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In this week’s digest: Warehouse Live’s GoFundMe Page, EaDo’s nominees for the CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, and $250 fines for Houstonians who don’t wear masks.
Warehouse Live is Trying to Keep Things Light
The famed EaDo music venue’s GoFundMe page is anything but a normal fundraiser. The “Roast Us Challenge”—recently mentioned in an ABC13 article—features staff offering to dye their hair pink, get matching tattoos, and even wax their chests on a livestream to raise money for their colleagues while the venue remains closed.
Six EaDo Businesses Have Been Nominated for Tastemaker Awards
Congratulations to all the wonderful EaDo eateries and bars that were nominated for CultureMap Tastemaker Awards, held Thursday, August 6.
- Nancy’s Hustle: Chef of the Year, Pastry Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, and Wine Program of the Year
- Koffeteria: Pastry Chef of the Year
- Miss Carousel: Bar of the Year
- Vinny’s: Best Pizza
- 8th Wonder Brewery: Brewery of the Year
- True Anomaly Brewing Company: Brewery of the Year
Saving Lives and Your Hard Earned Money
In response to the City of Houston reporting 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases for six days in a row, Mayor Turner announced that HPD officers will issue $250 fines to Houstonians who don’t wear masks while out in public. Among the city’s many concerns is the devastating effect the virus is having on minority communities across Houston.
Local Business Love
Spicy Chicken Banh Mi: Yes, your spiciest dreams have come true. This EaDo favorite is offering the spicy battered fried chicken with spicy garlic butter as a weekday special from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
CafeTH’s full hours are:
Monday through Friday (lunch): 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday and Friday (dinner): 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Dishes like Nancy Cakes and Turkish-inspired manti dumplings landed Nancy’s Hustle in this Culture Map feature on Houston’s 10 best chefs and how they’re cooking up ingenuity and creativity in 2020.
The restaurant, which also had four nominations for the 2020 CultureMap Tastemakers Awards, offers a unique curbside pick up experience. Online orders go live at 2 p.m. for day-of ordering and pick up hours are from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
According to an Instagram post, everyone on the talented salon team at Alchemy is back in action. Appointments can be made online for a variety of different cuts and treatments with your favorite stylists.
All clients should expect to fill out a health screening questionnaire, receive a temperature check, and wear a mask during their appointment. Other health and safety precautions include: all stylists wearing masks; stations socially distanced from one another and cleaned before and after every appointment; self checkout.