Lorretta Ruggiero is a Houston Press freelance writer based in Cypress, Texas. She loves entertaining her family and friends with her food and sparkling wit. She is married to Classic Rock Bob and they have two exceptionally smart-aleck children.
2 days ago | Bar Beat
Victor, 4321 Montrose, is adding a little savoir-faire to the Bayou City's repertoire of urbane and stylistic hotspots. The concept, named for French author Victor Hugo, is decidedly French and there are plans to make the new bar/lounge a des...
9 days ago | Booze
Underbelly, 1100 Westheimer, Chris Shepherd's acclaimed restaurant is closing March 31. Underbelly was a critic's darling when it first debuted six years ago, thrilling patrons and gourmands alike with its intense focus on locally sourced ingredie...
11 days ago | Restaurant Reviews
In a state that treasures its tacos and has appropriated Mexican cuisine from our south of the border neighbors, it’s a wonder that many Texans still opt for the drive-thru at a fast food taco chain instead of stopping at one of the many taco truc...
16 days ago | Booze
Fig and Olive, the upscale Mediterranean hotspot, is opening March 2 in the Galleria space once occupied by Saks Fifth Avenue. The restaurant was founded in 2006 and has eight locations from New York to Los Angeles. This is the first Texas outpost...
23 days ago | Booze
Local Foods, 714 Yale, joined with a number of other restaurants and businesses making the Heights Mercantile a destination for food and shopping. The fifth outpost of duo Benji Levit and Dylan Murray's popular from scratch sandwich restaurant ope...
30 days ago | Bar Beat
In Texas, we're not quite sure why there needs to be a National Margarita Day. Most every day can qualify as a perfect day for drinking our favorite mixture of lime, tequila and orange liqueur. Though its origins may be debated and its recipe...