Friday night I tried a new restaurant with my friend Dr. Mark. It was amazing~ possibly the fanciest meal I’ve ever had. The restaurant is called Textile and it’s located in an old Textile Mill. The Textile Mill is Houston’s 9th oldest building... very cool. On Friday and Saturday evenings they only offer a 5 or 7 course chef’s “tasting menu.” We had the 7 course menu and I didn’t leave stuffed, which is good, who wants to be sick? The portions were small and amazing, think Top Chef. We had things like scallops (the best I’ve ever had), rabbit pate, and something in bacon reduction. We also had the wine accompaniments with each course. It was really fun! If you live in Houston and you’d like to try Textile, keep in mind you have to have reservations. Also, you might want to email me to find out the price range. (I'm not joking)
I finally saw Slumdog Millionaire this weekend. It’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I loved every minute of the movie. I’m so fascinated with how people live in other countries. The extreme poverty in India is heartbreaking.
This evening on Dateline NBC, they did a segment on two of the child stars in Slumdog. The kids that played Salim and Latika were actually from the real slums of India. Since the movie and the Oscars, they’re back in the slums living with their families. The child that played Salim just had his home bulldozed by the government. He was crying as he watched. It was hard to watch Dateline tonight knowing that is his real life; he's not acting. Can you believe that? It's devastating that any child should have to live that way. Think about how child stars are treated in America...
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