Publisher’s Note: It’s time to round up the top stories on CultureMap from the past week.
1. Houston food influencer freaks out with new smash burger pop-up. Known on social media as houstoneatz, Abbas Dhanani goes from burger fanatic to burger maker.
2. New restaurant kisses Sawyer Yards with Mediterranean food and “Vibe Dining”. Originally conceived as a night club, customers want to run Kiss primarily as a restaurant.
3. The 5 sickest burns of the Texan Youtube star from the miserable Whataburger review. Mikey didn’t like most of what he was trying to do.
4th The popular Heights bagel shop, known for its house-dried salmon, is about to close. Fans have until September 26th to order one last bagel and lox.
5. Rice University was named one of the best schools in the United States in a prestigious new report. The school is one of only four nationally recognized schools on 11 of the survey’s “Big Lists”.