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Surprising restaurant closing and Charming Charlie lead this week's stories

Surprising restaurant closing and Charming Charlie lead the week

ZZ Top and Jeff Beck in concert
ZZ Top will perform at Discovery Green as part of the pre-Super Bowl festivities.  Courtesy photo

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

1. Owner learns lessons as cocktail bar next to acclaimed restaurant also plans to shutter. Canard will close on December 31.

2. Ambitious, highly praised farm-to-table Thai restaurant shutters with chef's departure. Despite lots of media attention, Foreign Correspondents never built a big enough following.

3. Houston retailer bests Beyoncé on list of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40. Charming Charlie founder Charlie Chanaratsopon has an estimated net worth of $450 million.

4. Where to Eat Right Now: 12 hot new restaurants to try in December. Last week's No. 2 ticks around for a second week.

5. Super Bowl LIVE lineup revealed: Free concerts with ZZ Top, Solange and a stomach-dropping thrill ride. The "Houston Pride" lineup features some of the city's best acts. 

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