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Six foods to eat for a mood boost

If you’ve ever found bliss in a bite of chocolate or smiled when someone offered you a french fry, then you know food can make you happy. But while it’s true that your favorite treat may give you a brief emotional lift, sustained mood-boosting brain power can only come from a consistent supply of nutritious foods.

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Love salmon? Try Salmontin, a new salmon-focused French restaurant in River Oaks

The redesign incorporates a sophisticated palette of gray and white, with tufted gray banquettes, black-and-white cafe chairs, white walls and bar top, and unfinished wood floors.

Salibi’s menu begins with appetizers such as salmon quiche; eggplant and feta quiche; calamari in a carbonara sauce; marinated octopus; jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce; house-made salmon gravlax; and both salmon and whitefish tartare.

Entrees are all seafood, save a Prime filet mignon: grilled salmon tandoori; catch of the day “meuniere” (butter and lemon sauce); bouillabaisse with house-made rouille; fettuccine with salmon; fish and chips; pan-seared sea bass in a champagne cream sauce; and sautéed scallop with foie gras, endive and an orange sauce.

Local craft beer and cocktails are available, as are affordable wines – diners can find whites and reds starting at $28, and champagne from $38 a bottle.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Solar of the Andes White Asparagus and Wine Tasting Dinner:

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair – The Boiling Point Dinner with wine pairings by Master Sommeliers David Keck and June Rodil:

Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair – The Italian Invasion, Italy and the Rest of the World with wine pairings by Master Sommeliers Craig Collins and Drew Hendricks:

“[…] Chances” wine-tasting:

Benefits Communities In Schools-Bay Area, a dropout-prevention program.

Benefits the Daughters of Penelope charitable projects and schools in Greece.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Auction proceeds benefit REACH Unlimited, Inc., dedicated to providing support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“[…] Chances” wine-tasting:

Benefits Communities In Schools-Bay Area, a dropout-prevention program.

Vino and Vinyl, 3340 FM 1092, Suite 150, Missouri City. 2-4 p.m. Saturdays. 281-208-7453.

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Upcoming Houston wine events

Tour of Italy wine dinner:

Harold’s Restaurant Bar & Terrace, 350 W. 19th; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; $125 plus tax and gratuity; 713-360-6204.

“[…] Chances” wine-tasting fundraiser benefiting orphans in India:

Vine Wine Room, 12420 Memorial; 3 p.m. Saturdays; 713-463-8463.

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California-born Bosscat purrs with comfort fare, whiskey near River Oaks

Exposed brick and reclaimed wood dominate, broken up by metal chairs and bar stools, banquettes of tufted black leather, stained concrete floors and antiqued dining hall lamps.

The clubby Whiskey Room houses a stash of more than 300 whiskey, bourbon and scotch selections along with 40 private lockers.

Shareable appetizers include pork belly poutine, bourbon chicken flatbread, cornbread Madeleines, crispy buttermilk fried frog’s legs, pimento cheese and “pig candy” (pork lacquered with rye whiskey caramel).

Larger plates: the Bosscat Burger with house-ground beef, bacon and black garlic sauce; a deep-fried black-eyed pea fritter sandwich; Gulf shrimp and grits; 12-hour braised beef short rib with potato gratin; and the all-day Barrel Aged Breakfast featuring a skillet pancake topped with a duck-fat-fried egg, bacon and whiskey maple syrup.

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