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3/13/2018
St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes a pinch here or there. Surely with so many celebrations and things to do around town, one feels the Luck of the Irish downtown at... Read More »
5/30/2017
After opening in late 2016, the Marriott Marquis Houston has gained national attention for its all-star lineup of restaurants, elegant rooms and its famous Texas-shaped lazy river. Its position within Avenida Houston provides guests with countless opportunities for adventure.  About the Marquis The Marriott Marquis is a 1,000-room hotel that offers over 150,000 square feet of meeting space.... Read More »
4/4/2017
Lauded as Houston's " most anticipated new restaurant ," Xochi brings the flavors of Oaxaca, Mexico to Downtown Houston. Award-winning chef Hugo Ortega's second restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Marriott Marquis and has outdoor seating for guests to view Discovery Green and downtown life.  Every Sunday, Xochi offers a one-of-a-kind brunch buffet. With the... Read More »
2/28/2017
The Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash have captivated fans in BBVA Compass Stadium for several years now. 2017 marks the first year that Avenida Houston will be just a few blocks from the action.  With weeknight and weekend games throughout the spring, summer and fall, you can plan your next game to be an Avenida Houston experience.  Dine Avenida isn't short on excellent places to eat... Read More »
1/25/2017
Guests to Avenida Houston, especially the southwest side of the George R. Brown Convention Center, will be pleased to know that Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen is now open! This destination offers fresh seafood and Louisiana-style favorites. While offering a wide variety of fresh and flavorful fish, salads and appetizers, Pappadeaux brings a carefully-designed specialty drink menu and delicious... Read More »
1/3/2017
Landry's trendy Grotto Downtown is now open for business in Avenida Houston With its new take on Italian cuisine, Grotto opened at 4 p.m. today at the north end of the George R. Brown Convention Center. As is always the case in new construction, workers were applying the finishing touches in the final minutes before opening. Grotto offers a fresh look with a modern, warehouse-style interior... Read More »
12/9/2016
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 »
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