Friday, May 30, 2003

Part of why I like Houston

Midnight Cons at Midnight Comics

Dylan Otto Krider contiues to show up in The Houston Press occasionally.

Get your Creole Kisses at the Accadian Bakers (604 West Alabama, 713-520-1484).

Robb Walsh -- The wine is the straightforward claret of Bergerac, which tastes like Bordeaux without the pomposity. Guerin's Bistro offers the same sort of hearty French country cooking and unfussy wine.

The last time I visited Guerin's Bistro was on a Friday night. The cheesy fake bricks on the walls and hokey wooden beams mounted over the acoustic tile ceiling never looked more romantic. A Texas guitarist and a Ukrainian violinist were playing jazz riffs on international classics. And I was delighted to see the place was packed. Guerin looked pleased as he led us to our seats. "It's very rare that the restaurant is this full," he said with a smile. Hopefully, this means Houstonians are coming to their senses.

Forget about politics for a second and think what would happen if this idiotic boycott were really successful. What a great city Houston would be with no French restaurants and no French wines! That would hit France where it hurts, huh? Just like we would be devastated if they stopped renting Jerry Lewis movies.

Guerin's Bistro
Details: Pâté: $5.50
Duck confit: $12.95
Red snapper: $18.95
Pepper-crusted tuna: $18.95
Delas Côtes du Rhône: $20
Louis Latour Macon-Villages : $22
Where: 11920 Westheimer; 281-558-5095. Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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