My daughter and I both love gardening and being outside in nature. Despite the heat here in Katy, Texas, we decided to finally make a butterfly garden in our backyard.
This was a labor-intensive project, but the workout was definitely worth the result. I love looking out the window and seeing all the color instead of just dried up grass. Also, several of the plants that we have chosen are specifically meant to attract butterflies!
We bought the limestone, soil, mulch, cone flowers, black eyed susans, and a few other plants that looked nice – all at the Lowe’s on Katy Freeway. Everyone there was very helpful, and they even loaded all those stones into the truck for us. Jonathan was awarded the job of bringing it all to the backyard. (Thanks Hubby!)
We also visited Beyond Paradise Nursery for our lovely purple butterfly bushes and bright multicolor butterfly weed (milk weed). The kids enjoyed some popsicles and saying hello to the resident cats there, while we looked around.
A lovely decorated venue, delicious food, local Texas ingredients, and Kosher all describe the several wonderful meals that we have enjoyed at the Genesis Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. We have eaten dinner, brunch and even ordered take-out. All were fantastic. Our group has tried a variety of dishes including the tabouli, matbucha, babaganoush, hummus platter with homemade pita bread, the Asian salad, blackened salmon, Long Island Duckling, free range organic chicken kebab, potato hash with pastrami, breakfast tacos, and the lox Benedict. The most unique food item that we tried were the challah tacos! They were fantastic, as was everything else!
The table service and the the saxophonist playing at dinner were superb! Genesis Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is a perfect spot for a date night, as well as for entertaining friends and family for brunch. The take-out was packaged in neat sturdy taped containers. We are looking forward to returning for Russian night on August 22nd!
Genesis Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
5420 Bissonnet, Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77081
According to a study done by a group called Welcomemat Services, a zip code in Katy was the hottest zip code in the United States during the month of May. Nearly 600 families are reported to have either moved into a home or an apartment in Katy during May.
When I drove past Westheimer Lakes North Park Plaza Shopping Center I saw the sign for a new restaurant named Sapore and thought, “Oh, another Japanese restaurant!” Well, surprise, it’s an Italian restaurant and “sapore” means to “taste” or to “savor” in Italian.
We have enjoyed Sapore Ristorante located at 6734 Westheimer Lakes North Park Plaza in Katy, Texas both dining in and take out. The spaghetti bolognese, pollo alla Marsala, and pollo parmigiana were wonderful, as was their presentation! Each plate emerges from the kitchen artfully decorated. This is definitely the place for a fine dining experience in Katy.
This restaurant is located a little out of the way at 2150 Highway 6 South in Houston, Texas, however it may be worth the trip if you seek authentic Cuban cuisine. It is a small place located in a shopping center that serves fresh, homemade style food. We tried the ropa vieja and the vaca frita. Both were very good, as were their platanos maduros and the black beans and rice. I happen to cook Cuban food extremely well and I would say that my home cooking is superior, however, this is a close second. The menu is extensive and Rincon Criollo serves as a great alternative for those days when you need a break!
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