Local Houston Magazine – Launch Party in Hyde Park

Local Houston Magazine, formerly 002 Magazine kicked off the new year in style with a live launch party in Hyde Park. The place was a buzz with tons of food and beverage vendors serving up the best bites and booze in town. The DJ was on his A game spinning the hottest new and old school tunes that had the crowd on their feet and bobbing the entire evening.


Local provides relevant news targeting those who live and work downtown, but with increased coverage throughout Greater Houston with editors covering food, culture, art and style.

Check out their website for more information on their new look and feel.  You can also subscribe to their newsletter there too! I just did… For me it’s all about the food and drink. I am not into fashion as I live and die by Old Navy and sadly can’t appreciate art unless it’s on a plate.


My highlights were the garlic butter biscuits from Museum Park Cafe and the Lentil cakes from Latin Bites. OMG they were stellar.


At every turn there was an open bar serving Crown Royal Regal Apple, Johnny Walker Black and Deep Eddy’s Vodka among many others. My husband purchased the gallon bottle of the Regal Apple Crown over the Christmas break..so needless to say I THOUGHT I was “appled out” but I was wrong. They were mixing up Washington Apples with this apple toned whiskey. Why didn’t I think of that?! OH SO GOOD! I can’t wait for the weekend to get home and try a few.









The Trentino gelato pops stopped my world from spinning! With tongue tantalizing flavors like Pistachio, Dulce de Leche, Mascarpone & Berries and Pumpkin Pie it took all I had not to snatch the little ladies basket and take off with all of her frozen treats.

20150128_18501620150128_194047Luckily, a dear friend was in charge of the entire operation and I was able to try all flavors! You are missing out if you haven’t had these they are so creamy and flavorful. These pops will be in heavy rotation when the summer strikes!

Top two vendors whose products you must try at some point in your life, preferably NOW are: LIQS cocktail shots and Trentino Gelato pops! My world was forever changed after trying them! LIQS cocktail shots are the perfect party starter for the bartender-less party! NO TABC needed to get

20150128_184149your drink on with these little ready-to-drink shots. Each shot contains premium vodka & agave tequila 2 grams of sugar and each shot contains less that 120 calories. How can you resist? They were all YUMMY but my favorites were Tequila Cinnamon & Orange and Vodka Cucumber & Lime. 

Look for your issue of Local Houston Magazine everywhere you see Houston Press. I am certain you will see one at some point this weekend while you are out and about but don’t fret.. you can find them online too.

The  question I have been asking myself is — what makes Local different from Culture map or vice versa? – GG


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