Restaurant Buzz

Houston dining news

Laurann Claridge
March 31, 2012

Calling all dog lovers: You won’t want to miss pastry chef Rebecca Masson and friends’ “Sweet and Savory” fund-raiser for Lucky Dog Rescue on Saturday, April 1. To help the nonprofit provide vet care, fostering and adoption to stray and abandoned canines, she’s enlisted several notable chef friends whom she met while filming Top Chef: Just Desserts. For $100 per person, you can enjoy a tasting at the beautiful outdoor surrounds of photographer Ralph Smith’s Bellaire studio. Whole Foods Market is donating the food, so every dollar will go toward decreasing the number of animals (currently 100,000-plus a year) put down in Harris County. Go to to purchase tickets … Chefs Jacques Fox and David Denis have opened the bistro-like French eatery Artisans Restaurant in Midtown on Louisiana. Find French-inspired dishes at lunch and dinner such as pan-seared scallops with a lobster cappuccino ($19) and pepper-crusted tenderloin ($34) … The Dinerstein Companies’ new High Street Project at 4410 Westheimer Road in the Galleria area has announced its first tenant: Seasons 52 wine bar and restaurant. Scheduled to debut next spring, the fresh dining concept features a menu of dishes that don’t exceed 475 calories … The City of Houston and Urban Harvest have a new community garden on Washington Avenue near the Houston Permitting Center’s parking lot. None other than Alice Waters herself was here recently to dedicate the garden.