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That 70's show or dining in Houston in the 70s

blewgo | Jan 9, 2009 09:33 AM

I lived in Houston from the late 60s until the early 80s. These are a few of my favorite places to eat. I'm wondering if anyone else liked them or if any still exist.

Zorba the Greek
This place has been mentioned in several recent threads. They had good Greek food and the best fried shrimp I've ever had. I had my first frog legs there.

Nielsen's Deli
Nielsen's was close to where I worked. You walked in and the meat case had several recently roasted turkey breasts. Sliced and served on white bread with mayo and salt and youhad my favorite sandwich in Houston.

San Jacinto Inn
The San Jacinto Inn was located next to the Battle ship. You were seated, brought a relish tray, followed by oysters on the half shell, boiled shrimp, fried redfish, fried chicken and probably much more. It was all good and fresh.

Similar at OST and MLK
This place, the name of which escapes me had a setup like SJI. I ate there because it was closer to UofH and I liked the gumbo better. For some reason it went out of business after some guy named Foyt got sick on the raw oysters.

John's BBQ
I'm guessing on the name of this place. It was downtown, close to the police atation. Outside beef happened for the first time there.

Great poorboy,

An Italian family move to Houston from Rome and opened an Italian eatery in an old bank on Leeland. They had no idea what Americanized Italian food was. I discovered that veal was an actual cut of meat there.

Most visits here happened at or after midnight. The one breakfast item I remember was the SOS. It was made with hamburger instead of chipped beef.

This was an ethnic like grocery on Telephone Road. I had a lot of their poor boys and cheese. umm and beer.

Upscale New Orleans in Houston. Are they going to rebuild after the fire?

Tokyo Garden
Good Japanese. Had my first raw fish there.

Maximes downtown
Great place to take a date and wonderful food.

Ninfa's on Navigation
Where the chain got its start.

Goodson's outside Tomball, the original in the cinder block building.
Best CFS ever.

Drug Store counter at Main and Congress
Lunch counter service. My favorite dish was links baked with BBQ sauce.

Paris Bakery Gulf Freeway and Bellfort or Winkler
Great french bread and pastries

alpine brau house
On Telephone Rd near the airport. Dime mugs and fifty cent pitchers of beer on Fridays.

Hanna's House of Pies on Kirby
24 hour pies.

Udder Delight on Westheimer
Home made ice creams of various flavors. Some of which no one had thought of before. Or since.

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