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Vallone’s Super Bowl “Post-Game”: Thank you Matt Ryan and Atlanta Falcons!


Above: Quarterback Matt Ryan is the Pro Football Writers of America “Offensive Player of the Year” (image via the Atlanta Falcons Facebook).

You may remember that the NFL owners met at Vallone’s last year for NFL owners for some “heavy-duty wining and dining” as society columnist Shelby Hodge wrote at the time.

Since that time, the restaurant has become a hub for NFL players and owners when they visit Houston. So it was only natural that the Atlanta Falcons would make Vallone’s their home base for their stay during the Super Bowl last week.

We would like to personally thank Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (above, the PFWA “Offensive Player of the Year”) for choosing Vallone’s as the setting for his FOX Sports interview with Charissa Thompson. And we’d like to thank the entire Falcons management team and players for their patronage. It was great to have you!

You never know whom you might bump into at Vallone’s…

FOX interviews Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at Vallone’s


The city of Houston is in full Super Bowl mode this week: This morning FOX Sports stopped by Vallone’s to interview Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

That’s Matt (left) on the set that the FOX production team created in front of the restaurant’s signature fireplace in the main dining room.

FOX broadcaster Charissa Thompson conducted the interview.

We can’t reveal what they talked about but they’ve agreed to let us share some of our video on our Instagram. So please look out for more coverage later today (we’ll post as soon as we get a chance to edit the footage).

And please stay tuned for Matt’s interview which will air later this week on FOX.

If you’re planning to dine with us this weekend, please be sure and book your table at your earliest convenience: Seats are filling up fast.

As celebrities, athletes, sports writers, and fans land in Houston to attend the many events held this week in the run-up to the big game, you never know whom you might bump into at one of Tony Vallone’s restaurants…

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lobster roll recipe

Happy New Year from Vallone’s!


Happy New Year from the family at Vallone’s, Memorial’s Hidden Treasure!

We have so many exciting new menu items lined up this month, a slew of new cocktails and happy hour items, and even some new wines that we are featuring in our “50 wines under $50” program.

Stay tuned for more news from Vallone’s here on the site and on social media. And in case you’re not following yet, please follow our Instagram by clicking here.

Happy 2017, everyone! We are looking forward to another great year!

When Trump and Nixon dined at Tony’s (New York Times)


HOUSTON — They still talk about the Saturday night here 27 years ago when Donald J. Trump partied with former President Richard M. Nixon.

Dressed in tuxedos, they sang “Happy Birthday” to Texas royalty — former Gov. John B. Connally and his wife, Nellie, whose birthdays were a few days apart — as Nixon played the tune on a white baby grand piano. They dined at Tony’s, the “21” Club of Houston, and Nixon was so fond of the cannelloni pasta that he asked the owner, Tony Vallone, to write the recipe for him on a yellow legal pad. And when it was all over, Mr. Trump flew Nixon back to New York on his 727 private jet.

It happened one weekend in March 1989…

Click here to continue reading “When Donald Trump Partied with Richard Nixon,” from today’s New York Times…

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The best happy hour in Memorial…

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