Archive for September, 2013

On the corner of Taft and Fairview there are several restaurants.

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My son and I went to Graffiti. I’ve had their fish tacos (twice) and today my son ordered the stuffed chicken breast. He said it was “awesome”.

The thing I love to order is the ‘Tres Leches Iced Coffee’. It is like a dessert with plenty of caffeine. There are several other restaurants and “dives” nearby and I’ll report back as I try them.

Graffiti is dog friendly. So walk over and bring your best pal to dine outside and enjoy the flowers and the action from Reeves Antiques, the bike shop, and more. I’ll post some pictures soon.

Graffiti is housed in a Victorian built in 1910. The house was built from a kit that was ordered from a Sears Catalog

Graffiti is housed in a Victorian built in 1910. The house was built from a kit that was ordered from a Sears Catalog

I've heard several people comment that this Mexico City Restaurant is wonderful.

I’ve heard several people comment that this Mexico City Restaurant is wonderful.

Max's Wine Dive isn't finished yet. But there is one on Washington and it is quite popular.

Max’s Wine Dive isn’t finished yet. But there is one on Washington and it is quite popular.

Le Boheme is a wine bar with a food menu.

Le Boheme is a wine bar with a food menu.

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SAM_0472So on a walk through East Montrose you may see many types of homes. The neighborhood includes a variety of styles and tastes in architecture. The time it takes to walk gives the walker more perspective. Depending on the weather and the position of the sun for lighting you as a walker have many photo opportunities.SAM_0470SAM_0469

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Some are quite eclectic.

This may be the house that was Cary Grant's favorite home in Houston. It feels Art Deco in style.

 Art Deco

This house reminds me of something from a storybook.

This house reminds me of something from a storybook.

Some homes in the neighborhood are traditional and quite old.SAM_0482  SAM_0473

This is a new old house. You can see the mix of old and newer townhouses behind it.

This is a new old house. You can see the mix of old and newer townhouses behind it.

This house sits next to a park. The house was saved as a result of neighborhood action to protect the park's giant live oak.

This house sits next to a park. The house was saved as a result of neighborhood action to protect the park’s giant live oak.

So many homes in East Montrose are being torn down to provide room for more than one house on a lot. There is nothing wrong with tearing down ugly, unfix-able houses but it is sad when old houses in good condition are torn down. It would be so much better if they were carted away to some other place like a country acre for instance (put out to pasture, so to speak – as if to reward them for good service these past one hundred years).

Next time you are out and about, take note of your favorite houses. You might not see them next time you take a walk.