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Slide into a booth for a mescal cocktail or a limited production sipping tequila at this new bar on Houston’s Main Street. Interiors have a contemporary Mexican vibe.

This culture and education center is housed in a striking building by Yoshio Taniguchi. He only used the finest materials—Jura limestone from Germany, American Cherry Wood, Basaltina Italian Stone—when building the $48.4 million structure.

Nationally and internationally recognized, the Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the world to win a Tony, two Grammy and two Emmy Awards. Committed to commissioning and producing new works, the company has performed more than 40 premieres and six American premieres since 1973.

Museums aren't Houston's only art venue. The city's gallery scene is one of the hottest in the country, with Thursday and Friday preview parties, open to all, serving as a weekly pulse-reading of local creative energy.

Success has not spoiled Chloe Dao, winner of Project Runway's second season. Located on the edge of Rice Village, the almost bare-bones space is nothing fancy, and the no-nonsense, no-frills aspect of the enterprise is refreshing. Here, it's all about the clothes.

This limestone warehouse, a mid-century beauty that was once a steel-fan factory, blasted back to life in 1980 as a dance club, with owners promoting it as "the most technologically advanced and mind-blowing in the Southwest." One look at the gyrating bodies of the 20- and 30-somethings on Rich's

Ideal for a quick dinner, creative cocktails, and some of Houston’s best people-watching, this stylish bar is part of the multi-concept RDG + Bar Annie restaurant owned by celebrated chef Robert Del Grande.

Since 1972, this Houston-based travel agency has been helping travelers plan luxury trips and vacations across the world. FROSCH's travel consultants have an average of 17 years of industry experience and can help you plan everything from an exotic safari to a specialty cruise.

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The women's boutique has an edgy and eclectic mix of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Worship film? This micro-cinema, housed in a little white 1924 church, gives literal meaning to the phrase and passion. Congregations of moviegoers sit in pews in an intimate environment that's part theater, part art space.

Rising improbably from a 22-acre plain in a far-flung and otherwise bleak Houston suburb on the flat Gulf Coast landscape, this is the first traditional temple of its kind in North America, constructed according to ancient Hindu tenets of divine architecture.

It's hard to say what's most compelling about Installations: the array of merchandise (a 200-plus-year range described by owners Becki and Jur Van der Oord as "European primitive and American classic"); the way it's all ingeniously assembled and juxtaposed and displayed; or the building itself, a

Sloan/Hall far exceeds expectations for what might seem to be, at first glance, another candle and card shop.