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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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