Lorretta Ruggiero is a Houston Press freelance writer based in Cypress, Texas. She loves entertaining her family and friends with her food and sparkling wit. She is married to Classic Rock Bob and they have two exceptionally smart-aleck children.
6 days ago | Beverages
The Pit Room, is bringing Tex-Mex to 4306 Yoakum, replacing the former Cane Rosso, which closed December 30 and is just down the road from The Pit Room itself. Sambrooks Management, which also operates Star Fish, Sam's Fried Chicken and Donuts and...
13 days ago | Restaurant News
Killen's TMX, 9330 West Broadway, opened softly December 29, in Pearland. The newest concept from chef and restaurateur, Ronnie Killen, puts a fresher and more upscale stamp on Tex-Mex cuisine, though queso can still be had, with choices like smok...
20 days ago | Breakfast
Hank's Crab Shack, 1955 North Fry, is shooting for a mid-January opening, just in time for crawfish season. The family-owned company also operates four other Hank's restaurants including Hank's Cajun Crawfish in Bellaire and Hank's Cajun Grill and...
22 days ago | Local Spotlight
Most diners in Houston have more than a handful of favorite Mexican restaurants in their dining out rotation. In our booming city, one can find the upscale, creative cooking of James Beard-award winning chef Hugo Ortega, the handmade tamales of so...
27 days ago | Breakfast
Pacific Poke, 5549 Richmond, softly opened December 17. Owner Andre Mercado is bringing the trendy poke and some of its fellow Hawaiian dishes to the Galleria area. A grand opening is still in the works, according to the restaurant's Facebook page...
1 month ago | Bar Beat
Sweet Paris Creperie and Cafe, 2701 Drexel, opened December 8. The new Highland Village location makes the sixth since the creperie began in 2012, founded by husband and wife, Allison and Ivan Chavez. The duo have traveled the world and are on a m...