I grew up down the street from the original Phoenicia on the west side and am happy to see this local business thriving!
From the YouTube page:
Meet Zohrab Bob Tcholakian and his wife Arpi. They are the founders of Phoenicia Specialty Foods. Their deli and grocery store have long been favorites of Houston foodies craving hard-to-find ingredients and delectable international dishes.
Phoenicia will open a one-of-a-kind 28,000-square-foot international gourmet food market on the ground floor of One Park Place in December of this year. This development simultaneously brings a full-service grocery, an inviting in-store cafe and the city’s favorite shawarma to the heart of downtown Houston. One Park Place is the first newly constructed luxury residential/retail development to be built downtown in several decades and has all the signs of becoming a major “downtown destination.”
The Italian Style Expo takes place this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The expo features displays of the best of Italy in categories ranging from dance to cooking. Today’s video features two pieces that will be featured in the expo: Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre will perform and Nicola Parente will show pieces from his most recent works.
“Italian Style Expo is an exhibit for the public to see the excellence of high-quality fashion apparel and luxury design, taste Italy’s world-renowned cuisine & wine, and plan their next Italian vacation with our tourism experts, all while enjoying the cultural entertainment!”
‘Recipe for Success Foundation is a Houston based non-profit organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by changing the way our children eat. With the underlying belief that when children grow and cook their own food they are more likely to eat it…’
Great organization. Find out more about them here.