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Real estate rumblings, Anthony Bourdain visit and a new Shake Shack lead the week's top stories

Real estate rumblings, Anthony Bourdain visit lead the week's stories

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A new report suggests that Houston is one of the worst places to own a home. EverydayHoustonHomes.com
Anthony Bourdain Balvenie
Anthony Bourdain was recently in Houston to tout the Balvenie Rare Craft collection. Photo by Eric Sandler
Shake Shack Houston rendering
This rendering on the Simon Properties website suggests that Shake Shack is coming to The Galleria. Simon Properties
Houston, Magical Winter Lights, November 2015, dinosaur lanterns
Magical Winter Lights will feauture more than 120 larger-than-life Chinese lanterns, including life-size dinosaur structures. Courtesy photo
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Elizabeth Petersen, Kevin Spacey and Joyce Echols at the recent Best Buddies bash. © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Houston skyline with buildings day
Anthony Bourdain Balvenie
Shake Shack Houston rendering
Houston, Magical Winter Lights, November 2015, dinosaur lanterns
News, Shelby, Best Buddies, Kevin Spacey, Nov. 2015, Elizabeth Petersen, Kevin Spacey, Joyce Echols

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

1. Here's why Houston is one of the worst places in America to own a home. Find out why a new report placed Houston so low on their list of the Best Places to Own a Home in America.

2. Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for "weird" Houston episode and why Tex-Mex food is only good when you're drunk. Check out Food Editor Eric Sandler's interview with the travel guru during his most recent visit to the Bayou City.

3. Here's a tasty rumor: Looks like Shake Shack is coming to The Galleria. The popular burger chain is making moves toward its first location in Houston.

4. From Taj Mahal to life-sized dinosaurs: Larger-than-life lanterns set to illuminate Houston holidays. Get the inside scoop on the city's latest massive holiday light festival.

5. We're in love! Kevin Spacey wows black-tie crowd at spectacular Best Buddies bash. Find out more about the high-society and celebrity crowd that attended the lavish fundraiser for our favorite House of Cards president.