Hello good people! It looks like winter finally got the memo that she TOTALLY over stayed her doggone welcome so it’s definitely time to start planning those spring trips. As you probably all know, one of the best things about traveling is…FOOD! Whenever I go on vacation, one of the highlights for me is finding great restaurants to try. Now I tend to be a bit of a picky eater (understatement of the year), but that’s neither here nor there. I still enjoy great food. Recently, someone suggested a great idea to me. Periodically, I am going to pick a city in our great United States, poll my friends who have lived or traveled there, and compile my finds into a list of places that you shouldn’t leave said city without trying. It’s all very scientific. As always, because Preferred Motor Coach is so great, they can take you and your friends to any city!
First up… Houston, Texas!
The Breakfast Klub
Average price: $10-$30
This place is truly DE. LISH. I would recommend getting here early or going on a week day. On weekends and holidays, you will likely have to stand in line to get in, but the earlier you get there, the less time you spend waiting. They open at 7am on weekdays, 8am on weekends and they close at 2pm everyday. I am partial to their chicken and waffles (SO. GOOD.) but just about everything else on their menu comes highly recommended. The atmosphere is very laid back and friendly. Don’t forget to check out the awesome artwork that is hanging up, too!
Recommended: Chicken wings and waffle, catfish and grits, pork chops, French toast.
Average price: $20-$30
My friend Kyndal is a food connoisseur. She even has a food blog (one post happens to feature my mom’s taco soup). Long story short: when she speaks (especially about food), I listen. According to Kyndal, brunch is a must try. They have flavored mimosas that feature a different flavor daily and also a gluten-free menu for all the gluten-free peeps out there! The atmosphere is more upscale, so dress like you have some sense.
Recommended: Crab cake & eggs, lamb meatballs, gingerbread waffle, pecan-crusted chicken.
Average price: $10-$15
Of course barbecue was going to be included here. Because TEXAS. I asked Kyndal what was good here and she said, “basically everything…” but the ribs are “especially good.” From what I can see, she’s probably right! Gatlin’s is laid back and very small, but they do offer patio seating, which is always nice! Be mindful that it can get crowded here, usually with a line outside. But stick it out…it is worth the wait!
Recommended: Ribs, brisket, dirty rice, baked beans, potato salad.
There you have it. So get your voyage to Houston planned, and put these places on your ‘must eat’ list! Also, I’m hungry now.
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