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Phoenicia Houston: Worldwide Grocery Venue Plus Pita Bread Factory

Posted: March 4, 2019 at 10:28 pm   /   Recent Posts, Restaurants, Unique Purveyors

Grocery Shopping Adventure! People from many cultures call Houston home. It is indeed an ethnic melting pot. Obviously, people like eating foods of which they are familiar, and it is nice for them to be able to find those foods and/or international ingredients with which to replicate favorite dishes in their home kitchens. It is […]

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Rio Ranch Restaurant: Inspired by Texas Hill Country

Posted: December 21, 2018 at 6:57 pm   /   Restaurants

Delicious Food in Charming Rustic Atmosphere: Rio Ranch The Texas Hill Country is alluring for many reasons. There are rolling hills, creeks, and lakes that offer much in the way of beauty as well as recreation. Each city or town has its unique qualities drawing people from far and wide. One does not have to […]

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Shanghai River Restaurant, Houston Classic Chinese Restaurant Since 1970

Posted: November 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm   /   Restaurants

An Oldie but Goodie! Shanghai River Restaurant has stood the test of time! This eating establishment serving Hunan and Szechuan cuisine has been in this same location since 1970. The address is 2407 Westheimer (near Kirby), Houston, Texas 77098. People familiar with that part of town know it is in the River Oaks area. My […]

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Courses Restaurant: Where Student Chefs Prepare and Serve Food

Posted: September 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm   /   Restaurants

The Art Institute of Houston Courses Restaurant is located inside of the Art Institute of Houston at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77027.  I had noticed that tall building on the north side of the Southwest Freeway but did not realize that cooking was a part of the school curriculum.  I assumed that art and […]

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El Canton Restaurant in Katy, TX | Firewood Pizzeria

Posted: August 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Unique Firewood Pizza Oven El Canton Restaurant is located in Katy, Texas.  Dining patrons can watch their custom pizzas being prepared and then baked in a wood-fired oven that was brought all the way from Guadalajara, Mexico to this location.  The oven weighed in at a whopping 5000 pounds! Located near the entrance door, piles […]

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Oriental Garden – Delicious Chinese Food in Spring, TX

Posted: April 17, 2018 at 5:33 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Restaurants, Spring

The Oriental Garden in Spring, Texas is a recent good discovery of ours.  It is located in a strip mall location on Champions Forest Drive and Louetta.  The address is 16734 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, Texas 77379. An inviting ambiance with pretty décor is just inside the restaurant entrance doors.  A friendly greeting also awaits […]

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The Cellar Door Katy, TX | Cozy Restaurant and Winery

Posted: February 18, 2018 at 11:02 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

Discovering The Cellar Door restaurant and winery in Katy, Texas was a pleasant surprise.  The exterior setting is in an ordinary, nondescript strip shopping center.  It belies what the experience is of passing through those front doors. Immediately upon entering The Cellar Door, it is evident that the owners have put much thought into the […]

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Hoodadak Restaurant Serves Korean-Style Chicken & More

Posted: January 4, 2018 at 5:07 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Restaurants

There is plenty of Korean-styled chicken on the menu at Hoodadak Restaurant in Katy, Texas.  It comes in many different guises.  The chicken combo featured at the top of this page consists of 4 wings, fries, some sliced cabbage…a coleslaw of sorts…and a soft drink. Patrons can order an entire chicken, half chicken, wings or […]

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Bistro Menil | Welcomed Addition to Menil Collection

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

Wild West Setting at Clay’s Restaurant 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 […]

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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   /   Did You Know?, 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. The address is 1909 Avenue G, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. My husband and I spent some time exploring this […]

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Mi Luna is Fun Tapas Restaurant & Bar in Rice Village

Posted: April 12, 2017 at 3:03 pm   /   Did You Know?, 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

Lobster Rolls Anyone? 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 […]

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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 in Houston, Texas

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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