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Truth comes to Houston and A'Bouzy's arrival top this week's stories

Truth comes to Houston and A'Bouzy's arrival top this week's stories

Truth BBQ barbecue tray
Truth Barbecue is coming to Washington Avenue. Photo by Robert Jacob Lerma

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

1. Acclaimed Brenham barbecue joint picks prime Houston location. Brenham's Truth Barbecue has leased the former J. Black's space on Washington Avenue for its Houston locale. 

2. Cheers! River Oaks restaurant opens with more than 250 bottles of bubbly. Former Brasserie 19 general manager Shawn Virene opened the doors to A'Bouzy, his new champagne-fueled restaurant.

3. 8 restaurants new to the Houston Restaurant Weeks game. This HRW guide features restaurants participating in the annual event for the first time, including The Original Ninfa's on Navigation and Kitchen 713, as well as Karbach Brewing Company, which boasts a new chef in the kitchen. 

4. Brown Hand Center doc talks prostitutes as Jeff Bagwell and Rachel Brown divorce cases collide. Blast from the past: This story surged up the weekly rankings thanks to Jeff Bagwell's enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

5. Two Vietnamese restaurants join the Montrose mix: Newcomer and longtime favorite make a move. Dining in Montrose will get better when Miss Saigon relocates from Rice Village later this month and Lúa Viet Kitchen opens in the area later this year.

6. Veteran chef and brothers hope to break jinxed location curse with Latin-flavored French restaurant. Former La Table chef Manuel Pucha and his brothers, pastry chef Victor Pucha and sommelier/mixologist Cristian ​Pucha, will open a new French restaurant called Maison Pucha Bistro in the Heights. 

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