New Listing in Katy/Cinco Ranch Greenway Village, $389,900!

This wonderful home has a rare floorplan w/ 4 bedrooms & 4 full bathrooms! This home features an updated and inviting kitchen, updated cabinetry, paint, ss appliances, hardwoods throughout. The master and study (currently being used as a bedroom) are located on the first floor, each with its own full bathroom! Two bedrooms and the gameroom are located on the second floor. Zoned and walking distance to Fielder Elementary!

www.har.com/63154556 

SOO KIM
BROKER ASSOCIATE
The Reyna Realty Group
SOO@SOOKIM.COM

85C Bakery Now Opened...

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at I-10 and Blalock!  And it's not that busy either.  And the highly recommended by friends, Premium Milk Bun was there and I didn't think that much of it.  My favorite is still the Brioche and Liam loves it too!  It's just simple, lightly sweetened and just nice.  Definitely go by this one and not the one in Bellaire Chinatown where you have to wait in a long line...outside...and then enter the crazy madness inside.  The one on blalock is calm, quick and easy! 

Free Paper Shredding...

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at Vanish Shredding!  I called around few places and it's generally around $1 per pound and I had about 100 lbs to shred...so I'm glad a checked out a few more places and luckily I found his company in the Spring Branch area.  It was easy to find, I dropped off my files at this bay and he took it and that was it!  Super easy.  However, free shredding are limited to certain days and times and others are by appointment.

Paik's Noodle House (Spring Branch)

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This one comes from my mama. She recommended us try this new noodle house and she said this dish is the best, it's for sharing which works out because it also tastes the best, she says. It's called the "Jaengban-jjajang"...and I have to agree, it was really tasty! I was thinking we were coming here to eat #5 "jjajangmyeon", but she insisted that one isn't that good. So take mine and my mom's word...get #7 "Jaengban-jjajang" because it is tasty! Delish! The atmosphere isn't that great, more cafeteria style, but you obviously come here for the food and it's inexpensive, this dish was $13.99 and fed us both. Anyway, go check it out!

Solar Eclipsing at Hughie's (Heights)

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While everyone is sort of watching for the Solar Eclipse, it was cloudy, Hannah and I are trying Hughie's in the Heights for the first time!  We were really impressed by the Spring Rolls, probably my second favorite place!  Then we ordered the Vietnamese coffee and I still think Simply Pho has the best Vietnamese coffee, but this probably came in a far second.  I'm not a fan when the coffee taste burnt or over roasted, which I thought it did a little.  Anyway, for eats, I got the Lemongrass Tofu, which came highly recommended by our server, which I was underwhelmed by, thought it was bland and nothing quite special.  And Hannah got the Shaking Beef, which she liked and I tried, and I can't quite remember, but I think I thought it was good.  I'll probably have to try something else, and I will be back for sure based on their Tofu Spring Rolls and Vietnamese Coffee.  After lunch, in homage to the special day, we decided to Solar Eclipse our bellies, keke!

Amorino (River Oaks District)

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Cute place, I like the idea...which is that you can get as many different flavors as you want, although they got my order wrong and only gave me 3 flavors, just saying...anyway, I thought the general idea was good, and they shape the ice cream into flower petals, which is cute...but only if you get the cone.  The cup version is just shaped like regular ice cream.  And like pictured here in Bradley's cone, you can also get a macaron in the center, fun!

Mandolas Deli

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Well 4.5 stars, I have to try this!  I can appreciate a mom and pop shop.  The customers love this place, I chatted with a woman just super excited about this place, practically had everything on the menu!   My opinion, the food was decent but I think 4.5 is a little stretch, sorry, that's my honest opinion. I was a little disappointed too.  My spaghetti was ok, the Italian Sausage was good.  The salad is just normal but the Italian wedding cookies were yummy! Overall, decent experience, it was ok.  But don't let me sway you, you may love it!

Pi Pizza (Washington Heights)

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I ordered a pepperoni pizza with fresh jalapeños and I was kind of not expecting it to be that great because of the low ratings, but I thought the pizza was real nice!It looked fresh and tasted great!I also ordered the side Arugula salad and it was disappointing how small it was but I thought that it was pretty good too with the pumpkin seeds.This will definitely be a regular spot for us!By the way, sometimes the pepperoni can taste very gamey, like Luna's and Pizarro's, but it was great here!

Canopy

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I forgot to take a shot of the Vegan Buckwheat Noodles dish I ordered which was delish!  But, I didn't forget that Coconut Cream Pie!  Mmmmmm!

The Fish

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I had heard from a friend how the Kobe burger, $16, at the Fish was one of the best burgers he's had...I tried it, it was fine.  I wouldn't describe it as the best burger I've ever had...but Nick had the short ribs bento lunch box that looked great!  And our server charged me for the dinner portion, $16, instead of what I ordered, lunch portion, $12...just saying...

The New Alice Blue (Heights)

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I was excited to try, I like the atmosphere and on our food we ordered the squash fritters, the Nicoise salad and I got the tagliatelle pasta and I thought all the food was fine, good. I have to be honest I wasn't wow food and honestly. But it also forget the poached tuna on our salad which when they finally brought it out was not very good and I'm glad they did that all of the salad because I would have eaten. But it was nice because they comped us on that dish.  Overall, I wasn't crazy about the place, but it's not bad.

Roka Akor

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Is located in an undescript location Wesleyan and W. Alabama and it's a modern, upscale atmosphere, very nice!  We ordered most of the signature dishes and quite honestly they were good but wasn't a wow experience.  We ordered the yellowtail appetizer, sweet corn, and a few rolls and they were all good but nothing wowed me, other than the chocolate dessert, that was amazing!  And I wasn't even in the mood for chocolate!  Overall, not a bad experience, I'll definitely have to go back, this time for dinner!

Cali Sandwich...

Has moved... 

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Seriously the best tofu dish!  And now they have finally moved and I can go more often since no one would ever go with me at their own location that smelled of sewage, ick!

Cafeza

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The atmosphere was nice, cozy and ecclectic, but I'm not gonna lie the food was not that great.  We only tried the churros, which looked amazing but it was pretty bland and definitely not worth recommending.  But doesn't it look so good?

85C Bakery

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It's every bit as crowded as they say.  It probably took us about 20 mins to get through the initial line and another 15 in the pay line.  Upon entering yiu head straight back and pick up a tray and tongs and just start selecting pastries.  Some of the items are without labels so I enlisted help from 2 separate staffer and asked what are the best items.  The items that both staffers mentioned I made sure to get.  The items that I definitely think are worth getting are the Brioche Bread, Egg Custard and the circular pastry with the jelly center (pictured at bottom right), I couldn't remember what the name was but I think it was taro something.  Their milk teas weren't bad either.  Oh and by the way, it's in Bellaire Chinatown, so it's kind of a drive, but definitely worth a visit!

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