Monday, March 28, 2016

Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar

It was so good the first time we visited, we had to come back to Gumbo Bar. Surprisingly didn't order any gumbo this time, but everything was amazing.

  • Shrimp & Crawfish Po-Boy was amazing! I am definitely ordering that again. Loved the spicy Tabasco mayo and pickles.
  • Etouffee was delicious! Rich and the right amount of spices.
  • Friend Chicken on a Roll was crispy and juicy (our son's favorite of the whole trip).
  • Barbecued Shrimp was really good. The sauce was so rich of flavors. The shrimp were a little mushy for me, but my sister loved it.

Shrimp & Crawfish Po-Boy
Etouffee
Fried Chicken on a Roll
Barbecued Shrimp

Friday, March 25, 2016

Down House

There's always a new place to try every time we're in Houston. Down House in the Heights didn't disappoint.

Breakfast Tacos (one bacon & one chorizo)
Waffle & Bacon
Shrimp & Grits
  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Belair Cantina

Birthday celebration at Belair Cantina!  The Guava Margarita special was delicious, as well as the Mango Tilapia Taco (on tostada). Usual favs of three Tacos and Esquite!

Guava Margarita special and House Margarita
Mango Tilapia with Habanero Crema on Tostada
Three tacos: Korean Beef, El Pastor & Zihuatanejo Shrimp
Quesadilla
Esquite


The Coopers Tavern

Brunch with my mom at The Coopers Tavern before catching the afternoon performance of "Motown: The Musical".  Veggie Benedict was delicious!

Veggie Benedict


Friday, March 4, 2016

Le Rêve

Post birthday dinner dessert at Le Rêve. Always a favorite!

Chocolate Dome
Crème Brûlée
Opera Torte

Meritage

A birthday celebration with the in-law took us to Meritage. A quaint little restaurant. Our service was good, not great. As for our food, here's what we ordered:
  • Jala-Poblano Margarita: Delicious!
  • Mulligatawny Soup: Delicious!
  • Duck Nachos: Amazing!
  • Roasted Eggplant Soup: Very good (per my mother-in-law)
  • Braised Grass-Fed Short Ribs: Flavorless! What was described as a star anise-ginger broth tasted like beef broth. 
  • Tempura Rainbow Trout: A nightly special and delicious per my mother-in-law
  • Paella: Another nightly special and absolutely fantastic
My father-in-law was excited about ordering the Bison Sauerbraten Stew and was disappointed to find out they were out (which we thought was odd for early on a Friday night). Despite a few criticisms, we do plan to return to try again.

Jala-Poblano Margartia
Mulligatawny Soup
Duck Nachos
Roasted Eggplant Soup
Short Ribs
Tempura Rainbow Trout
Paella