Melanie Knight

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  • 14 years ago

    We couldn't be more pleased to see a place use "fusion" in its name yet offer nary an Asian dish. Not that Fusion Café (2442 Times Boulevard, 713-522-1884) doesn't adhere to the concept of combining different flavors. The cafe melds Caribbe...

  • 14 years ago

    Cleburne Cafeteria (3606 Bissonnet, 713-667-2386) once sported a retro school-cafeteria feel. Unfortunately, when it was rebuilt after a fire a few years ago, the restaurant gave way to the neotraditional design trend of West University Place. But...

  • 14 years ago

    Mm-mmm good: With such a long list of fabulously fresh seafood -- hardly any of it fried -- it may seem odd to focus on a soup dish at Clary's (8509 Teichman Road, Galveston, 409-740-0771). But the seafood gumbo ($5 a cup, $7.50 a bowl) is no ordi...

  • 14 years ago

    For a shot of Southern comfort that soothes the soul better than booze, head for Frankie B. Mandola's Steaks and Burgers (5333 Kirby, 713-529-1266). There, you'll find some of the best fried green tomatoes ($3.99) south of the Mason-Dixon Line. An...

  • 14 years ago

    In Bellaire's battle of the burger, victory may be within the grasp of the rebellious Roadster Grill (5210 Bissonnet, 713-432-1800). Boldly opening its drag strip-themed spot on the same plot of land as the revered Bellaire Broiler Burger, the you...

  • 14 years ago

    The first clue that the Nachos Jorge ($7.45) at Pico's Mexican Restaurant (5941 Bellaire Boulevard, 713-662-8383) are not your basic Tex-Mex is the crown of marinated red onions atop the appetizer's massive mountain of chips. The peak soon yields ...