Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands and more news from the Houston area

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)
Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

Attendees sample a wide variety of global wines and cuisine during Wine & Food Week. (Courtesy Food & Vine Time Productions)

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The Woodlands

Following spring postponement, Wine & Food Week returns to The Woodlands with events beginning in August

Wine & Food Week is set to hold a series of four events throughout The Woodlands later this year after the 16th annual tasting event week was postponed in May.

THINGS TO DO: Food truck festival, fireworks, and other outdoor activities and dates to know in The Woodlands



Read about things to do in The Woodlands.

EVENTS: Where to see live music in August and September in The Woodlands area

Live music is planned at outdoor and several indoor locations in The Woodlands area in August and September. Events are subject to cancellation. Please check with the venue before attending.

Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands announces Aug. 14 reopening

Cinemark announced it will begin reopening a select number of theaters across the country Aug. 14, including the Cinemark 17 and XD in The Woodlands.

Sugar Land

Dining al fresco: Sugar Land allows for new outdoor seating option at restaurants

Sugar Land City Council voted unanimously Aug. 4 to allow for the temporary use of parking spaces for outdoor dining tables until indoor dining occupancy restrictions are lifted or the state of disaster due to the coronavirus pandemic is terminated.

Heights-River Oaks-Montrose

Liberty Kitchen reopens River Oaks location Aug. 7 under new ownership


Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette in River Oaks, 4224 San Felipe St., opened for dine-in service Aug. 7 after being acquired by Houston hospitality firm Culinary Khancepts.

Tomball

Jayden Layne Boutique opens second location in Tomball

Owner Brittani Johnson opened Jayden Layne Boutique at 309 Market St., Ste. B., Tomball, on June 27. This is the boutique's second location, as another storefront is located in Magnolia. Jayden Layne offers children's, women's—sizes XS-3X—and men's clothing as well as accessories, wreaths and home decor, Johnson said.

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How to support Houston Restaurant Weeks in Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place


With Houston Restaurant Weeks well underway, over 230 local restaurants are participating and offering specials through Labor Day.

Statewide

Texas allows limited visitations to nursing homes, long-term care facilities


Families in Texas may be able to visit their loved ones in nursing homes and assisted-living centers—even if, by law, they still cannot hug them.

Andrew Christman, Matt Dulin, Ben Thompson, Anna Lotz, Eva Vigh and Marie Leonard contributed to this report.


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For the next few months, League City City Council will hold meetings at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center because the council chambers next door are under renovation. (Courtesy city of League City)
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