When my son was visiting Rice University last spring I asked this board for some recommendations since we'd never been to Houston before and we got some great suggestions. Son is now a freshman at Rice and we'll be visiting him in a few days for Family Weekend. Our schedule is pretty full with Rice events but we should be able to do one dinner off campus. So, where should we go? Son is open to anything but would like to get out into Houston, since he doesn't have a car. He rides his bike to Rice Village frequently so we'd rather venture further out into the city, to some place it would be hard for him to get to on his own. I'm thinking of Reef or maybe a great Chinese or Thai place. Mexican is good also. Suggestions needed! We're all interested in good food and in seeing more of Houston.
On a separate note, I read somewhere about a restaurant in a plant nursery or greenhouse. I can't remember the name of it and I can't find it. Does such a place exist? It may be too twee for my son but I'd love to check it out at some point, assuming I didn't dream it up! Thanks.