When husband-and-wife team Otto and Annie Sofka first founded Otto's Barbecue and Hamburgers in 1950, they never dreamed barbecue would become the meat and potatoes of the family's livelihood. The small corner grocery store specialized in canned and boxed goods—that is until Annie started cooking up hamburgers at the request of hungry regulars. As the popularity of Annie’s burgers grew, the store’s shelves were cleared out to make room for tables and chairs to accommodate the growing lines of customers. Within two years, the Sofkas were officially in the burger business. By the ’60s, they were ready to add old family barbecue recipes to the menu, and Otto’s has been a favorite pit stop for Houston barbecue lovers ever since.
Three generations have now manned the kitchen at Otto’s, satisfying customers as varied as George Bush Sr., Liberace, and George Foreman with barbecue that has been smoked in a hickory grill for 18 hours. Chefs pair seven meat choices, including beef brisket, slow-smoked pork ribs, and sausage links, with a range of homestyle sides and giant stuffed potatoes, creating full meals that showcase the flavors of the South better than an art installation built from chicken-fried steaks. The chefs at Otto’s also serve up their own line of bottled sodas, ensuring enough frothy root beer, orange soda, and cream soda to wash down the saucy eats.
Gilded branches drip with crystals and rosebuds, whose petals dapple carpet runners of a wedding reception. Lights hidden between folds of the fabric draped around the perimeter cast the room in an amber glow as guests help themselves to candy buffets or custom favors—all part of an enchanting tableau organized by the wedding designers at SB Wedding Decor. An arsenal of stage-building equipment transforms reception halls into chic multilevel lounges, and textiles hung around the perimeter unite the floor in a single color scheme.
The SB Wedding Decor team works closely with each client to design enchanting spectacles, every detail of which strives to gel with the couple's personal style. The decorators coordinate the entire event or lend out individual accents such as chair covers, spare grooms, or gobo lights, which project images or text such as the betrothed's names.
A year-round preschool, afterschool and camp center for kids ages 6 weeks- 12 years old. Kids R Kids uses an award-winning curriculum inspired by Dr. Piaget's learn-with-play philosophy, that focuses on building the emotional, physical, intellectual, cognitive, and social areas of a child's development.
Pre-race activities and number assignments begin at 6 a.m., with the pavement-pounding commencing at 8 (8:10 for walkers—strollers welcome). The pack heads out from the Stafford Centre. Partake in a springtime run or stroll while helping women find the same health you currently enjoy, then relax at the fantastic after-party. You can also visit the Total Body Expo at the Stafford Centre, where a percentage of all booth sales also benefit Pink Door.
Menopause the Musical has painted a vivid, rib-tickling portrait of four women confronting the troubles of middle age for audiences in hundreds of cities all over the world. The show tells the story of four strangers, meeting by chance at a department-store lingerie sale, who begin to commiserate on the travails of menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, and spontaneously breaking out in song-and-dance routines. Parodying a suite of hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, the musical's jaunty tunes encourage dialogue about women's health while eliciting copious chortles of recognition from guests. Patrons can choose from upper- or lower-level seating in the Stafford Centre's Performing Arts Theatre, enjoying straight-on views of onstage antics or simultaneously confronting acrophobia and theatrophobia via balcony-immersion therapy.
So many factors come into play when computers, phones, and tablets misbehave. It could be a hardware problem. It could be a software problem. Or, it could be a hardware, software, and shower-of-boulders problem. But whatever the circumstances that led to the malfunction, Payless Computers & Cell Phone Repair's team can speedily resurrect that ailing technology with thorough electronic autopsies and analog customer service. Specializing in nearly every make and model of device, the technicians use their equipment and savvy to restore phones' cracked touchscreens to their original un-cracked sheen and get sluggish computer microprocessors back into racing form.