Every Saturday night at the Sheraton Suites Houston, someone gets murdered––while dinner guests watch. Mystery dinner theater may not be a novel concept, but it's safe to say that the crew at Mystery Cafe does it right, as evidenced by their 2009-2013 streak of winning the United States Commerce Association's Houston Award for Dinner Theatres. Forks clink and brain gears whirr as theatergoers dine amid the action, where one of the cast members gets killed and the rest of the off-the-wall characters try to figure out whodunit. As the plot twists and turns like a Slinky on a waterslide, audience members take note of the evidence and submit their suspect and motive on a solution sheet. Whoever sniffs out the culprit is named Super Sleuth and garners a prize. The dress code is dressy casual, meaning anything from a prom dress to jeans is okay, but the mermaid tail should stay at home.
The dedicated and caring crew at The Laser Cafe beautifies physiques with advanced laser treatments and traditional med-spa services. Nurses aim to make skin smoother and more youthful with Botox, injectables, facial peels, and laser hair-removal treatments. Inside The Laser Cafe's waiting room, guests can saunter along the hardwood flooring. Complimentary cookies and coffee are available to all clients or any passersby willing to recite the alphabet backwards while doing a handstand.
Taryn McCracken and Hanna Gregor have been studying the science of healthy eating since college. Taryn, a committed vegan, earned her bachelor’s degree in health psychology, and while Hanna worked toward a degree in nutritional sciences at Penn State University, she coached the school’s Division I athletes on how to use healthy foods to increase performance. Together they helm Detox Lounge, a salon-inspired health center with a very simple mission: out with the bad, in with the good. That means eliminating toxins and taking in antioxidants.
A large part of their work involves True Juice Cleanses, a proprietary line of complex juices blended from fruit and superfoods that are designed to boost metabolism, eliminate fats, and detoxify the body. Users can graduate to 500-calorie Master Weight-Loss Cleanses, or supplement their progress with detoxifying spa treatments. An infrared sauna expels toxins via perspiration, and aqua detox footbaths draw out harmful elements that have collected in the muscles, joints, fatty tissue, and white blood cells’ junk drawers.
The chic, simple interior of Skybound Coffee + Dessert Lounge keeps the focus on what's most important: colorful, creamy gelato, fresh-baked pastries, and espresso. Topped with regular, organic, or dairy-free milk, espresso transforms into foamy lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos at the hands of expert baristas. Meanwhile, loose-leaf teas from around the world come to life with a touch of hot water, often served up alongside a flaky, fresh-baked croissant or a slice of rich, chocolate cake. Some gluten-free options are also available.
Diamond-spangled chandeliers, lush cascades of ivy, pink walls and even pinker macarons?these are common sights at Tee Party. With several different Victorian-themed rooms?there's even an indoor enchanted fairy garden?and party packages brimming with special amenities, this gilded palace makes all sort of celebrations possible, whether you're a kid or an adult. During kids' parties, little ones enjoy etiquette lessons, pick out glitter tattoos, sit for a caricature artist, and nibble on treats from profiterole towers. Tee Party staffers pride themselves on letting parents relax while the team expertly hosts and supervises their guests. But Tee Party doesn't forget about adults, with grownup party packages and regularly scheduled open social events. With its gourmet meals, lambic cider cocktails, and guest DJs, Tee Party offers a unique setting for bachelorette parties and girls' nights.
The Grill House café, just off Miramar Road, offers tasty Persian and Mediterranean cuisine at a great value. A favorite lunch spot for local businesses, they have developed a loyal clientele creating a familial atmosphere. The interior is understated, with ample seating and an outdoor patio as well. Favorites here include their authentic kabob plates and skewers, made with the finest beef steaks and fresh ingredients. A true highlight is the koobideh plate, a skewer of juicy koobideh kabob (ground beef or lamb) with premium fluffy basmati rice and a fire-grilled tomato. Customers also enjoy the traditional gheimeh, a medley of split peas, spices, dried lemon in a tomato based sauce, with basmati rice and salad. The portions are generous and the service is friendly, making the Grill House Cafe the perfect spot to pop in for a taste of the Mediterranean.