Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars


Austin 'hounds coming to Houston for foodie weekend (rate this itinerary)


Restaurants & Bars 13

Austin 'hounds coming to Houston for foodie weekend (rate this itinerary)

jwynne2000 | May 13, 2013 07:37 PM

Hello kind Houston 'hounds. My wife and I are coming to Houston over Memorial Day weekend for a ballgame and more importantly, delicious food. We've sadly had very little of all the good food that Houston has to offer, so we're excited to jump in. For geographical reference we're staying at a hotel downtown. Here's the plan, please affirm or critique, and suggest alternatives if there are better options within our parameters:

Friday lunch - Liberty Kitchen for oysters. We'll be arriving to town around noon, and we won't be able to check into the hotel yet, so lunch is first. We are going nuts for dinner, so we were thinking something on the smaller side.

Friday pre-dinner cocktail - Captain Foxheart's or Goro & Gun? Both are a block or two from the hotel.

Friday dinner - Oxheart. Followed by after dinner cervezas at Last Concert Cafe :)

Saturday coffee/pastry - Minuti Coffee. We don't really want a big breakfast, but great coffee is a must.

Saturday lunch - Because we prefer to keep the driving to a minimum in unfamiliar territory, we're going to hop on the 81 bus to the Westheimer / Montrose area for shopping, browsing, and hipster bingo. This is where we're stumped...where to eat for lunch in this area. Is the new Pistoleros any good? Bacchus?

Saturday early dinner - Batanga for tapas. Astros vs. A's at 7:00, so we're trying to eat something tasty and easy before the game.

Saturday post-game cocktails/entertainment/late-night eats? Any suggestions? Is there a good jazz club in the downtown area?

Sunday - on our way out of town, we'll stop at Revival Market to load up on sausages, charcuterie, and other amazing-looking goodies that Austin is so sadly missing. Is this place legit?

Thanks in advance for the help!!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound