Crawfish Festival

Community members enjoy a previous Heights Crawfish Festival. The annual event is this coming Saturday. (Photo from Facebook)

A popular annual Heights event is returning this weekend, and bring the finals of a local singing competition with it.

This Saturday, the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Heights Crawfish Festival on the grounds of the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church at 2025 W. 11th St. from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The annual festival features food options such pounds and pounds of crawfish, as well as hot dogs, and sausage on a stick, as well as drink options including beer, spiked lemonade, and more. It will also feature a kids’ play area as well as live music from Step Rideau and The Zydeco Outlaws as well as the 11 finalists in the annual Idol of the Heights competition.

Tickets for the event are free, and can be gotten online at the event page at

Reel Seafood HTX opens on T.C. Jester

The area’s newest seafood spot has officially opened up on T.C. Jester Blvd.

On Feb. 18, Reel Seafood HTX opened its doors to the community at 2030 E. T.C. Jester Blvd. in the spot formerly occupied by game shop and café stop Tea + Victory. Originally located in Missouri City, Reel Seafood HTX has closed down its original location for the move.

The restaurant is currently hiring for its new location as well, and interested applicants can email

For more information on the restaurant, visit its website at

New upscale bar replacing Chivos

A Heights Mexican restaurant is no more, but an upscale bar concept is coming to the spot later this year.

Earlier this month, Chivos closed its doors at 222 W. 11th St. in the Heights. And this Spring, new bar Best Regards has plans to open in the spot according to a news release from the bar. The bar was founded by Morgan Hansen as part of the newly-formed Midnight Therapy Hospitality group.

“I’m very excited to bring a new, elevated bar experience to the Heights and deliver premium cocktails in a beautifully designed space,” Hansen said in a news release. “Mixed with a rotating roster of international DJs, live music, and an international tapas menu that transitions from brunch to late night, our social lounge will be a must-visit Houston destination.”

According to the bar, its menu will feature a wide selection of craft cocktails, as well as wine, champagne, and some non-alcoholic drinks. The food menu will consist of options such as bruschetta, charcuterie boards, and other Mediterranean-inspired tapas choices.

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