Cedar Lodge has been open in the Conroe for one year as of Oct. 1, according to owners Mike Westering and Colleen Fitzpatrick. The American restaurant and 125-person event venue features a bar, an outdoor patio and waterfalls, and its kitchen serves items from its brunch, lunch and dinner menus. 5454 Hwy. 105, Conroe. 936-703-5225. www.cedarlodgerestaurant.com