I hope your week is off to a good start.
This past Saturday we tried a restaurant that was new to us. It's called Lillo and Ella. http://lilloandella.com/ . It has a nice patio, but we sat inside for this first visit. It was very attractive, with hardwood floors, bright and airy.
This is the wall facing the door as you enter. The plants in the wall containers extend across the entire surface. In the middle the swinging doors into the kitchen are bright orange, a cheerful contrast.We had glasses of sparkling Rose to drink. For dinner we split two appetizers:
This is the grilled chicken livers and scallions, Mr. B's choice. We also had:
Blue crab fried rice, toasted garlic, sliced Chinese pork sausage, snow pea shoots. It was pretty good. I'm not a huge liver lover, but Mr. B thought those were great. As for a review, we agreed that we aren't sure. The menu is entirely super trendy, all unusual dishes, unless there was something we overlooked, with little of a more conventional nature for those of us not as eager to walk on the wild side. A place with Brussels sprouts on the brunch menu ultimately may not be one where we become regulars in the long run. Still, it was fun to check out and the service was excellent. If you're reading in Houston, you might want to give it a try one of these days.
Have a good one!