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.
What’s happening this week: Information on when and where to vote this Election Day, Huynh Restaurant makes Allison Cook’s Top 100 Houston Restaurant list, new co-working space Common Desk will break ground near EaDo, and the much needed Imelda Assistance Fund has been officially established.
Afraid you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day? Check out Harris County’s Vote Your Way campaign for helpful information. Starting this year, you can vote at any polling station, rather than a single designated location. Polls are open on Tuesday, November 5 from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. To find your nearest voting location, text VOTE to 833-937-0700 or visit harrisvotes.com. Additionally, you can view a sample of your ballot here.
In its 10 years of operation, family-owned Huynh Restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite with plenty of headlines to show for its Vietnamese dishes. It’s still one of the city’s best, according to the Houston Chronicle’s top restaurant critic, Allison Cook, who placed it in her Top 100 list once again. Find out which dishes Allison recommends, including the ones she fell in love with, the banh uot and banh cuon on the Houston Chronicle site.
New coworking space Common Desk will open in close proximity to EaDo, which is great news for residents looking for workspace not too far from home. The spacious building will offer several amenities, including a fitness and wellness center equipped with a shower facility, event space, and an outdoor patio and terrarium. Plans for the opening date is set for Summer 2020.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and Judge Lina Hidalgo teamed up to provide help to tropical storm Imelda survivors by establishing the Imelda Assistance Fund. In cooperation with the Greater Houston Partnership, the fund has received $260,000, with another $250,000 in commitments. For more information on the fund and expenditures, visit the Greater Houston Partnership website.
On November 11, 8th Wonder hosts its annual Gr8 Taco Challenge. Over 20 bars and restaurants will serve up the best taco creations they have to offer to hungry attendees (and what’s a better pairing for tacos than beer?). Tickets are going fast, so get yours here if you don’t want to miss out.
Warehouse Live will be hosting a tribute concert on November 8 with Freaks On A Leash (KORN), Def Tunes (Deftones), and Soggy Bizkit (Limp Bizkit), bringing the best of 1990’s metal/rock music. General admission (standing room) is free unless you prefer to opt for a table. More information can be found here.
This neighborhood comedy club’s recurring weekly event features two teams of improv professionals pitted against each other. Both teams will compete in a series of games chosen by the audience members in a style similar to the hit TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Get more information on dates and times on their Facebook page.