Culled from natural ingredients, Berripop's nonfat frozen yogurt is whipped fresh daily and infused with vibrant flavors. Sate chromatic cravings with Berripop's rainbow of taste-hues, such as luscious chocolate, refreshing mango, piquant green apple, and delectably indecisive raspberry-pomegranate. With a twist of the faucet, yogurus whirl out a medium-sized mound ($4.50) to be adorned with edible textures from a topping bar rife with fresh kiwi, raspberries, almonds, Cap'n Crunch, Reese's peanut-butter cups, and more ($1 for unlimited toppings). Alternatively, guests can enjoy smoothies, parfaits, or shaved ice to make tongues feel as cool as Fonzie sledding the Alps on a gold record. Each location of the Texas-born dairy dispensary beams with a bright modern interior, free WIFI, and flat-screen TVs to entertain eyes as they fill bellies. Groupon buyers who return again within one month of their first purchase will receive 50% off their next set of treats.
On the corner of Washington Avenue and Heights Boulevard in the Heights, there’s a big blue building with a covered carport and a lot full of cars with all their doors open, this is Keep It Clean Carwash. Since 2004, Houstonians have been getting their cars hand-buffed by Keep It Clean team members. There are no big machines or drive-through sprayers here, it’s hand washing and detailing all the way. Customers can expect a wait on the weekends, when it seems like half of Houston is getting waxed and shampooed here, but they’re open every day except major holidays and during severe weather. Services range from a basic wash to show room detailing with leather treatments, rug shampooing and interior and exterior protectants.
J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen and Lounge wants you to feel great about your food and dining experience, from offering natural, hormone-free beef to easy-to-share menu items. Chefs pile ingredients like gorgonzola cheese and sriracha aioli on top of wagyu beef sliders, and shared plates hold crab cakes, beef nachos, or lamb chops. Waiters ferry artisanal pizzas such as the spicy barbecue pulled pork to diners, whether they're seated on the wraparound patio or at the centerpiece bar inside, watching bartenders pop open bottles of wine and mix creative cocktails. Throughout their meals, customers can admire J. Black's collection of artwork, which changes periodically as the restaurant showcases new local artists.
The nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children with long-term mentors and focuses on helping kids reach their potential through fun, healthy activities. Make reservation for the Big Impact Group Pub Crawl fundraiser online, then pick up a T-shirt and event packet, which includes a bar map, list of food and drink specials, wristband, koozie, and photograph of Swoosie Kurtz. Event materials can be picked up between 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Friday, April 1 at The Lot on Washington, 4212 Washington Avenue, or between 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at the Porch Swing Pub, 69 Heights Boulevard.
Chatter’s Café and Bistro on South Heights near Washington serves styled-up New American cuisine, which borrows flavors and ingredients from across the globe to create something entirely new. That means it’s possible to work through a heaping plate of Asian-inflected stir fry alongside a gyro plate, or tuck into an order of Creole mustard salmon while your dining partner opts for the housemade lasagna. That’s just how eclectic the menu is at Chatter’s. Large groups will have no problem satisfying everyone’s cravings, and with indoor and outdoor seating, there’s plenty of room for all. The hefty brunch menu unveils itself on Saturdays and Sundays, making for a variety of egg dishes and breakfast starches that satisfy weekend revelers.