Roundup: 10 local business and dining features from 2021

Watershed pays homage to classic rock. Not only does it not play top 40 music over its sound system, but the restaurant covers its bar backsplash with old cassette tapes. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)
Watershed pays homage to classic rock. Not only does it not play top 40 music over its sound system, but the restaurant covers its bar backsplash with old cassette tapes. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Watershed pays homage to classic rock. Not only does it not play top 40 music over its sound system, but the restaurant covers its bar backsplash with old cassette tapes. (Hunter Marrow/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are the 10 business and dining features from the Bellaire-Meyerland-West University Place edition of Community Impact Newspaper in 2021.

February:

Watershed

A scratch kitchen and craft beer restaurant in Meyerland, the menu offers scratch-made fare spanning German to continental to new American influences.

March:



Vivaldi Music Academy

It was 23 years ago when Vivaldi Music Academy founder and CEO Zeljko Pavlovic came to the United States, a refugee from Bosnia, bringing over 200 years of family history in music.

June:

El Meson

The restaurant offers a hybrid menu, blending Spanish and Cuban influence, including a variety of grilled and roasted meats, seafood and tapas.

August:

Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Friends since high school, Jason Goldstein and David Tenorio started Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar in the Meyerland area seven years ago to fill what they saw as a need in the Houston community.

September:

Momma’s Tamales

A family tamale shop traces its inspiration back to its matriarch.

The Blue Hand

This label-defying shop specializes in handmade cultural gifts.

October:

Abejas Boutique

A women’s clothing store offers a one-of-a-kind experience.

November:

Wolfies Swim School

Opened in 2007, the school teaches important skills to community members of all ages.

Tapester's Grill

For the Taper family, business is always at the forefront of their minds; it has to be, considering they own comfort food restaurant Tapester’s Grill.

December:

Beautique Day Spa & Salon

The family-run Beautique Day Spa & Salon continues its decadeslong success in Rice Village.