REVIEW - Mak Chin's
Mak Chin's Pan-Asian take on the classic Asian dishes is delightful. I have quickly become a regular at this trendy night spot. One half order-at-the-counter, take it easy, casual dining; the other a stylish bar and inner loop diner.
The menu offerings are great for the adventurous or conservative as well. Offering a twist on classic Sweet and Sour in the Mango Sweet and Sour with red chiles, shrimp fried rice and savory baby bok choy. It is a dish that has me coming again and again. There are exotic creations as well such as the flavorful Lemon grass Tofu and the specials of the day.
The condiment bar with kim chee and a variety of sauces to hold you over while your waiting to chow down. They also offer a selection of great specialty hot and cold teas that vary from visit to visit.
Over at the bar they offer a short happy hour with mediocre specialty drinks but the food and ambiance make up for the lacking. If you are in the mood for casual asian fare or a night out inside the loop be sure to hit Mak Chin's.
by Chef Natasha Treu Fletcher
1511 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
* Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm
* Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
Opening - June 16, 2007 7pm
Zoë Imaging & Vintage Inspired Fashions
Zoë Jackson-Jarra - known for her adoring talents as a vocalist and
sense of great style is launching her boutique!
How appropriate is it for her to launch her brand of influence which endears the trust of her famous face clientele to the public.
Her appealing sense to create award winning looks
while imaging celebrities has garnered the attention needed
to make a success of this venture called none other than Zoë.
Join us to witness her inaugural presentation of fashionably trendsetting designs
made famous by top designers with her current twist
on those same fashions in a mega fashion show experience.
We invite you to join us as we applaud and salute Zoë in this grand opening event that will sure to allow
the reminiscent you to indulge the trendsetting you.
Elegance’ with Urban Chic Charisma will be presented like none other can - Zoë.
Friday, June 16th 2007
7:00PM – Midnight
3400 Montrose Suite #801, Houston, TX 77006
(right next door to La Colombe D’or Mansion & Le Grande’ Salon)
Tele: 713.521.9963 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joining us this evening will be
Top Chef Natasha Treu’– Indulgence by Natasha
Vocalist/Composer - Hanq Neal
And some of the most beautiful people on the planet!
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RSVP soon as space is limited for this fabulous event!
Highlights - April 14, 2007
The turnout for the 2007 Glass Slipper Ball Benefiting Zonta Intl was superb. Over 400 attended including Houston's socialites, most talented and greatest food lovers to the aid of women all over the world!
Houston's top chef's turned out in numbers as well. Critically acclaimed Executive Chef of Max's Wine Dive Chef Jonathan Jones created a marvelous play on the Manwich with his delicious "Lambwich": Pulled, braised Colorado lamb shoulder with San Marzano tomato sauce and spring onion marmalade, on locally baked Kraftsmen brioche bun, topped with fresh chevre from Chateau de Fromage of Dallas, TX. Marvelous!
Among other favorites of the night was Chef Michael Rodgers of Maggiano's Little Italy's decadent Rib stuffed cantalone with cream sauce.
Indulgence by Natasha's Head Chef created a play on the classic Bagel and Lox with her signature hors d'oeuvre that she couldn't supply enough of: Her own citrus cured and Jasmine tea smoked salmon atop a garlic rubbed bagel and topped with a grapefruit cream. The combination of sweet and salty was palate perfection.