Women-owned 4J Brewing looks to future after surviving pandemic

Before 4J Brewing Company opened to the public in the Spring Branch District in March 2018, the “4Js" — sisters Jessica, Jackie, Joanna, and Jennifer — were making home-brewed beer in Spring Branch under the guidance of their father, Larry Edwards. “It was our dad-daughter time at the beginning. He taught us how to home brew. [...]

Buzz & Bites is all the buzz with sisters in charge

A few weeks after Buzz & Bites opened in the Spring Branch Management District late last summer, I took my teen-age daughter to the Blalock Road cafe for coffee and breakfast. We hadn’t been out much due to the pandemic, and it was a much-needed escape from boring home-brewed coffee and tea, usually sipped while [...]

Learning to ‘Connect Through Movement’ at Zócalo apartments

Le'Andre Douglas Growing up in Alief, Le’Andre Douglas said the first person he saw dance was his grandmother. “She was just bouncing and cooking,” he said, “and that’s as simple as that.” Now a nationally accomplished dancer and choreographer with a decade of professional dance experience, Douglas wants to bring the simple joy [...]

The Regis School develops “scholars and gentlemen” in Spring Branch

In the heart of Spring Branch is located the #2 private school in Houston for boys in grades K-8, according to the Houston Business Journal. In a part of the city known for highly rated schools, The Regis School of the Sacred Heart, 7330 Westview, does not take its high ranking for granted. The school [...]

Restaurant owner returns to Spring Branch with spicy seafood and wings

The Spring Branch area is all abuzz about its new restaurants, including Bayou Seafood and Wings-Spring Branch at 10123 Hammerly. On the seasonal seafood list, this family-oriented eatery serves up the best crawfish I have ever had. Co-owner Tony Le relied on his more than 20 years of restaurant experience to open this location. “This [...]

Spring Branch gets a huge farmer’s market. Make that two!

Get your reusable bags, walking shoes and healthy recipes ready. Long Point Road will soon be the site of two weekend farmer’s markets. In early April, The Feel Good Group and Braun Enterprises, owners of Spring Branch Village shopping center, combined forces to create the outdoors Spring Branch Village Farmer’s Market at 8141 Long Point Road. Featuring farm-fresh [...]

Mint juleps! A mobile bar gets to roll through Spring Branch

Over the past year we have witnessed many small businesses become victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. The doors at some of our favorite local places have closed. But one local bar has found success by taking its business to the streets, introducing the Julep-To-Go Truck. The beverage delivery truck is the brainchild of Julep Bar [...]

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