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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Houston media shutdown Arturo's Uptown Italiano

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Friday night, The Roundtable, a group of Houston journalists and political types, closed down Bill Sadler's Arturo's Uptown Italiano in Uptown Park.

For media lovers who read this blog, those in attendance included Bob & Carol Martin "The Accountant to the Stars," Fox 26 KRIV reporter Isiah "Factor" Carey AKA The Insite, former KTRK abc13 investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino, KPRC 2's Phil Archer, KTRK abc13 reporter Miya Shay and husband Democratic State Representative Gene Wu, KHOU 11's Doug Miller, former KPRC 2 reporter Mary Benton, Dan Zindler, Lori Freese and Dr. Richard Murray. I even got to meet KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza's brother, Walter. Walter used to work with his brother at channel 2 as a photojournalist!

And I was told that former Former President George W. Bush's brother Neil was there. CultureMap's Clifford Pugh also reported that former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was in attendance.

Tthe Houston Business Journal reports the folks behind Max's Wine Dive and The Tasting Room will open a Tex-Mex restaurant called Añejo in the current Arturo space. As for Sadler who has behind places like River Café, Café Noche, Beso, the Moose/Blue Agave, the future is wide open.

Isiah Factor|The Insite coverage

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