A Look at Osso & Kristalla and Potente

A Look at Osso & Kristalla and Potente

A Look At Osso & Kristalla – TheDrunkenDiva.com

2/26/2017

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Photo courtesy of Ossa & Kristalla
Last week members of the Houston Food Blogger Collective were invited to take a sneak peek at Astros owner Jim Crane’s newest Italian eatery, Ossa & Kristalla. The casual sister restaurant toPotente opened to the public this past weekend. Both restaurants are overseen by executive chef Michael Parker and feature modern Italian fare.

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Photo courtesy of Ossa & Kristalla

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Photo courtesy of Ossa & Kristalla
Ossa & Kristalla is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu focuses on fresh, local ingredients and large portions that encourage sharing. Bread, pastas and pastries are all made in-house. Lunch includes salads, sandwiches, pasta and wood-fired pizzas.

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Photo courtesy of Ossa & Kristalla

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Photo courtesy of Ossa & Kristalla
The rustic dining room at Osso & Kristalla features an open kitchen which allows diners to be part of the action. The restaurant has an extensive, yet reasonably priced wine list as well cocktails. The Quattro Formaggi pizza, Rigatoni and Meatball pasta and Arancini were my favorite dishes of the night. 

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Photo courtesy of Potente

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Photo courtesy of Potente
Our final treat for the evening was a quick look at the upscale Potente. A laid back bar is connected to the elegant dining space. The bar features several signature cocktails and a variety of Campari and Gin based drinks. Open for dinner only, the menu at Potente includes daily seafood selections, pastas and steaks.