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Quattro at the Four Season

HOUSTON: Saturdays and Sundays 4-5 p.m. on News Radio 740 KTRH

SATURDAY: We celebrate the Italian Expo, going on this weekend at the George R. Brown, with a visit from our amici from Quattro at the Four Seasons. Though known for several years as an Italian restaurant, the place has recently taken on some new personnel and started steering more of an enoteca tack – a wine bar with excellent food. Also on today’s show, we’ll check in by phone with the folks doing the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience over Memorial Day Weekend. And we’ll get superstar chef John Besh on the line, to talk about his upcoming dinner in New Orleans with Paula Deen, to help Gulf fishermen devastated by the ongoing oil spill.   

SUNDAY:  This week we check out a Houston restaurant well worth the drive from just about anywhere – the sentimental favorite Brennan’s, only returned from the dead after the fire ignited during the long, dark night of Hurricane Ike. The place is 70-80 percent the same as it used to be, but it feels (in the best sense) like a whole new restaurant. We chat with new executive chef Danny Trace in the glassed-in Kitchen Table, as all the cooks and knives fly by. And… as part of the same excursion, in our Grape & Grain segment we discuss the State of the Cocktail with the guy who knows best, “King Cocktail” himself, Dale DeGroff. Dale has a new book that’ll tell us all about it.

About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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