Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Congratulations Are In Order

We would like to extend our congratulations to Chef Jonathan Jones of Beaver's Ice House for his recent wedding to his lovely bride Maritza.  They were wed last Thursday in a private ceremony.

(For those who have not met her, Maritza is also a chef, most recently working under Michael Kramer at Voice.)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gozzetti's - An Independent Pizzaria in the Woodlands

We've lived in the Woodlands for about five years now, and have watched the restaurant here scene steadily grow and improve.  No longer just a sleepy little suburb, the 80,000+ residents of the Woodlands can enjoy dining out at some of the best restaurants in the Houston area.  From high-end establishments like Tesars and Jasper's, to small mom-and-pop restaurants like Eden Cafe, Capri, and Mel's, the Woodlands area has something for everyone.

One particular area of interest is pizza.  Houston isn't a great pizza town (Sorry, Star Pizza) and many folks believe the best pizza can be found in the suburbs, particularly Sugar Land and the Woodlands.  You'll find great local spots like Brother's Pizza and Pizza Tonight, and bigger chains like Russo's and the stellar Grimaldi's (from Brooklyn.)

We'd been hearing good things about a small pizza place that had quietly opened two locations in the Woodlands.  When one of our trusted sources said that the pizza was worth trying, we headed out to investigate.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lazy Sunday - Brunch at Jasper's

Ever since we moved to the Woodlands half a decade ago, we've frequented Jasper's, the Market Street home of Kent Rathbun's "Upscale Backyard Cuisine".  A recent glorious Saturday morning had us craving brunch, so we headed over to Jasper's, and snagged a spot on the shaded patio.  We'd not been in a while, and the patio was just as inviting as we had remembered.  The picture-perfect spring weather didn't hurt, either.