Jump to content
Jimbaround

New Houston Restaurant Recommendations

Recommended Posts

Speaking of fried chicken, FM Bar and Kitchen is not new but their bird is A+.  Had 2 piece 2 side last Friday for lunch $12.  Asked for dark and got a leg and a breast.  I'll be damned, that breast was as juicy as SA's mom (am I doing this right?).  Usually I would have thrown that white meat back in their face but instead I was happy to have the larger piece.  Collard greens and broccoli/onion sides were good too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went to Candente on Friday.  It's the Tex-Mex place from the Pit Room Group.

Wasn't impressed.

They'd only been open 5 days at that point so willing to give them some slack.  It was packed.  Was told 1.5hr wait, we grabbed a spot at the hightop near the bar (open seating there) instead

Place needs better ventilation...it was smoky as hell.

Queso was ok.  I actually like Pit Rooms queso better....I assumed it would've been the same.

I got the brisket enchiladas.  They were solid but came out at slightly above room temp...same with the wife's cheese enchiladas.  Taste was good, just not hot.

 

 

Will go back once they work out some of the kinks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, huge said:

Speaking of fried chicken, FM Bar and Kitchen is not new but their bird is A+.

There will be a new location in Montrose soon. Where East Hampton Sandwich used to be. I think they last maybe a year

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went to One Fifth last night. Everything was really good except for the gumbo, which tasted like creosote (from badly smoked ham) and vinegar. 

Also, went to Bravery food hall a few weeks ago with a big group and basically tried every place there. Not a bad or even mediocre plate from any of the places. Good wine and cocktail options. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/24/2019 at 5:17 PM, PRONG HORN said:

As long as parking at that location sucks, Velvet will dominate that corner.  FM won't last.  

This. Not enough spots and the ones that are there were made for Smart cars. As long as Velvet is there, nothing will last in the old East Hampton space. Simply not enough parking for two busy places.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/25/2019 at 2:03 PM, Mack Tripper said:

Went to One Fifth last night. Everything was really good except for the gumbo, which tasted like creosote (from badly smoked ham) and vinegar. 

Also, went to Bravery food hall a few weeks ago with a big group and basically tried every place there. Not a bad or even mediocre plate from any of the places. Good wine and cocktail options. 

Went to One Fifth last night and thought it was excellent.  We didn't have the gumbo, but the jambalaya was top notch.  Hush puppies and boudin balls were also memorable.  It wasn't full, which was a little surprising for a Thursday night, but we'll be going back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bryan Caswell appears to be flaming out spectacularly. Just announced that El Real is closing, and currently being  sued by his former partner. Also fired his now ex-wife from Reef earlier this year. Sad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, Storm the Field said:

Bryan Caswell appears to be flaming out spectacularly. Just announced that El Real is closing, and currently being  sued by his former partner. Also fired his now ex-wife from Reef earlier this year. Sad.

El Real employees are saying they haven't been paid or are still owed wages.

 

Not going well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Traveler's Table looks intriguing. I'm going to check out Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine (formerly Danton's) this week. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bryan Caswell appears to be flaming out spectacularly. Just announced that El Real is closing, and currently being  sued by his former partner. Also fired his now ex-wife from Reef earlier this year. Sad.

Counterpoint: I had a meal at reef a couple of months ago that was really fantastic. Not sure how much equity Caswell had in el real, though it seems he’s the spokespartner. As a vendor, it still sucks hardest for the employees who will likely never see a dime.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
El Real employees are saying they haven't been paid or are still owed wages.
 
Not going well.

It’s the Reef employees that were picketing. Regardless, it’s a shit show for Bryan. His wife, or ex wife is a cunt to the highest regard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Honestly, that's why the place is still alive.  Nostalgia.  Otherwise the food is ehhhh

I like you, but you need to stop this nonsense talk immediately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Homesickhorn said:


I like you, but you need to stop this nonsense talk immediately.

C'mon... there's a reason they call it Gross Tios.  We went once... my wife's quesadillas came out with a bite taken out of them.  True story.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, texasdago said:

C'mon... there's a reason they call it Gross Tios.  We went once... my wife's quesadillas came out with a bite taken out of them.  True story.

You should appreciate the quality control efforts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every true culinary artist tastes his or her food before it goes out. That’s just standard operating procedure. Plus, she should’ve ordered the enchiladas anyway, who orders a quesadilla at an enchilada institution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/29/2019 at 9:11 AM, texasdago said:

C'mon... there's a reason they call it Gross Tios.  We went once... my wife's quesadillas came out with a bite taken out of them.  True story.

True story, at the Escalante's in Highland Village three nights ago, my wife discovered a cough drop in the queso.  We eat there probably 3 times a month.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Johnny Sack said:

True story, at the Escalante's in Highland Village three nights ago, my wife discovered a cough drop in the queso.  We eat there probably 3 times a month.

So the questions remains, did they drop it on there or did they cough it out and it flew into the queso.  Varying levels of nastiness.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

at buffalo grille a friend found a piece of packing tape in the enchiladas.  it had a lot of hair on it.  good places occasionally fuck up.

Edited by elfenix

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

heading to reef on Saturday.  hopefully he makes a ton of money off me and can forward it to the El Real employees and get those people paid.  Hater to hear El Real has closed, and hate even more the people out of work.  THe breakfast enchiladas at El Real were a thing of beauty for a hangover cure.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, texasdago said:

I hadn't been to El Real in quite some time but I liked the place/vibe and I really enjoyed their pozole.

I thought they had excellent cheese enchiladas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, texasdago said:

I hadn't been to El Real in quite some time but I liked the place/vibe and I really enjoyed their pozole.

Go to Cuchara for pozole

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went to Bori tonight. Everything was great. No liquor yet but beer, wine and soju available. Really high quality meat. Banchan was all well done also. Great service.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

didn't go to reef.  saw on social media that someone wanted to rent the restaurant for Saturday night and they were moving all reservations to a communal table in the bar.  not my scene.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, pepper brooks said:

didn't go to reef.  saw on social media that someone wanted to rent the restaurant for Saturday night and they were moving all reservations to a communal table in the bar.  not my scene.  

That's a great way to build up some goodwill after the El Real closing.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, texasdago said:

That's a great way to build up some goodwill after the El Real closing.  

right.  They didn't mention it when they called to confirm my reservation either.  I wouldn't have known unless my wife saw it on social media.  Ended up having to take the wife and kid to the galleria and ate at 5115.  that place is damn solid for a department store restaurant.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What's this boards opinion on Nancy's Hustle.  Wife's birthday coming up and need to find a good spot - also would like to try a spot we've never been to...although that can be risky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
What's this boards opinion on Nancy's Hustle.  Wife's birthday coming up and need to find a good spot - also would like to try a spot we've never been to...although that can be risky.

It’s very good. Only complaint is that it took too long to get a cocktail.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nancy's Hustle has been solid the times I've been.

Get the Nancy Cakes....I could eat like 20 of them if I tried.

I haven't tried it, but supposedly the burger is great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hit up 60 Vines last night in Rice Village.  they have 60 wines on their tap wall, as well as other bottles.  it was nice to see a meat and cheese board that had interesting offering such as lavender goat cheese, and in house made ricotta that didn't cost a freaking fortune.  Kid had the pizza and loved it.  Wife had the chicken Caesar which was definitely a dinner sized portion.  I had the rainbow trout with broccoli and avocado slaw and damn it was fantastic.  Service was prompt and attentive.  The wine I ordered had some pretty large sediment chunks floating in it.  I pointed this out and they quickly brought me a replacement, and then proceeded to comp my wine as well as my wife's.  I most certainly didn't expect nor want them to do that, but it was a nice gesture on their part.  100% will go back.  

Edited by pepper brooks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...