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Review: FM Kitchen & Bar Has Much More To Offer Than Burgers

Posted: March 15, 2018 at 7:00 am   /   Burgers, Food Finds, Reviews

Beer and burgers on a big patio sounds like a formula for success—as long as the burgers are really great. FM Kitchen and Bar, nestled over at 1112 Shepherd near Washington Avenue, nails all three parts of that formula. The house burger, aka the FM Burger, is one of those smallish but high-quality packages made popular by Shake […]

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Tom Yum at Rim Tanon

Review: Rim Tanon In Upper Kirby Serves A Refined Yet Unfussy Take On Thai

Posted: August 17, 2017 at 7:40 am   /   Reviews, Thai

At Rim Tanon, a modest but attractively designed Thai restaurant located at 2241 Richmond (near Hobbit Cafe), three people can comfortably dine together on a hundred spot, total, and all luxuriously cruise through the menu. That covers each person ordering an appetizer, entrée and non-alcoholic beverage. That is not to say this is “cheap” Thai […]

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United Airlines burger meal

United Airline’s First Class Food Must Go To A Very Small School

Posted: February 28, 2017 at 9:59 pm   /   Reviews

For the first time in my life, I flew first class last week on a United Airlines flight from San Diego to Houston. The extra expense has never seemed justified. This time, though, a confluence of date, time, award travel availability and 25,000 United miles landed a plushy window seat with spacious legroom on a […]

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Mango Sundae at Le Colonial

Review: Waiting For The Magic At Le Colonial

Posted: December 19, 2016 at 5:08 pm   /   Reviews

THE UPSHOT Diners who prize setting and service over value might find favor with classy and well appointed Le Colonial, rich in hardwoods, shutters and vibrant murals. Unfortunately, we didn’t find enough magic in the pricey dishes to want to return. (It is worth pointing out, though, that the prices are modest compared to other […]

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Arthur Ave lasagna

Review: Crunchy-Edged Lasagna and Perfect Pasta Are Among Arthur Ave’s Appeals

Posted: November 19, 2016 at 5:57 am   /   Food Finds, Reviews

THE UPSHOT Our Grade: A-. Arthur Ave may have stumbled a bit getting out of the gate but it found the footing that it needed to become a Houston mainstay. The staff seems comfortable on the floor now and provides good service. The denizens of The Heights have mightily embraced Arthur Ave on Friday and […]

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