Thursday, September 27, 2012

Los Dos Amigos, it is worth a visit....

Los Dos Amigos is a small Mexican restaurant on Washington. It is right across the street from Wabash Feed Store. You can't miss it with its extreme Pink exterior. Today I went there with my friend Bob. He is the one that convinced me to go there years back. Glad I took him up on the suggestion. Today, I had the Caldo del Res (Vegetable Beef Soup). It comes with large freshly chopped carrots, cabbage, zucchini, potato, topped with cilantro.  This is goooooooooooood soup.
Bob had the Menuto, which he says is the best anywhere.

They have excellent breakfast, too.  It's a lip smacker, I'm telling ya!!!

Quote of the Day: All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Los Dos Amigos
5720 Washington Avenue  
Houston, TX 77007
713. 862. 0462

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cheeseless Quiche of the day; you may ask why....'ll find the answer at The House of Tea.  I love quiche, but cheese and I don't always see eye to eye, so it was a pleasure to find a really great tasting quiche without cheese.

It was loaded with fresh asparagus, garlic, red pepper, dill, onion, mushrooms and avocado. Nice flaky crust, too. If you order the Quiche Delight it comes with a cup of soup and tea for $10. What a deal. I'm sure that other days there is cheese in the quiche for  traditional quiche lovers, but today was my lucky quiche day. The soup today was potato leek.

The House of Tea is a great tea shop as well as a place for healthy lunch items. The menu is small, but the items are well prepared and flavorful. The atmosphere is quiet casual.

 Quote of the Day: “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
Mark Twain
House of Tea
1927 Fairview St.  
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 522-8868

Friday, September 7, 2012

Nabi has left the building.....

Sadly, one of my very favorite restaurants has closed. The scuttlebutt around the lower Westheimer area is that Chef Ji Kang is striking out in a new direction. That he sold Nabi to pursue a new concept in dining. I have not a clue what that is, but I wish him the very very best. Ji is a talented chef with an exceptional table-side manner. He will be missed in the neighborhood.

I stopped by the Nabi building just to see for myself what was going on, the door was a jar, I called in to see if anyone would come to the front of the restaurant, a young man did. "What happened to Chef Ji Kang, to Nabi?" I asked, trying not to sound too whiny. He didn't know the details, but he did tell me that Nabi will be transformed into a Mexican Restaurant in two months. I am a bit unsure about this new development, but maybe it stems from my disappointment that Nabi is gone. I will not pass judgement until I have taken fork to mouth and tasted the food at this new Mexican restaurant.

Chef Ji Kang all the best to you. Don't be a stranger. Let us know where you plan to cook next. Love your food.

Thanks for the memories!!! Yummmm!!!

Quote of the day: Parting is such sweet sorrow..... W. Shakespeare