It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:
1. It's official: Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tie the knot in Italian wedding. The intimate 30-minute ceremony took place at a medieval church overlooking the Montalcino valley.
2. Verlander skips Astros World Series victory parade for wedding with Kate, but that's okay with teammate. No one seemed to mind that the pitcher missed the Astros victory parade.
3. Where to Brunch Now: 9 can't-miss new options for doing the weekend right. Riel, Cane Rosso, and Presidio lead our picks of new brunches that diners should check out.
4. TV's new star: Fashion-forward Jose Altuve charms Leslie Jones on SNL and Fallon on Tonight Show. The rest of the country is learning why Houston loves its All Star second baseman.
5. Superstar chef and NBA star's wife bring destination restaurant to CityCentre. Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry will open International Smoke, a globally-inspired barbecue restaurant, next year.