Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Writing that follows the typical style of evaluating/reviewing a restaurant.

Chef Olivier Ciesielski wine dinner at 13 Celsius

Being a foodie is kind of like being a junkie — you’re always on the make for your next big score. So it was with great interest that I became aware of a French wine pairing dinner at Houston wine … Continue reading

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Felix Mexican Restaurant: Old school, no reservations, no apologies

“I remember eating there when I was a kid!” This is the initial response when I invite my thirtysomething friends to dinner at Felix Mexican Restaurant. But this is usually followed by, “Let’s go somewhere else.” Indeed, dining at Felix … Continue reading

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District 7 Grill: A diner is a diner is a diner

There’s nothing more painful for a Houston Foodie than to see a promising young restaurant with an identity crisis. Can we help District 7 Grill find itself? “Zesty food. Zesty life.” That’s the sign that greets visitors entering the parking … Continue reading

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Chapultepec Lupita: No flan for you!

Chapultepec Lupita serves up great margaritas, great salsa, great food and great atmosphere. Just don’t ask for any dessert. Tex-mex restaurants are to Houston what Ray’s Pizzerias are to NYC–seems like there’s one on every corner. So how does the … Continue reading

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Cafe Montrose: Pulling mussels from a shell

That perennial understudy of Gulf Coast seafood, the lowly mussel, takes center stage at Cafe Montrose and turns in a command performance. Pity the poor Texas mussel. Constantly playing second-fiddle to other more popular molluscs like clams and oysters, not … Continue reading

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