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best soft drink ever

In the Houston area HEB, Central Market and Target are carrying Italian import sodas, blood orange, pear and all sorts of interesting flavors. Very good stuff and habit forming..

Jun 02, 2008
jetlag in General Topics

Houston Restaurants Near Westchase?

Try Rio Ranch attached to the Hilton, it's a Robert DelGrande of Cafe Annie creation.

May 07, 2008
jetlag in Texas

Gin: my new hobby

There is a Mexican made gin,Orso Negro or Black Bear, that is strong enough to blow your shoes off as well as your socks.

May 02, 2008
jetlag in Spirits

Houston/NASA for business-lots of questions!

Try the Topwater Grill in San Leon about a 20 minute drive south of NASA. It's in a shrimpboat marina on the bay. Really fresh seafood which you Japanese collegues should enjoy as well as a trully Gulf Coast experience.

Apr 29, 2008
jetlag in Texas

countries that just don't have good food/overlooked national cuisines

Second the Costa Rican experience, outside of seafood and steak it is a very uninspired cuisine albeit in a beautiful country with great people.

Apr 25, 2008
jetlag in General Topics

What's your favorite brand of....

When I worked in Mexico City as a computer consultant a clien, Chocolates Turin, made the best chocolates I have ever tasted including Godiva etc.

Apr 25, 2008
jetlag in General Topics

In Search of Yellow Cake - Houston

Try 3 Brothers Bakery on South Braeswood just past Stella Link. A Houston institution, and they havee a couple of other locations.

Apr 23, 2008
jetlag in Texas

Marine and Lighthouse Trail Eats

Going to drive the Marine and Lighthouse trails in Nova Scotia. We're displaced New Yorkers living in Texas and crave clams etc. Anything not to be missed?

Feb 13, 2008
jetlag in Atlantic Canada

Barbecue in Houston

Littles is usually in the Zeigler parking lot on FM 517 in Dickinson. Zeigler's is a locally owned small supermarket.

Dec 18, 2007
jetlag in Texas

What's great in Houston?

The Topwater Grill in the Shrimp Boat Marina in San Leon, about 30 miles from downtown Houston is great for super casual waterfront dining in a locally owned joint. Put on shorts and enjoy the deck, food and Jimmy Buffet music.

Oct 26, 2007
jetlag in Texas

Things you like slightly burned or burnt?

A Philadelphia style rib eye steak Black and Blue.

Oct 22, 2007
jetlag in General Topics

Persian in Houston - Kasra and ???

If you come to Webster, Cyrus on NASA RD 1 is pretty decent. I lived in Iran for a time and it's the tastes I remember,

Oct 17, 2007
jetlag in Texas

Anything Chowish in Port Lavaca

Will be in Port Lavaca for weekend of 20/21 October and would like to find a good place to take a friend to lunch.

Oct 16, 2007
jetlag in Texas

Help me with my Vegas RSVP's

In Henderson in the Shopping center that has Trader Joe's is a fantastic deli/restaurant, have a pastrami sandwich and some semi dilled pickles, Enjoy!

Oct 02, 2007
jetlag in Southwest

Absolute best burger in Texas?

Christain's Tailgate in Houston, both locations, has a positively ethereal burger. Check the Houstonpress critic Robb Walsh's review on their website a year or two back.

Sep 26, 2007
jetlag in Texas

Houston-Try something new

Does anyone know a place that serves a real new york hot dog, a brat on a bun or a place serving clams casino in Houston or environs.

Sep 01, 2007
jetlag in Texas

Houston + San Antonio on the cheap for NYC gal

Cafe Montrose on lower Westheimer, close to town, has excellent Belgian food. Try the mussles and pommes frites.

Aug 16, 2007
jetlag in Texas

leftover tomato paste?

Freeze or pour some olive oil into can to cover and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep a week or more no problem.

Aug 13, 2007
jetlag in Home Cooking

Is 14,000 BTU enough?

Get as many btu's as you can get/afford. You'll never want to cook on a lower output stove again. Growing up in the deli business I always dealt with stoves that could get many gallons of water boiling for potato salad etc, so when I remodeled our kitchen I went big. It's been great.

Aug 13, 2007
jetlag in Cookware

Do you like the current interface?

I think it is atrocious and totally unintuitive.

Jul 13, 2006
jetlag in Site Talk

Best Chowhound Cities

add Houston. It has the most varied and inexpensive places to eat. Yes I'm a New Yorker, have lived all over the world, Europe, Central America and the Orient and Houston is great.

Jul 06, 2006
jetlag in General Topics