Eveveryone is Invited to the Houston Heights Association Meeting 


on Monday, July 11th 
at the Heights Fire Station
107 West 12th • 77008
6:30pm - mix & mingle
7pm - HHA Welcome, announcements & program

The Annual Culinary Meeting Program
this year celebrates
with guest hosts
journalists and media personalities

David Leftwich and Phaedra Cook
of Houston Food Finder & Edible Houston Magazine

They will share their top 10 restaurants in the Heights, as well as 
their favorite cook books from James Beard recipients, and amazing Houston Chef authors

for one night only
an awesome collection of authors will be there to meet, and have their culinary books available for purchase.


Enjoy adult and kid friendly refreshments during the mix & mingle 
and cupcakes generously provided by Barbara Bronstien of Second Servings of Houston


Door Prizes and giveaways provided by Houston Food Finder & Edible Houston Magazine


SAVE THE DATE: The Great American Pie Contest returns on Monday, July 10th 2023 / bigger & better!

Featured Houston-area authors doing onsite presentations and book signings are:

  • Sylvia Casares: Owner/Chef of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, 2022 James Beard Award Best Chef: Texas semifinalist and author of “The Enchilada Queen Cookbook”

  • Eric and Shanna Jones: Dude That Cookz food blog and author of “Healthier Southern Cooking”

  • Shubhra Ramineni: Author of “Entice With Spice” and “Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking”

  • Additionally, signed copies of “Paulie’s: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston’s Montrose District” will be available onsite from Paulie’s Chef and Owner, Paul Petronella.

Lauren Baggat and her team from 'Beyond Bartending’ will also be behind the bar to share recipes and serve their amazing “Garden to Glass” beverages (both adult and kid-friendly versions) during the mix & mingle before the start of our program at 7 PM. By attending, you may find yourself the lucky winner of door prizes and giveaways provided by Houston Food Finder and Edible Houston Magazine.

This showcase with Houston's food luminaries is so special it will have an After Party! After the event, join the foodie flock at Julep at 1919 Washington Avenue starting at 8:30 PM. There, you can also meet Alba Huerta, Houston’s newest and first national-level James Beard Award winner and pick up a signed copy of her cocktail book, “Julep, Southern Cocktails Refashioned”.

Finally, market your calendars for our August General Meeting, "Living in the Heights is Full of Surprises" on Monday, August 8 at the same time, same place. At our August meeting, we’ll be joined by AIA Houston (American Institute of Architects Houston chapter) to learn about the many fun events they work hard to bring to Houston, including the Sandcastle Contest, guided architectural walking tours, home tours, and the Gingerbread House Competition.

We'll also have a special visit from the Houston Humane Society’s Chloe Hamilton, who will be sharing the latest good news from the humane society and have some furry friends available for adoption.

We hope to see you there!

C O O K S & B O O K S  E V E N T   I M A G E S

photos: Rich Anhorn

photos: Babette DeWree Moreno

photos: Angela DeWree


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