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Bistro Menil | Welcomed Addition to Menil Collection

Posted: November 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm   /   Recent Posts, Restaurants

The Bistro Menil is a welcome addition to the 30 acre Houston art campus which includes the Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, the Cy Twombly Pavilion and the Dan Flavin Installation.  The planned opening in 2018 of the Menil Drawing Institute will be the latest addition to this beautifully conceived campus.  All of […]

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Clay’s Restaurant Has Family Friendly Wild West Setting

Posted: October 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm   /   Recent Posts, Restaurants

The Wild West has come alive in the setting of Clay’s Restaurant located in the western regions of Houston.  This restaurant located on Clay Road west of Highway 6 and Bear Creek Park has always been rustic in appearance. A friend of mine from Germany always loved dining on their outside patio area when visiting […]

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Bistecca Italian Steakhouse, Modern Upscale Winner

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 9:43 pm   /   Restaurants

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse is a relative newcomer to the Houston restaurant scene.  The building used to house another restaurant called Bistro 224 and then a flower shop called the Plant House.  Bistecca opened in the latter part of 2015 after renovations were made to the structure of the building. My husband and I recently made […]

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Lucille’s Houston offers Best Southern Cooking & Casual Dining

Posted: September 6, 2017 at 10:51 pm   /   Restaurants

Lucille’s Houston Restaurant received the Best Southern Restaurant award by the Houston Press in 2016.  That is merely one of the many accolades attached to this casual dining place that offers top notch and mouth watering delicious food. I was introduced to it in 2016 by a good friend of mine.  Lisa treated me to […]

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Ciao Bello Restaurant Houston | Very Pleasurable Dining

Posted: August 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm   /   Restaurants

Ciao Bello Restaurant Houston was our latest indulgence in taking advantage of what was offered on the menu for Houston Restaurant Weeks.  What started out as a restaurant week in Houston has been expanded to a number of weeks.  In 2017 the time frame for this runs from August 1st to September 4th, a total […]

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Vogelsang Building Rosenberg | Historic and Multi-Use

Posted: June 25, 2017 at 5:20 pm   /   Antiques & Collectibles, Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Restaurants, Rosenberg

The Vogelsang Building Rosenberg is a prominent landmark building in downtown Rosenberg. It functions as a multi-use establishment offering visitors a chance to shop, dine, see a theatrical show and even relax in Rosenberg’s only wine room. My husband and I spent some time exploring this historic building a few months ago.  It is within […]

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Mi Luna is Fun Tapas Restaurant & Bar in Rice Village

Posted: April 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm   /   Restaurants

Mi Luna is a Spanish restaurant in Rice Village which is a unique shopping center in Houston near Rice University, Hermann Park and the Texas Medical Center.  Specialty boutiques plus some name brand retailers as well as a variety of restaurants can keep people happily engaged in that 16 block area of town. Most people […]

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Maine-ly Sandwiches | Fresh Seafood with Nautical Decor

Posted: March 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm   /   Restaurants

My husband and I recently enjoyed a meal at Maine ly Sandwiches primarily due to a recommendation of a good friend of ours. Our friend happens to spend some of his vacation time each year in Maine doing volunteer work.  He teaches Boy Scout leaders what he knows so that they can teach the next […]

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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant | Houston Zagat Winner

Posted: February 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm   /   Restaurants

Adventure in Dining Sometimes when watching television, and in particular the Food Network, my curiosity is sparked as to tasting world cuisines of which I am unfamiliar. This happened recently because of listening to Melissa d’Arabian (who won season 5 of Food Network Star) describing the dish called Doro Wot on “The Best Thing I […]

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Pepper Twins Restaurant ~ Delicious Organic Chinese Food

Posted: January 27, 2017 at 7:42 pm   /   Restaurants

Sichuan Cuisine My husband and I were delighted to discover Pepper Twins Restaurant.  It is located in the River Oaks Shopping Center of Houston.  We were both hungry for some good Chinese food. Spicy food pleases our taste buds and knowing that Pepper Twins offers Sichuan cuisine (also spelled Szechuan) gave us extra incentive to […]

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Dazzling Graffiti Murals spotted at Cecil’s Pub & PJ’s

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals, Restaurants

Located on West Gray street in Houston, Texas is a long standing neighborhood bar and gathering place.  It is also the location of some dazzling graffiti murals. One entire exterior side of Cecil’s Bar from top to bottom is adorned with a mural consisting of graffiti art.  If traveling outbound from downtown Houston it can […]

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Tiny Boxwoods ~ Tucked Away Cafe, Nursery & Gift Shop

Posted: December 30, 2016 at 7:10 pm   /   Restaurants

Fun Place to Go Thanks to my neighbor I was introduced to Tiny Boxwoods. This setting offers a wonderful mix of dining…indoors or alfresco …in a garden type setting surrounded by nursery plants and objects of art. On site is also a unique gift shop. Tiny Boxwoods is a special tucked away type of Houston […]

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Sapore Ristorante Italiano in Katy ~ Charming Discovery!

Posted: December 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Fine Dining in Katy, Texas Large and expensive homes seem to be popping up like wild mushrooms after a soaking rain in large subdivisions in the southern regions of Katy, Texas.  This is where people can find Sapore Ristorante Italiano.  The restaurant is located in an end cap of a strip shopping center. Once stepping […]

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Charming Clementines Restaurant in Northwest Houston

Posted: November 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm   /   Restaurants

Clementines Restaurant & Banquet Facility This charming restaurant called Clementines has been around since 1979. Hundreds of new restaurants open annually in the Houston metropolitan area.  Some make it and some do not.  So for those which have survived many decades…obviously something is being done right to have so much staying power! A person would […]

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The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Midtown is a Winner!

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 4:07 am   /   Restaurants

My husband was introduced to The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar before me.  He reported the food as tasting delicious and the place was modern and pretty. After hearing his brief review I was hooked and looked forward to my first visit there. The location of this restaurant is in the highly popular Midtown area […]

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Casual Dining at Torchy’s Tacos

Posted: June 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm   /   Katy, Restaurants

Started in Texas! This fun Torchy’s Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. Chef Rypka started with a food truck prior to having his first brick and mortar location. From what I read as he began experimenting with different types of tacos, often the expression “damn good!” was heard […]

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Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston’s City Centre

Posted: June 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm   /   Restaurants

City Centre Houston On the west side of Houston with Interstate 10 forming the northern boundary and located just to the west of the Sam Houston tollway is a reinvention of what used to be called Town and Country Mall. There are still some of the original stores and restaurants and even a Randall’s grocery […]

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Las Alamedas ~ Mexican Food in Beautiful Atmosphere

Posted: May 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

The original Las Alamedas on Voss Road near Interstate 10 in Houston was a crowd pleaser.  It was a large stuccoed building fashioned as a Spanish styled hacienda.  What made it even better was its location of 2.5 acres backing onto a ravine and bayou. Floor to ceiling glass windows wrapping around the back and […]

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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano in Houston, Texas

Posted: March 23, 2016 at 10:09 pm   /   Restaurants

Casual Dining in an Upscale Setting If you are searching for a delightful dining experience in Houston, Texas I would recommend making reservations at Sorrento Ristorante Italiano. My husband and I wanted to do something special for our 40th wedding anniversary. We decided to go to Sunday Brunch at this upscale dining establishment. While the […]

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