2220 Bevis St. www.crisphouston.com
Crisp Wine, Beer & Eatery
Crisp is all about the thin-crust pizza.
This charming restaurant in Timbergrove adds to the lineup that’s invaded this neighborhood including El Gran Malo and Cottonwood. Here you’ll find inventive pizzas such as the San Fran North Beach with pepperoni, rosemary ham, fennel seed sausage, chili flakes and cherry tomatoes. And the more classic, like the Shady Acres with herb roasted mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted red peppers.
There’s also a mix of fresh salads, sandwiches and heartier entrees such as the beef short ribs.
On tap are 24 craft beers and oenophiles will be pleased with the extensive wine list. Keeping up with the trends, there’s even a growler refill service for those who like their craft brew to go.
The classic, 6,000-square-foot building is split by a large central bar and has a strong neighborhood hangout vibe.
able to connect with the local and global inspiration and experience of each chef and behind every dish, in an upscale, casually elegant atmosphere, complimented by a thoughtful international wine list. Included on Eater.com’s list of the 33 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of Fall 2012
796 Town & Country Blvd. Suite 120
Dryden Kreps brings high-end men’s style to West Houston’s CityCentre.
The modern boutique carries a large selection of fashions for all occasions—from formal and outerwear to casual shirts and jeans. Footwear and accessories round out the look for clients.
Dryden Kreps offers the latest from brands across the globe such as Eton of Sweden, 34 Heritage, Billy Reid, Georg Roth and many more.
Attention to detail and exceptional customer service are hallmarks at this store. After each purchase, a client’s records are updated with exact style preferences and measurements.
Dryden Kreps also offers wardrobe consultation and personal shopping services.
Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge
2800 Kirby Dr. Suite B110
Armed with his camera and tripod, fine art Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge is a specialized beauty boutique offering makeup and eyelash application, eyebrow contouring, eyebrow threading, makeup classes, and other on-location services.
Customers will also find some of the best products from around the world, with a focus on lines not readily found in the Houston area or at your local shopping mall.
Several skin perfection package offerings are aimed at creating an ideal canvas for makeup application. Men are not forgotten at the Vanity Lounge either. In addition to mens’ skin perfection packages there are also several mens’ skincare lines along with manscaping treatments. Brides, beauty queens and media are also welcome and packages are available to bring the experts with you on location.
The Vanity Lounge is the brainchild of Edward Sanchez, a leader in the cosmetics, makeup and and professional services industry in Houston for nearly 20 years. His past experience includes serving as the Cosmetic Line Manager/Makeup Artist at Neiman Marcus and as Senior Cosmetic Manager/Makeup artist at Urban Retreat. Past clients include JoAnn King Herring, Lynn Wyatt, Diane Lokey Farb, Lindsey Love and several local news casters and celebrity clients such as George Clooney, Janet Jackson and Joan Rivers.
Etoile Cuisine et Bar
1101 Uptown Park Blvd. Suite 11
Etoile Cuisine et Bar offers traditional and modern interpretations on French cuisine in its beautiful farmhouse-inspired space in Uptown Park.
Owner/Chef Philippe Verpiand brings culinary experience earned at the French Culinary Institute in Avignon and some of the world’s most famous restaurants to his latest venture here in Houston. The cream, azure and brown-hued dining room is highlighted by dramatic light fixtures and a dramatic bar.
The menu offers up the classics of French cuisine such as duck leg confit, beef bordelaise and braised short ribs. Definitely try the escargot Bourguignonne for an appetizer and the cassoulet made in traditional fashion with pork, sausage and duck. The wild boar Bolognese is a popular selection from the lunch menu.
2600 Travis St.
Talk about an amazing view. Proof Bar is making use of the space atop Bryan Caswell’s popular seafood spot Reef, providing Midtown bar-goers a new perch to take in the skyline.
Marrying the expansive 4,000-square-foot rooftop with light bites from downstairs creates a fun alternative to other neighborhood haunts. After-hours, the bar is even letting a food truck or two drive up a ramp to the patio to serve patrons.