In a town like Houston, which is known to be such a great restaurant haven, picking that special place for the family to celebrate Mom’s special day is really quite easy and also difficult at the same time. Difficult only in that there are just too many choices! Read the rest of this entry »
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If there weren’t enough restaurant happenings on the Upper Kirby scene for you, we have another to add to the list that is a little bit familiar in name but has a different vibe than how we’ve known it. This exciting new eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics is Del Frisco’s Grille and it opened with a bang on March 16th. It was a great party night but also for us, it was a great night of meeting the peeps behind the scene that will be the mainstay of this well-established eatery with a new twist. We enjoyed meeting Executive Chef Jeff Taylor and Manager Scott Sieck who graciously assured us that they will be there to make sure it all runs to perfection. Read the rest of this entry »
RFS, Small Bites….Viva La Vida Hosted by Lucinda Loya and Monsour Taghdisi…..Nantucket Showcase HomeThursday, April 11th, 2013 by Roz Pactor
RFS, Small Bites newest venture, Viva La Vida!
Please join Recipe for Success for an evening of Opulent Contemporary inside the stunning Prestige Builders, Inc. and Lucinda Loya Interiors design collaboration!
Starting at the pool terrace on one to the capacious roof deck on three, all senses will be served by the beauty of this Tanglewood area home and the unique twist to traditional coastal Mexican dishes from acclaimed reality TV Star, Chef Aquiles.
You will have a fun time, guaranteed as they always are, and the special news is that 100% of your ticket supports Recipe for Success Foundation’s award winning work to combat childhood obesity. Have a great time for a great cause! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Chef Aquiles Chavez, Gracie Cavnar, Henry Richardson, La Fisheria Restaurant, Lucinda Loya, Lucinda Loya Interiors, Monsour Taghdisi, Prestige Homes, Recipe for Success
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Two things that your sweetheart will definitely love this Valentine’s Day, flowers and a lovely romantic dinner. For flowers, select her favorites, you know what they are, and for restaurants here are 10 picks for your special Valentine’s Day Dinner. For more restaurant options, visit opentable.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bistro Alex, Branch Water Tavern, Ciao Bello, Damian's Cucina Italiana, Dessert Gallery, Dylan's Candy Bar, etoile cuisine et bar, Katsuya, Messina Hof Winery, Royer's Pie Haven, Sparrow, Tony's, Triniti, Valentine's Day
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How Do Three Italian Boys Celebrate Their Restaurant’s 30th Anniversary…..By Saying Grazie and Giving Back to Their CustomersWednesday, January 23rd, 2013 by Roz Pactor
Anyone who follows me knows that Fashion is more my expertise, and that a food critic I am not, nor do I pretend to be. Although, eating and being a foodie is also my passion. So, I do love fashion but I must say that Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Thom Browne ensemble or Jason Wu dress did not put nearly the smile on my face that writing this post has done for me. I am sitting here happily now as I think about Damian’s and my three cousins, Frankie B. Mandola, Bubba Butera and Johnny Mandola (Frankie’s son), its proprietors, as two of these guys have made me laugh and shared my love of food and family my entire life. It’s the Italian way and I love them for it! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bryan Caswell, Bubba Butera, Carrabba’s, Charles Patronella, Chef Napoleon Palacios, Damian Mandola, Damian’s Restaurant, Frankie B. Mandola, Johnny Mandola, Nash D’amico
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It’s August in Houston, the temps are unbearable, you’ve bought several great summer frocks at all of the great sales around town, and where can you wear them without scorching your great “deals” or yourself? Well, one great deal deserves another, I say! You can keep cool, literally, with some great indoor activity that will not break your bank but can do wonders to support another bank, the Houston Food Bank. Yes, it’s that time of year again….Houston Restaurant Weeks begins today, August 1 and continues through August 31. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Benjy’s Rice Village, Damian’s, Del Frisco’s, Giacomo's, Hotel Granduca, Houston Food Bank, Houston Restaurant Weeks, Kata Robata, Ouisie’s Table, Ristorante Cavour, Tony’s
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If you are a collector of fine, rare wines or a student of wine, whose mission it is to learn from the experts about the richness and quality of special wines, you are in for a treat, like no other, by attending this unique wine and dining event at Tony’s, hosted by Tony Vallone with co-presenter, Jeremy Parzen, a wine writer and Italian food and wine historian. It’s all happening at Tony’s on Thursday evening, July 19th.
The presentation by these gentlemen promises to be both interesting and highly informative. However, the “stars” of the evening are a selection of Italian Wines from deep within Tony’s own wine cellar to be shared for this evening alone. These wines are from three iconic masters from the key wine producing regions of Italy….Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany. Read the rest of this entry »
Who’s the Boss?? Johnny Carrabba, of Course, but Daughter Mia, was the Inspiration for His MIA’S TABLE…Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 by Roz Pactor
I’ve made no secret that Johnny Carrabba is one of mi familia that has always made me proud of his success at making the Original Carrabba’s one of my favorite Italian food hang-outs. Their yummy food is reminiscent to me of much of what I grew up eating and is my regular go-to place for those special items that are a mainstay in any Italian home. So when Johnny told me about his first step-out from only Italian fare, as the beginning of his very aggressive expansion plan for the Carrabba namesake, I couldn’t wait to try it and brought my family along to test it out! Read the rest of this entry »
When I visited Underbelly, Chris Shepherd’s newest and first of his own, eateries last week, I had to be very persuasive to get in and was told since they were so packed that we would have to sit at a front community table, but was assured by the very nice, accommodating maitre’ de, James, that it would be a fun experience because we could be right up there at the open kitchen and could really watch Chris work. Well, it was a great experience. We sat between some fun people, the energy was contagious throughout, especially in the main dining room that was both spacious and homey. Read the rest of this entry »
Well, all the hype has become reality, we’ve got it…Uchi, the critically acclaimed Austin restaurant has opened its doors here in Houston on Westheimer and Montrose, in none other than the original iconic Felix Restaurant where many of us Houston natives grew up feasting on Mexican food. With the tastiness of James Beard Foundation winner of Best Chef/Southwest, Tyson Cole’s Japanese cuisine taking over the place, all the local foodies have a new fave restaurant to frequent that offers lots of fresh, unique treats for the pallet. Read the rest of this entry »
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