| Menus |

Sunday in River Oaks, Feeling Broke

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

We were sipping martinis at La Griglia in River Oaks this weekend before going to the River Oaks Theatre. Sitting on the patio, we could watch all the plastique boobs and rainmakers pull up. Who needs Jersey Shore when you have hot spots like this? They were serving apple martini's like was '04.

After a couple drinks we got a little hungry, and it was still an hour before show time. We ordered a couple of appetizers, including a diver scallop dish with andouille sausage and saffron risotto, like miniature paella in a scallop shell. It was good, and so was the coconut cream pie. But the martinis were better.

We remember when we first came to Houston. There was a list of restaurants that everybody claimed was the best -- Mark's, La Colombe d'Or, Grotto and La Griglia. We have been to all of them and tried to avoid this place for as long as possible -- we made it nine years. But where else are you going to find a patio with martinis this close the theater?

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.