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Lucille's Houston, champagne, wine, November 2012
Ambiance, anyone? Enjoy the lovely back yard at U.S. Smith’s BBQ, Beer and Garden. Lucille's Houston/Flickr
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, The Pass, noodles
The Pass promises creatively fun food, like these sesame noodles with uni and hamachi at a Pilot Light dinner with chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan.  Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, Sushi Tora, Bitch Preaze Roll, sushi, rice
 The rolls are the way to go at Sushi Tora. Here's the nicely named Bitch Preaze. Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, Etoile, Prosciutto Sandwich
Stop by Etoile for lunch to fill up on things like this prosciutto sandwich.  Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, Etoile, escargot, snails
Escargot away: Etoile in Uptown Park offers French classics.  Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, Elevation Burger, burger, hamburger, cheeseburger
If you try Elevation Burger, be sure to add the aged cheddar. It's better than it looks. Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller
Ruthie, where to eat right now, December 2012, Crisp, Calzone, pizza
New to Shady Acres is Crisp, which offers lunch specials like this mushroom calzone. Photo by Ruthie Johnson Miller