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First Bite: Clark Cooper Concepts Brings New, Upscale Restaurant Gratify to Rice Village

POSTED: July 12, 2021 AT 4:18 pm   /   American, Food Finds, Italian

Gratify, the latest restaurant by Clark Cooper Concepts, opened last week at 5212 Morningside in Rice Village. It’s taken over the space formerly occupied by Punk’s Simple Southern Food, another restaurant from the company founded by chef Charles Clark and restaurateur Grant Cooper. Unlike its predecessor’s Southern-comfort focus, Gratify is more upscale, with features such […]

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First Bite: Fresh Fare & a Fun Journey Awaits at The Nash in Downtown Houston

POSTED: May 13, 2021 AT 4:36 pm   /   American, Food Finds, French, Italian

The Nash might be Alvin and Dora Murgai’s first restaurant, but they definitely did their homework. It opened in mid-January on the first floor of The Star apartment high-rise (formerly the historic Texaco Building) at 1111 Rusk in downtown Houston. Chef Omar Pereney, best known for his work (while still only in his early 20s) […]

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First Bite: Even Just Out of the Gate, New Montrose Restaurant Shines

POSTED: September 6, 2019 AT 5:16 pm   /   Featured, Food Finds, Italian, Mediterranean

Over the past few weeks, Goodnight Hospitality, the company that also owns honky tonk Goodnight Charlie’s, has put the plan to take over the corner of Westheimer and Mandell into action. Just within the past few weeks, both Montrose Cheese & Wine and restaurant Rosie Cannonball opened. Still to come is March, an intimate tasting […]

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Emmaline Rolls Out Impressive Summer Menu

POSTED: June 14, 2019 AT 9:28 am   /   Featured, Food Finds, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood, Southern

Emmaline, Sam Governale’s Napa-inspired restaurant at 3210 West Dallas, has launched a new summer menu for lunch and dinner. Inspired by his travels and suggestions from from his Montrose and River Oaks customers, Governale developed the menu in partnership with acclaimed chef-consultant Omar Pereney and Emmaline’s chef de cuisine Danielle Mokuau. Houston Food Finder was […]

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