This Week's Hot Headlines

Restaurant closing and Harvey damage at the Wortham lead this week's top stories

Restaurant closing and Wortham Harvey damage lead week's top stories

Molina's Cantina Jose's Dip
Molina's famous Jose's dip will still be available at other locations. Photo by Kimberly Park

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

1. Longtime Tex-Mex restaurant exits Washington Avenue for a new location out west. Citing parking difficulties and an expensive lease renewal rate, Molina's Cantina has decided to close its location on Washington Avenue. 

2. First Taste: Celebrated chef's new restaurant with 'elevated bayou cuisine' is a winner. Bryan Caswell and his team are off to a strong start at Oxbow 7, his restaurant in downtown's newly opened Le Meridien hotel.

3. Inside the Wortham Theater Center: Harvey leaves a soggy mess as cleanup continues. There is no time frame on when the theater will reopen, but it won't be soon.

4. Hot Heights bar, restaurant closings, and BBQ pop-up are popular podcast topics. Terry Williams and Alex Negranza discussed the opening and evolution of Better Luck Tomorrow on a recent episode of "What's Eric Eating," CultureMap's weekly food podcast.

5. Welcome to the jungle: Partygoers have a wild time at glow-in-the-dark gala for literacy. A sold-out crowd of 250 young professionals raised over $80,000 for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.

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