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Houston circa 1992 - epicureal nostalgia


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Houston circa 1992 - epicureal nostalgia

tadhg555 | | Apr 18, 2012 10:44 PM

Returning to Houston along with my wife and kids for a brief visit in May after two decades in the Bay Area. I'm looking to recreate some of my early-90's culinary experiences, and am hoping some folks on this board can point me in the right direction (or at least the general area).

We'll be with the kids 24/7 so this won't be a time for high-end meals -- just kid friendly and fun, with a focus on the places Dad used to go when he was young and carefree.

Many of these spots may be gone or so transformed that they may as well be gone. If that's the case, can anyone recommend a better replacement?

Here's my list:

Cortes Deli for migas. I know they're gone, but where can you go for good migas in Houston now?

Chuy's for the 911 Hot Plate. I'm sure after September 11 they've renamed this dish, but does it still exist? Is Chuy's worth it?

Chinese Cafe for sweet and sour prawns and everything Chinese. Still there?

Star Pizza for the Joe's Special.

59 Diner for the kids.

Last Concert Cafe for the ambiance. I can't remember the food.

Thanks in advance...

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