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Whether you are having a Christmas Party, impressing the in-laws, planning a romantic dinner or simply looking for a fun place to dine with your closest friends, Houston has a wide selection of amazing restaurants perfect for your special occasion!

 

Don’t forget to make a reservation!

 

024 Grille 

 

A modern twist on classic American cuisine. Our culinary team crafts a unique menu, with an emphasis on local, seasonal fare, including Texas prime steaks and seafood from the Gulf. Located in the prestigious 024 zip code and in the heart of the Memorial City District, adjacent to the thriving Energy Corridor, 024 Grille additionally offers four intimate private dining rooms, a sophisticated wine list and a signature cocktail menu.

(Check out their Holiday Menu!)

 

Buca di Beppo

 

Buca Di Beppo is the Perfect Party Venue for all Your Special Occasions. When it comes to celebrations, Buca is known as party central! Our hearty Italian dishes are served family-style, making them perfect for sharing. Plus, the eclectic décor, lively music and engaging staff, all add to the fun. From a communion, anniversary and holiday party to a prom dinner, military event and retirement banquet, throwing a great party is what Buca does best!

 

Eddie V’s

 

Seafood is what we’re known for, but our specialty is excellence. Fish arrive daily from pristine waters around the world including Swordfish from Block Island, Scallops from Georges Banks, and Yellow Fin Tuna from the Caribbean. USDA Prime steaks are hand cut and specially aged for over 28 days to ensure peak flavor. Devotion to excellence is the guiding principal in all that we do. From making fresh tortillas by hand daily for our lobster tacos to including a full half pound of Jumbo Lump crab meat in our crab cakes, we strive to go above and beyond in every step of preparation.

 

Fleming’s

 

Founded in 1998 by restaurateurs Paul Fleming and Bill Allen, the first Fleming’s opened in Newport Beach, California. The vision was to create a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and the very finest aged USDA Prime beef.

In addition to inspired service and expertly prepared Prime Steak, our founders focused on an exceptional selection of wines for Guests to explore. The Fleming’s 100® — our award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass — was born.

 

Seasons 52

 

Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that provides our guests with a fresh dining experience. Our restaurant offers a seasonally inspired menu, an award-winning international wine list, knowledgeable and approachable service and a casually sophisticated ambiance that feels comfortable and inviting.

 

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If you are new to Houston or are looking for a fun new restaurant, check out these amazing places!

Bistro Le Cep

At Bistro Le Cep, we have created a welcoming and cozy atmosphere that is naturally inspired, with the warm and rustic colors of the French countryside. The enveloping space provides both luxury and comfort.

Recommendations:

Appetizers: Moules aux Fines Herbes (Fresh Mussels in a Wine and Garlic Broth served with Fresh Herbs); Pâté de Canard (Duck Pâté with Cumberland Sauce); Avocado Farcis aux Crustacés (Ripe Avocado stuffed with Crabmeat and Shrimp Served with fresh Watercress); Escargots à la Bourguignonne (Succulent Burgundy Snails in Homemade seven Herb Garlic Butter au Gratin).

Entree: 

Lunch: Lapin aux Haricots Verts (Pot Roasted Rabbit in a light Mustard Sauce with Fresh Green Beans and Buttered Spätzle); Canard à l’Orange (Half of a Roasted Duck with a Bigarade Sauce, Lentils and Red Cabbage); Crevettes Sautées à l’Aïl, garnies de Tomates Grillées (Sautéed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Served with Grilled Beefsteak Tomato, White Beans and Fried Onions); Escalope de Saumon en Croûte de Pomme de Terre (Potato Crusted Baked Filled of Fresh Alaskan Salmon with Green Beans and Bearnaise Sauce).

Dinner: Medallion de Marcassin à l’aigre-doux (Pan Roasted Medallions of young Texas Hill Country Wild Boar served with Plum Sauce, Wild Rice, Toasted Pistachios and Seasonal Vegetables); Filet de Bœuf Financière (Tender Filet Steak wrapped with Bacon and grilled to perfection served with a Pinot Noir Reduction, Creamed Potatoes and Vegetables. 8 oz. Fillet Steak. Top it with 3 jumbo shrimp or fresh lumb crabmeat+$ 6.00 ); Crevettes Sautées à l’Aïl, garnies de Tomates Grillées (Sautéed Shrimp with Roasted Garlic Served with Grilled Beefsteak Tomato, White Beans and Fried Onions); Suprême de Volaille aux Champignons des Bois (Breast of Chicken sautéed in Olive Oil with Wild Mushrooms topped with Goat Cheese and Tomato Concasse, served with Spätzle and Fresh Green Beans)

Dessert: Crème Brûlée du Bistro Le Cep (Creamy Custard glazed with Caramelized Sugar); Fromages Assortis de la Ferme (Five imported European Cheeses with Fresh Fruit, and Crusty Bread); Mousse au Chocolat (Dark Belgian Chocolate Mousse); Sorbet aux Quatre – Fruits (Fresh Fruit Sherbet with Seasonal Berries).

 

BlackFinn American Pub

The food and drink at BlackFinn is at the heart of who we are. The menu at each of our locations is as unique as the rooms that we serve it in. No matter what you’re looking for, you will find a wide variety of signature items – made fresh with local ingredients, a bit of creativity and whole lot of lovin’.

Recommendations:

Appetizers:  Mediterranean Platter (hummus, roasted tomato and feta dip, artichoke hearts, Greek olives and diced cherry peppers, served with mediterranean flatbread); Blackened Brie (served warm with ciabatta toast, sliced apples and apricot cranberry chutney. Spinach and Artichoke Dip (served warm with Mediterranean flatbread).

Entree: Cuban (roasted pork, ham, pickles, swiss and yellow mustard on toasted garlic bread); Lime Seared Salmon (seared salmon, served with rice pilaf and grilled asparagus); Kickin’ Creole Catch (seasoned and seared haddock with a sweet apple glaze, served with sweet potato mash and steamed broccoli); Shrimp and Garlic Pasta (sautéed shrimp, garlic, white wine, fresh basil, diced tomatoes and angel hair pasta in a light lemon butter sauce); 8 oz. Filet Mignon (choose your own topping  like Blackfinn Style, Melted Bleu Cheese, Tuscan Tomato Basil, Hotel Butter or Cilantro Butter).

Dessert: Key Lime Pie (fresh lime custard and classic graham cracker crust, served with whipped cream and raspberry sauce); BlackFinn Hot Chocolate (fallen chocolate and peanut butter soufflé, served warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a caramel drizzle); Cheesecake (served with fresh strawberries and raspberry sauce); Funnel Fries (fairground-style, served with raspberry, chocolate and caramel dipping sauces).

 

Goode Company Seafood

Determined to recreate an atmosphere from the 1930’s, back when Tarpon swam in herds off the Texas Gulf Coast, we strive to take our customers back to a time and place that their parents and grandparents enjoyed.

Recommendations: 

Appetizers: Campechana de Mariscos (Mexican Seafood Cocktail); Texas Shrimp (4 Jumbo Shrimp wrapped in our Smoked Bacon and basted with a garlic-ginger glaze-can order as an entree as well)

Entree: The Full House (For the Oyster Connoisseur- Create Your Own Combination of 6 oysters); Swordfish (perfect with a side order of butter!); Flounder Filet; Texas Redfish (with Bacon- Wrapped Texas Quail); Halibut;  Baked Stuffed Crab (3). 

Dessert: Margarita Key Lime Pie (served with a mini margarita); Homemade Bread Pudding w/ Bourbon Sauce (Traditional pudding made with raisins and Granny Smith apples); Banana Cream Pie (Fresh bananas layered in dark rum with a Meyer’s whipped cream).

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Houston’s Restaurant

5888 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

Made-from-scratch American classics like Barbeque Ribs and French Dip Sandwiches are the foundation of our menu.  Unique salads, sandwiches, and fresh fish filleted in house are served in an casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.  The Chicago Style Spinach Dip is a must!

Recommendations:

Appetizers: Chicago Style Spinach Dip; Rosemary Foccacia & Olives.

Entree: Scottish Salmon; Cajun Red Trout; Seasonal Vegetable Plate; Hawaiian Rib Eye; Famous French Dip Au Jus.

Dessert: Apple Walnut Cobbler; Tres Leches.

Price: $11-30

 

Benjy’s Restaurant

2424 Dunstan Rd, Ste 125, Houston, TX 77005

Benjy’s modern American dining experience is the combination of a focused chef driven menu and warm Texas hospitality. Using fresh local produce our chefs apply world flavors and techniques that allow the  ingredients to express themselves without borders. Rounding out the dining experience is a passionate wait staff that creates a relaxed atmosphere utilizing  an accessible wine list and progressive cocktails.

Recommendations:

Appetizers: Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese Cakes (spring onion and English peas); Chicken and Ratatouille Stew (miso and local olive oil); Caramelized Cauliflower (pickled chiles, herbs, roasted peanuts and fish sauce vinaigrettte).

Entree: Saffron Risotto (diver scallops, gulf shrimp, chorizo and sofrito); Vegetarian Frito Pie (eggplant-quinoa chili and goat cheese); Hay Smoked Duck (soba noodles, soy milk-ramen broth, shiitake mushrooms and boy choy); Blackened Scottish Salmon (herbed local tomato & cucumber salad,  pumpernickel croutons and sumac yogurt).

Dessert: Mom’s Chocolate Cake (old fashioned cake with chocolate-pecan icing and vanilla bean ice cream); Mascarpone-Yogurt Cheesecake (pistachio – olive oil sponge cake with pomegranate molasses).

Price: $11-30

 

Treebeards

1117 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002

Treebeards has been cooking fresh Southern food for hungry downtown Houstonians since 1978. For lunch at any location with your friends and family, you can’t find a more satisfying meal served in a comfortable atmosphere.

Recommendations:

Entree: Vegetarian Red Beans & Rice-or- Red Beans & Rice; Shrimp Etouffee; Chicken & Sausage Gumbo; Treebeards’ Jambalaya.

Dessert: Buttercake; Yellow Cake with chocolate icing; Italian Cream Cake; Bread Pudding with whiskey sauce.

Price: Under $10

 

Andalucia Restaurant and Bar

1201 San Jacinto St Ste 161, Houston, TX 77002

Andalucia Tapas Restaurant and Bar offers a traditional Spanish cuisine. If you’re looking for the most authentic and interesting dishes from Spain, Andalucia provides exactly that. Have a glass of Sangria and enjoy their live flamenco dancers and guitarist.

Recommendations:

Appetizers: Aceitunas Españolas (Spanish marinated olives in garlic, herbs & spices); Pimenton Escalivado (Roasted peppers marinated with garlic, herbs & spices); Salpicon de Mariscos (Spanish ceviche of shrimp, scallops & whitefish); Pulpo a la Vinagreta (Octopus in a balsamic olive oil sherry vinaigrette); Carpaccio de Cordero(Lamb carpaccio with lemon oil tapenade).

Entree: Zarzuela de Mariscos (Seafood stew with white fish, scallops, squid, clams & mussels); Croquetas de Pollo  (Chicken croquettes with saffron rice and chili aioli); Paella Valenciana (Chorizo, chicken, pork, calamari, shrimp, clams & mussels); Cordero Tagine (Lamb tagine with apricots and almonds. Served with couscous); Torta de Cangrejo (Crab cakes with sofrito citrus butter); Gambas a la Brasa (Grilled shrimp with orange mojo sauce on saffron rice).  

Dessert: Flan; Creme Brulee; Chocolate Mousse Cake; Arroz Con Leche (Spain’s favorite dessert! A thick and creamy rice pudding with added texture and flavor of raisins & cinnamon).

Price:  $11-30

(So much food…could not put everything on site. Go see menu)

 

Make Reservations at these places!

 

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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

415 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

Sorrento Ristorante is a complete Italian experience located on the lower Westheimer strip. At Sorrento, receive attentive service from their experienced, knowledgeable, and professional staff. They serve a sophisticated, creative and contemporary Italian menu along with an extensive wine list that ranges from the rolling vineyards of Tuscany to California. The atmosphere is completed by their live piano bar.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio (with arugula and shaved parmesan), Bruschetta (with Fresh Basil, Tomato, and Mozzarella), Soft Polenta and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (with Garlic Cream),Classic Escargot (with Garlic, Butter, and Fine Herbs). Entrée: Fresh Maine Lobster Bisque, Lobster and Arugula Tortelloni (with Lemon Cream and Caviar),  Butternut Squash Ravioli, Julienne Zucchini, Sage Brown Butter, and Lemon Zest, Seared Mallard Duck Breast (with truffle potato cake and champagne sabayon), or The Chef’s Tasting Four Course Meal at $55 per person.  Dessert:  Grand Marnier and Chocolate Souffle’ (with dark chocolate sauce), Classicvanilla Bean Cream Brule (with fresh seasonal berries), Chocolate Cannelloni (with chocolate ganache and‏ toasted pecans), Italian Bread Pudding  (with white chocolate, dry cherries and golden raisins).

Check out their menu at http://www.sorrentohouston.com/

Spindletop

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX 77002

Spindletop, Houston’s first and best-known revolving restaurant, has been a favorite seafood restaurant since its opening in 1972. Our glass-walled restaurant makes one revolution every 45 minutes, ensuring you’ll enjoy 360-degree views of the city and all of its famous landmarks. Multiple levels ensure that everyone has a perfect view.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Ahi Tuna Ceviche (Plantain Chips, Chimichurri, and Avocado), Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (Chipotle Aioli Remoulade),  Spindletop’s Signature Avocado Dome (Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Jicama Slaw, Bruleed Lemon Half); Entrée:  Axiote Seafood Pasta (Roasted Shrimp, Jumbo Scallops, Crawfish Tails, Heirloom Tomatoes, Asparagus Tips, Roasted Mushrooms, Axiote Sauce),  Seared Mahi Mahi (Mesquite Smoked Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Tito’s Vodka Infused Texas Grapefruit Sauce, TX Seasonal Vegetables), Grilled 8oz Filet (Mesquite Smoked Tri-Colored Fingerling Potatoes, Guajillo Pepper Butter, Smoked Onion Red Wine Sauce, TX Seasonal Vegetables); Dessert: Strawberry Icebox (Pretzel Crust, Chilled Strawberry Cream), Grand Marnier Berry Trifle (Grand Marnier Mousse, Local Berries, Sponge Cake).

Check out their menu at http://www.hyatt.com/gallery/spindletop/

The Melting Pot

6100 Westheimer Rd
Suite 146
Houston, TX 77057

The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, long overdue date night or celebrating with a group. We are the premier fondue restaurant, centrally located on Westheimer, providing a casually elegant dining experience and an intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side and fresh salads while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in the cooking style of your choice. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. Chocolate fondue is the finale, served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. The Melting Pot also features a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Traditional Swiss Cheese Fondue (Gruyère and Emmenthaler Swiss cheeses, white wine, garlic, nutmeg, lemon and Kirschwasser), Wisconsin Trio Cheese Fondue (Fontina, Butterkäse and buttermilk blue cheeses with white wine, scallions and a hint of sherry), Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue (Fontina and Butterkäse cheeses, spinach, artichoke hearts and garlic); Entrée: Honey Orange Duck Breast, Cold Water Lobster Tails, Filet Mignon, Good Earth Vegetarian, Wild Mushroom Sacchetti;  Don’t forget to select your own cooking styles and sauces! 

Dessert: Yin & Yang (This fondue satisfies dark and white chocolate cravings in an artfully balanced fondue dessert), Bananas Foster (Bananas and a hint of cinnamon swirled in white chocolate create the fondue version of this favorite dessert. And, we didn’t forget the heat as we flambé it table side), Create Your Own (Feeling creative? You make the culinary call by selecting from milk, dark or white chocolate and adding Disaronno®, Baileys®, Cointreau®,Grand Marnier® , Chambord® or Tuaca®), Pure Chocolate  (For the fondue purist, we offer milk, dark or white chocolate melted to decadent perfection).

Check out their menu at http://www.meltingpot.com/

The Black Sheep Bistro

326 Main St.
Old Town Spring, TX 77373

The Black Sheep Bistro is an American Bistro with Global Influences located in Old Town Spring. Our Chef sources ingredients daily to provide our clients with fresh ingredients while creating dishes for our evolving menu. That means our Menu is CONSTANTLY changing!! Parking is available directly in front and across the street from The Bistro.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Duck Confit (slow cooked duck leg & thigh, roasted butternut squash, tart cherries,toasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed oil),  Mushroom Polenta (roasted mushrooms, creamy polenta, thyme, truffle oil, parmigiano-reggiano), Escargot stuffed Mushrooms (Mushrooms stuffed with escargot, melted provolone covered in a garlic thyme, butter sauce), Joe’s Crab cake (roasted corn, scallions, chipotle pepper sauce); Entrée: Joe’s Lobster Roll (lobster, avocado,sriracha mayo, soft roll, field green salad Entrees), Linguine with Clam Sauce (linguine pasta, fresh clams, roasted garlic,white wine, parsley),  Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass (48 hour miso & sake marinated sea bass with soy garlic spinach). 

Currently a BYOB

Check out their menu at http://theblacksheepbistro.com/menus.html

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Bar

14510 Grisby Road
Houston, TX 77079

 The intimate atmosphere continues to provide one of the most romantic settings in town. The extensive menu is modest,featuring home-cooked Italian delights accompanied by “to die for” sauces.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Risotto Balls (Arancini) (Pesto risotto, stuffed with Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese encrusted with panko bread crumbs), Bruschetta Lomonte (sautéed shrimp atop fresh buffalo mozzarella with roma tomatoes, basil and garlic on toasted crostini), Lobster Ravioli ( Jumbo ravioli stuffed with lobster meat, tossed in dolce cream with fresh crab meat); Entrée: Sicilian Swordfish (Grilled swordfish topped with black olives, sun-dried tomatoes and a lemon, caper and lemon sauce), Veal Francesca (Thinly sliced breaded veal served with an orange, butter and caper sauce), Chicken Florentine (Chicken breast sautéed in a white wine, lemon, butter basil sauce topped with fresh spinach  and mozzarella cheese), Bistecca Gambero (Grilled beef tenderloin served over a Marsala wine reduction sauce served with angel hair pasta tossed with diced tomatoes, basil, garlic and grilled shrimp); Dessert: Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cake.

Check out their menu at http://www.lomontes.com/cuisine.html

Just Dinner

1915 Dunlavy St
Houston, TX 77006

Just Dinner on Dunlavy is Houston’s most intimate BYOB. We are located in a charming bungalow in the heart of Montrose. We have a true passion for food, you can taste it in every bite. We source from our own organic garden for inspiration. We shop daily from a variety of markets for the freshest produce and seafood. Our wait staff is attentive and warm, they are happy to suggest pairings for your wine. We would love to cook for you. You bring the wine and the good company, we’ll take care of the rest.

Recommendations: Appetizers: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille (Rosemary accented veggie compote), Warm Brie (House made jam & seasonal fruit), Foie Gras Crème Caramel (House made brioche), Assorted Artisanal Cheeses; Entrée: Tomato Basil Soup, Cannelloni Florentine (Fresh pasta stuffed with spinach, ground prime beef & parmesan served with pesto and Al’Amatriciana sauces), Stuffed Collard Rolls (Black rice, quinoa, hazelnuts, & white bean roasted red pepper sauce), Pan Roasted Chicken Breast (Blue cheese polenta, mushroom pan sauce & garden greens), Lightly Smoked Duck Breast (Variations of butternut squash & garden greens); Dessert: Cheesecake (topped with strawberries).

Check out their menu at http://www.justdinnerhouston.com/menu.pdf

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         Hey Framers!

 

This week we are switching it up a bit! This Thursday we are featuring a list of restaurants in the Houston area. If you are looking for a good place for a date night or if you’re new in town, try one of these places!

 

 

Peli Peli

110 Vintage Park Blvd. Suite P
Houston, TX 77070

How do we describe Peli Peli? In one word, FLAVOR! Peli Peli (also known as Piri Piri or Peri Peri), which means Bird’s-Eye Chili, is a spice that was discovered by the Portuguese in the 15th Century on the plains of Southern Africa. The spice rapidly became popular when used to prepare sauces and marinades for chicken and seafood cuisine. Peli Peli’s cuisine, known as South African Fusion, features authentic South African delicacies along with steak, chicken and seafood favorites that are prepared in Chef Paul Friedman’s South African style. This style includes marinades, seasonings and spices used in South African cuisine with Dutch, Portuguese and Asian influences. In addition to this amazing blend of innovative cuisine, guests entering Peli Peli will embark on a journey that will capture their heart, soul and belly and enjoy a culinary experience that they have never had before.

Find out more athttp://www.pelipeli.com/Index.aspx

Recommendations:  Appetizers: The Bobotie ( Similar to an English Sheppard’s pie but way better)! Entree: Garlic Fillet, Huguenot Fillet, Cape Town Skillet for 1, Vegetarian Platter,Chilean Sea Bass. Sides: Mango Coleslaw, Roasted Red Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes and the African Rice Pilaf. Dessert: The Melktart (or as I call it- The Meerkat…it fits better).

Cyclone Anaya’s

1710 Durham Dr, Houston, TX 77007

Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen serves world class Mexican food and drinks in an engaging, modern atmosphere, yet the experience is steeped in the family traditions established by our founder and namesake.  Some of the most popular items include: Lobster Enchiladas, Carolina’s Mixed Grill and bottomless mimosas from the weekend brunch menu. It’s not your typical Mexican restaurant!

Find out more athttp://www.cycloneanaya.com/

Recommendations: Appetizer: Seafood Ceviche (add jumbo lump crabmeat),Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Nachos.  Entree: Lobster Enchiladas, Pollo Anaya, Pollo Jalisco, Soft Shell Crab Tacos, Slow Roasted Brisket Tacos, Fish Tacos, Sautéed Lobster Tacos, Crispy Shrimp Tacos. Dessert: Flan.

BRIO

CITYCENTRE
12808 Queensbury Lane
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77024

BRIO Tuscan Grille brings the pleasures of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. The Italians built their spacious country villas to escape the pressures of urban life and enjoy “La Dolce Vita” (the good life). The food at Brio is all simply prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients. The menu emphasis is on prime steaks and chops, homemade pasta specialties, and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian wood-burning oven.

Find out more athttp://www.brioitalian.com/dinner-at-citycentre.html

Recommendations: Appetizers: Crab & Shrimp Fonduta, Tomato & Mozzarella Caprese. Entree: Ravioli Di Bello,Veal Milanese, Grilled Mahi Mahi, Lobster & Shrimp Fettuccine, Roasted Red Pepper Bruschetta. Dessert: Tiramisu, Chocolate Layer Cake (Dark and white mousse).

Cafe Pita

5506 RICHMOND AVE HOUSTON TX 77056

10852 WESTHEIMER RD HOUSTON TX 77042

Superlative cevapcici is only the beginning at this modest mom and pop on the west side. What is cevapcici? Why, it’s the Bosnian national dish, a hamburger made to look like a hot dog and served with fluffy lepinja bread and ajvar. Beyond that, the menu offers Mediterranean/ Greek dishes such as earthy bean soup, a generous mezza plate of cured meats and pickled vegetables, lamb shank and interestingly enough, some popular pizza–all hearty fare that tastes as if mother made it (assuming mother is from Bosnia). Despite the slightly shabby appearance of the place, cornered in a typical strip mall, Café Pita+ is a food lover’s paradise—the offerings never fail to pique curiosity and are very well unique to this one restaurant in all of Houston.

Find out more athttp://cafepita.weebly.com/

Recommendations: Appetizers: Fried Cheese, Hummus, Feta Feta, Meza. Entree: Hadzijski Cevap (soup), Pljeskavice reg/stuf, Goulash, Burek Pita (cheese, spinach,beef, potato), Cevap Sandwich. Dessert: Baklava, Palacinci (Chocolate and hazelnut filled crepes,topped with strawberry and caramel sauce). 

Hobbit Cafe

2243 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098

The Hobbit Cafe has been serving legendary food since January 1972. Over the years, the menu has evolved greatly, although many of the original items still remain very popular. For the first 6 years, the menu was vegetarian, with the addition of egg salad and cheese. Today’s menu is a combination of tasty seafood like fish tacos and blackened Tilapia, as well as chicken varieties, mexican dishes, angus beef and buffalo meat; our homemade soy patties and black bean patties also serve as excellent alternatives for burger substitutes. In addition, we have also added to the sandwich group with eclectic creations, while including more varieties in our salads; at the same time, our fresh fruit smoothies continued its popularity, and our daily different offering of vegetarian soup always kept our customers coming back for more. With a large wooden deck shaded by a giant oak tree, and with an ever-changing list of interestingly delightful “Hobbit-quality” beers and wines, it is always a place to relax and enjoy the Hobbit adventure.

Find out more athttp://www.myhobbitcafe.com/Home.php 

Recommendations: Appetizers: Black Bean Nachos, Jamaican Jerk Wings, Shrimp Rolls, Large Guacamole Salad. Entree: Thorin Oakenshield, Frodo, The Gandalf, The Strider, Smaug’s Delight, The Withy Windle, The Caribbean Jerk Salmon, The Blackened Tilapia, Gazpacho Soup, The Black Bean Burger. Dessert: Carrot Cake, Key Lime.