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Culture / Restaurants

One of Houston’s Most Legendary Restaurants Is Making a Sudden Return

A Café Annie Reboot

BY Laurann Claridge // 05.11.16

To celebrate chef Robert Del Grande’s 35-year milestone of cooking in Houston, he and the powers at his namesake RDG restaurant are feeling a bit nostalgic. Next week he, his wife, Mimi, and sister- and brother-in-law Candace and Lonnie Schiller will officially change the name of RDG restaurant and bar back to Café Annie.

Yes, you heard it right. The Café Annie sign went up today, with workers in a bucket crane making the transformation. The Post Oak Boulevard restaurant (just yards away from where the original beloved Café Annie stood for 20 years) has been rechristened Café Annie — same familiar typography and all. Fans of favorite dishes such as the famed rabbit enchiladas, coffee-roasted filet (often copied but invented here), even the black-bean terrine with goat-cheese center, will grace the menu once again, as customers crave a taste of the good ole days.

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