Valian’s Restaurant, where Houston pizza was born, was in the Medical Center. (Photo: )

Restaurant Memories

November 2014

A look back at Houston’s dining past

As a native Houstonian, I fondly remember many great local restaurants that were favorites of our family. While it might seem hard to believe, South Main Street in the Reliant Stadium area was once home to some of Houston’s most popular dining establishments. From Angelo’s Fisherman’s Wharf (south) to Ye Olde College Inn …

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Blessing of the stuffed animals
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Episcopal Day School’s Primary School students recently brought their best stuffed pals to school. These furry friends received a blessing from the priest. In a ceremony a few days later, the school’s fourth-grade students brought live animals for a similar blessing, outside in …

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In This Issue

  • Mailbag – November 2014
  • Editor’s Note – November 2014
  • This Month in Dining – Where to take out-of-town guests
  • Travel Buzz – Breaking with tradition: Thanksgiving travels
  • Neighborhood Tails – Marcel, age 2
  • Back Porch – Fry, turkey, fry
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – November 2014
  • Restaurant Memories
  • Holiday Fun
  • School Buzz – November 2014
  • Rumor Has It – November 2014
  • Cooking Buzz – Thanksgiving favorites
  • Avoiding Christmas Crooks
  • Buzz Kidz by Molly McGreevy, age 13
  • Brookwood Community
  • Buzz About Town – November 2014
  • SportzBuzz – November 2014
  • Cold-weather Tips to Stay Safe and Warm
  • We are Here
  • A Word on Compassion
  • What I’m Doing with the Rest of my Life
  • Stuck in Quarter System Limbo
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  • National French Week at Duchesne Academy
  • Fall Fashion at Bellaire High School
  • Houston Christian’s A Christmas Carol
  • Author Discusses Books with Stratford Students
  • An AIPAC Experience
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