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Restaurant happenings and Hillary Clinton's Houston plans top this week's stories

Restaurant happenings and Hillary in Houston top this week's stories

Shawn Virene a'Bouzy rendering
a'Bouzy's imminent arrival is this week's most popular story. Courtesy image

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

1. Ex-Brasserie 19 GM reveals plans for champagne-fueled River Oaks restaurant. When it opens this summer, Shawn Virene's new restaurant A'Bouzy will feature over 150 sparklers.

2. Blanco’s reborn? Master Sommelier plans honky tonk for Montrose. After helping to make Houston's wine scene better at Camerata, David Keck wants to give people a place to dance and drink beer at his new project, a honky tonk called Goodnight Charlie's.

3. Hillary Clinton reemerges with plans to headline Houston fundraiser. On April 7, the former presidential candidate will appear in Houston in support of Annie's List, an organization that works to elect women to public office.

4. Arthur Ave plans to close and be replaced by a second Helen with 'Greece's greatest hits.' Arthur Ave's replacement, which will be named Helen in the Heights, will serve a menu of classic dishes backed up by sommelier Evan Turner's first-class, all-Greek wine list.

5. Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant sets opening date for Galleria location. The reservation book is open at Yauatcha, which will make its debut March 29.