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!
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 at: http://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).
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 at: http://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.
12808 Queensbury Lane
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 at: http://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).
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 at: http://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).
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 at: http://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.