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Welcome to The French Corridor

In a small area nestled between Briar Forest and Memorial Drive is a row of three “dining” destinations. A wine bar sits to the left, a fine dining restaurant to the right, and a French bakery is sandwiched between the two. This is the French corridor, where I have…

Rise n°2: Go Savory, Go Sweet, Just Go!

A soufflé is one dish we wouldn’t dare attempt to make at home. This unforgiving “egg puff” can be quite intimidating to a novice cook but the folks at Rise n°2 clearly have this process down. They have it so perfect that they have created a menu based entirely (well mostly)…

First Look: La Table Houston

 
Breakfast is served
We here at Urban Swank LOVE to find new places that make us feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside! Well to say this place is new is not really fair, but to say this place finally has found their groove is more accurate. Let me…

Gastronomic Glamour at Georges Bistro

From veteran Houston restauranteurs Monique and Georges Guy, creators of Bistro Provence, Bistro Don Camillo, Café la Brocante, and Bistro des Arts, comes Montrose’s newest date night establishment, Georges Bistro. Serving traditional cuisine from the French countryside in a space that formerly housed the much acclaimed nose-to-tail restaurant Feast,…

Café Hélène – Vietnamese Cuisine with a French Twist

“Vietnamese cuisine with a French twist”? Café Hélène’s self-description initially appeared to me a tautology considering France’s colonization of the country irrevocably influenced its traditional food and cooking. Further examination of the menu and a visit to the downtown location provided further illumination as to the unique fusion element…