Domenic Laurenzo

  • Dining

    April 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Patios in Houston

    Get outside and eat.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Openings & Closings: The Food Truck Expansion Continues

    It's been a busy time for the Heights neighborhood as several restaurants and bars have opened their doors and some have announced future plans to set up shop. The newest Piatto Ristorante opened in the Heights on Monday, April 14, at 1111 Studewood. The newest Carrabba's location joins Liberty Kit ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 3, 2013

    Growing Pains: The Newest El Tiempo Cantina Is Struggling With the Basics

    It's a shame when good Tex-Mex intentions go awry.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    El Tiempo Cantina on Navigation, Opening Today, Comes Full Circle

    In a big, bold move that throws The Original Ninfa's on Navigation an ever-so-slightly threatening glance, El Tiempo Cantina opens today on Navigation Boulevard, just a stone's throw away from Ninfa's. While the El Tiempo building structure is brand spanking new to Navigation, the family that owns t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    The Laurenzo Family's New Chispas del Tiempo

    ​El Real isn't the only Tex-Mex place with a distinguished pedigree that opened recently. The Laurenzo family, which currently operates Laurenzo's and the El Tiempo Cantinas (but is perhaps best known for its connection to Ninfa's on Navigation, founded and run for 23 years by late family matr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    First Look: Laurenzo's Grille

    The prime rib was excellent.​Open kitchen in the background, scurrying waiters darting around him, Domenic Laurenzo stood in the middle of his new place, Laurenzo's Grille, 4412 Washington Avenue, trying to make clear what they are and aren't and what they want to be. First, even though the R ... More >>