Editor’s note: Another week come and gone — and what an traumatic, eventful week if was in Houston. We’ve rounded up the five most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:
1. Rainy mess: Heavy storms swamp Houston, causing widespread flooding and at least four deaths. An incredible deluge soaked Houston with as much as 11 inches of rain and caused severe flooding across the city, leading to many impassable roads, school closures and even several deaths.
2. Jinxed location? Radical restaurant joins sudden Montrose-area closings as owner plans surf vacation. Radical Eats, a vegetarian-oriented Tex-Mex restaurant, has closed its doors less than two years after moving to its Montrose location, one which a number of other restaurants have previously occupied.
3. After move to $10.5 million River Oaks mansion, Joel Osteen offers Tanglewood land for $1.1 million. Several years after this piece on mega-church pastor Joel Osteen and his move to a multi-million dollar River Oaks mansion first appeared, it remains an extremely popular story.
4. Houston's most-anticipated summer restaurant openings: 17 new must-try eateries. With so many exciting restaurant openings expected this summer, CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler rounded up the best of what's coming soon to Houston's food scene, including the trifecta of Bernadine's, Hunky Dory and Foreign Correspondents and upscale butcher shop and steakhouse B&B Butchers.
5. Buffalo Bayou Park withstands big storm but grand opening delayed; dog park temporarily closes. Following intense flooding earlier this week, Buffalo Bayou Park more closely resembled a muddy lake than a $58 million park, resulting in the postponement of opening day festivities as well as the temporary closure of the Johnny Steele Dog Park.