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Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Josh A » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:27 am

At the end of the month work is sending me down to Houston, TX for a conference. I'm going to be there Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon, and am wondering if anyone has any ideas as to interesting places to eat so I can avoid the usual suspects.
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Gayle DeM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:29 am

Houston is a big place. Could you narrow down the area(s) in which you will be?
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Josh A » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:35 pm

I'll be staying at "Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria" and the conference is apparently only a couple miles away from that, so that's as much as I really know.
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Gayle DeM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:19 pm

Okay, Josh. I've just got of the phone after talking to my two best friends ever (both of whom happen to live in Houston at the present). Since I usually go to Houston two to three times a year, I've combined their suggestions and thrown out the ones with which they disagree and added my two cents worth.


Ouisie's Table http://www.ouisiestable.com/
Benjy's http://www.benjys.com/flash.html(I've eaten here and personally I think this is the place to go for lunch, brunch, or cocktails/happy hour.)
GiGi's http://www.gigisasianbistro.com/(This is a MUST if you like Asian food; is located in the Galleria.)
Post Oak Grill http://www.postoakgrill.com/ (Pretty high end, but the dessert are pure heaven. They also have martini and tapas evenings.)
Goode Company Seafood (http://www.goodecompany.com/goodeRestaurantSeafoodKirby.aspx Very casual & located in Rice Village. I have eaten here and they have a great compechana, like a seafood stew, but very southern coastal Mexico. Also many otherGulf Coast specialties. Mmmmm. One of my favorites.)
Lupe Tortilla http://www.lupetortilla.com/ (Both my friends say this is the place for the best beef fajitas in Houston.)
Trulucks http://www.trulucks.com/home.php
Pappas Brothers http://www.pappasbros.com/ or Del Frisco http://www.delfriscos.com/locations_full.php?lid=25 (Great steak houses, on the expensive side but we all agreed that you can do just as good here in Louisville.)
Masaraff's http://masraffs.reachlocal.com/
Damians http://www.damians.com/(This Italian is downtown; both of my friends said this is one of her favorites.)
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Josh A » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:14 pm

Gayle DeM wrote:Goode Company Seafood (http://www.goodecompany.com/goodeRestaurantSeafoodKirby.aspx Very casual & located in Rice Village. I have eaten here and they have a great compechana, like a seafood stew, but very southern coastal Mexico. Also many otherGulf Coast specialties. Mmmmm. One of my favorites.)


I think I could spend the rest of my life here. It sounds awesome.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Gayle DeM » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:18 pm

When you return, I'll be anxious to hear where you ate and what you thought of them. Enjoy and have a safe trip.
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Re: Places to eat in Houston when work is paying

by Brad Keeton » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:37 am

It sounds like you're downtown, but I spent a few days in nearby Sugar Land for depositions last year, and had a great meal at the Burning Pear, the restaurant in the Sugar Land Mariott. It was much better than most hotel restaurants. http://www.theburningpear.com/home.htm

We also had a great steak at Perry's Steakhouse, also in Sugar Land, in the same Town Square area as the Mariott. It's sort of a mini-chain with multiple locations in Houston and one in Austin. Great, upscale steakhouse. I would bet there is one closer to wherever you're staying.
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