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Best New Restaurant Houston 2009 - Poscol



1609 Westheimer Rd.

Houston, TX 77006


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Readers' Choice: Feast

Marco Wiles, the owner of Da Marco and Dolce Vita, extends his Westheimer winning streak with his new wine-and-tapas joint. The menu at Poscol might remind you of Mario Batali's Casa Mono tapas bar in New York, only without the Spanish taverna touches. The interior, which occupies the former location of Cafe Montrose, seems to be modeled after those fashionable Batali restaurants where everybody is jammed together in too little space. But the menu of intriguing small plates and the stellar Italian wine list make the cramped quarters worthwhile. How about a creamy zucchini risotto with piles of fried chicken livers and a spectacular crisp Friuli white made with grapes found only in that Northern Italian region? Or how about beet squares roasted with hazelnuts and goat cheese with a smooth and fruity Tuscan red wine? There are dozens of inspired combinations waiting to be discovered here. And so we keep coming back.

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Chauncy Lamche
Chauncy Lamche

Finally a good restaurant where it's about eating and drinking and not glad-handing! Laid back, democratic, informed and pumping out good stuff consistently, night after night. It's about time we had something for drinkers who love to eat, and don't want to stuff themselves.