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Houston reality stars and River Oaks' newest restaurant lead the week's most popular stories

Houston reality stars and new River Oaks restaurant lead top stories

7 Connie Wang, left, and Cindi Rose at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Connie Kwan-Wang and Cindi Rose are among CultureMap's choices for Bravo's Houston-based reality series, "Married to Medicine." Photo by Max Burkhalte
Harwood Grill Craig Bianco
Craig Bianco is the chef at River Oaks' newest restaurant, Harwood Grill, located on Westheimer near Kirby. Photo by Eric Sandler
Mario Mendias CEO My Fit Foods
Mario Mendias, founder of health food chain My Fit Foods, was arrested in Austin on Monday for public intoxication and cocaine possession. Photo courtesy of My Fit Foods
News, Tarra Gaines, Celebration of Reading, April 2015, President George W. Bush; First Lady Barbara Bush; J.J. Watt
The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's Celebration of Reading drew many celebrities to this year's annual event. Photo by David Shutts
Justin Turner Bernie's Burger Bus
Bernie's Burger Bus is just one of the seven nominees vying for the Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year award, presented at the 2015 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards on May 13. Photo by Kimberly Park
7 Connie Wang, left, and Cindi Rose at the Foundation for Teen Health Tootsies luncheon September 2014
Harwood Grill Craig Bianco
Mario Mendias CEO My Fit Foods
News, Tarra Gaines, Celebration of Reading, April 2015, President George W. Bush; First Lady Barbara Bush; J.J. Watt
Justin Turner Bernie's Burger Bus

Editor’s note: Another week come and gone, so we’ve rounded up the five most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. Reality series Married to Medicine is filming in H-Town, and we have our own ideas for the cast. A Houston version of Bravo's Atlanta-based reality show, Married to Medicine, is currently filming at locations across the city. According to reports, the local cast is an international mix of mostly young women, early in their careers and facing the challenges of balancing demanding medical careers with personal life.

2. First look at River Oaks' newest restaurant with outdoor bar, crowd-pleasing menu and high-quality beef. CultureMap's food editor Eric Sandler provides a first glimpse at Harwood Grill, located in the space formerly occupied by 60 Degrees Mastercrafted. With a menu featuring steaks, burgers and crab cakes, the new spot is set to be an exciting addition to the River Oaks restaurant scene. 

3. Founder of popular health food chain charged with cocaine possession and public intoxication. Mario Mendias, founder of health food company My Fit Foods, was arrested Monday night at the W Hotel in Austin after police received a call regarding a disturbance around 2:30 a.m. According to the affidavit, Mendias struck a security guard in the face three times and was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and cocaine possession.

4. Houston's newest power couple turn heads as Celebration of Reading raises $2.5 million. A Celebration of Reading, an annual event hosted by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, brought 2,200 people together as part of an effort to end illiteracy. The event drew many members of the Bush clan, as well as a number of celebrities, including J.J. Watt, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Reba McEntire.

5. Houston's best neighborhood restaurants: Tastemaker standouts offer great comfort food. With the 2015 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards only a few weeks away, Eric Sandler profiles the seven nominees for the Neighborhood Restaurant of the Year, which include hot spots Coltivare, Bernie's Burger Bus, Cuchara, Hugo's, Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette, Paulie's and The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen.