First Bite: Berg Hospitality’s New Houston Restaurant Brings Rustic Italian To The Heights

POSTED: December 10, 2021 AT 12:47 pm   /   Food Finds, Italian

Trattoria Sofia, the newest concept from Berg Hospitality Group, opened November 26 at 911 West 11th in the Heights. The rustic-yet-classic Italian eatery (in the former home of Presidio which closed after a fire) is the eighth restaurant currently operated by the group founded by CEO Benjamin Berg. Founded in 2018, the company’s portfolio includes […]

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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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