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OPEN | By Carlos Brandon GOODE CO. KITCHEN & CANTINA WOODLANDS CUISINE: Tex-Mex/Mex-Mex 8865 Six Pines Dr., Shenandoah, TX 77380 | 281.826.5150 www.kitchenandcantina.com The newest addition to the line of Goode Company restaurants opened last month in The Woodlands. The two-part location features the latest iteration of the beloved barbeque chain, alongside the compa- ny’s ambitious foray into high-end Tex-Mex. Walking up, you’ll notice the beautifully designed shared pa- tio space that divides both restaurants. Owner Levi Goode has gone to great lengths to source genuine Mexican furniture and decor, as well as taking a lead Sopa De La Temporada GRIMALDI’S PIZZERIA CUISINE: Pizza/Italian 12848 Queensbury Ln., Houston, TX 77024 | 713.463.3730 www.grimaldispizzeria.com This famous New York pizzeria opened its newest Houston location just last year. Grimaldi’s, known for baking New York-style pies to crispy perfection in coal brick ovens, offers CityCentre guests and residents authenticity and traditional ingredients without the hassle of a mid-day flight to Brooklyn. Good pizza pairs with good Italian wine, and Grimaldi’s has no shortage of either. I recommend a glass (or bottle) of the Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico, a traditional Italian red that pairs well with tomato sauces and hearty toppings. For those work lunches and chil- dren’s birthday parties when wine isn’t quite appropriate, try one of Grimaldi’s authentic Italian sodas instead. I ordered the Brooklyn Bridge pizza from their chef’s selections menu. I’m a sucker for ricotta cheese and Italian sausage, and the roasted red peppers add a light yet noticeable kick. My wife, ever the trail- blazer, opted for the build-your-own option. She topped hers with meatballs, mushrooms and extra mozzarella. Grimaldi’s list of fresh A’ BOUZY CUISINE: French 2300 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098 713.722.6899 | www.abouzy.com If you happen to visit Montrose’s newest restaurant and wine bar, you might be welcomed in by the sound of several people yelling “a’Bouzy!” Such is their tradi- tion whenever a waiter pops the cork on a bottle of bubbly. With a wine list boasting over 250 bottles of sparklers, it tends to happen a lot. a’Bouzy is named after the French village that inspires its focus on Cham- pagne. Owner Shawn Virene and Chefs Freddy Gon- zaga and Jose Ruiz designed the entire menu (and the décor) to pair well with their outstanding selection of Champagne. 26 L O C A L | 10 . 2017 Lobster & Shrimp Roll