Monday, July 25, 2016

Local Table

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I attended a dinner meeting at Local Table to meet with the fellow moms of our co-op program to see what changes we needed to make and get ready for the next school year. I love dinner meetings, because it gives me a chance to try new places and everyone orders different things so I get to see more than just 2 dishes we would normally order.

The inside is nicely redone since the last tenant. They added brick to the walls and it has a nice modern feel to it.

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I ordered a Bourbon Smash $9 (Maker’s Mark with muddled mint, lemon simple syrup and soda). The flavor is really good and just the right amount of mint added.

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Their home-style fries $4 each (sweet potato with chipotle ketchup and Cajun seasoned hand cup). Each are good, but I favored the sweet potato with that dipping sauce. Wow is it good, you won’t be disappointed ordering these!

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Baja Chicken Wrap $12 (Avocado, black beans, lettuce, tomato, feta, and our homemade chipotle chili sauce in a whole wheat tortilla. Served with iceberg wedge salad topped with chunky feta jalapeno dressing.)

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Classic Grilled Chicken Baguette $11 (Provolone cheese, roasted red bell pepper, basil pesto and fresh mixed greens. Served with Cajun seasoned hand-cut fries.)

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Mediterranean Salamon $17 (Grilled salmon, guacamole, feta with herb basmati rice and seasonal market vegetables.) My friend said the dish was just ok nothing special about it and would order a different plate next time.

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I had the Mediterranean Wrap $12 (Seasoned lamb and beef, tomato, oinion, lettuce and our Grecian sauce in a whole wheat tortilla. Served with iceberg wedge salad topped with chunky feta jalapeno dressing.) I thought it could have used a little more meat in it, but overall the flavor was really good. The one thing I loved the most was the dressing on the salad. O…M…G…. there’s a little spice, but not too bad just to get the jalapeno flavor. I probably would have licked the plate if no one was looking.

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Cheeseburger Americana $12 (Our hearty favorite with cheddar.)

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I have my fingers crossed for them. Their food is good and priced good. Please stick around a while we need more good restaurants like this in Katy!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

El Canton

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We had a chance to try out the new wood fired pizza shop called El Canton that just opened up with another couple. Be sure to check Groupon we where able to get a 50% off coupon on there.

The inside is nicely done. You can tell they put a lot of work into the place.

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Fried Buffalo Mozzarella $9 (fresh buffalo mozzarella, hand-breaded & topped wiht parmesan, served with marinara). These little balls are bites of heaven. I loved each and every one of them!

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Calamari Fritti $9 (Hand-breaded squid, served with marinara). The breading was perfect and it was cooked perfect, my only complaint is that they must have forgot to sprinkle a little salt on top to really bring out the flavor.

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Meatlover $17 large (Pizza sauce, mozzarella, ground beef, bacon, chorizo, ham, Italian sausage). Their pizza was nice and meaty. The chorizo seemed to dominate the flavor so you couldn’t taste the flavor of the other meats. I also wished it had a little more of the wood fire taste to it.

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Alfredo Fettuccine $12, added chicken for $2 (Parmesan & Mushroom). I would not order this again, the chicken was diced so small you didn’t know it was in there. The sauce was also a little bland.

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I would probably give them one more chance, I expected a little more wood fire flavor on the pizza. Service was attentive, I just expected a little more on the food end.