Locally-owned Gigi’s Asian Bistro & Dumpling Bar (5085 Westheimer, Galleria II, 713.629.8889)is a refreshing alternative for a dining option at the Galleria. We more than two occasions, we’ve enjoyed the perfectly fried clamari with three sauces, our favorite a spicy mayonnaise; and the green chili curry….The Grove (1611 Lamar, 713.337.7314, www.thegrovehouston.com)?is a beautifully designed restaurant at Discovery Green Park. We dined on deviled eggs topped with caviar and unctuous chorizo and a fisherman’s stew rife with seafood, just wished there’d been?more of that yummy broth. Returned the evening of an Astros game to see the place hopping….Tiny Boxwoods (3614 W. Alabama, 713.622.4224)?is located in a lovely setting overlooking Thompson-Hanson Nursery. The ladies-who-lunch crowd dine on BLTs and salads at this delightful spot…We thoroughly enjoyed Brasserie Max & Julie (4315 Montrose, 713.524.0070). Rack of lamb with frites was thoroughly French and enjoyed with a lovely burgundy recommended by the sommelier.