For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Hector Garcia, the owner of Oso Coffee. Oso coffee is a coffee shop that will be opening in the East End within the next couple of months. They have been doing pop-ups every Sunday for the last few months to let the community get a taste of what they are going to have to offer.
Something that sets Oso Coffee apart is that the building that Oso will be located in was actually just an old small home in the East End. They were able to purchase the property and have completely transformed it into what it is today. This really helps to emphasize the feeling of family and the friendly and familiar vibes that Oso wants to give off to its customers.
To stay up to date with Oso Coffee on opening plans, fundraising, and pop-ups, you can visit their website at oso.coffee
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Dr. Cece Cook, the owner of BusyBody Fitness & Rehab. Busy Body is a physical therapy clinic that offers not only physical therapy, but occupational therapy, and speech therapy as well. They started back in 2013 and have been helping clients back to their best body ever since.
One thing that sets BusyBody apart from other physical therapy clinics is the space they have created for their clients. Since they are a smaller business and as they describe it, more “boutique style,” they are able to create a very warm and welcoming environment to help put their clients at ease any time they have an appointment. Recently, they have been offering the majority of their services via Telehealth, but they are hoping to be back in person with the majority of their clients as soon as possible.
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Victor, a team member at Earthcraft Juicery. Earthcraft Juicery’s main focus is to provide health and wellness to all their customers through the various products that they offer. Their specialty is their raw, cold-pressed juice, but they also offer a wealth of other products such as acai bowls and smoothies.
In their mission to make the healthiest and best products, Earthcraft also utilizes a lot of exotic superfoods that may not be as commonly known in the United States. They pick them based on their nutrient density as well as their antioxidant content just to make sure that every ingredient is truly adding to their juices and products. Earthcraft also offers a customizable raw juice cleanse which is meant to cleanse your body and really reset your system.
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Jacob Ibarra, the owner of Tenfold Coffee. Coffee has always been a passion for Jacob and he wanted to bring everything that he has learned and experience about coffee back to Houston.
Tenfold Coffee is much more than just a cafe, their main focus is wanting to make good coffee accessible to the public and help them achieve their coffee related goals. This is why not only do they offer coffee for sale, retail and wholesale, they also offer classes for people to learn about things such as espresso extraction, cold brewing, and latte art!
Join us as we meet with Paul Redmond, the owner and manager of the New Potato. The New Potato is an Irish bar that really focuses on serving the community and making everyone feel welcome.
The New Potato opened its doors back in July 2016 and since then they have only continued to grow as a bar. Paul really wanted to focus on opening a place that would embody the feeling of “family” and it quickly caught on within the neighborhood, becoming a favorite among locals of the area.
They have also become known for their outdoor backyard space which is perfect for hosting private events. They have even hosted a wedding here! And just in case you’re hungry, they are always hosting food trucks and pop-ups at the bar from tacos to crawfish.
Join us today as we meet with Ahshia Berry, VP of Communications and Sarah-Jayne Smith, CEO and Founder of Magpies and Peacocks. Magpies and Peacocks was started about 9 years ago with nothing but an assortment of donated clothes they collected from local women.
They are the nation’s only nonprofit design house and they are dedicated to the collection and sustainable reuse of post-consumer clothing, scrap textiles and accessories diverted from landfill. Their model rests on four pillars: Collaborate, Create, Educate and Invest.
They are always looking for more donations to continue furthering their mission and the sustainable cycle of clothing. If you would like to donate or would simply like to get more information on this design house, you can visit them at https://magpiesandpeacocks.org/
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Jessica Lusk, the owner of Red Dessert Dive. Jessica was an architect before she realized that career path wasn’t for her and set her sights on opening up a bakery. A lot of research went into her concept and eventually she was able to open Red Dessert Dive in 2014.
Red Dessert Dive describes itself as a funky, fun, eclectic bakery. The are located in the Houston historic heights neighborhood. They focus on using the freshest and highest quality ingredients to really create an outstanding bakery experience for their customers. They even offer fantastic coffee drinks as well as select beers and wines.
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Elizabeth Hale, the owner of Plum Coffee. Plum Coffee Shop existed before as a small mom and pop shop and then in 2019, it came under the new ownership that it is currently under.
The idea behind Plum Coffee shop is that they are the outcome of a collaboration of world travels that come together to create an exciting experience for their customers. They offer good food, baked goods, great coffee, and a nice workspace for their customers. Their focus is to make sure that no matter what someone comes in for whether it be food, coffee, or just a place to work, they will find themselves at home.
They are a part of the Cypress community and they pride themselves in representing the deep roots of the many diverse cultures of Houston.
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we meet with Robert Webre, the owner of Cypress Martial Arts & Fitness. They opened their location 15 years ago and have been in the same building ever since.
Cypress Martial Arts offers a variety of courses to their clients, but their goal for all of their classes is to give their participants the confidence that they need to protect themselves and the peace of mind knowing they will be safe. They also offer more structured classes which focus on this goal, but also focus on working to develop physical fitness, mental strength, and posture. They are a Cypress establishment and really like to focus on being a part of the community.
For more information on Cypress Martial Arts & Fitness and to look at their class offerings, visit them at https://cypressmaf.com/
For this week’s #NeighborhoodSpotlight, join us as we visit a Northwest Houston Favorite, Verna Mae’s Po-Boy’s, Seafood, and More. Located off of West Road in the Cypress area, Verna Mae’s offers a variety of New Orleans style PO-Boys, Seafood and South Louisiana style comfort food… just like Mama used to make! Named after their family matriarch, Verna Mae’s provides an environment that simulates the laid back, easy going lifestyle of New Orleans while bringing all of the rich delicious flavors of home to the table.
They’re known for their authentic po-boy sandwiches and fried seafood. Everything is hand-battered and handmade, and is likely to remind you of something you had while you were growing up. They also make roast beef in house, so be sure to try the roast beef po-boy.