French Riviera

  • Film

    July 31, 2014
  • Film

    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Galleria

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    France a la Houston

    When translated from France to America, the culinary capital of the world's traditions often amount to starched white table clothes and stuffy service. Houston is luckier than most cities, as there are a few places in the Bayou City to get a great croque madame or a delicious foie gras torchon. In o ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 6, 2014

    Impressive Steaks and Family Heritage on the Menu at Osteria Mazzantini

    It may not be perfect, but it's pretty damn close.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    First Look at The Nook Cafe, UH's New Coffee Shop

    Every college campus needs its own special coffee shop -- something other than Starbucks, at least. For me, it was Common Grounds at Baylor University. Just on the outskirts of the campus you could find a crowd of students sipping on the signature Cowboy Coffee made with the Daily Joe, half-and-half ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2013

    Rest of the Best 2013

    The top 10 late-night dining restaurants in Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Another Pie Shop Shutters and Highly Anticipated Restaurants Open Softly

    Even though the week began with a devastating fire-forced closure of a Houston pie shop landmark, the rest of the week has been filled with openings and announcements of future openings. But, let's begin with the sad news, shall we? Just two days after Thanksgiving, another pie shop caught on fire, ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Top 5 French Bakeries in Houston: Bon Appétit

    One of my fondest memories of traveling to Paris was buying a baguette that was as tall as I was. My mother and I gathered slices of prosciutto, pont l'Eveque cheese, apples, strawberries and grapes from a farmers market to make a picnic lunch behind the Eiffel Tower - all we needed was some bread. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    Do It Yourself

    Top five condiments to make at home.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Blind Items and Other "Fun" Activities

    A busier week than last gives us some bad news, some intriguing news, some good news and a couple of interesting blind items. Let's get that bad news out of the way first. Samba Grille closed last Saturday evening after service. The downtown restaurant -- which won our 2011 Best of Houston® award ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    A Month of Chocolate: 29 Ways to Indulge

    In January, we brought you a Month of Oatmeal in honor of National Oatmeal Month. That was nice and all, but February's here. And in February, it's all about the chocolate baby. From complimentary s'mores at a poolside bar to a Snickers beignet (is this real life?), here are 29 ways to indulge: Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hot Cross Buns: Houston's 10 Best Bakeries

    Get your green waffles at Parisian Bakery III.​My friend Dr. Ricky has long said that there should be a comprehensive list of all the wonderful ethnic bakeries in town. I don't disagree, and in fact that's a list for another time. Today, however, we're focusing on all the different forms and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Wie Sagt Man "Remodeling" auf Deutsch?

    Old Heidelberg: Remodeling, but not closed.​Earlier this week, we received an email from a concerned customer of Old Heidelberg: "I recently relocated back to Houston from Dallas. One place I have fond memories of is called The Heidelberg on Fountain View. I drove passed it recently and it ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Renato De Pirro of Ristorante Cavour

    Photo by Matthew DresdenRistorante Cavour executive chef Renato De Pirro.​Last April, Renato De Pirro took over for David Denis as executive chef at Ristorante Cavour, the jewel box of a restaurant inside Uptown Park's Hotel Granduca. Whereas the Provence-born Denis had turned out sumptuous Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Poor Little Rich Boys at Zimm's Little Deck

    Photo by Troy FieldsRoast beef poor boy at Calliope's.​The long and short of this week's cafe review of Zimm's Little Deck is that while the Cajun restaurant's small plates (items like Croque Monsieur balls and fried calamari) are great, the poor boys are wanting. So, too, are the "rich boys" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2, Philippe Schmit of Philippe Restaurant Lounge

    ​You might remember Philippe Schmit as the executive chef at the former Bistro Moderne at Hotel Derek. If you've been wondering where he's been since BM's closing in 2007, look no further. It's a new year and new beginning for the chef as January 25 marks the long-awaited launch of his restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Food Fight: Battle Éclair

    Photos by Ruthie JohnsonThierry André Tellier Café's version on the left, French Riviera Bakery's on the right. ​Someone once said that an éclair is "a cake long in shape, but short in duration," and with him I have to agree. I have always loved this treat, with its pillowy pastry and smoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Galleria Area

    Photo by Erika RayStocking up on salsas at Chacho's.​The Galleria has more than 26 million visitors per year. While a significant amount of those people are tourists -- what wouldn't we give to visit a city just to shop there! -- many are Houstonians who gravitate toward the Uptown Park area o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Chocolate Éclairs and Careme

    Photo by Robb Walsh​The chocolate éclairs at French Riviera Bakery on Chimney Rock are an expensive addiction at $3 a piece. My main purpose in going to the bakery is to purchase the large unsliced farmhouse loaf, which is our house bread. I inevitably also bring home two chocolate éclairs i ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009
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    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Where’s the Great Espresso?

    In this week’s review of French Riviera Bakery, I praised a cup of Segafredo espresso I was served there. But two of my espresso-loving friends, Jay Francis and Paul Galvani, were not as impressed as I was. "The flavor was good and strong, but the crema was a little weak,” Galvani said. He als ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 12, 2008

    Madagascar Birthmarks at French Riviera Bakery

    This fabulous little French Bakery is one of the coolest hangouts in the Galleria

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    The Chicken Salad Sandwich at French House

    The comments feature on our Web site is malfunctioning. Sorry for the inconvenience. Here are some comments we received via e-mail from readers about the French House review: “The story we heard was that many years ago the owner was a French woman who enjoyed a big success with her quiche, potat ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2008

    Fast Food at the French House

    This restaurant's sandwiches are surprisingly good, if you stick with the baguettes and croissants

  • Dining

    February 28, 2008
  • Dining

    November 22, 2007

    Bistro Provence

    The second generation of the Guy family has taken over at the popular French bistro on Memorial

  • Home Entertainment

    May 10, 2007
  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Love the Big Bang

    Sure, an LNG terminal is dangerous. Live with it.

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Load It Up

    French Riviera Bakery

  • Film

    October 8, 1998

    Affairs of the Tart

    Lolita's classy, but where's the comedy and character?

  • Film

    September 3, 1998

    Audacious Adolescents

    Marie Baie moves with stylish exuberance

  • Music

    April 16, 1998