The seasoned chefs at Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet whip up unlimited portions of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine seven days a week. Partnered patrons survey the robust buffet to plot their takeover of fresh, house-made bread sauced with hummus or baba ghanouj, a roasted and seasoned eggplant purée. Endless supplies of savory entrees silence even the chattiest tummies with chicken kebabs and baked-fish-shaped pacifiers. Diners not on speaking terms with salt may opt for Dimassi’s spinach baked with chickpeas, onions, garlic, and cilantro, and herbivores can nosh on an assortment of seasoned veggies or a greek salad with feta, olive oil, and aged balsamic vinegar. Dining duos toast to the possibility of falafel shot put becoming a common party game with unlimited glasses of iced tea or soft drinks. Fistfuls of jam cookies or ladyfingers with walnuts, sugar, and rose and orange water give meals a delicately sweet sendoff.
Veteran chefs prepare Stir Crazy’s Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes on sizzling woks right in the dining room. So while diners-to-be ponder the menu of more than 50 traditional and innovative Asian creations, they'll witness knives quartering veggies and flames lapping at the edges of the wok as the sights, smells and sounds of the kitchen come alive around them. Should your taste buds riot at the sight of all this mouth-watering action, satisfy them with an appetizer like the Ahi tuna and avocado poke ($9), a spicy stack of fresh fish and cool veggies. For main courses, choose from an array of entrees like the sweet and sour chicken, a dish featuring tender pieces of crispy chicken tossed with broccoli, red and green peppers, onions, carrots, and pineapple in a sweet and tangy sauce ($13). Or manage your intake with the Crazy Feature menu, which offers smaller-in-portion but towering-in-flavor classics like Mongolian beef or sesame chicken, served with a veggie spring roll (all $9.88).
Redolent with the wafting scent of freshly charred beef and sizzling skewers, Guri Do Sul decorates it charming interior with heaping plates of fresh Brazilian barbecue. More than 16 different types of succulent meat are brought tableside by rugged gauchos, or Brazilian cowboys, who use a giant knife or the sharpened edge of a baked-beans can to slice off juicy hunks of pork, lamb, and beef. The delicately folded picanha top sirloin delights tongue buds with carefully seasoned mouthfuls, as the costela beef ribs relinquish traditional churrasco flavors. To accent the protein feast, servers also adorn table spreads with various sides such as pão de queijo, baked cheesy spheres, or caramelized bananas, a lavish indulgences of butter-sautéed fruit with accents of brown sugar and cinnamon.
"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.
Q&A with Arturo, Co-Owner (Along with His Wife, Lucy)
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!
Cuisine Type: Bistro and cheese market
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory. These include Brie De Meaux, Fromager D'Affinois Truffles, and Roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.
Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The bistro and cheese market introduces patrons to artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.
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