Peska Seafood Culture

Peska Seafood Culture 1700 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 190 Houston, TX 77056 Yelp It’s probably been 15 years since the last time I saw Hipster KL.  Back then he wasn’t so stylin’ and hipstery as he is now.  The world is a small place and he happens to work with The Annoyer now.  We decided…

Local Foods

Local Foods 2424 Dunstan Road Houston, TX 77005 Yelp While my preferred weekend lunch food is probably dim sum, dumplings, or noodles, I have been know to partake in a good sandwich on occasion.  Also, Houston isn’t particularly known for its dim sum, dumplings, or noodles.  I found Local Foods on Yelp because it has garnered…

Common Bond Bakery & Cafe

Common Bond Bakery & Cafe 1706 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77098 Yelp I love a great pastry.  Surprisingly, Houston has a wonderful little bakery serving up some very quality sweets, pastries, sandwiches, and coffee.

MF Sushi

MF Sushi 1401 Binz St. Houston, TX 77004 Yelp Houston’s best upscale Japanese fusion/sushi restaurant is without a doubt Uchi.  Uchi is probably more successful with its Japanese fusion dishes than its classic sushi.  Now there is MF Sushi here to fill that void.  The restaurant is strikingly modern, elegant, and unarguably beautiful.  The sushi bar is…

Masraff’s

Masraff’s 1735 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056 masraffs.com Yelp   Masraff is a seafood centric eatery in Houston.  It’s pretty nice and reminds me of a high end steak house like Mastro’s.  Dark walls and furnishings, soft lighting, waiters fully suited up, white linens, heavy leather bound menu, large wine list.  This is not…

Coltivare

Coltivare 3320 White Oak Dr. Houston, TX 77077 coltivarehouston.com Yelp I was looking for some good Italian food in Houston, but The Annoyer said it doesn’t really exist.  Coltivare is new on the dining scene so it was new for him too.  Coltivare reminded me of a Portland restaurant.  It’s small.  It had an old,…

Oxheart

Oxheart 1302 Nance St. Houston, TX 77002 oxhearthouston.com Yelp I think Houston sort of tries to elevate its own dining scene.  There’s obviously no shortage of money here, but I guess sophisticated food doesn’t always follow the money.  Oxheart is Houston’s attempt at something a little more special.  It’s supposed to be one of Houston’s…

Caracol

Caracol 220 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056 caracol.net Yelp   I was thoroughly impressed with Hugo’s simple, yet refined Mexican cuisine.  The food was so well executed and nothing too over the top.  I don’t think Houstonians or even Texans would fare well with anything that was in the style of Alinea or Eleven…

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar 1050 Studewood St Houston, TX 77008 libertykitchenoysterbar.com Yelp   It’s amazing how looks can be deceiving.  Food can be made to look and play the part of the delicious and delectable star of the show, but can turn out to be a disappointing and uninspired performance.  The analogy might apply…

Mala Sichuan Bistro

Mala Sichuan Bistro 9348 Bellaire Blvd. Houston, TX 77036 Yelp  BHD doesn’t really like spicy food.  What a wuss!  Just kidding.  No, not really.  Well, ok he has bad reflux so spicy foods really exacerbates that sometimes.  Alright, I’ll give him a free pass for health reasons.  Maybe he’ll do something else one of these…

Hugo’s

Hugo’s 1600 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77006 hugorestaurant.net Yelp Our next meal was supposed to be something fancy schmancy.  BHD must think that’s all I like to eat.  In fact, most people think that’s all I like to eat.  I’m a food blogger, not a strictly 3 star Michelin eater.  Yes, I blog about the…

Killen’s BBQ

Killen’s BBQ 3613 E. Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 killensbarbeque.com Yelp When in Rome, do as the Romans.  In Houston, they stand in long lines under the punishing sun, enveloped in the sweltering heat, with a beer in one hand, all for the promise of Killen’s BBQ.  Texas is all about the BBQ.  This line was…