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Biggest fall restaurant openings and Super Bowl preparations lead the week's top stories

Hottest fall openings and Super Bowl preparations lead top stories

Houston, Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, September 2015, pool shaped like Texas
The Marriott Marquis will be just one addition to downtown Houston in preparation for the Super Bowl in February 2017. Courtesy rendering
River Oaks District exterior crop
Six new restaurants and a movie theater will soon call River Oaks District home. River Oaks District/Facebook
Lillo and Ella patio
Lillo & Ella's patio will have a new look when it reopens as The Barking Pig. Courtesy photo
Rico's Park Burger
The park burger at Rico's features a six-ounce patty, two kinds of cheese and a potato bun. Photo by Julie Soefer
News, Shelby, Lost Lake, Dunlavy party, Sept. 2015
A celebration for the completion of the $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park project took place at The Dunlavy. Photo by Katya Horner
Houston, Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, September 2015, pool shaped like Texas
River Oaks District exterior crop
Lillo and Ella patio
Rico's Park Burger
News, Shelby, Lost Lake, Dunlavy party, Sept. 2015

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

1. Houston's 22 most anticipated fall restaurant openings: Are you ready for some barbecue (and more)? Get the inside scoop on the hottest openings coming this fall, including barbecue joints, steakhouses and even a fried chicken and donut spot.

2. Downtown gets ready for Super Bowl with convention center revamp, restaurants galore and new hotel with a rooftop river. Find out about downtown's serious transformation in preparation for the Supe Bowl, coming to town in February 2017.

3. Owner of shuttered wine bar hatches big plans for new neighborhood gathering spot. Lillo & Ella in the Heights is closing before reopening as a restaurant and watering hole later this year from a fave Rice Village-area wine bar owners.

4. Midtown's newest restaurant features burgers and park views, but don't call it Shake Shack. A new eatery is bringing classic American eats to Midtown — and it's open late night, too.

5. Walk in the park at Lost Lake reserved for donors and partners at $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park. Get the details on the buzzy celebration at the soon-to-be-completed event space The Dunlavy, located within Buffalo Bayou Park.

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