Where West U Eats

Sept. 22, 2016

Plant it Forward | A Sustainable Living Non-Profit

Fresh VegetablesTrade in your grocery cart for a reusable tote and treat your family to locally grown fresh vegetables!

Through Plant It Forward Farms, families may enjoy a weekly box of fresh, local produce through a Farm Share program which gives newly-arrived refugees access to the American dream. Environmentally-conscious consumers will ...

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July 7, 2016

Historical Houston | The Galleria/Uptown Area

This Houston Public Media video, although slightly lo...ong, is a fascinating look a the history of Houston's west side, as it transitioned from prairie and vegetable farms to the urban center known today as Uptown. 

The two best quotes...

  • In 1948, a local reported described the roads ...
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May 20, 2016

Brunch and the Menil | Roger Martin Properties

Roger Martin Properties team enjoys brunch at The Kitchen at the DunlavyThe agents and staff at Roger Martin Properties recently enjoyed a morning exploring some of the best Houston has to offer. This purely social event was organized by Cynthia Candela and JoAnna Ide and included Ann and Roger Martin, Sachin Chowdhry, Vicki Chu, JoAnna Ide, Jane Jurgens, and Michelle Smith. We began ...

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Dec. 15, 2015

Holiday Tapas Luncheon

Holiday Tapas Luncheon at El Meson

Who can say "no" to tapas and paella?  Not the Roger Martin Properties team!  Here we gathered at El Meson restaurant in Rice Village for our annual holiday luncheon.  From left to right: Roger Martin, Chris Martin, Diane Finch, Susan Hilliard, Cynthia Candela, Traci Angelleli, Jo Anna Ide, John Marshall, Mark ...

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Dec. 11, 2012

Roger Martin Visits Santa Clause at Edloe Deli

Roger Martin meets Santa Claus at the Edloe Deli in West University PlaceYes Virginia, there really IS a Santa Claus.  And Roger Martin spotted him at the Edloe Deli this week.  But who is who?  Roger is the white-bearded gentleman who is NOT wearing the red suit.  Santa is the other guy.

Happy Holidays to you all!

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July 7, 2012

Moellers Bakery - Houston's Best Kept Secret

 Moeller's Bakery - Houston's Best Kept Secret - Petit FoursMoellers Bakery is one of Houston's Best Kept Secrets.  Just check out this delicious display of petit fours!

When the craving for sweets overwhelms us, we West University Place residents head across the street to Moellers Bakery, at 4201 Bellaire Blvd.  This is a tradition as old as our neighborhood.  Moellers (www ...

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July 5, 2012

Favorite Asian Restaurant #6 - Osaka

Osaka RestaurantNow for sushi!  My Favorite Asian Restaurant #6 is Osaka (713- 838-9812) at 4001 Bellaire Blvd.  I love these guys. The restaurant is a tiny little place -- basically a sushi bar and maybe six tables -- but it is just DELICIOUS. A friend and I tend to meander in and ...

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July 3, 2012

Favorite Burger Joint #1 - Jerry Built

Jerry Built RestaurantOur newest Favorite Burger Joint near West University Place is Jerry Built, at 3501 W Holcombe Blvd (http://www.jerrybuiltburgers.com).

There has been much mention of their heathy food menu, including organic, natural and locally-sourced food.  Personally, I find the burgers a little dry, but the chili dogs and sweet ...

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June 21, 2012

Favorite Asian Restaurant #5 - Vietopia

Vietopia RestaurantAlrighty, now my Favorite Asian Restaurant list divergences from Chinese, Szechuan, etc. to Vietopia (www.vietopiarestaurant.com/, (713) 664-7303).

Vietopia serves (surprise) Vietnamese food for the most part, and the location at 5176 Buffalo Speedway (noticing a pattern to where I eat? Thank goodness Buffalo Speedway is no longer under construction ...

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June 14, 2012

Favorite Asian Restaurants #4 - Silver Palace & Hunan Chef

Silver Palace RestaurantAlright, now for something slightly different in my Favorite Asian Restaurant review: Buffets. I tend to hit up Chinese Buffets when I'm in the mood for a variety of food, and that is where they shine: Variety. One-on-one, a proper sit-down restaurant will beat out the quality of food ...

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