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Review: Arturo’s Uptown Italiano

Review: Arturo’s Uptown Italiano

Robert October 23, 2011 0

Arturo’s Uptown Italiano is located at 1180 Uptown Park Boulevard, across the street from the main Uptown Park shopping center and north of the Galleria.  Arturo’s is an upscale Italian restaurant.  It is fairly

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Review: La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill

Review: La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill

Robert October 21, 2011 0

La Brisa is my favorite Mexican restaurant.  I’ve been visiting it since it opened in 2003.  It’s a nice non-chain family owned restaurant just south of Houston, in Bacliff, Texas, on highway 146.  Actually,

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Review: Babin’s Seafood House on the Kemah Boardwalk

Review: Babin’s Seafood House on the Kemah Boardwalk

Robert September 3, 2010 0

Babin’s Seafood House is a restaurant on the Kemah Boardwalk near Houston, Texas. Its theme is the seafood cuisine of New Orleans. It is part of the Landry’s empire. A friend from Germany was visiting.

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Review: Escalante’s

Review: Escalante’s

Robert September 3, 2010 0

      Escalante’s is an upscale Tex-Mex restaurant with five locations scattered around Houston. We went to the Westheimer location, in the Highland Village shopping area. As an appetizer we got the guacamole. It

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Review: Genghis Grill

Review: Genghis Grill

Robert March 14, 2010 0

Genghis Grill is a Mongolian stir-fry. Although the food is Asian inspired, the decor is modern sports-bar type. You are seated, order your drinks, and then carry the metal bowl from your place setting over

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Review: Buca di Beppo

Review: Buca di Beppo

Robert December 10, 2009 0

Buca di Beppo is a chain of Italian restaurants. I visited the one at 5192 Buffalo Speedway, in Houston. We ended up at Buca di Beppo by chance (driving around looking for somewhere interesting). It has the

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Review: Indika

Review: Indika

Robert October 3, 2009 0

Indika is an Indian restaurant, owned and operated by Ravi Jaisinghani and Anita Jaisinghani. It is located in the Montrose area of downtown Houston at 516 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006. My friend and colleague,

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Review: Tierra Luna Mexican Grill

Review: Tierra Luna Mexican Grill

Robert July 3, 2009 0

I’m a strong believer in supporting family run restaurants. Tierra Luna Mexican Grill, in Clear Lake, Texas, is certainly one of those. The restaurant is run by Adela Hernandez, the wife of astronaut Jose Hernandez.

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Review: Benjy’s

Review: Benjy’s

Robert April 26, 2009 0

I found Benjy’s, a restaurant in Rice Village, to be a series of disappointments. An interesting looking menu with very uninteresting flavors. When we first arrived, I was pleased to see that they do have

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Review: Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant

Review: Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant

Robert April 24, 2009 0

Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant is on the seawall, in Galveston. It has been in operation since it was opened by S.J. Gaido in 1911. I’ve probably been to Gaido’s five times over the last decade. It

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