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  • Dining

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    Seafood in the City: Del Frisco’s, Américas, Ristorante Cavour & more

    Summer and seafood just go together. When it comes to dining out, are you looking for seafood in all the wrong places? From chilled seafood towers to Baja ceviche or lobster salad, hook these cool and savory treats. Most people hear Del Frisco’s Steakhouse and think “meat palace.” But there are just as many terrific seafood dishes at this opulent Galleria area restaurant. The Shellfish Plateau is a show-stopping starter with chilled Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, oysters and crab claws heaped over ice.

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    Living

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    Salad + wine pairings at Monarch Bistro, Ristorante Cavour & more

    Summertime is great for entertaining simply with fresh dinner salads and a cool glass of wine. But pairing wine with salad can be tricky. Acidic dressings and vinaigrettes tone down tartness in wines and sometimes clash. Raw vegetables demand a wine with texture and wines that don’t overpower their natural and subtle flavors. Here within are tips on making salad and wine play together just fine. To pair wine with salad, the salads should include a “bridge” ingredient like proteins and a variety of ingredients that have a natural affinity to wine.

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    Sipping

    See summer through rosé-colored glasses at Masraff’s, Truluck’s & more

    Fresh strawberries, sunshine, herbs and spices in a glass. Rosé has made a summer splash in Houston and sales in the U.S. are rocketing. A cross between a cool white and a red, what could be more uplifting than a dry chilled rosé on a hot humid day? If you haven’t stopped to smell the roses in a while and you think they are all too sweet, here are some tips regarding what to look for, where to buy and where to sip.

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  • Doing

    Passionista’s Guide: Steve Martin & Houston Restaurant Weeks, plus this week’s “worth-it” events

    Each week, Bayou City “Doing” shares our perfect week: curated events that are worth the time, money, drive or dress. Sometimes you’ll find one event that we delve into, sometimes you’ll find a set of related events and often we’ll share enough events to make up an inspired week, Bayou City magazine style. This week: Happiness, Health & Transformation class, Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Houston Restaurant Weeks, Messina Hof’s Harvest Festival, The Cutting Bridle at Archway Gallery, Rice Design Charrette and Houston Shakespeare Festival.

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    Snapping

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    Snapping: Show us the pink!

    This week’s challenge is to show us the rosé you’re drinking this summer season. Need some suggestions? Read See summer through rosé colored glasses for some recommendations on rosé wines to try that are perfect for summer sipping. Don’t forget to submit or tag us (we follow @bayoucitymag, and the tags #bayoucitymag #bayoucitymagstreetscene and #bayoucitysnapping).

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    Exploring

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    Get inspired by exploring Rienzi

    In Field Notes—The Luxe Life in the June/July issue of Bayou City Magazine, we profiled River Oaks. One of the must see (and do) spots is Rienzi, a River Oaks home donated by philanthropists Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III complete with beautiful gardens. Not only does it have beautiful gardens, but an amazing home filled with art. The décor is unique and storied, and the home is the perfect destination for gathering inspiration for your own home.

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