August 26th, 2011
H-Town Showdown: #7 Tiny Boxwoods vs. #4 Zelko Bistro
Now that the first round of the H-Town Showdown is officially over, things get a bit more interesting. Those that made it, did so because of their strong followings. Sides had to be chosen. Rifts were created. The coming decisions will only get more difficult.
In the second match, a sumptuous River Oaks restaurant faces off with a Heights neighborhood bistro—it’s Tiny Boxwoods challenging Zelko Bistro. Combined, they had to slug it out with El Tiempo and Beaver’s Ice House just to get here. Tough call. Who’ve ya got?
Seed #7: Tiny Boxwoods
There are probably more unlikely places to find a great dinner, but betting on a landscape architecture front and plan nursery wouldn’t be a bad idea. Inside the walls of Thompson & Hanson is where you’ll find Tiny Boxwoods serving up everything from breakfast to dinner with the obligatory Sunday brunch. It’s a place for all occasions. Whether you want to impress someone with a surprisingly fancy dinner or want to hobknob with the rest of the River Oaks moms during lunch, it’s a perfect spot. And let’s not forget the benefits about being inside Thompson & Hanson—Tiny Boxwoods has one of our favorite dining patios in town.
Seed #4: Zelko Bistro
When I think of the Heights, I think of the little bungalows that line half-streets. What better way to capture that comfortable persuasion than to adapt one a’ those old homes into an intimate restaurant? That’s exactly what Jamie Zelko and Jeb Stuart did with their bistro. The atmosphere is relaxed. The food is tremendous. It truly feels like it’s part of the neighborhood. Zelko Bistro can be your everyday eatery or the place you save for a special occasion. Versatile and delicious.