Schiller Del Grande Restaurant Group LLC

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    In Memoriam: Top 12 Saddest Restaurant Closings of 2013

    A few weeks ago, we brought you a slideshow of the best restaurants that opened in the past year. But in the midst of celebrating all the great new places to chow down in the Bayou City, we are reminded of those we lost in 2013. As you get a start on the new year, why not sit down with a drink and ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Downtown Restaurants

    More than tunnels and tourist traps.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in Downtown Houston

    New restaurants and bars are opening in downtown Houston faster than we can keep up, thanks to a renaissance around the Market Square Park area that's bringing new life to downtown's north side. But that's not the only part of downtown that's blossoming -- nor are those new restaurants the only game ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 21, 2013

    Dinner and a Show

    Houston's 10 best restaurants for pre-theater dining.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Openings & Closings: More Americana, Headed Your Way

    Intercontinental Airport must have finally gotten the memo that its dining options were sorely limited considering Houston's rich culinary offerings, because it looks like something's finally being done about it. Earlier this month, there was the news that chef Johnny Hernandez is opening The Frute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Ava Becomes Alto, Il Mulino Becomes 024 and Death Becomes Nga

    Rumors had been swirling for the past few weeks that Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar -- one of the restaurants in the two-joint Schiller-Del Grande concept at West Ave -- would be closing soon. But instead of closing completely, the restaurant is moving in with its sister restaurant -- Alto Pizzeria -- up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Wasted Water and the Battlesong of Christie Rafanan

    Houston Chronicle: If you're wondering whether or not the Eatsie Boys will have beer from their own 8th Wonder Brewery when their Montrose cafe opens later this year, wonder no more: The answer is a firm no, thanks to bizarre and outdated TABC laws. Ronnie Crocker tackles the messy task of explainin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    A Tale of Two Dinners: Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar vs. The Modular

    This lobster risotto and accompanying lobster came from your friendly local dive bar.​One is a highbrow full-fledged restaurant -- a "brick-and-mortar" place, to use the parlance of the day -- owned and operated by heavyweight restaurateurs. The other is a cobbled-together food truck, ephemera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Pizzas and More at the New Alto Pizzeria

    Pepperoni Pizza at Alto Pizzeria, $13​Pizza. For me, it's the ultimate comfort food. It's what I crave when I'm down, when I'm ravenous, when I get late-night hunger pangs. The only problem is that it's not exactly the healthiest of dining choices, and with my abundant lack of self control, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar

    Spicy Coppa and Taleggio.​We were recently invited to check out the new concept from Houston-based Schiller-Del Grande Restaurant Group, Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar. Located in the ultra-chic West Ave complex, Ava is definitely a see-and-be-seen kind of place that is perfectly suited to meeting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar​First things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    The Queen, Barbara Windsor and her wig encourage you to try Houston's version of the Queen Vic pub.​Richard Di Virgilio, a man who already knows how to serve small, finely crafted plates of food at Oporto, has finally opened his second project just off Kirby: The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen (2712 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    The Early Bird Gets to Perch on a Stool at the Bar at The Grove

    We walked in to The Grove restaurant at Discovery Green at the corner of Lamar and Crawford for an early lunch this Friday only to be told that all the tables were taken, but we could sit at the bar. Slightly dumbfounded, we moved on over, put in our orders and tried to imagine what great event had ... More >>