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[NOW IN HOUSTO N ] FAB 5 Hit the Deck BE PREPARED FOR THE POOL AND LOOK SEX Y THIS SEASON WITH THESE SERIOUSLY SPLASHY FINDS. – EW Jan Jarboe Russell, a Texas Monthly contributor, has written a new novel, The Train to Crystal City . The summer read tells the story of two American-born teens who were placed in a Texas internment camp during WWII because of their respective Japanese and German heritages. $30, barnesandnoble.com Dive In 1. MEAT AND GREET Lamb chops with asparagus at new Sud Italia in Rice Village An insulated gold metallic tote by Kate Spade, emblazoned with block letters that say “Break the Ice,” hauls beverages with ease and keeps them cool all afternoon. $50, High Fashion Home, 3100 Travis St., 713.528.3838, highfashionhome.com Chill Out 2. EAT SHEET BUON APPETITO! Restaurant veteran Shanon Scott recently opened Sud Italia Ristorante (2347 University Blvd., 713.664.7571) in the shuttered Bistro des Amis bungalow in Rice Village. e 1938 building has two dining areas plus a quaint patio and small bar with seating for seven. Chef Renato De Pirro, formerly of Ristorante Cavour, consulted on the menu, which includes whole Mediterranean sea bass carved tableside and squid-ink pasta with lobster meat. … Bollo Wood red Pizza (2202 W. Alabama St., 713.677.0391) opened recently in the former Sorrel spot by the same owner, Ray Salti. Although Salti also owns 10 Pepperoni’s pizza eateries in the Houston area, these pies will have their own identity. He’s using ingredients imported from Italy and has purchased a 5,000-pound oven from Naples. Small plates include meatballs and marinated beets, while entrees range from pork chop Marsala to grilled red snapper. … Pitmaster Cedric Williams of Williams Smokehouse has brought the sweet aroma of smoked meats, fresh baked bread and homemade pies to Midtown in e Republic Smokehouse and Saloon (1910 Bagby St., Ste. 100, 832.925.8865). Look for the usual suspects like ribs and brisket along with smoked veal shank, smoked fried chicken—and a fruity funnel cake for dessert. … La Grange (2517 Ralph St.) is now open in the shuttered EJ’s Bar space. e partners behind e Raven and Liberty Station are transforming the former Montrose dive bar into a venture that highlights coastal-Mexican fare—lots of seafood— plus craft brews on tap, Mexican cocktails and an extensive selection of tequilas and mescals. … Melange Creperie (4100 Montrose Blvd.) owner Sean Carroll will soon store away his portable crepe stand and open his rst brick-and-mortar setup in the recently shuttered Eatsie Boys spot. Carroll plans to freshen up the cozy space, but will keep the menu simple. Expect a few sweet and a few savory crepes, plus creative weekly specials. Meanwhile, the Eatsie Boys—Ryan Soroka, Alex Vassilakidis and Matt Marcus—are back on the street with their intergalactic food truck and concentrating on the expansion of their 8th Wonder Brewery. –Robin Barr Sussman 36 HOUSTON JUNE 2015 Pick any number of poolside perches from Janus Et Cie and catch some rays. The Relais weathered teak chaise lounge is a sophisticated take on a standard outdoor piece. Price upon request, Janus Et Cie, 3935 San Felipe St., 713.621.5950, janusetcie.com Lay Back 3. The summer collection by Houston-based Manoosh features lightweight scarves and sarongs printed with works by local artists—including abstract American fl ag designs, just in time for July 4th. $130, St. Cloud, 5217 Kelvin Dr., 713.522.0077, manoosh.com Wrap Up 4. Tory Burch offers swimwear separates in several styles—including surf shirts, crop tops and leggings—for a mix-and-match look. From $95, Neiman Marcus, in the Galleria, 713.621.7100 Make a Splash 5. DAY DREAMS Tosca daybed, price upon request, at Janus Et Cie EAT SHEET PHOTO BY SHANNON O’’HARA

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