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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Re-use, recycle, re-celebrate
Join the cities of West University and Bellaire at the annual Recycles Fest at Loftin Park, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Donate and recycle items while enjoying family-friendly activities, food trucks and speakers. Consider bringing some of the following items to recycle: gently used clothing and shoes, furniture, used books and CDs, car and household batteries, pet …

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In This Issue

  • Mailbag – November 2014
  • Editor’s Note – November 2014
  • Neighborhood Tails – Elvis, age 1
  • Travel Buzz – Breaking with tradition: Thanksgiving travels
  • This Month in Dining – Where to take out-of-town guests
  • Back Porch – Fry, turkey, fry
  • Restaurant Memories
  • School Buzz – November 2014
  • Holiday Fun
  • Cooking Buzz – Thanksgiving favorites
  • Avoiding Christmas Crooks
  • Buzz Kidz by Ethan Saadia, age 11
  • SportzBuzz, Jr. – November 2014
  • Buzz About Town – November 2014
  • Brookwood Community
  • 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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