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Community Restaurants

Grotto Ristorante

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I recently visited Grotto with a friend and was pleasantly surprised at this chain’s quality of food and service. This Italian restaurant has impressed me during all of my recent visits. We’ve had excellent service every time, and each time a manager has checked in to make sure all was excellent. I’ve tried many items on the broad menu and they have all been excellent. I’ve developed a kind of addiction to the meatballs. This is not something I would normally order, but did so on a whim. They are so fresh, tender, and tasty. For that reason, one of my favorites has become the Rigatoni Della Sansoni with meatballs and meat sauce. It has the double whammy of meat sauce and meat balls! The linguini pescatore is another favorite with its abundance of seafood in a tomato sauce. Hands down, my favorite appetizer is the calamari. It is always cooked perfectly and served piping hot. The pear carpaccio salad is a great salad with its pears, spinach, and gorgonzola cheese. The roasted cauliflower salad on the Happy Hour menu is fantastic and healthy! They really do a great job with seafood here – cooking it lightly so that it tastes fresh and full of flavor. The baby salmon ‘Becca” is great with the pinot grigio sauce and Grilled shrimp. The servings here are huge so you always have lunch the next day. It’s a good thing to save room for dessert. They wheel over a massive desert cart (wasn’t this a thing in the 1980s?) with mountainous sized cakes and pies. Each piece will feed a large family. What a fun way to split dessert!

Community Real Estate Market

The Woodlands 99 Taylor Point

The Woodlands. Beautifully updated with a modern flair home on nearly third acre lot in the sought after neighborhood of Taylor Point! Gorgeous curb appeal with inviting front porch suggest southern charm! Light naturally oiled white oak floor throughout the home, trendy carpet on stairs only! White walls allow you to show off your art work, & brighten the home to maximize natural light. Eurostyle custom kitchen island shows off the kitchen with recently painted cabinets, appliances, Quartz counters & glass backsplash! Custom sleek Eurostyle hanging cabinets in family room offer abundant storage. Master suite offers views of the pool & back gardens! Master bath is beautiful with new fixtures, hardware & frameless enclosure. 3 bedrooms up, each with ensuite baths! Game room & huge bonus room up! Roof replaced in 2016, 3 a/c units replaced in 2012/2013, mosquito misting system, tankless HWH, generator! Walk to Bush Elementary, Alden Bridge park with pool, courts, pond & more! 10 minutes to Town Center!

Visit Michele Flory for more information on this home, neighborhood, community.

Community Real Estate Market

The Woodlands 23 Freestone In Noble Bend

The Woodlands. Gorgeous custom home on a great cul-de-sac lot backing to a true greenbelt! Private yard with a gorgeous pool with new plaster & decking Separate fenced play yard! Perfect for entertaining with both formals…family room with wall of windows to pool area. Kitchen is open to family and breakfast area plus wet bnar to formals.. Master suite is private and spacious plus views to the pool and gardens. Upstairs game room with covered balcony, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Carpets replaced in 2017. 3 car garage is squeaky clean with epoxy coating. New roof in 2018! Next to Buckalew Elementary and Lakeside Park with access to Bear Branch Reservoir for fishing! Hop on the hike and bike path for shopping and restaurants at Alden Bridge Shopping Center..

Visit Michele Flory for more information on this home, neighborhood, community.

Community Real Estate

The Woodlands 22 Snow Pond In Cascade Canyon

The Woodlands. Beautiful home in the desirable neighborhood of Cascade Canyon! This home has so much flexibility in the floor plan. Formals are great for entertaining…family room is tucked away for privacy. Spacious kitchen with granite, stainless appliances, plenty of cabinets, and a desk/planning area. Breakfast, kitchen and family all offer great views of the pool and private backyard! Master suite also with views of the pool and gardens…bath has a “spa” feel. Game room has a wall of windows overlooking pool. Wait until you see the size of the bedrooms…they are huge! Step outside and enjoy the pool for play or exercise plus the spa for relaxation! Large private yard Just minutes to three shopping centers…Town Center is a short drive. Zoned for Galatas Elementary, Mitchell Intermediate and The Woodlands High School Research Campus. John Cooper is just minutes away.

Cascade Canyon is a neighborhood of 103 custom homes in The Woodlands Village of Indian Springs. Built between 2001 and 2008, the homes range in size from 4,000 to 7,000 square feet on lots ranging from 14,000 to 62,000 square feet.

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Community Restaurants

Willie’s Grill and Ice House

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Willie’s is one of my favorite places for large groups where it is easy to do separate checks and everyone can get whatever they want from a variety of options.  It is a relaxing fun place. Willie’s is very family friendly and has a large patio space perfect for sunny days.  Their menu is huge and has everything anyone could want. I’m kind of addicted to their fried pickles.  They are always a crowd pleaser. There are a ton of huge salads on their menu and my favorites are the Asian Chopped Salad and the Mediterranean Salad.  The Asian salad has greens, chicken, cashews, oranges and huge wantons in a tangy ginger dressing.  The Mediterranean salad has greens, bell peppers, cranberries, pears, walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese.  You can add chicken to that to make it very filling.  During craw-fish season, this is is always a great place for boiled craw-fish and a cold beer.  They have about a half dozen burgers on the menu including a black N Bleu burger, a turkey burger and an awesome hickory cheddar burger.  Willie’s also has a fair number of sandwiches and poboys.  I love the fried shrimp poboy and the fried craw-fish poboy.  The pulled pork sandwich is also a favorite, but only if I’m not getting a pulled pork topped baked potato.  When I’m in the mood for fried or grilled catfish, Willie’s again satisfies.  You want chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, ribs, or tacos?  Willie’s has those items too. It is a great place to kick back and drink a beer, margarita or their famous Frozen Jack and Coke.  Yes, they have frozen Jack and Coke and frozen adult lawn chair lemonade.  The kids can get a regular frozen lemonade to go with their grilled cheese, corn dog, or mac n cheese.  Like I said, they have something for everyone at Willie’s and everyone leaves happy.