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India House Adapting and Supporting Houston During the Pandemic

By JD Herman Covid-19 affects everyone and has significantly impacted many businesses and entities across Houston, including India House, one of the most beloved community support groups in the city. Despite the impact of the pandemic, India House has been able to adapt, allowing the organization to continue meeting the ever-shifting needs of the community. While [...]

2020-10-05T19:42:39-05:00September 4th, 2020|Articles, Business Development, Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Interview with Sheri Cortez, Economic Development Chair of Brays Oaks

By Christina Autry Sheri Cortez is the Brays Oaks Management District’s Chair of Economic Development. Cortez has been an active member of the community for twenty-five years, and is a leader in the district’s current rebranding initiative. We spoke with Cortez to get a brief update on this rebranding process and where it stands.   [...]

2020-10-05T19:42:47-05:00August 31st, 2020|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Variedades Lazo – Salvadoran Food Treasure

By JD Herman Tucked away off South Gessner on Creekbend Drive is a wonderful bakery and restaurant serving up specialties from El Salvador. The storefront of this eatery is deceptively simple, but open the door and the smell of fresh baked treats will wash over you and instantly transport you to grandmother’s kitchen. There is [...]

2020-10-05T19:42:51-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

Great Spin on Peruvian Classics

On the corner of Willowbend and South Post Oak is one of Houston’s best South American eateries. Peru Gourmet offers unique and flavorful dishes inspired by Peruvian classics from owners Franz Bardeles and Fransciso Banich. Originally from Lima, they opened The restaurant 5 years ago to share their love of Peruvian food, and have been [...]

2020-10-05T19:42:57-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

Colombian Flavors in the Brays Oaks District

By Christina Autry With over 50,000 Colombian-Americans living in Houston, our metropolitan area has become a fantastic place to find Colombia’s signature dish: the Bandeja Paisa. Parrilla Colombiana, a restaurant in the Brays Oaks Management District, is no exception. A visit to this hidden gem reveals a menu representing Colombia and Latin America, with a [...]

2020-10-05T19:43:00-05:00August 2nd, 2020|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

New York Deli – Serving the Community with Comfort Food in a Pandemic

When the craving for a Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray, matzoh-ball soup, potato pancakes, and lox takes hold, the New York Deli and Coffee Shop has got you covered. The deli, and attached HKA-certified Bagel Shop Bakery, have been staples in southwest Houston for 45 years and is classic takes on favorites, often seeing 45-minute waits on [...]

2020-10-05T19:43:06-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

Plant It Forward – A Growing Success

By J.D. Herman There is a certain beauty when good intentions and hard work, combine for positive results. Plant It Forward is a growing success story of a great idea coming to fruition in Southwest Houston. The nonprofit started in 2011, by the brother and sister team Pat and Teresa O’Donnell, looked to make urban [...]

2020-10-05T19:43:08-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Articles, Environmental & Urban Design, My Brays Oaks|

Mo’s BBQ & Burgers

Mos’ BBQ & Burgers built up a reputation for tender brisket in Alvin, Texas long before relocating to the Brays Oaks Management District earlier this year. Alvin’s loss is a huge gain for southwest Houston as owners Sean and Crystal Kabir  bring their BBQ talents to our neighborhood. Located on West Bellfort just east of [...]

2020-10-05T19:43:13-05:00March 30th, 2020|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|
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