Our weekly digest spotlights local news and EaDo-related events to keep you in the loop when it comes to the best neighborhood In the Loop. Catch it every week to stay informed.


In this week’s digest: Enjoy burgers and art at Rodeo Goat, the Houston Chronicle highlights an EaDo favorite, and there’s a new rental assistance program for those impacted by COVID-19. 


Support Local Businesses at the Good Bayou Market Pop Up

Enjoy the best burgers in town while supporting Houston artists and locally made crafts. This Saturday, 8/22, Rodeo Goat is hosting the Good Bayou Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2105 Dallas Street. Please note: Visitors will be required to wear facemasks.


Nancy’s Hustle’s Curbside Menu Impresses Restaurant Critic  

From a gin cocktail called the Electric Cucumber to the Mediterranean mixed-grill dinner, Nancy’s Hustle provided Alison Cook with a curbside pick up experience that lasted for days. In return, Alison wrote about her breathtaking marathon of flavor for the Houston Chronicle.


The BakerRipley COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Funded by Harris County and the City of Houston, the program is hoping to bring financial relief to thousands of renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants whose landlords agree to program terms can apply for rental assistance for past due rent.


Local Business Love

Dumpling Dudez 

Though their business was originally focused on teaching in-person dumpling classes, when the pandemic hit, the Dumpling Dudez pivoted to selling frozen dumplings. Stock up every Monday morning when ordering opens for the week—and be warned, they sell out FAST. Additionally, the innovative dumpling duo offers a pairing experience with frosty brews from St. Arnold Brewing Company AND is planning to launch a virtual class in mid-September, which will include a dumpling DIY box (rainbow dough, filling, and rollers).


East End Hardware

It’s never too hot for a tasty cocktail—especially when it’s a boozy snow cone. One of EaDo’s destination bars, East End Hardware at 3005 Leeland Street, was featured in a three minute YouTube video produced by the #MoveMeToTX team at Coldwell Banker. East End Hardware is open for curbside pickup only. Calling in your cocktails, lunch, and dinner orders (713-497-5868) is preferred.


SeaSide Poke

Walk-up and online ordering is still available daily at the city’s best poke spot. Located at 2118 Lamar Street, SeaSide’s bowls include sustainably caught fish and produce sourced from Texas farms. Choose from a slate of signature bowls or build your own. Vegetarian, vegan and kid’s options are also available.