Chef Ford Fry comes home to open River Oaks restaurant State of Grace
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“His River Oaks outpost rivals Hunky Dory and Peska as the year’s most beautiful; there is nowhere I would rather be during oyster season than in the polished, gleaming rotunda of the State of Grace oyster bar, with its semicircular counter and array of impeccably opened cold-water and Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell. ”
“As you scan the concise single page, your eyes stop in astonishment at an item that Houstonians likely never expected to see again: ‘cheese enchilada a la Felix,’ in all its molten, Tex-Mex glory. Genius, pure genius.”
“Atlanta chef Ford Fry brings an upscale taste of the Hill Country to tony River Oaks with a raw bar, iconic Texas grilled specialties (from quail to Gulf fish) and a nod to Tex-Mex traditions.”
“If you’re not here to join the glam crowd chucking back sea wings from the Texan Gulf, pull up a seat in the main dining room where windows frame the sprawling branches of a grand oak tree out front.”
Eater Houston Names State of Grace ‘Restaurant of the Year 2015′