“Best Of” Houston Includes Plenty Of Montrose Representation

By | October 7, 2015

HP_LogoThe Houston Press released their annual “Best Of” awards, and Montrose dominated with a huge number of winners in categories like Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Shopping & Services and miscellaneous. This list doesn’t even cover the Readers’ Choice Awards, which highlighted local businesses like The Chocolate Bar, Gaslight Gallery and Niko Niko’s. Congratulations to all the winners. To see the full list, visit the Houston Press website.

Radio Station: KPFT
Curator: Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at MFAH
Reading Series: Inprint
Best Juice Bar: Flow Juice Bar
Best Washateria: Graustark Laundry & Cleaners
Best Breakfast and Best Coffee: Blacksmith
Classic Food Truck: Tacos Tierra Caliente
Crepes: Melange
Enchiladas and Chips and Salsa: El Real Tex-Mex
To-Go Menu: Snap Kitchen
Ice Cream: Sweet Cup Gelato
French Fries: Hay Merchant
Neighborhood Bar (Montrose): Lola’s Depot
Art Exhibit for Kids: Shadow Monsters at MFAH by Philip Worthington
Karaoke: PJs sports bar
Sports Bar: Griff’s
Gay Bar: Ripcord
Pool Hall: Slick Willie’s
Wine Bar: Camerata
Jazz Club: Cezanne
Kolaches: Kolache Shoppe
Mexican: Cuchara
Pizza: Dolce Vita
Pizzeria: Pizaro’s
Desserts: Triniti
Chocolate Chip Cookie: Common Bond
Lunch: Da Marco
Mediterranean Restaurant: Aladdin
Expense Account Restaurant: BCN Taste & Tradition
Neighborhood Spot (Montrose): Paulie’s
Instrument/Equipment Store: Rockin’ Robin Guitars & Music
Watch Repair: Little Watch Shop
Sporting Goods Store: Luke’s Locker

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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.