Eric Gerber

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  • 8 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    With a royal moniker like Monarch Restaurant and a chef named Bradley Manchester, you might expect this place to be serving steak and kidney pie, bangers and mash and some nice trifle for afters. 'Ow's that sound, ducky? Well, sorry, Anglophiles. ...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    When Sabor on Montrose opened six months ago, things were hot, hot, hot -- and not because it was the middle of another steamy Houston summer. From the get-go, restaurant critics oohed about the ambitious, upscale Mexican menu, while society colum...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    The oversized mushrooms look impressive on the plate, but they are tough -- tough in that leathery, spongy way that indicates they're past their prime. The spinach, cheese and crabmeat filling with which they're stuffed is a bland, vaguely gritty ...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    PK's Blue Water Grill has the soul of a funky fish house and the body of a fashionable seafood restaurant. That disarming combination takes some getting used to, but it's a successful enough merger. The proprietor, Pat Kiley, reportedly spent more...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Real men don't eat quiche. Or crepes. At least, that's one of the seminal messages in that erudite cinematic examination of NASCAR, Talladega Nights. As those who've seen this provocative opus know, a pivotal plot point concerns the heroic refusal...

  • 9 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    The waiter at Pic. was doing just fine, confidently reciting each of the specials in exquisite (some might say excruciating) detail. But somewhere near the home stretch, between praising the braising for the curried short ribs and trumpeting the p...

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