Sugarbaby’s Cupcake Boutique
It’s a happy place, Sugarbaby’s. It’s girly — all black, white and pink – and my daughters and I loved it. The cupcakes did not disappoint. My favorite of the bunch was the pink strawberry flavored cupcake made in honor of breast cancer month and topped with pink ribbon sprinkles. Usually I am a white cupcake or chocolate girl, but I am looking forward to returning to grab another Sweet Strawberry. Sugarbaby’s features other pastries like bite sized tarts and cheesecakes and individual bundt and pound cakes, and serves tea and Dean and Deluca coffee. There’s a party room, too.
3310 South Shepherd Houston, TX 77098
The first attempt to visit Reef was sidelined thanks to a sick kid, so we were anxious to schedule another visit. The babysitter’s scheduled opened up on a Monday night, but we were hesitant — seafood on Monday night can be sketchy. But the full room of patrons didn’t mind and Reef delivered. For starters, we sampled the ceviche which was fruity, slightly smoky
and reminiscent of the real deal we?ve nibbled beachside in Mexico. The thick crabcake with a delicate crust was served atop a sweet, sour and hot slaw. We’d been to Bank under Caswell’s reign and appreciated his exquisite blending of flavors. We ordered grilled redfish over brocolini topped with finely chopped green bell pepper. Grilled scallops over polenta with a mushroom ragu was a nice play on shrimp and grits. A delightful buttermilk pana cotta served with strawberry sorbet was the perfect end to this dining experience. The interior
design of the place, specifically the cool colors (aqua and blue) and textures (polished concrete and pearlized table tops) are a metaphor for the fresh seafood found within. Reef is a rare, and welcomed blend of unpretentious atmosphere and food prepared by a chef who is at the top of his game.
2600 Travis Houston, TX 77006 713.526.8282