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  1. I drove by the old Shamrock location today, and was hungry, so I was thinking of a place to eat. As I cruised South main, my mouth began to water ( Just in memory ) for a pizza from Vallian's!! Man, they had the best pizza you ever ate! I believe they were at South Main & Holcomb, on the East side of the underpass. I'll never forget what a special treat it was to be able to go there. Anyone got any memories to share? I was always curious of what happened to the restaurant, and the Vallian family. Yuuuuum, Yum!

    BEST PIZZA I EVER ATE!

  2. I have a Hartz Chicken that will be available soon at 6565 Del Monte at S.Voss. There is a drive-thru and the building is approximately 2300 sq ft with ample parking.

    If interested email Gary at gbrandenberger@yahoo.com. Put restaurant in the subject line please .

  3. Don't buy anything until every last teabagger is dead. They are America's cancer. And they would sooner see America go up in flames than to see an Exxon exec give up his corporate jet so that poor granny can get her meds.

    Are you talking about the tea party? hmmmmmm

  4. So is the concern that a geriatric old man might show up one day and try to repeat what he did to his parents?

    i don't know for sure if it is the geriatric old man showing up or the geriatric spirits from the people that were butchered there.....that would cause someone to maybe buy somewhere else.....there are plenty of other choices that don't have this issue....

  5. An friend of mine is closing on a townhouse that is the location of Houston's famous "icebox murders" in 1965. The house where the murders took place has been replaced with a townhouse. The sellers did not disclose this information to the purchasers. Charles Rogers lived with his parents, butchered them and left their body parts in the refrigerator (icebox) and disappeared. He has never been found. The links below show that he was CIA and maybe connected to the JFK assassination. Also, a newscast showing the new townhouse sitting unsold.

    My question is, should this information have been disclosed to the buyers? It probably will effect the value of the property.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rogers_(murder_suspect)

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/conspiracy-theories/106464-the-john-f-kennedy-assassination-the-three-tramps.html

    http://www.houstonunsolved.com/index.php?topic=3.0

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/special/021611-The-Tex-Files-Icebox-Murders

  6. Does anyone have any opinions on Urban Living's sales tactics? I thought I was in a timeshare boilerroom when I looked at a couple of their properties. I've bought a lot of properties and never been treated with such a "hard sale" group.

  7. not to hijack but Love Street Coffee Shop- some details from their press release (C&P from The Heights Life)

    The Grand Opening is expected to be late summer of this year. 242 West 19th St.

    Houston native Katy Whelan has been dreaming of opening her own coffeeshop for the past 15 years. She will be incorporating sustainable and green practices in the business, and will focus on showcasing music and art by Houston artists.

    The name was inspired by Love Street Light Circus and Feel Good Machine, a Houston club open in the late 1960's that had psychedelic music with bands like the 13th Floor Elevators and The Moving Sidewalks.

    cant wait to try Love Street......I went there when it was off market square in the 60's....i have a poster from there

  8. from the houston press...

    Dish: Mancuso's Italian Table

    Comments (0) By Paul Galvani Thursday, Mar 11 2010

    Why did Jerry Mancuso open Mancuso's Italian Table (2231 S. Voss, 713-953-9090)? He answers the question with a question: "Don't all Italians have to go into the restaurant business?" The Mancuso family emigrated from Sicily in the 1800s, first landing in New Orleans, then Galveston, then Houston.

    This is Jerry's first restaurant, although he has been in the construction business for restaurants all his life. His partner in this venture is veteran restaurateur Dody Martel, and the manager is Joe Etor, who has 23 years of experience at restaurants such as The Brownstone, Rainbow Lodge and La Tour d'Argent.

    "It seems like today, everything is very modern and high-tech, and rather than continue to move things forward, we decided to go back in time 50 years, to the way things used to be," says Mancuso. "We wanted to create a great family-owned, neighborhood Italian restaurant."

    As for the food, Mancuso says, "We're serving the very best Italian-American dishes, and many of the dishes use our family recipes. We have absolutely the very best veal piccata, and our Ted's Trio pasta, named in honor of Dody's father, which includes lasagna, ravioli and spaghetti and meatballs, has already become our most popular dish." Mancuso adds that his pasta is made from scratch, and the mozzarella is homemade. "We're trying to use only those ingredients that were available to our forefathers from local purveyors."

    When Dish visited the first weekend Mancuso's opened, the dining room was already crowded and the line at the door never subsided. The Ted's Trio was indeed a terrific sampler platter, with the spaghetti cooked perfectly al dente. It was early evening, but the veal piccata was sold out. The chicken marsala, served on a bed of sautéed spinach, was a perfect substitute.

    Got the latest info on restaurant openings, closings, special events and gossip? E-mail us at dish@houstonpress.com.

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