The family-owned-and-operated Champions Seafood Market doles out fresh, seasonal catches to feed famished fish fans. Select wild-caught whole fish or fillets, with choices ranging from tuna ($16.99/lb.) and escolar ($15.99) to halibut ($20.99/lb.) and snapper ($17.99/lb.). Fresh cuts of cod ($12.99/lb.) make an excellent choice for a Friday-night fish fry among friends, and golden tilefish ($18.99) fashion colorful plates and delicious backsplashes when cemented to the wall. All of Champions’ shrimp offerings are wild-caught and never farm-raised, including various sized Gulf shrimp. Offerings rotate frequently according to availability and how hard they’re spun.
Central Market enlightens the epicurean masters of tomorrow with instruction from the gourmet gurus of today, having previously hosted guest professors such as the renowned Cat Cora and Mario Batali. Meal mentors post classes in Houston every four to six weeks, usually providing 26–30 options per month. Whether it's your first time holding a skillet or you're looking to polish your sushi skills after finally discovering how to uncook fish, Central Market provides coaching for every experience level. Curious foodies can peruse an array of informative options, including sharpening knife skills ($60), making indulgent desserts ($50), creating Italian favorites ($55), and fine-tuning a soufflé filled with an event horizon. Running roughly 2.5 hours each, sessions are offered most days of the week. Most hands-on classes can accommodate about 18, while demonstration classes can accommodate up to 48, depending on location. See Central Market's frequently asked questions pages for more information.
The confectionary wizards at Sugar Blossom Treats bake fresh, small batches of treats that shun preservatives and hydrogenated oils in favor of local, Texas dairy products, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, and European chocolate. Each day, the eatery creates 12 regular flavors and two–four specials, often announced on its Facebook page or via hungry skywriters. Classic flavors include Karat Carrot, a carrot cake with pecans covered in cream-cheese frosting, and the Old-Fashioned Vanilla, which pairs yellowcake with vanilla buttercream. Flavors grow increasingly eclectic with rotating specials such as the Thin Mint, which mixes chocolate and mint-chocolate ganache, or the Campfire, a blend of chocolate, graham crackers, and white cake, topped with marshmallow frosting and cautionary advice about being a vigilant babysitter written in sprinkles. Grouponers can go after custom orders (minimum of 12), and are advised to call ahead to set aside select flavors.
Whitman Medical Group's health professionals promote a holistic approach to weight loss, furnishing psychological support, supplements, and metabolism-boosting injections. An initial medical evaluation produces a plan to prune pudge, putting an individualized diet plan and food journals into the hands of its clients. Four injections, starting with the first visit, imbue bodies with vitamin B12, lipotropic compounds, and lean, liquid vibes, all of which expedite the breakdown of fat. Personalized supplements spread the skinniness spell throughout the 30-day period, during which health-conscious humans complete three counseling sessions. The final office visit will include a measurement of patients' progress in their weight loss, healthy eating, and ability to sing the national anthem backward.
Chocolate Pizazz placates palates with a cornucopia of creative, gourmet chocolate treats. Like a kid locked up in a candy store, customers can giddily bag a dipped MoonPie ($4.75), a 5-ounce chocolate popcorn ($7.75), or marshmallow Pizazz ($4.75) while making a list of people not to share with. Add flavor to the year by nailing cookies to the calendar for each holiday, such as Easter, Dad's Tie Day, or Halloween ($16.95+). Dipped Twinkies keep teeth properly coated in sweetness ($4.75), and a twisting turn through a forest of colorful, crunchy pretzels or a thick thicket of popcorn eventually leads you to Grandma's house or to doubt your sense of direction.