Pamela Eleiott recently opened The Devine Affair (14021 Memorial, 281-759-6300) with 30-year industry veteran Dave Devine, formerly of George's Pastaria and Montesano's, among others. "Pamela has a passion for food and loves to entertain and throw parties," says Devine. "She is also a great interior decorator and made the place feel like you're entering her own house," he adds. That's just how Eleiott wants it. "I live down the street, and I wanted a neighborhood place where I would want to go with my friends," she says.
The neighborhood has responded – the restaurant's extremely busy after only a few weeks in business. Most nights there's a line. Dish enjoyed a classic caprese salad served atop rosemary leaves to start. The Penne Tropea, a house favorite with sauteed chicken, creamy feta and basil, was superb, while the eggplant parmesan was as traditional as can be, served over thin spaghetti with a marinara sauce.
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