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2004 Stories by Marene Gustin

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  • Wellington Wins

    published December 16, 2004

    At last fall has arrived, and appetites have turned to heartier, holiday-style fare. For a real old-time feast, we suggest that favorite of former... More >>

  • A Lobster's Tale

    published November 11, 2004

    Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (2405 West Alabama, 713-520-5959) is one of only a few nationwide to test-market new menu items for... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published November 4, 2004

    Houston Ballet on the Edge This Cullen Series showcase featured Blindness, Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch's first... More >>

  • Paper, Plastic or Chocolate

    published September 30, 2004

    You may not think of seafood restaurants when you think chocolate decadence, but never mind. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant (1151... More >>

  • Perfecting Peter

    published September 30, 2004

    Houston Ballet's Peter Pan pops with Broadway-style panache: fabulous lighting, over-the-top costumes and oversize, overgrown sets.... More >>

  • Salad Days

    published September 2, 2004

    A recent Dallas Morning News article cited fewer oilman fatcats dining at La Colombe d'Or (3410 Montrose, 713-524-7999) as evidence... More >>

  • Really Heavenly Food

    published August 19, 2004

    How long you've been in Houston determines what you remember of the red brick structure on Westheimer in the heart of the Montrose. That funky... More >>

  • Capsule Reviews

    published May 13, 2004

    The Barber of Seville Houston Grand Opera's current production of The Barber of Seville is one of the funniest... More >>

  • A New Cut

    published May 6, 2004

    You won't find Elmer Fudd singing kill the waaaabbitt, kill the waabbit at Houston Grand Opera's rock-and-roll staging of Gioacchino... More >>

  • Lone Star, Anyone?

    published March 18, 2004

    Native Australian and new Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch has made good on his promise to choreograph a dance that pays tribute to... More >>

  • Hanky Panky

    published March 11, 2004

    Houston Grand Opera's 29th world premiere, The End of the Affair, has a lot in common with both The Passion of the Christ... More >>

  • Gockley and HGO

    published February 26, 2004

    First we lost longtime ballet boss Ben Stevenson. Then Alley Theatre managing director Paul Tetreault -- the man who invented fiscal stability in... More >>

  • Chicken Lickin' Good

    published February 19, 2004

    The cartoon chicken, the primary colors on the walls, the menu printed in English and Spanish, the smell of that amazing fried chicken. It can... More >>

  • Chinese Takeout Is Chinese Takeout

    published February 5, 2004

    That is, unless you're ordering from Shanghai River (2407 Westheimer, 713-528-5528). The River Oaks restaurant, which serves true Chinese... More >>

  • Magic Show

    published February 5, 2004

    Through February 15 at the Wortham Theater Center, 550 Prairie. For information, call 713-228-OPERA. $39-$254. More >>

  • And Then There Was One

    published January 15, 2004

    The Vallone dynasty is a thing of the past. Master restaurateur Tony Vallone has said adieu to Anthony's, shedding the second-to-last... More >>

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