Alberto Baffoni

  • Dining

    October 18, 2012

    The Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 10 sushi restaurants.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Cafe Adobe Closing and Downtown Blind Items

    It looks like EaDo is getting more gentrified by the day, as one of our readers sent in pictures of TABC notices for Walker Street Gastropub, set to take over the old Cafe Shoppe place at 2016 Walker. A banh mi shop replaced by a gastropub? The old Chinatown has truly changed. Another old spot will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    An Enthusiastic Chef and An Enterprising Menu at Mezzanotte

    When I was invited to attend a press dinner featuring new dishes developed by Alberto Baffoni, Mezzanotte's new chef, I was excited (a tasting menu of Italian food, who wouldn't be?) but had a few reservations. I had never visited Mezzanotte and therefore would be unable to comment accurately on whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Coming Home to Roost

    An inviting patio and good crepes still weren't enough to save La Mia.​This week brings a lot of sad news, so we'll get that out of the way first. Ripping the Band-Aid off and all that... Three restaurants closed this past week, two of which we actually liked. One of them even received a glow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Kitchen with a Revolving Door

    ​Simposio chef Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio has resigned after three months on the job. Manager Roberto Militello says Simposio will continue with its existing kitchen staff for now and that owner Vasco Luti may look for a new chef after the first of the year. When I reviewed Simposio in January o ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Toque Off

    Viva la differènza!

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    April 19, 2001
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    February 26, 1998

    Platonic Love

    Simposio establishes itself as a classic