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Lucille's, MytiBurger and More

Gary R Wise

Houston Press critic Katharine Shilcutt visits MytiBurger this week; Shawn Salyers stepped in to save the Heights institution just as former owner Kathy Reynolds-Smith had decided to close the restaurant. Salyers has added some additional toppings like fried eggs and refried beans, along with wifi, to attract new customers, but Mytiburger's formula remains intact. "[It] represent the ideal of a Texas burger, one that can be purchased inexpensively and consumed without self-conscious regard for how you'll fit it into your suddenly far-too-small mouth. These classic burgers are beefy enough to tide you over for an afternoon but won't weigh you down." [Houston Press]

Houston Chronicle restaurant reviewer Alison Cook enjoyed Southern-inspiried Museum District restaurant Lucille's far more than Shilcutt did. Cook awards it two stars and notes that if it fixes "bumps and blips" it could become "an institution on its tree-shaded corner of La Branch at Calumet." About the restaurant's biscuits, Cook writes "I tucked some of Williams' wonderfully crisp-crusted, slow-fried chicken into one of those rolls, along with a dab of jalapeño jelly spirited from the kitchen by a friendly waiter, and pretty much swooned. At one point, I even layered some of the restaurant's Heirloom Tomato Salad into a roll because I had no shame." [Houston Chronicle]

The Blogs: Chili Bob's Houston Eats discovers the Sausage and Boudin Shack, a restaurant in south Houston that sells homemade beef boudin, fried fish and grilled fish. Catherine Martin visits Uchi but finds that she doesn't enjoy sharing dishes with her dining companions. Hank on Food continues his project of catching up on restaurants he's been meaning to visit with a trip to Coppa; the Italian restaurant earns an A- overall with chef Brandi Key's spaghetti fra diavolo earning an A+. Finally, Jack Tyler check out the new, Galleria location of Bosnian restaurant Cafe Pita+, where he enjoys a mixed grill platter.


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