Category: Dining Out
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Restaurant Review: Plonk – restaurant name sounds like my dashing hopes

After reading Alison Cook’s review of Garden Oak’s wine bar and bistro Plonk, I was excited to meet friends for dinner last night.  Too bad I didn’t better heed Cook’s warnings about the little wine-bar-that-could’s service style.  You can read the details on my opinion of why Plonk needs to either change their service model or their menu over at Yelp.  However, for the vegetarians and those wanting a little less meat in their diet, I will advise that Plonk is thinking of you.  Choose a cheese plate, grilled cheese with tomato soup, one of a handful of yummy pizzas (I recommend the ELF) or a salad or fish dish from the bistro’s contemporary American menu.

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Inspired Brunch – Gourmet at Home

Lately, my weekends have been filled with wonderful brunch dates.  My dear husband and I recently made the trek to Washington County for a three course extravaganza brunch at the Inn at Dos Brisas.  (Great food, even if each course was suspiciously similar to the one before.)  Last weekend, a dear friend and I ventured just around the corner to Cafe Bello for a less than stellar brunch before wandering downtown for one of my favorite weekend daytime cocktails – the clear spicy bloody mary served at The Grove. And, after all that dining out, I realized that I was really overdue for a nice brunch at home. Read More

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Restaurant Week? Let’s call it Restaurant Month

Another week of Houston Restaurant Week! Let the delicious (and affordable) vegetarian dining begin!

As reported by Culture Map and KRIV My Fox Houston this morning, Houston Restaurant Week (which formerly ran August 1 – 21, 2010) announced this morning that $35, three-course dinners and $20, two-course lunches – all benefiting the Houston Food Bank – will continue on through September 6.  (That’s Labor Day weekend!) Read More

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Part Two | A Vegetarian’s Guide to Houston Restaurant Week

Editors note:  Houston Restaurant Week, an annual dining event benefiting the Houston Food Bank, is upon us.  Running three weeks this year, August 1 – 21, 2010, participating restaurants throughout the city offer two-course lunches for $20 and three-course dinners for $35.  This is the second in a two-part series on vegetarian offerings during Houston Restaurant Week.

Indika's chef Anita Jaisinghani serves up traditional Indian recipes with "nouvelle" spins in Houston. (As captured by ZagatBuzz and published on Flick)r

I really, really like Indian cuisine.  And I really, really, really like going to Indika.  The whole experience is heart warming for me.  The food is delicious and interesting, the warm colors in the dining room make for a fun experience and kind and knowledgeable service is greatly appreciated.  All this – and amazing food – makes me feel compelled to visit during the remainder of Houston Restaurant Week 2010.   Read More