HOUSTON MAY NEWSLETTER
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MID CENTURY MODERN CONDO
This brand new home is like nothing else on the market and located in booming Independence Heights on a prime street. It offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and open living space. It’s handsome brick and Hardie exterior is reminiscent of modern 1960’s. Mid-century features include a brick living area wall, exposed beamed ceiling, 8′ high windows, brick flower box, custom iron railings and retro tiled bathrooms with terrazzo floors. This unique home was built by true artisans expressing pride of workmanship. Finishes include all custom cabinetry, European Grohe fixtures, quartz countertops, frameless shower enclosure and white oak flooring.
1. 4TH ANNUAL CINCO DE MAYO PUB CRAWL
There’s nothing better than enjoying some great bar variety in a city like Houston, and it’s only better when Cinco de Mayo rolls around. This year, get ready to enjoy your favorite Mexican-style drinks at your favorite Midtown Houston bars. Margaritas, Sangrias, and of course, Tequila Shots!
- Date: May 5th
- Location: The Dogwood | 2403 Bagby Street
- Time: 1-8pm
- Admission: $10
- Website: Here
2. HOUSTON GREEK FEST
For over 20 years, the Houston Greek Fest has brought a touch of Greece straight to the bayou city! The Houston Greek Fest is a family friendly event held annually the first weekend after Mother’s Day in May. Visitors enjoy Greek music, authentic Greek cuisine, live dancers, an indoor shopping, and more. You can tour St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church which was voted one of the most beautiful churches in Houston by the Houston Press in 2011.
- Date: May 16th-19th
- Location: St. Basil The Great Orthodox Church | 1100 Eldridge Parkway
- Time: Varies
- Admission: $3
- Website: Here
3. THE TASTE OF LOUISIANA FESTIVAL
The Taste of Louisiana Festival will feature Louisiana food, music, and culture. There will be 20+ Louisiana food vendors, arts & craft vendors, bands, and a Kids Zone with all inflatable activities and rides.
- Date: May 25th
- Location: Brazos River Park | 18427 Southwest Freeway
- Time: 2-9pm
- Admission: $6-$20
- Website: Here
AGENT OF THE MONTH: Catherine Vidales
By keeping my finger on the pulse of the latest trends and movements of the Houston City real estate market I am able to offer my clients top-notch guidance from start to finish, ensuring the entire process is seamless, efficient and rewarding. Prior to real estate I was an art teacher and as an educator, I learned how to be patient, detail oriented, proactive and a strong advocate for my students. As your Realtor, I will be an advocate for you. Whether you are buying, selling or leasing, I will work tirelessly to promote your best interests and to provide you with the best information and market data. I believe firmly in my creative, enthusiastic, and caring nature to perfectly find a match for each of my client’s desires as well as skillfully featuring a home’s unique presence and character. I understand that buying and selling real estate can be stressful. Choosing where you live is a very personal and emotional decision and for many buying it will be the largest investment they will ever make. As a full time Realtor, I will work hard to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. I will accomplish this through constant communication, and by being accessible.
For more information on Cat or to request her services, click here!
FRESHEN UP YOUR PALETTE!
Now that summer is fast approaching, it’s time to make refreshing treats. Here is a recipe for some amazing lemon bars!
For the crust:
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
For the lemon filling:
1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
To make the crust:
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9×13 baking pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, making sure to leave some overhang for easy removal, and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Cube the butter into smaller pieces and add to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter (or your hands) cut the butter into the mixture until it’s crumbly and starts to come together. Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking pan and press it down into one even layer.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or just until the top is set and edges are lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside. Keep oven temperature at 350°F.
To make the lemon filling:
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar and flour. Add in the eggs and lemon juice and mix until fully combined. Pour the lemon filling over the crust and return to the oven.
- Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until the lemon filling is set. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool for 1 hour, then cover tightly, and refrigerate for at least two hours. Sift powdered sugar on top, slice into bars, and enjoy!
You can view the full recipe here.
Photo courtesy of Pinterest.