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Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes is a Houston writer with interests in food, fashion, music and the arts.

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This Week's Hot Headlines

Best steaks, cursed restaurant location and stylish party lead the week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Ready for a big steak? These 7 standouts offer best Houston ...


Pix of the Day

Lively park in the heart of downtown Houston celebrates 5 years of fun

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Once a center of activity of a new and rapidly growing city of Houston in the 1800s, Market Square Park was reborn as one of Houston's most beloved parks ...


Traffic Woes

How much time and money do Houstonians waste in traffic? New report reveals surprising numbers

By Elizabeth Rhodes

It's common knowledge that Houstonians hate the city's traffic congestion, but a new report examines just how bad it's getting. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute's ...


Not Just Coffee

Starbucks after dark: Beer, wine and hors-d'oeuvres added to menu at select Houston-area locations

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Starbucks Coffee Co. is set to expand its new Starbucks Evenings program — which includes service of beer, wine and small plates — to three locations north of Houston starting this fall ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

New biscuit-centric eatery, celeb sightings and a mysterious closing lead the week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Biscuit-centric restaurant finds a home in former Montrose nightclub. The second ...


Shaking Up the Airwaves

Houston Public Media plans to sell FM 91.7 frequency and move classical station to HD format

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Houston Public Media announced plans to shift its 24-hour classical station, 91.7 KUHA, to an all-digital format and sell its frequency on the FM dial. The station will be ...


Party Watch

Superheroes, rock stars and Supreme Court justices party for Planned Parenthood

By Elizabeth Rhodes

What: Planned Parenthood Young Leaders' 14th Annual Party Like A Rock Star. Where: House of Dereon. The 411: There aren't too many parties where you can find three Ruth ...


Shopping Scoop

H&M sets opening date for CityCentre store, launches recycled denim line

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M has announced the opening date for it's fifth Houston-area location, as well as introducing a line of new denim styles made using recycled ...


Pricey Preacher

Rock star preacher: Tickets to Joel Osteen show rival Madonna on resale market

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is well known for drawing enormous crowds at the 16,000-seat Lakewood Church, and his popularity certainly doesn't stop in Houston. The pastor — whose sermons ...


Urban Living

Is Houston still a bargain? Find out what it costs to live comfortably in the Bayou City

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Living in an urban area means it costs more to live comfortably, but exactly how much? A new study from Business Insider found that of the 15 major cities analyzed ...


METRO's Big Bus Changes

METRO's new bus service: 22 routes that run every 15 minutes — all day, every day (and it's free for a week)

By Elizabeth Rhodes

With Sunday's launch of METRO's new bus network, Houstonians can expect some positive changes in the way they use public transportation, officials say.  And for a week, it ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Shirtless coach, Restaurant Weeks drama and hot new restaurant lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Near nude photo of Kliff Kingsbury goes international, completely buries Texas ...


Fitz Makeover

Big changes for iconic Houston concert venue — beer garden, more parking and better bathrooms!

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Following last week's announcement that promotion company Pegstar will no longer host shows at Fitzgerald's — believed to be the city's oldest music venue — many Houstonians feared the ...


Like Netflix for Concerts

New concert subscription service that's like Netflix for live music expands to Houston

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Things are becoming really exciting for the city's music lovers thanks to Jukely, an innovative concert subscription service — think Netflix for live music — that launched in Houston late last ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Luxe Galveston villas, hot restaurants and media star's engagement party lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta brings high roller luxury to Galveston with private ...


Most Stylish Celebs

Fave fall trends, most stylish celebs, how to shop on a budget: People StyleWatch expert tells all

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Although temperatures remain sizzling outside, it's that time of year when fall fashions hit stores as Houstonians who have been escaping the heat return home and back-to-school activities gear ...


Young Professionals Spotlight

Act One young professionals group aims to cultivate next generation of theatergoers

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editors note: In our continuing Trailblazers series, we profile exciting young professionals organizations around Houston. The Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals Founded in 1976 by the late George ...


Party Watch

Fashion-forward crowd keeps the party going at Topshop/Topman Endless Summer concert

By Elizabeth Rhodes

More than 500 of Houston's hottest partygoers got down at Fitzgerald's Saturday night at Topshop/Topman's first Endless Summer Music Series in Houston. The concert, hosted locally ...


Picnic Paradise

What heat? Houston named one of America's best cities for an outdoor picnic

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Given that Houstonians are currently experiencing 100-degree-plus temperatures virtually every day now, it probably will come as a shocker that the Bayou City has recently been named on Travel+Leisure ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Best late night eats, luckiest homebuyers and America's top burger lead this week's top stories

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week: 1. Houston's Best Late Night Restaurants: Where to graze when going ...


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