This Week's Hot Headlines

Eclipse enthusiasm and Tex-Mex in the Heights lead this week's top stories

Eclipse enthusiasm and Tex-Mex in the Heights top this week's stories

Superica spread
Expect freshly-made tortillas and mesquite-grilled meats at Superica.  Courtesy photo

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

1. Where to watch the solar eclipse in Houston. This guide to eclipse watching events around the city became one of this year's most popular articles.

2. Rumor no more: State of Grace owner brings his brand of Tex-Mex to the Heights. After a couple of months of speculation, Ford Fry finally confirmed he plans to open his Superica Tex-Mex restaurant in the building that formerly housed Hunky Dory and Bernadine's.

3. Iconic Houston Mexican chain acquired by major restaurant group. Cyclone Anaya's has been acquired by the Heritage Restaurant Group, which plans to expand the restaurant's menu and add additional locations.

4. Sneak peek: Restaurant power couple set opening date for highly-anticipated downtown destination spot. Oxbow 7, a new restaurant from Reef chef-owner Bryan Caswell and his wife Jennifer, will begin serving "elevated bayou cuisine" in downtown's Le Meridien hotel on September 12.

5 (tie).  Houston terrorism probe extends to a Texas college: FBI agents descend on a dorm. This story returned because it mentions Andrew Schneck, arrested this week on charges that he tried to blow up a statue of Confederate soldier Dick Dowling in Hermann Park. 

5 (tie). Chris Shepherd's plans for new restaurant: 'Baller board' is out; cast iron paella is in. On last week's episode of CultureMap's "What's Eric Eating" podcast, Shepherd and chef de cuisine Nick Fine discussed some of what diners can expect at One Fifth/Romance Languages.