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

Shirtless coach and Restaurant Weeks drama lead the week's top stories

Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech football coach shirtless with two girls in bikinis
This photo of a shirtless Kliff Kingsbury has the young Texas Tech coach made headlines across the globe. FoxSports.com
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop interior CROP
Houston Restaurant Week officials are still seeking a donation to the Houston Food Bank that Sparrow pledged following HRW 2013. Photo by © Debora Smail/Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Southern Goods Lyle Bento
New Heights eatery Southern Goods will debut to the public on Friday. Photo by Eric Sandler
Fitzgerald's Houston place exterior
A big renovation is planned for the iconic concert venue Fitzgerald's. onetakewriting.com
Halal Guys NYC line CROP
The Halal Guys are bringing one of NYC's most popular eateries to Houston. The Halal Guys / Facebook
Houston, The Moonshiners Southern Tables + Bar, July 2015, strawberry moonshine
The Strawberry Moon from The Moonshiners Southern Tables + Bar is just one amazing happy hour special. Courtesy photo
Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech football coach shirtless with two girls in bikinis
Sparrow Bar + Cookshop interior CROP
Southern Goods Lyle Bento
Fitzgerald's Houston place exterior
Halal Guys NYC line CROP
Houston, The Moonshiners Southern Tables + Bar, July 2015, strawberry moonshine

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 Tech's silly watch "controversy." A Grantland article on Texas Tech football coach and "sex symbol" Kliff Kingsbury linked to CultureMap's coverage of a viral photo depicting him shirtless, spurring the year-old story to the top spot this week. It's still a good read.

2. More Houston Restaurant Weeks drama: Celebrity chef never made 2013 donation, officials say. One of the city's most notable chefs is making headlines for failing to keep a donation promise to the Houston Food Bank as part of Houston Restaurant Weeks.

3. Hot new restaurant from former Underbelly chef launches soft opening with fun menu. This hotly-anticipated restaurant addition to The Heights is serving up Southern comfort food with a whimsical twist.

4. Big changes for iconic Houston concert venue — beer garden, more parking and better bathrooms! Legendary live music venue Fitzgerald's is changing hands with the promise of major improvements to the nearly 100-year-old building.

5. New York City-based Halal food chain picks prime spot for first Houston location. A popular NYC restaurant is breaking into the local market with an upcoming Inner Loop location.

6. Houston's hottest new happy hours for cheap drinks and delectable eats. Give your wallet a break and check out CultureMap's top picks for the city's best happy hour deals featuring light bar bites and cool cocktails.