02/21/19 12:00pm

Today on Swamplot our sponsor is The Classic, located at 5922 Washington Ave — at the edge of Rice Military. Thanks for supporting this site!

An unabashedly American restaurant, The Classic has something for everyone. This fresh American bistro is perched just east of Memorial Park. It’s brought to you by Benjy Levit — the restaurateur behind Local Foods and Benjy’s.

The Classic is a no-rush, no-fuss neighborhood spot. It pivots neatly from brunch to date-night cachet. Enjoy The Classic’s wide-ranging all-day menu — featuring subtle flavors and techniques that have traveled here across oceans and generations. In the light-filled interior you’ll find a touch of retro.

Check out The Classic’s menu and hours, reviews, pics of its interior and dishes, or make reservations on the restaurant website.

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Sponsor of the Day
02/19/19 12:00pm

Our thanks go to today’s Sponsor of the Day: The Classic — located at 5922 Washington Ave, at the edge of Rice Military. Swamplot appreciates the support!

An unabashedly American restaurant, The Classic has something for everyone. This fresh American bistro is perched just east of Memorial Park. And it’s brought to you by Benjy Levit — the restaurateur behind Local Foods and Benjy’s.

The Classic is a no-rush, no-fuss neighborhood spot that pivots neatly from brunch to date-night cachet. Enjoy The Classic’s wide-ranging all-day menu — featuring subtle flavors and techniques that have traveled here across oceans and generations. In the light-filled interior you’ll find a touch of retro.

Check out The Classic’s menu and hours, reviews, pics of its interior and dishes, or make reservations on the restaurant website.

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Sponsor of the Day
02/15/19 12:00pm

Our thanks today to Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. We appreciate the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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02/14/19 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 7614 Cayton St. in Glenbrook Valley. Thanks for supporting this site!

A few striking features of this 1955 property stand out at first glance: Architect John Folsom rotated the home 45 degrees on its 8,050-sq.-ft. lot, highlighting its tall living room corner windows and aiming them directly north, sheltering the carport from view — and bringing views and privacy to all bedroom windows. There’s more geometric particularity inside and in back: a curved wall frames the dining room; a covered patio in back connects to the carport to provide an expandable outdoor-entertainment area.

A new kitchen overlooks the dining room and den; a wooden room divider sets off the patio-facing den from the living room. Included in recent upgrades are repairs to the home’s plumbing, HVAC, hot water heater, electrical system, and roof. Left unrenovated: the backyard pool off the back patio.

The 1,555-sq.-ft. home was featured in Houston’s 1956 Parade of Homes, where it was dubbed the “Mangum Manor Parade Home” and praised for its readiness for entertaining. It sits midblock on a loop branching off Dover St., one block south of Lewis Elementary in Glenbrook Valley, Houston’s only historic district prized for its Midcentury Modern homes.

You can appreciate more aspects of this property by perusing the photos posted on the property website. Or arrange for a tour! The home is offered for sale by Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties.

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Sponsor of the Day
02/08/19 12:00pm

Today our sponsor is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
02/01/19 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
01/25/19 12:00pm

Who’s Swamplot’s sponsor today? Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
01/18/19 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/28/18 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Many thanks for the continued support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/21/18 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for continuing to support Swamplot!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/14/18 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
12/04/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the Sutliff & Stout Injury and Accident Law Firm, calling your attention to its interactive map of common high-water locations in the Houston area. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

If you’ve lived in Houston long enough, you’re aware that certain Houston areas are more likely to flood than others. The Sutliff & Stout Injury & Accident Law Firm has put together an interactive map and list of the locations in Houston that are most prone to devastating floods — and included some safety tips for dealing with high water to go with it. Check it out here.

Stay safe! But in the event you or a loved one becomes involved in a car accident, a legal expert can help you evaluate your options. To discuss any personal injury case, call (713) 987-7111 — or visit the Sutliff & Stout website.

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Sponsor of the Day
11/09/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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10/30/18 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by Unit 3B in the 15-story condominium tower at 2200 Willowick Rd., offered for sale by Michael Good Properties. Thanks for supporting this site!

The Willowick is the well-balconied midcentury tower designed by architects Neuhaus & Taylor (and developed by Gerald Hines) that sits just south of San Felipe at the far end of the superblock that also contains a good chunk of the Highland Village Shopping Center. It was renovated in 2016. Motorized window shades are set up along the shaded floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall of this unit, which fronts its own 36-ft. wide south-facing section of balcony. In view, and close by: The River Oaks Baptist Church and School, Central Market, and Greenway Plaza.

Interior designer Dennis McNabb renovated this 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit to serve as his own residence. A dark oak parquet covers the floors of the main living areas; absolute black granite finishes are found throughout the redone kitchen and bath. You’ll find plenty of task and art-specific lighting in the interior. A unique feature of this 1,025-sq.-ft. condo: the 8′-6″-by-8′-6″ custom storage room lined with built-in closets, drawers, and shelving. (There’s also a separate storage closet in the building’s basement.) The Willowick includes an exercise room, a pool and spa, a barbecue pavilion, and 3 rooms available to guests.

To see more photos of this home, check out the property website, which also includes this PDF floor plan. For further information or to arrange a tour, contact Michael Good of Michael Good Properties. (Contact details are available on his HAR webpage.)

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Sponsor of the Day
10/29/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is Dead Indian Wars, the sequel to Clark Casey’s breakout paranormal western novel Dawn in Damnation.

The up-and-coming neighborhood of Damnation, located somewhere in the afterlife just short of Hell, has been left in shambles after a werewolf attack. A growing population of recently deceased Native Americans, displaced by wars back on Earth, have been swooping up undervalued property on the plains outside of town. Business is booming downtown where a new saloon caters to crowds of dead soldiers looking for their own fixer-uppers to call home. Alas, a food shortage at local eateries and the arrival of a second vampire might be enough to burst this housing bubble once and for all.

All just in time for Halloween! Dead Indian Wars and Dawn in Damnation are both available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

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