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Farmer's market in Houston????

Thanks for all the replies... I'm gonna check out one of the Saturday ones tomorrow.

Feb 12, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Non-Chain Options in The Woodlands

can't go wrong with Guadalajara.... It's not the best, but it's good and close by. Did you get to any other restaurants???

Feb 12, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Farmer's market in Houston????

Anyone know where we can find a decent Farmer's market? I live in the Woodlands and don't want to drive out to Alvin, where I hear there is a good one. I'd be willing to drive downtown, but just not way out.

Feb 10, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Non-Chain Options in The Woodlands

Forgot to add Grimaldi's for pizza, it's apparently a famous chain from NYC though... I love their pizza! Fresh house made mozzarella, YUM!

Feb 10, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Non-Chain Options in The Woodlands

I'll have to try Lucky's, I've never been and am always on the look out for good asian restaurants!

Feb 10, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Non-Chain Options in The Woodlands

Hopefully, you haven't made your trip yet....I've lived here in The Woods for my whole life, 10 years ago, you could find a good restaurant here, but things are changing fast and furiously, thank god! So here's my take on dining in The Woodlands.
I defnitely 2nd that recommendation for Tesar's. Like I said, I've lived here for years and just NOW, since Tesar's has been here, will I bypass a trip downtown for dinner. It is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. It's probably one of the only Chef-run restaurants in The Woodlands. Try the braised short ribs and you will not be dissapointed. The foie gras and the octopus appetizers are also to die for. I haven't lunched there but have heard wonderful things about their lunch menu as well as "best burger in Houston" rumblings. The Bistro at Hubbel and Hudson is also a great choice. The risotto there is pretty killer and the brunch on Sundays is AMAZING! Although I now hear that Tesar's is also doing brunch but I have yet to try. If you are staying at the Waterway Marriot BOTH of these places are within a very short 3 minute walk.

The Woodlands is full of Steakhouses... In my opinion, Fleming's is the best if you are going to try one of those, Second choice would be Perry's, and unfortunately Jasper's has been nixed from our regular dining schedule because it's been too hit or miss. We've had several good experiences there but unfortunately as of late, they have been more dissapointing.
UNI sushi is my favorite sushi in the Houston area. Also try Amerigo's if you are interested in some good italian, try the Snapper Del Amore there and you will be in heaven!
Most of the places I mentioned are more higher-end places, but for some more regular dining options, try out Shanghai Bistro for chinese, The Black Walnut for italian and american fare that's excellent. It's my favorite lunch spot, but be prepared, it's packed pretty much everyday from 11:30-1:00. For some good pub food, try Goose's Acre on the waterway. The chicken pot pie is the best I've ever had and my husband loves their wood fired pizzas.
Hope this helps and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Feb 10, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Restaurants in Magnolia, TX

Yuck.... Magnolia doesn't have too much to choose from. I worked out there for the last 5 years and was never impressed by anything. There are about 4 BBQ places and 10 mexican food restaurants. I advise you to drive to Mel's in Tomball for some down home country cookin. Goodson's in Tomball is also good. You will only be about 20 minutes from the Woodlands which is your best bet for good food. Pretty much anything you wish to eat can be found there.

Jan 03, 2010
lindsey381 in Texas

Cooking Classes in Northwest Houston

Hubbel and Hudson in the Woodlands has a cooking school upstairs. It's called Viking cooking school. I haven't taken any classes there, but I picked up a brochure last time I was in there and they have a good variety. On the back the website is listed as vikingcookingschool.com

Jan 03, 2010
lindsey381 in Houston

Tamarindo Costa Rica in July

I'm headed to Los Altos De Eros in July and am soooo excited to stay there. They will be feeding us pretty much the entire time we are there except a few dinners. Fot those we will have to go into Tamarindo. I'm kinda nervous because I didn't realize the town was sooooo shabby, any recommendations for somewhere to have nicer dinners there?