The grand finale was a tequila toast, thanks to Tequila sponsor Titanium Tequila, that had all the guests raising their glasses and celebrating.

Bo’s Place is Winner with Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes

Luke and Megan Hotze, Mary Beth Staine, Hannah and Cal McNair
Photo by Kim Coffman

Over 400 supporters enjoyed a sold out event at the home of Paige and Tilman Fertitta and a perfect spring day for the running of the Kentucky Derby, Saturday May 6, for the inaugural Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes benefiting Bo’s Place. Fashionably attired ladies and gentlemen joined Chairs Megan and Luke Hotze and Hannah and Cal McNair who were thrilled with raising over $350,000. Honorary Chairs Meredith and Patrick Chastang, and Susan and Charlie Neuhaus mixed and mingled.

Everyone was entertained from the moment of arrival with a champagne lady greeting supporters. The statement making hats made for perfect people watching and guests socialized throughout the grounds enjoying tastings from Garrison Brothers Bourbon, Avion Tequila Glenfiddich Scotch, Cabaud and Decimus wines, Perrier Jouet and the drink of the day, the mint julep. A giving tree, racing wall raffle, and auction entertained guests. Tables covered with a variety of tasty food selections enticed the party goers. One of the most popular items, Pop Brother’s Popsicles from Billion Dollar Buyer, were busy the entire day. A lively game of heads or tails poolside just before the Derby had everyone cheering as the winner won a gift card from IW Marks Jewelers. Judges selected the best dressed guy and gal and the best hat. Mary Beth Staine, Executive Director of Bo’s Place, said “Bo’s Place is a special place for families to come for support, comfort, hope and healing. It is because of supporters like you that this magic happens.”

The most exciting two minutes in sports had everyone crowded around the large screens to watch as Always Dreaming won the race. As one guest observed, if you could not be at Churchill Downs this was the next best thing.


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Through the Month of May


Texas Barbecue Brisket Burger

In honor of National Burger Month, Chef Robert Graham will be spotlighting a unique burger and beer pairing of the week for each of the four weeks during the month of May. This week, diners can indulge in the BBQ Brisket Double Cheese Burger and a Saint Arnold Lawn Mower. This sinful burger is made with two 44 Farms patties, cheddar cheese, BBQ beef brisket, coleslaw and a fried egg on a brioche bun. Other burgers featured include the Chicharron Burger with hatch green chilies, avocado, queso fresco and guajillo ketchup; the Pesto Burger with heirloom tomatoes, provolone and basil pesto; and the Blue Cheese Burger with truffled potato chips and grilled pear. The BBQ Brisket Double Cheese Burger and beer pairing is priced at $18.

Royal Sonesta -
Axis Lounge
2222 West Loop South


Levy Park

Levy Park, the new urban greenspace in Upper Kirby that just opened in February, hosts a plethora of programming for all ages and interests throughout May. From yoga and pilates to poetry and concerts, you can find it all in this amazing “six acres of awesomeness.”

Looking for a boot camp? We’ve got it. Want to see dance performances or the movie Freaky Friday? Join us in May for any and all fun activities for mind, body and spirit. Listed is the regular programming schedule, showing what you can find each day of the week at Levy Park, 3801 Eastside, conveniently located inside Loop 610 between Richmond Avenue and U.S. 59. However, check out our calendar online for many other events happening every day of the week.


May 19

Public Invited to Levy Park to Hear Silk Road Jazz Quartet
Event is the First of Many Live Concerts to take
Place at the Performance Pavilion at Levy Park

Silk Road

Levy Park Conservancy presents the first of many live concerts in Levy Park, located in Upper Kirby, with the Silk Road Jazz Quartet performing on Friday, May 19. Levy Park’s Performance Pavilion will be the site of this inaugural concert. The structure faces the Park’s Event Lawn, which can accommodate up to 3,000 people for concerts and performances of all types. The concert by this instrumental jazz band is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner, or they can purchase food and beverage from food trucks in the Park.

3801 Eastside

Street parking is available on Wakeforest Avenue and Eastside Street, and garage parking is available at 2925 Richmond (entrance on Richmond) for $2/hour.
Go to levyparkhouston.org for more details or call 713-522-7275.



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