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: the Houston Health Department and Mayor Turner put an end to coronavirus rumors in the city, ABC 13 speaks with Dynamo player Christian Ramirez, longtime Dash player Bianca Henninger announces her retirement, and two EaDo bars make Thrillist’s list for The Best Places in Houston to Watch the Super Bowl.
The Houston Health Department addressed rumors mentioning businesses in Asiatown closing down due to the coronavirus as false. Mayor Turner also dismissed these kinds of rumors as false this past Wednesday in a live press conference from the Houston City Council chambers.
The country’s most anticipated championship game of the year is happening this weekend, and bars in EaDo are fully prepared to host Super Bowl watch parties. Two EaDo spots made Thrillist’s list of The Best Places in Houston to Watch the Super Bowl: Pitch 25 Beer Park for its impressive “lineup of 20 strategically placed TVs and extensive, 100-tap beer list” and Lucky’s Pub, home of “Houston’s biggest and baddest 21-foot HDTV.”
Dynamo forward Christian Ramirez gets familiar with EaDo
New Dynamo forward Christian Ramirez recently spoke with ABC 13’s David Nuño regarding the new season and exploring Houston and EaDo. Christian Ramirez was traded to the Dynamo last year on August 7, 2019, so he hasn’t had a lot of time to really dive into city life yet, though he hopes to explore more with his wife in 2020.
Longtime goalkeeper Bianca Henninger hung up her soccer cleats as she announced her retirement earlier this week. Henninger has been with the team since it was first established in 2014, after being traded from FC Kansas City before the start of the season. She also ends her eight-year career with four international game appearances—known as caps—with the Mexican Women’s National Team.
After defeating Haiti (4-0), the United States women’s national soccer team continues its journey to the Olympics on January 31, in a 7 p.m. match against Panama at BBVA stadium. Tickets to the game are still available, and the same tickets are valid for the Haiti vs Costa Rica match up earlier in the day at 4:45 p.m.—a two-for-one deal!
The last game for the USWNT is against Costa Rica, who won their first match against Panama (6-1). The game will take place February 3 at 7:30 p.m. and you can find tickets online.
Join EaDo Bike Co. on a leisurely ride this Sunday, February 3. The family-friendly, three-hour ride will begin at EaDo Bike Co. at 2 p.m. and head out at 3 p.m., making stops at local eateries for ice cream, hot dogs and beers.
Neil’s Bahr will showcase the film Parasite on Monday, February 3 for guests ages 21 and up. The dark comedy is an Oscar Best Picture contender, and the event gives you the perfect chance to watch the film before the awards show on February 9. The movie will begin exactly at 8 p.m., so don’t be late.