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Ice Skating at Discovery Green; Top Ice Cream Shops

DOWNTOWN— This Friday (November 22) at 6 p.m., head to Discovery Green for the Fire and Ice Carnival, a celebration of park's annual ice rink completion. This event will feature ice sculptors, art cars and of course, skating. More info here. [Eaterwire]

EATER INTERVIEWSEater National continues its interview with the talented folks behind The Aviary. "It's been two and a half years since Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas opened their cocktail bar The Aviary in Chicago's West Loop. A bar only the restaurateur duo behind Alinea could create, The Aviary has since been blowing minds with its mad cocktail science, iconic barware created by Martin Kastner, intense ice program, and plans for eventual expansion. Most recently, The Aviary adopted the ticketing system that debuted at Next and is also in play at Alinea. There's also been some chef shuffling at the bar: Charles Joly replaced Craig Schoettler as beverage director last Summer, while Andrew Brochu signed on as executive chef just this past Spring." [-EN-]

LISTICLESThe Houston Press lists it's top ten ice cream shops. At No. 10 is La King's in Galveston, and at No. 1 is Fat Cat Creamery. "While the soon-to-open storefront is new to the scene, Fat Cat Creamery is no stranger to serving its crave-inducing homemade ice cream all over town. Using fine-quality local ingredients, these cats dream up and scoop out flavors like Maple and Candied Bacon, the eggnog-flavored Railean Rum and Brandy, and the not-so-old-fashioned Cat's Meow Mexican Vanilla. The storefront should be opening in late November, but until then you can find Fat Cat at more than a dozen shops around Houston." [Houston Press]

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