Jeff Vallone

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    My Surprise Lunch at Ciao Bello

    Friday the 13 was probably one of the luckiest days I've had this summer. Although the master barista demonstration I originally came for at Ciao Bello had been delayed a couple of hours, I was surprised by an unforgettable media lunch. The owner's son, Jeff Vallone, offered to let me sample a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Former Tony's Chef Bruce McMillian Charged with Sexual Assault of a Minor

    Bruce McMillian, in his mugshot from Fort Bend County.​Although owner Jeff Vallone cited "a tough economy" when Amici closed in late last year, it appears that something much more sinister could be behind the Sugar Land restaurant's closing. Former chef Bruce McMillian is planning an insanity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Photo by GroovehouseShort ribs with chimichurri sauce at Tango & Malbec.​Last night saw the grand opening of Houston's newest South American restaurant, the oddly named Tango & Malbec (2800 Sage, 713-629-8646). No, it's not a supper club with cheesy dancers; it's an Argentinean establishment r ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
  • Dining

    March 2, 2000