Lee Ellis

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette Responds to Review with Interesting Gift

    When I first opened the box, I was intrigued. Then I saw the card with the monogram "Lee Ellis" at the top, and I became concerned. It's no secret that, though I thought there were a few outstanding dishes at the new Liberty Kitchen and Oysterette, the upscale restaurant owned by Ellis and Lance Fe ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 13, 2014
  • Dining

    January 30, 2014

    First Look at Espresso Rescue

    Houston's first coffee truck.

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Top Ten Milkshakes

    Our 2013 Best of HoustonĀ® winners have been announced, but in many cases, picking the best item in any category was no easy task. In order to show off all the culinary greatness Houston has to offer, we're rounding up the "rest of the best" in some of our favorite categories during the next several ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest

    It wasn't too long ago that the Houston Chronicle called Oak Forest "the new West University." The neighborhood just north of Loop 610 and to the east of Highway 290 has been attracting young families in spades -- families who are helping to reinvigorate the subdivisions that make up Garden Oaks and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Are We There Yet? Restaurants We're Excited About for 2013

    Last year -- at the tail-end of 2011 -- it seemed as if half the restaurants we were excited about in 2010 for the upcoming year still hadn't opened yet: Uchi, Triniti, Underbelly and The Hay Merchant were all a very long time in the making, but finally opened this past year to great acclaim all aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Petite Sweets and The Queen Vic: A Perfect Pair

    Macarons, mini cupcake and a dipped cone at Petite Sweets.​There are desserts at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen -- the subject of this week's cafe review. And those desserts are very good -- especially the pineapple-carrot cake that's made from Chef Shiva Patel's own mother's recipe. But for some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Susan Molzan and Liz Walsh of Petite Sweets

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderSusan Molzan tends to a hot pot of fudge.​Susan Molzan stirs a bowl of thick chocolate cooking over low heat in the back of Petite Sweets, a new bakery in Upper Kirby. Co-chef Liz Walsh sorts a tray of red velvet macarons. Like everything else at this miniature-minded b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Losing our Voice.​Although it technically isn't a closure, it's the end of an era for Voice, the critically-acclaimed restaurant at the Hotel Icon. Chef Michael Kramer is leaving as the hotel has decided to take the restaurant in a different, slightly less upscale direction. It's a huge blow f ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 29, 2005

    New Year's Eve Guide 2005

    Where to tuck it in -- or let it all hang out

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    West End Glitz Blitz

    Glamour comes to Washington Avenue in the form of The Social Lounge and Patio Bar