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New to Katy area... suggestions, please!

I honestly haven't noticed tons of kids at Dekkers...but we don't go that frequently (and usually go after the normal dinner rush). That, or I drown out the noise with copious amounts of beer. I sound very curmudgeonly, don't I? Ah, well.

Oct 24, 2014
MKAbel in Houston

New to Katy area... suggestions, please!

Hello again! We've been out and about to a few of the suggested restaurants and so far have not had a bad experience. I wish there were more reviews and photos of places because I am the official restaurant-picker and it's a lot of pressure. This chain has been a great resource.

We've been to Las Alamadas in La Centerra twice and were VERY happy with it. Everything was excellent--we were very impressed with the food, decor, and service. The carnitas michoacan were just perfect. I was surprised there aren't more patrons there as it's a great location and, like I said, nothing to complain about.

Tony's was a great pick! We got the nachos sabrosos as suggested and now I can say I've had awesome Texas-style nachos (and great veggie enchiladas). Although it wasn't mentioned, we didn't have the Lupe Tortilla chain where we moved from, and although I actually *really* loved the food the place was overrun with kids! I should have heeded the warnings, lol.

We also went to Antonia's and will definitely go back. What a cute restaurant! I got the pasta alfonzo but my husband got the bolognese and said it was "amazing" and "better" than what I got (he tasted both).

I am a huge middle-eastern food fan so the Red Oak Grill was great for me. I can eat falafel all day. It did seem like more of a lunch place, though, so I don't know if we'll go back for dinner, but we were stuffed--they give you such generous portions.

Another restaurant we really like is Dekker's (Fulshear?). A neighbor suggested it and because it's pricey we won't go often but we were really happy with the service and food (and I love the paintings).

Any more reviews Jaymes or anyone has are very welcome! I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of this area in the Houston Press or similar pubs.

Oct 23, 2014
MKAbel in Houston

New to Katy area... suggestions, please!

I cannot believe I waited so long to post here for advice. It would have saved us a lot of time (and money) trying restaurants I didn't know anything about that ended up being mediocre. Moving to a totally new state left us clueless about the food scene (which hurts my pride, as I was the restaurant expert among friends back in MN). Thank you so much for your obviously well-informed advice--this is *exactly* what I was looking for!

Sep 29, 2014
MKAbel in Houston

New to Katy area... suggestions, please!

Jaymes, we are up for any type of cuisine, but ideal atmosphere would be somewhere where the next table can't hear every word of our conversation (so, a little busy, maybe?) and there aren't kids running around everywhere. That sounds cranky but oh well :)

I have never heard of Texas-style nachos, shamefully, as I'm a Chow and food blog frequent flier. I appreciate your help!

Sep 28, 2014
MKAbel in Houston

New to Katy area... suggestions, please!

Just moved from the Twin Cities and having a little trouble finding great restaurants in the Katy/West Houston area (chains are fine, but we like to branch out...). I know of (haven't been to yet) several great spots downtown, but for a weeknight, what are some great restaurants near us?

Sep 24, 2014
MKAbel in Houston

Local restaurant review blogs

I'm looking for some local food blogs to add to my list. I like trying new restaurants but prefer to read RECENT reviews first so I don't waste any money. I love Chowhound (duh), Heavy Table, and You Care What We Think...any others I should check out?

Apr 09, 2013
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Help With Alaska Trip

Hi there! In addition to the already suggested places, I'd recommend the Snow Goose (a nice pub with awesome views), Humpy's downtown, the Glacier Brewhouse, and Orso. Have fun--Alaska is awesome!

Mar 10, 2013
MKAbel in Pacific Northwest

Where to take some visiting Food Snobs?

I totally agree about Meritage. I recently went there for an anniversary dinner and there was nothing I didn't love--food, service, ambiance--it was excellent.

May 22, 2012
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Romantic, but not snobby?

We'll go anywhere in the metro area and Hudson. We are up for any type of food; I'm more concerned with finding a restaurant which is both obviously romantic and friendly to us amateur foodies.

Feb 26, 2012
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Romantic, but not snobby?

I'm in charge of an anniversary dinner. We like good food and friendly service, and I'd preferably like a romantic restaurant...but we really aren't super classy (e.g. I can't tell a pinot noir from a Burgundy)... any recommendations, please?

Feb 25, 2012
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Authentic Chinese?

What restaurant in the whole metro area and suburbs serves the most authentic Chinese food?

Dec 18, 2011
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul

New Nook menu?

I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about a new menu at the Nook in St. Paul? I can't lose my Paul Molitor!

Nov 03, 2011
MKAbel in Minneapolis-St. Paul