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Cavatore

No bueno. Overcooked mushy pasta ala Olive Garden. Try Fratellis a few miles northwest instead.

Jan 02, 2012
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Houston in March

If Underbelly is open by March, I'd add that to the list.

Jan 02, 2012
Bulldozer in Houston

Best (Decent) chicken parmesan sub in Houston?

Good question. Haven't had either, but what about Russo's or Romano's?

Mar 10, 2011
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Four Days in Downtown Houston

I agree, you'll probably need to cab it to somewhere. REEF in midtown is a really good choice for modern gulf seafood. Indika (modern indian) and Feast (nose to tail) are very close to each other. I'd pass on Damians for Dolce Vita if you're up for Italian. Damian's is a bit dated for my tastes. Just west of downtown is Beaver's, which is more bbq and Texas comfort food and great cocktails. I'd pass on the bbq though.

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Indika
516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Mar 01, 2011
Bulldozer in Houston

Near Magnolia Hotel or 15 minute cab away

Agree with many of these recs, especially Indika. Anvil gets really crowded and Mucky Duck is stretching the 15 min cab ride.

I'd add Feast to the list. It's nose to tail stuff and is totally awesome, if that doesn't scare you.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/din...

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Indika
516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Feb 02, 2011
Bulldozer in Houston

Skirt Steak

Fiona23, good luck on finding skirt steak. I agree Pete's is probably the best place to try, but you'll pay a lot for it. Let us know if they have it and how much it is.

Here is a feature article on skirt steak from 2009. It appears we're exporting most outside skirt to Japan. Supply goes way down, price goes way up...

http://www.houstonpress.com/2009-06-1...

Jan 22, 2011
Bulldozer in Houston

Authentic Mexican joints in Houston (or Woodlands)

You're kidding, right? Chicago is one of the best markets for Mexican restaurants. Frontera Grill is probably the most well known outside Chicago, but there are many many others. Now Tex-Mex, that's another story.

That being said, all of those mentioned above are spot on. Pico's and Hugo's would be my recs.

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Pico's Restaurant
5941 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77081

Jan 19, 2011
Bulldozer in Houston

$13.35 a POUND FOR BRISKET ? WHHHAAAAT ?

No worries. As Jaymes said, the confusion is intentional. Actually, I think it's good you brought it up as this thread can now hopefully help someone else understand the situation.

And on a slightly related note, the going rate at Franklin Barbecue for brisket is $13/lb, but that's Meyer all natural angus brisket. And it's awesome. And totally worth $13.

Jan 18, 2011
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$13.35 a POUND FOR BRISKET ? WHHHAAAAT ?

Jaymes, here is a good recap of what's going down.

http://www.houstonpress.com/2005-05-2...

Jan 05, 2011
Bulldozer in Texas

To which hole-in-the-wall BBQ place would you go to impress?

thelmas has been back for almost two years, although in a different location. it's a good central houston option.

in addition to piersons and gatlins, i'd also recommend virgies, which is on the northwest side (290/beltway).

probably catch some crap for this, but you could always take him to rudy's. your friend is from boston and won't know the difference.

Jan 05, 2011
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Houston Trip Report

yeah, that's a first for me as well. everything at beaver's is huge.

Dec 23, 2010
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$13.35 a POUND FOR BRISKET ? WHHHAAAAT ?

Dude, that's the one in Houston. Don't go there.

Dec 17, 2010
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Food Network show looking for your favorite outrageous food

Feast on Westheimer. Lamb testicles, pig brains, etc.

Nov 30, 2010
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Chicago Foodie needs help for upscale foodie HOU restaurant....please help!

I'd recommend Catalan on Washington or REEF in Midtown. Catalan is considered by many to be the best foodie restaurant in Houston, and REEF is an amazing seafood restaurant that showcases the Gulf Coast.

I'll throw out Feast and Indika (both on Westheimer) for something a bit different.

Hugo's is a great upmarket Mexican restaurant, but you have really good Mexican in Chicago, so that wouldn't be my first choice.

Japanese is not strong in Houston, although Kata Robata is supposed to be awesome.

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Indika
516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Kata Robata
3600 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098

Nov 29, 2010
Bulldozer in Houston

Downtown Dining

I wouldn't do any of those.

Vic & Anthonys for steak, or Samba Grille (which is right across the street from the Wortham) would be better.

Nov 23, 2010
Bulldozer in Houston

Need a new Tex-Mex experience: what's your favorite in Houston?

Spanish Village on Almeda is worth a try. Excellent cheese enchiladas and my favorite frozen margarita, which is more of a cross between an on the rocks and a frozen. The rellenos are terrible though, so don't bother with that.

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Spanish Village Restaurant
4720 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Nov 19, 2010
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Near University of Houston

Your best bet is Downtown. How about these: Vic and Anthony's for steaks, Original Ninfa's on Navigation for fajitas, or Huynh for vietnamese.

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Original Ninfa's on Navigation
2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003

Huynh
912 St Emanuel, Houston, TX 77003

Nov 15, 2010
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Meat markets in Houston

I'd agree with the HEB rec, specifically the one at Bunker Hill. They can cut it for you.

What about Pete's Fine Meats on Richmond?

To be honest with you, whenever I do a standing rib roast (bone in) I usually just get it at Rice Epicurean. True, it's not prime, but it's not dog food. They usually run specials on Saturdays.

Nov 13, 2010
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Best Chinese Anywhere in Houston?

Oh and BTW China View has gone way downhill. If anyone writes glowing reviews, it's because they're doing it off their memory from years ago.

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China View Restaurant
11113 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079

Nov 04, 2010
Bulldozer in Houston

Best Chinese Anywhere in Houston?

No, Shanghai Restaurant on Bellaire. I happen to like the ribs; they're a nice contrast. They're actually more of a Cantonese restaurant than a Shangainese one.

9116 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX
(713) 988-7288

Nov 04, 2010
Bulldozer in Houston

Chinese Restaurant Recommendation in Houston

Great recs. I'd add Shanghai Restaurant (on Bellaire) and Peking Cuisine (on 59). Those two and Fu Fu are my three favorites.

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Peking Cuisine Restaurant
8332 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

Fu Fu Cafe
9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Oct 28, 2010
Bulldozer in Houston

Recommendations for eats between IAH and Tomball?

Bootsie's Heritage Cafe is getting major buzz up in Tomball. They close at 10pm, so you might be cutting it close.

Oct 06, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Road Trip: Houston to Temple (cross-post from Houston board)

I make the trip to Waco through College Station about four times a year. Our favorite place to stop is Koppe Bridge on Harvey Road for burgers. They are open Sunday.

Oct 05, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

Franklin is fairly new (I think it opened late 2009). We lined up on a Saturday AM (10:30 for an 11am opening). They were sold out before noon.

This was our trip: http://manuptexasbbq.blogspot.com/201...

Some other info on Franklin: http://www.robbwalsh.com/2010/06/the-...

Sep 01, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Best BBQ in Texas

Jaymes,

Have you hit Franklin BBQ in Austin yet? If Snow's is #1 (which it is), then Franklin is 1a (we tried them both back to back).

Aug 31, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

One day in Conroe, Texas and where should I go

Both earlier respondents are spot on: The Woodlands has many more options. Given that it's a far suburb of Houston, there are chains-a-plenty. Can't think of any barbecue worth eating up there. For Mexican, you could do a lot worse than Lupe Tortillas. They have pretty great fajitas and everything else stinks.

For other options besides the stereotypical mex and bbq, how about Tesar's or Jasper's in The Woodlands? Chez Rouz is right on Lake Conroe and is one of the best (and most expensive) restaurants in Texas. For something more low key, Vernon's Kuntry Kitchen has awesome fried catfish.

May 11, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Headed to San Antonio for Women's Final Four in April - Need 5 days of great food. Suggestions?

I always go to El Mirador for breakfast when I'm in San Antonio. I would probably do Rosario's instead for dinner. You could also do a lot worse than Mi Tierra for a late dinner.

It's 115 miles to Louie Mueller. Don't get me wrong, LM is awesome, but so is City Market in Luling.

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City Market
633 E Davis St, Luling, TX 78648

El Mirador Restaurant
722 S Saint Marys St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Mar 26, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Lockhart Barbecue Showdown on Travel Channel

"Seriously, the last three times I've been there, it was terrible. Dry, tough, salty."

Agreed. I'll try them again as well, although I'm not sure how representative a made-for-TV, extra attention selection compares to their everyday.

Mar 24, 2010
Bulldozer in Food Media & News

Galveston Lunch Options

It appears I might be too late to this party.

Two absolute must stops are Gilhooley's and Topwater, both in San Leon. Topwater Grill just reopened, and the oysters at Gilhooley's (roasted or raw) are awesome.

Mar 16, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas

Texan stuck in Yankee land bringing his family home for first time!

Second the Luling rec. And just to be clear, it's the City Market _IN_ Luling. There's a questionable clone in Houston that isn't worth your time.

Mar 16, 2010
Bulldozer in Texas