HOUS July 2015 : Page 8

PUBLISHER’S NOTE JULY 2015 Are we really starting the back half of 2015? If the second half of 2015 is as exciting as the first, then Houston will have one heck of a year. The Rockets had a great end to their season, and the Astros have learned to play baseball, which has been entertaining. Since we finished the first half of the year on a high note—no, I didn’t forget about the rain, but this is Positive Peter writing—then what better way to start the second half than with our highly praised and sought-after Restaurant Issue? Over the last few years, the city’s restaurant scene has become one of the nation’s hottest, as new restaurateurs and concepts forge their way into Houston. The new kids on the block, like Bistro Menil, BCN, B&B Butchers, Peska, Sud Italia and Harwood Grill, to name a few, are all vying for their share of your palate and pennies. And what makes our scene so interesting is that the old guard isn’t lying down and letting them take it over. Establishments like Brennan’s, Ouisie’s Table, Tony Mandola’s, Ragin’ Cajun, Molinas, Brenner’s, Demeris BBQ and the Pappas empire have been able to keep pace with the changing tastes of Houston. All this to tell you that our editorial staff has put together an exciting restaurant overview. With dozens of reviews and roundups, we’ve done our best to guide you through the restaurant maze of Houston. And a note to restaurant owners: You have the courage, creativity and fortitude to live your dream, help your employees live theirs and invite the public into your dining room. Cheers to you all! And now a little story from a reader named Jim. A husband and wife were having dinner when a young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a kiss, says she’ll see him later and walks away. The wife asks, “Who was that?” “She’s my mistress,” replies the husband. “That’s the last straw,” says the wife. “I want a divorce!” “I can understand that,” he says. “But remember, that will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more yacht club. But the decision is yours.” Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a girl on his arm. “Who’s that woman with Alex?” asks the wife. “That’s his mistress,” says her husband. The wife replies, “Ours is prettier.” PHOTO BY AL TORRES PHOTOGRAPHY PETER C. REMINGTON PUBLISHER premington@modernluxury. com 8 HOUSTON JULY 2015

Publisher's Note

Are we really starting the back half of 2015? If the second half of 2015 is as exciting as the first, then Houston will have one heck of a year. The Rockets had a great end to their season, and the Astros have learned to play baseball, which has been entertaining.

Since we finished the first half of the year on a high note—no, I didn’t forget about the rain, but this is Positive Peter writing—then what better way to start the second half than with our highly praised and sought-after Restaurant Issue?

Over the last few years, the city’s restaurant scene has become one of the nation’s hottest, as new restaurateurs and concepts forge their way into Houston. The new kids on the block, like Bistro Menil, BCN, B&B Butchers, Peska, Sud Italia and Harwood Grill, to name a few, are all vying for their share of your palate and pennies. And what makes our scene so interesting is that the old guard isn’t lying down and letting them take it over. Establishments like Brennan’s, Ouisie’s Table, Tony Mandola’s, Ragin’ Cajun, Molinas, Brenner’s, Demeris BBQ and the Pappas empire have been able to keep pace with the changing tastes of Houston.

All this to tell you that our editorial staff has put together an exciting restaurant overview. With dozens of reviews and roundups, we’ve done our best to guide you through the restaurant maze of Houston. And a note to restaurant owners: You have the courage, creativity and fortitude to live your dream, help your employees live theirs and invite the public into your dining room. Cheers to you all!

And now a little story from a reader named Jim.

A husband and wife were having dinner when a young woman comes over to their table, gives the husband a kiss, says she’ll see him later and walks away.

The wife asks, “Who was that?” “She’s my mistress,” replies the husband.

“That’s the last straw,” says the wife. “I want a divorce!” “I can understand that,” he says. “But remember, that will mean no more shopping trips to Paris, no more wintering in Barbados, no more yacht club. But the decision is yours.” Just then, a mutual friend enters the restaurant with a girl on his arm. “Who’s that woman with Alex?” asks the wife.

“That’s his mistress,” says her husband.

The wife replies, “Ours is prettier.”

PETER C. REMINGTON
PUBLISHER
premington@modernluxury. com

Read the full article at http://digital.modernluxury.com/article/Publisher%27s+Note/2044693/264055/article.html.

Previous Page  Next Page


Publication List
Using a screen reader? Click Here