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Author: Houstonfirst Staff

As the signs come down and work continues on the deconstruction of Super Bowl LIVE and the NFL Experience, it's a great time to look back on the success of the Super Bowl coming to Houston. However, looking back on the last two weeks reminds us of another excellent event in Houston, just less than a year ago.  When the Final Four was in Houston in late March/early April, it also included... Read More »
With Avenida Plaza restaurants opening up this week, of all different styles, Brasserie du Parc will bring a new, French option, to the public. Until after Super Bowl LIVE is taken down and moved away, the location will sit itself in the heart of the free Super Bowl activity space.  Chef Philippe Verpiand and wife Monica Bui are owners of the critically-acclaimed Etoile Cuisine et Bar, and... Read More »
Over two years ago, trucks and construction cones came to the front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the dream of a new downtown entertainment district begun. Now, as the Super Bowl Fan Experience is ready, signs are up, and Discovery Green has transformed to become a Fox Sports studio, Avenida Houston is ready to take the main stage. At this moment, all four restaurants planned along... Read More »
Super Bowl and Avenida guests will have additional shopping options, being able to take home Houstonian-inspired styles by local designers. LAUNCH is an exclusive pop-up shop will showcase the beauty and diversity of the city's fashion and design community. It will be open from January 14 - February 26. 2017.  Designers within the shop include: Gino Vian - Merchant Market Janavi M.... Read More »
With just over three weeks until Super Bowl LI, progress continues on upcoming Avenida Houston Restaurants, as the Pappadeaux Seafood sign rises on the south end of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The restaurant's title is well known to Houstonians, as part of the Pappas restaurant portfolio. With fresh seafood options, the location will go well with the already-opened options along... Read More »
With less than a month before the big game on February 5th, Avenida Houston adds to the excitement, as NFL Fan Experience signage goes up on the George R. Brown Convention Center. The area itself will play host to many of the fan events happening, while the convention center will be home to the 10-day fan experience.  The addition goes with the openings of Grotto Downtown, Texas T,... Read More »
Before the Super Bowl, Houstonians and visitors are set to come to Avenida Houston for Super Bowl LIVE and the fan experience events taking place around Discovery Green and the George R. Brown Convention Center.  The 10-day festival will be headlined by; ZZ Top, Solange, Leon Bridges, The Suffers, and other, soon-to-be-announced artists. The Houston Super Bowl Host Committee stated... Read More »
As Houston nears the milestone date of December 16, 51 days until Super Bowl LI, Avenida Houston is finishing up many of the final exterior updates. The largest outdoor art piece, Wings Over Water, has finally added its last feather and will be ready for show on Friday.  “The connection between avian and human migration reflects Houston’s diverse population, but also the idea that... Read More »
With less than two months until Houston takes the stage as the 51st host to the Super Bowl, Avenida Houston developments are almost complete from the outside. With most of the current work happening on the inside of the Marriott Marquis and the George R. Brown Convention Center, the exterior now holds two new signs for soon-to-open restaurants.   Recently, Biggio’s Sports Bar... Read More »