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New banquet hall, Real Housewives of Dallas and best Texas restaurants lead the week's top stories

New banquet hall, Real Housewives lead the week's top stories

Paul's Kitchen Merrill House exterior
Paul's Kitchen will close after brunch on February 28 to become The Merrill House. Courtesy photo
Real Housewives of Dallas cast
The cast of The Real Housewives of Dallas. Photo courtesy of Bravo
Helen Greek Food & Wine
The team from Helen Greek Food & Wine earned the top spot in Patricia Sharpe's list of Texas's best new restaurants. Photo by Shannon O’Hara
afternoon tea, August 2012, Chef Kiran, Kiran's
Kiran Verma will relocate her restaurant to the Kirby Grove building. Photo by Debora Smail/RealityPhotography.net
Grazia Italian Kitchen Rodeo Uncorked Best Bites 2016
This Pearland eatery earned the top prize at Sunday night's Rodeo Uncorked! and Best Bites Competition. Grazia Italian Kitchen/Facebook
Paul's Kitchen Merrill House exterior
Real Housewives of Dallas cast
Helen Greek Food & Wine
afternoon tea, August 2012, Chef Kiran, Kiran's
Grazia Italian Kitchen Rodeo Uncorked Best Bites 2016

Editor's note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. Upscale farm-to-table restaurant will close and be transformed into big banquet hall. A upscale Upper Kirby restaurant will be replaced with a new banquet facility.

2. Bravo reveals stars of Real Housewives of Dallas, your new guilty pleasure. Bravo TV is about to shine a light on Texas with the April 11 premiere of The Real Housewives of Dallas.

3. Surprises, snubs and lots of Houston love on list of best new restaurants in Texas. The Houston-area is well-represented on Texas Monthly food critic Patricia Sharpe's list of the state's best new restaurants.

4. Popular Indian restaurant has found a larger home in new luxury complex. One of Houston's most popular Indian restaurants will have a new home in 2016. 

5. Pearland restaurant takes top prize at Rodeo Best Bites — and it's not Killen's. Get the scoop on the Pearland restaurant with a steakhouse chef that took the top prize at the annual Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup and Best Bites Competition.