Pastries at Cafe Leonelli

CAFE LEONELLI IS now open inside the MFAH's Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the stunning new wing that first opened in November.

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Chef Silva's mussels in 'escabeche,' with an edible shell and trout roe

FOR BETTER OR worse, tasting-menu restaurants have always been a risky proposition in Houston. There's the promise of critical acclaim, as in the case of Oxheart, which catapulted Justin Yu into the national limelight, earning him one of Houston's few James Beard Awards. Ditto for Jonny Rhodes of Indigo, whose 13-seat restaurant, in its first year of opening, earned tons of national recognition, namely a place on Time magazine's list of the world's greatest places in 2019.

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KNOWN AS THE "unofficial cocktail of West Texas," Ranch Water, a refreshing and low-calorie blend of tequila, lime and soda water, has long been a staple of glass-raisers across Texas eager to find a simple and refreshing way to imbibe away their sweaty summer malaise. Since everything is bigger in Texas — including the bubbles — this classic Texas cocktail is getting its own national holiday.

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