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Tasty Honor. Gayot, a dining, travel, and lifestyle resource guide whose founder coined the phrase “nouvell cuisine,” has named Sorrel Urban Bistro one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the U.S. “Evident throughout the menu are [chef Soren] Pedersen’s European culinary training and knowledge of local food sources,” Gayot extols about the restaurant, which also earned a place among Gayot’s Top 10 Houston Wine List Restaurants and Top 10 Houston Brunch Restaurants for 2012. 2202 W. Alabama St. • sorrelhouston.com • 713/677-0391.

Pictured (l–r) are Xee, Steven, and Jeffrey (company rules prohibit use of last names), representing The Home Depot, visiting with Glen Dunbar.

Back to Work. South Beach Night Club hosted a community job fair on March 21. Approximately 250 attended the free event, which attracted over 15 participating companies including the City of Houston, The Home Depot, Reliant Energy, and a host of others. According to Jose Apodaca, promotions manager, “This highly successful, first in a series of job fairs resulted in several dozen follow-up interviews and a confirmed number of hires.”

Joint Realtors. Houston Realtors Tim Anthony and Calvin Upton have announced that they are joining to form Anthony Upton Properties. A full-service residential real estate firm, Anthony Upton Properties provides friendly agents and staff who concentrate attention to detail for all of your real estate needs, particularly in the greater Houston metropolitan area. anthonyuptonproperties.com • 713/528-0050.

Fast, Easy, and Cheap. Tila’s, one of Houston’s most popular Mexican restaurants, is now offering a reduced-cost express menu. The two-course “On-the-Go Menu” offers diners a choice of appetizer and entrée, featuring authentic Mexican soups, tortas, enchiladas, chilaquiles (Mexican casserole), and more. 1111 S. Shepherd Dr. • tilas.com • 713/522-7654.

Niche Pumping. Houston Gym hosted their annual open house on March 21. Now 17 years old, this personal-size “niche” gym offers its members service not received at other “big-box gyms.” But with 15,000 square feet of space, they have the ability to offer several fitness classes and state-of-the-art equipment. 1501 Durham Dr. • houstongym.com • 713/880-1007.

(l–r) Adam Backman, personal trainer Jaymes Alexander, and Terry Hamman.

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