Houston’s social scene is ablaze with new restaurants and shops aplenty. Here, a few musts on our list.
Enjoy postdinner drinks at RARE’S upstairs lounge
IN RARE FORM Cooking up classic American dishes is chef Don Bowie, who recently opened the doors to his highly anticipated RARE Restaurant & Lounge. Enticing patrons with an exquisite spot for all to enjoy, this modernized steakhouse touts Southern-inspired dishes including the tomahawk and bourbon-glazed Berkshire pork chop and your classic New York strip. If steak isn’t your bag, not to worry; there are plenty of other sumptuous offerings including charbroiled oysters, sweet potato souffle and Chilean sea bass. 4105 Washington Ave., rarehtx.com
Beat the heat with Patton’s icecold gin martini.
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED... Black Manhattans and gin martinis summon at the newly opened speakeasy-style steakhouse. Tucked behind the wine cellar in Savoir, this culinary jewel box beckons with seasonal ingredients, weekly cuts and more mouthwatering options to enjoy. 1344 Yale St., pattonsheights.com
Dmitri Koustov, “The Kiss” (2022, oil on canvas)
IN LIVING COLOR Swaths of colors and intricately displayed designs usher in the thought-provoking exhibition currently on display at Anya Tish Gallery. The two-person show, Rubbish Rhapsody, features work from Calder Kamin and Dmitri Koustov and runs through July 2. Austin-based Kamin presents intricately crafted sculptures, while Texas-based, Russian-born Koustov’s work features chromatically dynamic abstractions. Both artists have transformed the gallery space into an intoxicating world of color, texture and stimulating visuals that will undoubtedly captivate the audience and summon a creative conversation on the world at hand. 4411 Montrose Blvd., anyatishgallery.com
Kendra Scott modeling the new collection
JUST IN TIME Having cemented herself as a household name in the world of accessories, design darling Kendra Scott has been nonstop successful since first entering the biz 20 years ago. To commemorate this milestone anniversary, it is only natural that Scott would embark on her next big adventure—watches. Signature styles meet contemporary new designs within this collection. As her foray into the world of timepieces, Scott still enlists her treasured shapes, including the Alex, Dira and Elle, and will feature unique stones and shell dial faces sourced from around the globe. “We all track our screen time, our scroll time, but not our time spent doing the things we love,” shares Scott. “A timepiece is a reminder that there’s no better gift than the time we can spend together, and I hope that this new category helps inspire our customers to take the time to celebrate moments for themselves and their loved ones.” 714 Yale St., kendrascott.com
Wrap it up with this abalone shell navy watch
Photography by: RARE PHOTO BY JRMH PHOTOGRAPHY; PATTON’S PHOTO BY BARRETT DOKE; PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS