Hi Folks! I live in Austin, but am trying to pull together a last minute birthday dinner for my Dad's 60th in Houston next Friday night. Would love input from some of the local Chowhounds to come up with something special and memorable! There are a couple of parameters I'd like to work within:
1. Hoping to keep to between $30-75/person
2. As a group, we're not talking about terribly sophisticated or creative palettes. Dad is a traditional- strictly meat & potatoes, tex mex, "rustic" food fan (meaning, unfortunately, no sushi, pan asian, indian etc) AND- he's not a huge fan of Italian, so although I wouldn't completely cross it off the list, it probably wouldn't be our first choice.
3. A charming/interesting/comfortable atmosphere would be a big plus- nothing too intimidating or edgy...also, prefer no chain restuarants. I'd consider anywhere in metro Houston.
This is a tall order, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
***I would also consider Sunday Bruch as an alternative if there's something too great to miss that might offer more "bang for my buck". We just did Hugo's over the holidays; was great but would like to try something new....***
Thanks so much in advance!