Friday, May 28, 2010

I’m in love…(Rice Village)

Thanks To Diane Yoon, I now have a thriving relationship with Celebrity Cupcakes.  Oh-so-uber-cute cupcake shop in Rice Village on University Blvd, slightly pass Morningside, in a separate small center. 

My favorite is still the red velvet.  I had two this particular day I took this photo, I think 2 is too much.  As delicious as they are, I didn't feel too good after two.  But, I do know others that have had FOUR in one to each his own. I've had the red velvet, obviously, I talk about it all the time.

Also, had the lemon, which is good too.  Had a bit of the chocolate vanilla, which is good too.  I've had the fleurs de something, it's this chocolate cupcake that's pictured here.  They say it's one of the best, I think it'd be great for that time of the month fix.  ;)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Genghis Grill (I-10/Bunker Hill)

My sister is in town and she wanted to try this place, called Genghis Grill, near the new HEB, off of I-10 and Bunker Hill.  The concept is you pick your proteins and veggies from a buffet type bar.  Whatever you can fit into a 1.5 cup bowl.  You pick you salts and sauces and they just mix and grill it up on this enormously large circular grill. 

For not-so-creative types, or people that can't cook like me, they have these predesigned dish cards.  You just follow the instructions.  I got the Buddha's Delight card, and it was not tasty.  My mom's looked tasty, smelled tasty, but she said it wasn't very good either.  Each person is $10.  This place is similar to Dragon Bowl in the Heights.  It's not good there either!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Resuced Kitten

Thanks to this passer by, we were able to get to the kitten stuck up in the tree.  Apparently she was stuck up there since the night before.

Sweet we got her, safe and sound.

Thanks to Rebecca, a caring Heights resident, emailed for help. 

And Tony who carried the big heavy ladder!

And to George, who offered to climb up the tree!  He's looking for work, so if you need any yard work, let me know, we have his contact info.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Zelko’s Bistro (New in the Heights)

Zelko's, it's new on 11th St in the Heights.  The executive chef/owner Jamie Zelko used to be at Lancaster's.  Never heard of it, never been there.  But, her new restaurant has been much anticipated.  They finall got their restuarant up, which is in a house on 11th near Studemont.  The interior is, as my dining friend described it, french country chic.  It's a small space with hardwoods on the ceiling and brushed steel throughout the house, very comfortable atmosphere.

They had a full house when we arrived, but there's no wait, they sat us immediately.

No soup of the day the day we went so as a substitute they had this peas dish, it was light, crunchy and very good.  I was on a restrictive diet so I had the Seared Ahi Tuna salad, which I thought was fishy.  Cut off the cooked parts and fishyness gone.  My dish was just ok.

My dining friend had the fish tacos with plantains.  I had some of her plantains, oh my goodness it was good.  She said her fish tacos were good as well.  We finished off with the Ice Box Lemon cake, I cheated.  It was so good!  By the way, I have a key lime pie recipe that tastes just like this, if you'd like it, let me know!  Overall experience was very good.