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Boston Hound's Columbus Day Weekend in Houston

Taralli | Oct 12, 2010 08:48 AM

Just a little recap of my weekend eats:

Pho One(lunch): I had Goi Cuon, vietnamese spring rolls fresh shrimp and pork wrapped in rice paper, stuffed with fresh herbs, vermicelli, and served with our special hoisin peanut sauce - very good w/lots of fresh herbs. Entree: Com Xao Thap Cam, combo of shrimp, squid, fish cake, & imitation crab meat stir fried w/assorted veggies - 2 shrimp, 2 little curls of squid! served w/steamed rice -this was boring - should have gotten one of the pho's like most other customers. SIL's pho pronounced wonderful.

Raging Cajun(dinner): I had fried oysters & shrimp, onion rings and sausage & chicken jambalaya(yummy). My brother's key lime pie was great. SIL had the grilled salmon salad & loved it. Enjoyed the cajun music.

Bistro Le Cep(dinner & my favorite): I had escargot, rabbit & tart tatin. Huge double portion of rabbit (half of one), al dente haricort vert, & somewhat gummy spaetzle. Rabbit pink, juicy & tender. SIL loved her crab cakes & said they were spicy. Bro had the Poisson du Jour Meunière, which was red fish, & loved it. Be sure to look over this menu for it's wild boar, etc. The decor was quaint, music was old Sinatra, etc. & just the right volume. Service was excellent w/friendly wait staff. Prices were amazingly reasonable - Sunday night spec'l was $23.95 for any app, entree & dessert from the menu! I thought the event meals they have listed on their website sound reasonable & interesting - would definitely attend if I lived there. My rabbit sandwich awaits me for dinner tonight at home.

Phonecia's Deli(new place)lunch: I had the lamb swarma & fried cauliflower, pita chips w/tahini, garlic & hot sauces. They're definitely going to give the nearby Fadi's a run for their money.
Fadi's(lunch): I had the wonderful, hot fresh pita, red snapper and artichoke, tomato, cucumber salad, as did bro. Nephew had the big, baked lamb shank - usually what I get, but went for the fish as less heavy for the plane ride back to Boston.

Looking forward to Thanksgiving, hitting up Cafe Caspian again & maybe back to Himalaya. What do you have in the way of Cambodian, Ethiopian & Turkish restos?

Cafe Caspian
12126 Westheimer Rd Ste 100, Houston, TX 77077

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