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All I want for Christmas are Mariah Carey’s home-delivered cookies
Christmas diva Mariah Carey is launching a series of specialty cookies that can be hand-delivered to your doorstep just in time for holiday season. The singer has paired with restaurateur Robert Earl to create several types of cookies, including holiday-themed flavors like white chocolate cranberry, pumpkin and gingerbread. Mariah’s Cookies are currently available for delivery in Houston and several dozen other cities. A box of six will set diners back about $12, and a box of a dozen will cost about $22. The cookies can be ordered through most third-party delivery apps, including UberEats, Grubhub, Postmates and more.
Rooftop Cinema Club resettles in EaDo
Rooftop Cinema Club’s Drive-In at Sawyer Yards, which recently closed after an extended run, has found new digs in EaDo. The Drive in at EaDo has already started screening films in the spot formerly occupied by Space City Shows, the first and only black-owned drive-in theater in Houston. Both Space City and the Drive-In at Sawyer Yards were initially meant to be temporary, but the Sawyer Yards theater got an extension of about a month due to delays on other projects at the development. Upcoming screenings at EaDo include a roster of classic holiday films, including Elf, Polar Express, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Home Alone.
Press Waffle Co. opens cafe in The Woodlands
Press Waffle Co., the build -your-own-waffle restaurant recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, has opened a cafe in The Woodlands. The new restaurant, which offers gourmet milkshakes, waffle ice cream sandwiches, and coffee and espresso, is the largest store yet for the growing company. It’s also one of many recently-announced retailers in the brand new Creekside Park WestDevelopment at 26435 Kuykendahl Road. More locations of Press Waffle Co. are expected soon in Houston and Dallas.