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East End Backyard Opens, Jollof Rice King Debuts Next Week

East End Backyard, 1105 Sampson, opens October 9. The spacious outdoor venue from owner and Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching offers a bar with a 16,000 square foot dog-friendly patio with a 3,500-square-foot dog park. The massive outdoor space offers plenty of social distancing room for lawn games, relaxing with pod friends and live music. The full bar has 25 beers and ciders on tap, including local selections from 8th Wonder, Saint Arnold, Eureka Heights and No Label plus a cocktail menu. For nosh, there will be a rotating line-up of local food trucks.

Ching, who also owns Pitch 25 Beer Park, launched a NextSeed crowdfunding campaign for East End Backyard last May. In a press release from business partner Nick Scurfield of the Scurfield Group public relations agency, Ching said:  “We wanted to create a laidback outdoor space where people could socialize with friends. Right now, our top priority is to provide a safe, comfortable environment with lots of room for social distancing, and we think it will be the perfect place for that.” Besides Scurfield, Ching has also brought in Jimmy Tzannis as a partner. Tzannis is a former manager at Ching’s Pitch 25 which is a sports-centric bar and beer garden on Walker.

Former Dynamo Brian Ching and son Chase.EXPAND

Former Dynamo Brian Ching and son Chase.

Photo by Wilf Thorne Photography

The outdoor space offers bright-colored furniture such as Adirondack chairs and wood picnic tables with umbrellas. There are also sofas for lounging. The fenced-in dog park features several tables so that patrons can sit and enjoy a drink while watching their pooches play and make new friends. Reservations can also be made in advance for dog parties. Magnolia trees, crape myrtle trees and Spanish sycamores offering shade on a sunny Houston day.

East End Backyard has an interior bar as well.EXPAND

East End Backyard has an interior bar

Woman debuts bathroom ensuite makeover that will blow your mind



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: MailOnline logo


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An Australian woman has shared the incredible bathroom ensuite makeover her ‘handyman hubby’ completed in 10 weeks – earning praise for its resort-style features.

The lady, who lives in New South Wales, revealed pictures of what her master ensuite looked like before and after the renovation on Facebook; exchanging the retro red tiles for a luxury grey and black matte finish. 

‘From ugly to glam! My ensuite has finally been finished today. My hubby who is normally a plumber is now also a tiler and an electrician. So happy with the transformation,’ she wrote.



a room with a sink and a mirror: BEFORE: The ensuite had a small shower, a matching red vanity with two sinks, large mirror and a window that faced the side of their house


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BEFORE: The ensuite had a small shower, a matching red vanity with two sinks, large mirror and a window that faced the side of their house



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: AFTER: During the 10-week blitz, her partner fitted a bath, timber vanity and basin bought from Homegear in Sydney, before installing two curved mirrors and shower glass from Highgrove Bathrooms


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AFTER: During the 10-week blitz, her partner fitted a bath, timber vanity and basin bought from Homegear in Sydney, before installing two curved mirrors and shower glass from Highgrove Bathrooms

The ensuite had a small shower, a matching red vanity with two sinks, large mirror and a window that looked directly out on the side of their house.

‘I found my husband at the pub one night and decided he looked handy and married him,’ she joked about the tradesman behind the overhaul.

During the 10-week blitz, her partner fitted a bath, timber vanity and basin bought from Homegear in Sydney, before installing two curved mirrors and shower glass from Highgrove Bathrooms.

‘Tiles are sourced from a local tile shop and made here in Newcastle called Travatine Grey Matt and Gascogne Black Matt,’ she said.



a close up of a sink: The resort-style bath (pictured) was purchased from Homegear in Sydney


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The resort-style bath (pictured) was purchased from Homegear in Sydney



a room with a sink and a mirror: 'Tiles are sourced from a local tile shop and made here in Newcastle called Travatine Grey Matt and Gascogne Black Matt,' she said


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‘Tiles are sourced from a local tile shop