1308 Annex is an upscale Mexican restaurant that has big-as-your-face tacos, saucy enchiladas, and the bar is doing its part with buckets of frozen margaritas.
Amy's Ice Cream
Amy's Ice Creams super premium homemade ice cream in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Texas.
B & B Butchers
Benjamin Berg's anticipated dual-concept butcher and upscale steakhouse, B&B Butchers and Restaurant, opened late May in the historic Dittman Bakery (circa 1924) on Washington Avenue. The two-story brick structure merges the design of part old New York steakhouse, part modernist hangout: all dark wood, plush chairs, exposed brick and period lighting. Upstairs you'll find a white table cloth dining area — complete with an expansive downtown view — and a huge rooftop patio.
Barnaby's, specifically the original on Fairview, is the place to take visiting friends, family, and is one of the most beloved spots for breakfast in Houston. The huevos rancheros, green eggs, and pumpkin pancake are among standouts. Be sure to get up early, sign your name by the door and prepare to wait, luckily with a free cup of coffee outside.
Bayou Place is a 130,000 square foot entertainment complex that houses multiple theaters, bars, and restaurants located in Downtown Houston, Texas.
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Beckrew Wine House
Beckrew Wine House celebrated their grand opening this past April and since then has been gaining critical applause from both local and national critics. Wine Enthusiast recently named the wine, coffee and speciality pizza spot one of the top 50 best wine bars in the country, not surprising given the concept is from the brains of childhood friends Chris David and Paul Choi.
Breakfast lovers will gravitate towards the brioche French toast with cranberry jam and cane syrup, wild mushroom and smoked gouda omelettes, and nut crusted chicken sandwiched between a pimento biscuit. Don't pass up the bottomless citrus mintade or specialty brunch cocktails.
Brennan's of Houston
There's more Southern tradition at this Creole style restaurant than just the old-fashioned award winning pralines up front. Their Texas Creole brunch is a three-course prix-fixe menu for $34 and features classics like the restaurant's famed turtle soup au sherry, eggs Brennan, and their decadent bananas foster. Added bonus, Brennan's offers a vegetarian menu for brunch, also for $34.
Joyful chocolate shop with cakes, ice creams, and candy.
Downtown Aquarium Houston
Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two downtown Houston landmarks – Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building. This magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographic exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!
Helen Greek Food & Wine
Evan Turner’s locally-sourced Greek tavern menu at Helen has just added brunch. Helen is a must-visit in Rice Village. The taverna's menu from chef William Wright features traditional Greek dishes with a twist, such as a hand-packed pork gyro (it becomes a build-your-own gyro at dinner), stuffed zucchini and squash blossoms and a trio of Mediterranean dips. Save room for the baklava ice-cream in a to-go cup or the feta mousse.
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With the pedigree and direction of Kata Robata's Manabu Horiuchi and former Cove chef Jean-Philippe Gaston, this Japanese gastro-pub in Midtown is poised to be the next hot spot for fall.
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Karbach brewery offers so much more than just damn fine pints. Head to this Heights spot for elevated pub-fare standouts like their Korean fried chicken and Wiesse Versa battered fish and chips. The back patio is dog-friendly too.
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The Kemah Boardwalk is open daily providing fun for everyone! Located just 20 miles from downtown Houston, the Kemah Boardwalk is home to fabulous waterfront restaurants, amusements, charming retail stores, festivals and seaside shows every day.
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While joints like Gatlin’s, Brooks’ Place, and Corkscrew ignited Houston’s barbecue flames, it’s Chef Ronnie Killen’s Pearland barbecue spot that really put HOU ‘cue on the rest of the country’s radar. Killen takes care to make sure every pound of bronto-sized, salt-and-pepper-kissed beef ribs; meltingly tender, fatty brisket; and snappy, juicy, house-made links exceeds Texas standards. It does.
Market Square Park
Market Square Park, the original heart of community activity in downtown Houston, is once again the place to be. Combining live entertainment, tasty temptations by Niko Niko’s, shady walkways and dog runs to rival all dog runs, Market Square Park is reminiscent of another era where neighbors gather and enjoy the space they call home.
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Memorial City Mall
The city-within-a-city, Memorial City is a premier mixed-use development owned and managed by MetroNational. Located in West Houston, Memorial City runs along the I-10 corridor, just inside Beltway 8, and contains 8.2 million square feet of developed real estate across 265 acres.
MF Sushi, having recently re-opened in a new Museum District location. Chef Kinjo was lauded by Houston critics for his culinary and sushi genius, and nothing seems to have slowed his chops. MF is still top-notch, and the new space is an impressive project from local design firm MC2 Architects (Triniti), and like SaltAir it's best to make a reservation.
Pass & Provisions
Modern-yet-rustic eatery specializing in locally focused New American cuisine & specialty drinks. Seasonal menu with chef's table feel; restaurant uses local ingredients and vendors; Chefs Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan were 2015 Semi-Finalists of the James Beard Foundations Best Chef of the Southwest award. They have also been recognized in numerous food media such as Food and Wine Magazine, Eater Awards, Food Republic, and Bon Appetit magazine.
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Roost’s 50-seat space is cozy and unpretentious amid walls paneled with old shutters and Edison-like light fixtures fashioned from gutter drains. Roost’s rustic and diverse menu is revised every three weeks, inspired by local availability of farm-fresh seasonal ingredients and flavors of the world including the American south, Asia and from the Middle East, taking advantage of Naderi’s Persian heritage.
Studio Movie Grill
First-run, classic & kids' films, plus a varied American menu & cocktails brought to guests' seats.
Sundance Cinemas Houston is one of the most unique movie theatres in the country. Located in Bayou Place, Sundance Cinemas completely refurbished the 8 screen complex and created what can only be described as a brand new and exciting film center for Houston. Not only is the building distinctive, but the experience is unlike at any other cinema. It is the best place in Houston to watch a movie and enjoy a cocktail, beer or wine, and have a quick and delicious snack.
The Galleria, stylized theGalleria or the Houston Galleria, is an upscale mixed-use urban development centrally located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas.
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With the weather making a slight dip towards cooler temperatures, expect Houston’s finest brunching patios to blossom with crowds and Tiny Boxwood’s will be no exception. Bottomless mimosas will flow alongside breakfast pizzas, buffalo burgers and salads. Save room for a couple of their famed chocolate chip cookies, arguably the best in town.
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