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Good Dog Houston Expands to Montrose

Montrose fans of the gourmet food truck turned brick and mortar in the Heights are in for a treat, according to Culturemap. Good Dog Houston plans to expand into the spot recently vacated by Brick and Spoon on West Alabama near the Menil Collection.

“Montrose has always been good to us. We parked our truck at The Menil Collection for awhile, and it was one of our best locations. That’s why we liked this particular spot,” Amalia Pferd, co-owner of Good Dog with Daniel Caballero, told Culturemap.

Those unfamiliar with Good Dog can expect quality meats and veggie options with interesting toppings, like the Curryous Frank (curried scooter onion relish, cilantro chutney, sweet potato crisps, sriracha ketchup, roasted garlic aioli) and the Texican Dog (refried black beans, oaxaca cheese, avocado, pickled jalapeno, red onion, crème fresh, cilantro, cumin & lime), alongside more familiar favorites like ketchup, relish, and chili.

Fans hoping to get their dogs a little closer to home can look forward to a March 2016 opening.

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Montrose Developer Unhappy About Parking Requirements

Developer Fred Sharifi of SFT Investments is planning a $20 million, 60,000-square-foot mixed-use development for the corner of Genesee Street and Fairview—the current site of nightclub Meteor and a small apartment complex—that will include retail, office, and restaurant space, as well as six to eight loft-style apartments.

But because of the city’s onerous parking requirements, the project’s tallest structure will be a six-story parking garage.

Architect Peter Merwin told the Houston Business Journal that he will be forced to provide eight to ten parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of development. Merwin said he hopes Houston will change its approach to parking: “I think the city is starting to see that if you let engineers optimize everything for the automobile, you’re going to have a city optimized for the automobile and not the pedestrian.”

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HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE HONORED WITH “CALL 2 COURAGE” AWARD BY LGBT COMMUNITY

The 2015 FACE Awards presents the "Call To Courage" Award

(HOUSTON, TX) – The 2015 F.A.C.E. Awards set for Monday, December 7, 2015 will honor four Houston Police officers with the 2015 “CALL 2 COURAGE” Award presented the Houston Police Department’s Chief of Police; Charles McCellend. The award category honors the officers with the Houston Police Department that have provided a service, protected a cause, or have some how promoted equality to the LGBT community or an ally.

Confirmed presenters include; Representative Sylvester Turner, Sen. John Whitmire, Mark Boyle of KPRC, Foti Kallergis of ABC, Harris County Democratic Chair, Lane Lewis, Criminal Court Judge Jaclanel McFarland, Special K of KRBE, and Craig Henderson, founder of the Gay USofA pageants. Also presenting is Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan and Mr. Chalres McCellend, Chief of the Houston Police Department. We are excited to have the legendary voice of the Houston Rockets; Mr. John Paul Stevenson, the awesome Roseann Rogers, and Joey Guerra of the Houston Chronicle.

[First Achievers in Community Excellence] celebrates the L.G.B.T. community and its ally’s work hard in pursuit of special causes. Each year a volunteer works hard, a politician gets a law passed; a new business opens its doors to the community. Maybe it’s a photographer, a drag performer, a bartender, or a hair stylist – they are all doing their part in Houston seeking equality for all. The F.A.C.E Awards puts a face to that person and makes sure they are honored. They become someone to look up to, and it lets others praise their achievements. It allows our youth an opportunity to see that hard work and dedication pays off, that doing the right thing gets you rewarded.

Hosted by Houston award winning Lauren Kelly of Mix96.5FM and Sarah Pepper of Houston’s HOT 97.5 FM. New to the award show this year is the “RWB Pre Award Show | L’Auberge Casino Red Carpet Arrival Ceremony” hosted by Chad Pitt of MIX 96.5FM and Wendy Taylor of American Idol.

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CITY OF HOUSTON PROCLAIMS MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2015 AS F.A.C.E. AWARDS DAY

(HOUSTON, TX) -Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston has officially proclaimed that on December 7, 2015 L.G.B.T. Heroes’ and Icons’ will be honored; proclaiming F.A.C.E. Awards Day.

[First Achievers in Community Excellence]. Each year the L.G.B.T. community and its allies work hard in pursuit of special causes. Each year a volunteer works hard, a politician gets a law passed; a new business opens its doors to the community. Maybe it’s a photographer, a drag performer, a bartender, or a hair stylist – they are all doing their part in Houston seeking equality for all. The F.A.C.E Awards puts a face to that person and makes sure they are honored. They become someone to look up to, and it lets others praise their achievements. It allows our youth an opportunity to see that hard work and dedication pays off, that doing the right thing gets you rewarded.City-of-houston-FACE-Awards-195x300 CITY OF HOUSTON PROCLAIMS MONDAY, DECEMBER 7TH, 2015 AS F.A.C.E. AWARDS DAY

“On December 7 we also remember the Heroes’ and Icons’ before us. The ever so many that fought with blood and tears for a cause, for a human right.” Stated FACE Awards director Cade Michals. “We remember our fallen L.G.B.T. community members, that were our friends, neighbors, everyone we lost this past year. They are honored as our Heroes’ and Icons.”

Houston based RWB Vodka, and L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles will sponsors the 2015 FACE Awards will be held in Montrose on Monday, December 7, 2015 at South Beach the nightclub.

Hosted by Houston award winning Lauren Kelly of Mix96.5FM and Sarah Pepper of Houston’s HOT 97.5 FM. New to the award show this year is the “RWB Pre Award Show | L’Auberge Casino Red Carpet Arrival Ceremony” hosted by Chad Pitt of MIX 96.5FM and Wendy Taylor of American Idol.

“RWB Vodka is delighted to take part in the 2015 F.A.C.E. Awards,” said Aristocrat Group Corp. CEO Robert Federowicz. “This is a prestigious and worthy event that honors significant achievement. We support such excellence and want to thank and recognize the many volunteers, activists, business leaders and everyone else who have come together to advance the community and make this a true success.”

The award show this year takes a new turn in its four-year history. The venue is much larger. The red carpet show is new. Two jumbo screens will allow for video, the lighting and the sound will provide for more energy.

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