Kolache Rolf's stuffs puffy pastries with warm, gooey fruit and spiced meats to create treats that stay true to the Czech tradition. One glance at the menu sets tummies a-rumbling with the promise of 23 varieties of kolaches, including breakfasty infusions of bacon and cheese ($1.19) and slovacek sausage and cheese ($1.89) alongside more traditional blends of cream cheese, apricot, and poppy seed ($0.99). Diners delight over chicken-salad-stuffed sandwiches ($4.50), whose hearty innards can be washed down by slurps of broccoli-cheese soup or squirts from shampoo bottles filled with tortilla soup (both $2.99).
Dark wood and flaxen-hued walls surround the scents and savors of wood-fired pizzas, creative pastas, and locally sourced steaks at Café Eccell. Disks of dough hand-forged daily, such as the rustic italian-sausage pizza ($15) or margherita pizza ($13), emerge from the wood-fired oven with a smoky flavor and encyclopedic knowledge of campfire songs. Opportunities for fork-finagling can be found in the seafood linguine, which suffuses shrimp and salmon with tomato-garlic butter on a bed of saffron linguine ($19), and in the 12-ounce USDA Prime rib eye, fetched from local purveyor Ruffino Meats and draped in herb butter ($25). Paying homage to the traditional garb worn on their annual apricot hunts, strawberries disguise themselves in an apricot glaze and hide out in an almond-lace cookie shell lined with Belgian chocolate in Café Eccell’s strawberry tart ($7).
Knockouts Grill House wrestles hunger into submission with a brawny menu of edible Americana. Waitresses clad in Western wear put out appetite fires with the help of starters such as stacked nachos which come piled high with blackened chicken, grilled house pico, chipotle sour cream, and—for an extra $1.99—guacamole ($8.49). Gorge on greenery such as the Knockout steak salad with balsamic vinaigrette and blue-cheese crumbles ($9.99), or hunt down a dinner of barbecue-bathed meatloaf matched with mashed potatoes and onion rings ($9.99). The ground beef and chorizo of the Macho burger show off their meaty manliness by carrying around a culinary cargo of ham, pepper-jack cheese, cilantro mayonnaise, lettuce, and pico ($8.99). A selection of breakfast items available all day helps rouse drowsy taste buds from noontime power naps and dreamless evening trances.
Daylight Donuts of Bryan is a wonderful locally owned and operated donut shop that has fast and friendly service. We offer the best donuts and pastries around as well as kolaches, breakfast tacos, croissants, biscuits, and biscuits and gravy. We offer Farmer Bros. brand coffee, iced tea, and cappuccinos and Coke products.
"We don't cook with recipes, we cook with our hearts." That's how Caffe Fiore co-owner Arturo described his authentic Mexican restaurant to Deborah Duncan of Channel 11's Great Day Houston. The staff's passion for flavor shows results in the food, which consists of home-cooked classics from tamales and pozole to tacos al carbon. The quality of the dishes has earned Caffe di Fiore attention from other media outlets, too. FOX 26's Michelle Mehrar has stopped by, and so has CBS Sports Radio host Cleverly Stone, who broadcast live from the kitchen during the restaurant's first-ever guacamole bowl.
Tell us about your business.
Caffe Di Fiore offers traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine made from generations-old recipes that have been passed down through our family history.
What inspired you and your wife, Lucy, to open up this business?
My mother owned a small eatery in Mexico, so I grew up cooking great food. It's part of who we are! So it was natural that I open a restaurant to serve and please our friends. And every customer becomes our friend.
How do you prepare your food?
Our cuisine is passionate! We cook with our hearts and our customers love the difference. We use the finest ingredients and freshest spices. Everything is made daily and from scratch. We take joy in preparing great food fresh every day.
How do you connect with your customers?
We have a varied menu, but some folks like to have the same dish over and over again. As we get to know our clients we will tell them, "Tonight, you are trying something different." And we will prepare something special for them. They love this special attention.
What is your restaurant's ambiance like?
The atmosphere is wonderful and conducive to family gatherings at night, business meetings during the day, and mommy groups in the morning. We have paid attention to every detail, and our guests enjoy the relaxed and comfortable style. Whether you are celebrating an important occasion or that it is Hump Day, we are here to help you celebrate!