Dinner at Houston’s


When the husband and I dined at Houston’s the other night I took full advantage of the opportunity to play around with my new camera’s settings under the dim candle lit ambiance. And though many of the photos are blurry, sometimes I think there’s a little bit of magic in a blurred shot. It beckons the viewer to fill in the details with their own imagination. Sometimes I even do it on purpose …other times however {since I’m still learning the ins and outs of my camera} blurred shots are complete accidents …but it doesn’t mean I don’t like the way they turn out.

. . . my view . . .DSC_0238

. . . appetizer: spinach artichoke dip . . .

. . . the husband ordered: famous french dip au jus . . .

. . . the husband’s view . . .

. . . my drink: mojito . . .

. . . i ordered: center-cut filet with spinach . . .

* As for a review of Houston’s, it’s fantastic …it always is. {click here for their entire menu}

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.


  • *amanda*

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    ♥ camera*blur ♥
    …I’m still learning my new camera, too…and still learning where *good* to eat on Friday night…

  • RaceforProsperity

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    mmmmmm delicious!

  • Kris

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    You’re getting the hang of it! Mine is ok… not great without good lighting. I need a Canon 5D… and 4,000 bucks. LOL!

    Food looks great too!

  • Miyan

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    you both had great views :) the meal looks fantastic.



  • achmea

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    You’re just amazing on that photo!

  • annie

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    houston’s is my absolute favorite restaurant, which feels like a crime since it’s a chain. their veggie burger is the best thing i’ve ever eaten.

    fun pix!


  • silvia Navarro

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    pero que maravilla de post!!!
    me encanta!!!

  • Gwen

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    Spin dip and steak!!! YUM!!!

  • hotpants™

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    I’m always afraid to bust out my camera in restaurants unless I’m with a group and we’re taking photos of each other.

  • Angela Dezen

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, heck yeah. That place is amazing.

  • Jessi

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    I agree about blurry shots, especially with warm, low lighting… romantic! :)
    xoxo J

  • ...love Maegan

    January 7, 2011 | Reply

    hotpants: I too feel a bit embarrassed with the camera & taking photos in restaurants. ;) I didn’t take too many …and I try to be sneaky about it lol!

  • Ife'

    January 8, 2011 | Reply

    Houston’s might seriously be my favorite casual dining restaurant OF ALL TIME! I used to work across the street from the one in Manhattan Beach and it was my go-to for lunch (an expensive habit, I know!) I DIE for their veggie burger (and I’m not a vegetarian!) and the Thai noodle steak salad is the BIZNESS!!

    ahhh, I miss LA. There is a Houston’s here in ATL, but its SUPER FAR from my house :(

  • Mara

    January 9, 2011 | Reply

    yum! houstons is sooo good!!

  • Huda

    January 10, 2011 | Reply

    from a superficial stand point, I love your wedding ring….and the food look yummy.

  • Iva

    January 11, 2011 | Reply

    you are so gorgeous. {LOVE HOUSTONS!!!}

  • Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita*

    January 23, 2011 | Reply

    i’m fortunate enough to live within 2 miles of two Houston’s (used to work for them too)…i simply adore the service and food, coming from an ex employee it shows a lot about the company.

    love the shots! i’m still figuring out my camera!

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