Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pizzitola's 2nd Try

I decided to give Pizzitola's a second try, this time, spareribs.  Spareribs I thought were very tasty, taste better w/o the sauce in my opinion.  Sauce is nothing special.  Coleslaw had a bit too much mayonaise and the potato salad was decent.  That's all I have.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pizzitola’s Spareribs

So if you're hip like me ;) you've probably never been to Pizzitola's Spareribs and most certaintly you probably think the joints name is Spareribs, like I did.  Being the encouraging boyfriend that he is, David brings it to my attention that I know nothing.  I'm not denying it, when it comes to BBQ all I know is Rudy's is delish.  But really, when it comes to BBQ, if I never ate BBQ again, I wouldn't even blink an eye.

So this joint apprently has been here for over 20 years.  That's news to me.  The chicken was actually pretty tender, but as you can see, it's just over iceberg lettuce, nothing special.  All I know is Rudy's BBQ is yum, Pizzitola's, it's ok, but it sure was packed in this place.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Tulips are so neat, they go from limpness to vibrant standing with some water and plant food.  How symbolic to life.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Finally tried Oporto, on Richmond near Weslayan, next to Berripop and Collinas.  I've been hearing so many good things about it.  It's mostly tapas and a huge selection of wine.  I had the Rustica Pizza.  It was soooo good!  Definitely better than Dolce Vita Pizzeria!  Evening vibe is really cool, ecclectic and cozy.  Crowd is older, varying from two people to small groups.  I'd definitely go back, I liked it alot.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My First Ride in an Astin Martin

Oscar is one of my favorite GK peeps.  Super fun, friendly and studly.  He and his partner have this 4 million dollar palatial mansion off of Buckingham behind First Baptist, supposedly one of the weathliest neighborhoods in Houston, period.  I've never been in or ridden in an astin martin, I can officially say, I've been devirginized.  People that buy $255K plus cars are just another breed of people.  He customized the interior with this burnt orange and bamboo wood, it's just crazy how much ppl will or can spend on a car.  Must be nice.  If nothing else, it was sure fun to ride and stared at.

Laurenzo’s on Washington

Laureno's is a "grill", not an upscale "sports bar".  Staff are super friendly, spacious inside, plasmas, booths, etc.  Burger was good, french fries were seasoned and a bit on the soggy side, which I happen to like, occasionally.  The building is a bit weird.  There's no front door off of Washington, but you have to park in the back and the entrace is in the back with this understated entrance...I'm being sarcastic in case you couldn't tell from my text tone.  It's all right, not somewhere I'd pick out, personally.