New Listing in Rice Military/Memorial Park!

This freestanding home in Rice Military offers modern finishes, refinished hardwoods, new paint, open living, beautiful kitchen cabinets, built-in entertainment cabinetry w/ fireplace, Hunter Douglas blinds, small backyard, and private access to a great local community park! Fabulous central living near Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou, Washington restaurants & night life and near Whole Foods Mkt, Sprouts, soon HEB and quick access to Memorial, Allen Parkway, I-10, 45 & Downtown! No HOA fees!

www.har.com/16284468 

Soo Kim
The Reyna Realty Group
soo@sookim.com
 

New Listing in the Rice Military Area/Magnolia Grove Subdivsion!

This modern freestanding home located on the end of a quiet pocket of homes in Magnolia Grove/Rice Military area! This home offers an open living, dining, kitchen floor plan w/ bfast bar, 25' ceilings, abundant natural sunlight, fireplace, hardwoods, & private outdoor area off of each floor! Unbeatable central living w/ walking distance to Buffalo Bayou, Memorial Park, Washington restaurants & night life & near Whole Foods, soon HEB & quick access to Allen Pkwy, I10, 45 & Downtown! No HOA fees!

www.har.com/49315654 

Soo Kim
Broker Associate
The Reyna Realty Group
soo@sookim.com
 

New Lease in Woodland Heights - 401 Merrill $4000/month

Handsomely remodeled bungalow located on a tree-lined street in Woodland Heights! This home offers a formal living and dining in the front most part of the home and the kitchen is located central to the home, and opens up to the spacious family room with high ceilings! This wonderful home is located on a corner and conveniently located across from Travis Elementary!

www.har.com/85078464

Soo Kim
The Reyna Realty Group
soo@sookim.com
 

Ohn Korean Eatery (Bellaire Chinatown)

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Great decor!  I'm feeling like I'm in South Korea!  Service was awesome, the managers came by often to check in on us and our server was really great and friendly.  On the food, it wasn't quite what I was expecting.  I was thinking it was going to be traditional Korean food and it was not.  It's both a modern take on Korean food and also more fun food?  Like wings, brisket, other dishes I had never had at a Korean restaurant like "cheesy corn", which was a cast iron pan of cheese and corn and I was told is a common bar food item in Korea.  Anyway, I wasn't expecting the style, but I have to say some of the dishes were really good like the garlic soy wings, the brisket, rice cake, but next time I'd like to try some of their more traditional items like the galbi and soups.  I really liked the dessert too it was just ice cream over popped rice and really simple and tasty, we devoured it and baby loved it too!  Can't wait to go back and give the more traditional items a try!

New Lease Listing 2638 Greenbriar 1/2, $1200

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Cutest garage apt!This cozy and charming apartment located in the Upper Kirby area is a 2 story building, detached from the main house and located in the rear of the property. Living is on the first floor, bedroom/loft with bathroom on second floor and balcony, also includes refrigerator and stackable washer/dryer, on-street parking.Available June 7th, $1200!

www.har.com/58689254

Soo Kim

The Reyna Realty Group

soo@sookim.com.

Salmontin

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I love the decor of this restaurant!  It was just so cozy and adorable!  The outdoor patio was cute too.  I believe it's the former Corner Table location, now seafood and French restaurant.  We got the salmon galvaz appetizer, the quinoa salad, I got the fish of the day (sole) and Matt got the filet mignon (lacked flavor and was chewy), and dessert was the strawberry shortcake desert...every thing was good, but they're still early in process, maybe a month open, officially 2 weeks.  They didn't have a wine menu nor a dessert menu, yet.  The atmosphere, minus the lack of people, was really nice, maybe for dinner they turn down the lights a tad, but even the way it was it was a nice atmosphere and the food was good, service was excellent.  

Jozo (Las Vegas)

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I went in thinking I was going to order the milk tea with boba, but he recommended the earl gray milk tea with boba, "off the menu", and though I love suggestions, not with my milk tea!  I warned him, "it better be good", he said, "it is".  He seemed really confident...I took a sip and...I'm thinking, I'm very pleased with the bottle it comes in...and I come up from my drink and 😍yumm!  It was really good!  My friend got the Thai tea and she tried mine and really liked mine too!  She really wished she had gotten it.  Anyway, go for it, it's tasty and their tapioca balls are see through, interesting, my friend says they're called "ghost boba".  Anyway, great experience!

Star fish (Heights/South I-10)

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It's new, 3 weeks new, in the old Bradley's Fine Diner spot.  Nice and bright, lots of natural sunlight.  On walking in decor does look similar to some of their other restaurants, Liberty Kitchen group, or members/former members.  We ordered a dozen of Atlantic oysters, fresh and delish, but I wished the horseradish was stronger.  I was glad they brought out crackers too!  I told our server I was a lightweight and like girlie drinks, he recommended the Celtic Kavanagh, which I got.  Huge isn't it?!  Matt had to help me finish it, I was starting to turn beet red!  On food, I ordered the Ahi Tuna Steak which was real nice, Matt got the Lamb tasty and the side that came with it was real substantive, I liked that a lot! And Ethan got the Fried Chicken, which had a different flavor to it and overall tasted great!  We all got our own dessert too, which is very unlike us!  If we liked the restaurant if we get dessert, but we each actually got our own!  I got the Key Lime, which was mm mm mm.  Matt got the Creme Brûlée Chocolate Cheesecake, and Ethan got the Bread Pudding.  We all really enjoyed the food and when we were leaving the 16 year old said, "that place was really good", which isn't saying much since he's 16, but us old folks liked it too!  Great dining experience!  Side note, I liked how Lee came over and chatted with us and made sure he said bye when we were leaving, that was nice.  Love the beard!

La Table (Galleria/Post Oak)

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I really like this upscale reataurant.  Love the little outdoor patio which is where we sat on this gorgeous day!  I think the salad I had was the perfect salad.  The spicy fish was a little odd at first but still good.  I definitely have to put this one on the rotation!

Eloise Nichol (Highland Village)

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What's this, I have never seen this place before, well today I'm visiting for lunch!  I actually liked the atmosphere, it has a bit of an uppity vibe, but I don't mind that.  I'm kind of excited to try the food and when my lunch partner arrives we decide to order 2 apps the seafood seafood campechana, $12 and the Brussels sprouts, $9.  My Brussels sprouts was good, I was told the seafood campechana was good but that it did taste seafoody so I stayed away.  For lunch I got the Chef's Club, $13, which I thought was ok. Oscar got the Texas Beef Burger, $14, which he said the texture was weird like it was a vegetarian burger or something.  He didn't like it so much.  Then we finished off with the Key Lime Pie which was awesome, but the crust was just way too hard, almost inedible.  Overall, I liked my experience, probably would go back if in the area.  Also, I heard the same owners own Adair Kitchen and Skeeters, along with a couple other places I had never heard of.

Great New Price in Houston Heights, $499,900!

Great 2-story 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom Ostlind Thomas Victorian style home! Includes a front and back porch, fully fenced front yard and backyard with alley access! This home has the ideal floorplan of living on first floor, all bedrooms on second. Open floorplan with combination formal living and dining room and separate den/family room with a fireplace! Master suite is spacious with a sitting area. This won't last long, come and see this great home!

www.har.com/37936089

Soo Kim
Broker Associate
The Reyna Realty Group
soo@sookim.com

Edison (East 45)

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What a great find!  I wasn't actually looking forward to this place since it's described as a "gastro pub", but it came highly recommended by a foodie friend and she was right, it was really good!  The atmosphere is cool, not many people though, which was fine...it was 2pm in the afternoon on a Saturday.  The Edison drink was good and sort of looked like a Arnold Palmer.  I just wanted a sip but had several sips!  I ordered the Cornmeal Blueberry Pancakes with a side of egg whites but somehow I got the pancakes and the Farmhouse Breakfast, which was actually fine since I really liked the Farmhouse Breakfast!  Loved the Brussels sprouts and veggies that came with it.  And somehow describing them as "farmhouse eggs" made them taste extra fresh!  And the Blueberry Pancakes, wow I really liked it, it was so tasty!  Nice and crisp edges and just super yummy!  I personally did not love the compote but the 16 year old seemed to really like it.  I preferred the sprinkling of fresh blueberries that came with it.  And Matt said his Barbacoa Omelette was soooo good, loved the green sauce and might be the best omelette he's ever had.  Love loved the brunch here!  Can't wait to go back and try the French Toast!  

Presidio (Heights)

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We were really excited about Presidio! We came Friday night after 8pm and turned out they had an 1.5hr wait, so we left and decided we can make a date night of it and come back on Saturday. On Saturday we can before 8pm and it was a 45 minute wait, which turned out to be just a little over an hour. We actually didn't mind the wait because it was date night and we were hanging out back, which was festive and open and it was a nice evening so it was totally fine. Sitting out there I did happen to notice that the restaurant is considered "kid friendly". I have a baby, but did not bring him... but did notice smoking is allowed on the back patio, Which happens to be next to the kid area?? Clearly that one wasn't thought out very well. And actually, it's really annoying to have smokers here in an eating area... They should just appease the masses and make it a no smoking environment, unless you're outside of the gated area, which you can't control. Anyway, just wanted to make note, it's not really "kid friendly".

So we had a couple of drinks, I had the Pearly Legal, I specifically asked for a girlie drink and since I'm a total light weight asked if the bartender could recommend...he did great! It was perfect! Matt got some drink that had a smokey flavor to it, can't remember the name of it, but he liked it and got another! That was probably the best service we got because once we got inside it was a train wreck! First the first round of orders had to be corrected because they ran out of the dish. The second round of order also had to be corrected, again ran out of the dish, third time, we finally chose some items that were available, the burger and the grouper...which came highly recommended...the burger was good, but the grouper...definitely was not a table favorite. Also, my burger came out first, then 10 minutes later the kiddie dish came out, then some time later the 2 grouper dishes came out, then at last our appetizers came out. Seriously? I can't remember the last time I had such bad service. And I don't blame it on our server...this has got to be a kitchen thing. We decided we ran out of good vibes and decided not to order dessert here. Not a fan. It's disappointing because the place is really cool, great atmosphere...but service and food...needs work.