Wortham Theater

One of Houston's primary performing arts center in downtown.

Downtown Aquarium

A must see family-friendly restaurant and aquarium.

Healthy Meals on Wheels

The Green Seed Vegan offers healthy dishes and drinks at various locations around the city.

Children's Museum

The museum is a place where kids come to have fun and leave smarter. It is also one of the top Houston attractions

Things to Do In Houston

Antique Shopping visiting botanical gardens and the weather museum are fun activities for couples.

Houston Restaurant: Barbecue Tour

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If you want to be a part of the latest Houston Restaurant Barbecue Tour, you better get a spot early. There are still a few places left on the bus to join one of Houston's favorite food writers on June 19, 2010 to get a taste of four distinct styles of Texas barbecue: African-American, Mexican barbacoa, German meat market, and open pit barbecue.

The four to five hour tour will excite and delight guest as they get samples of bar-b-que done right, in these four Texas styles.

Houston Food Tour Highlights

Some of the bright points of the Houston food tour will be some unforgettable experiences in which guest will have the once in a lifetime privileged to :

  • Learn from the experts the culinary differences of the styles of barbecue
  • See the huge barbecue pits in restaurants
  • Meet the real kings of smoked meat, the pit bosses

An air of mystery surrounds the names of the restaurants that will be visited. They're are being guarded with the secrecy of a covert CIA mission, until a few minutes before the tour.

Houston Food Tour Info

  • When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2010
  • Place: Visitors Center, City Hall, 901 Bagby Street
  • Parking: Theater District Garage on Rusk between Smith and Bagby
  • Seats Available: 22
  • Cost: $80.00. Check or Credit Card.
  • Reservations: Please call Sandra Lord at (713) 222-9255 for details.

This delectable Houston restaurant bar-b-que tour will be led by award winning restaurant reviewer Rob Walsh, who will have a few autographed copies of his cookbooks on hand for purchase, including "Legends of Texas Barbecue Cookbook".

Mr. Walsh is best known in Houston for his work as a food writer for the Houston Press from 2000-2010. He regularly conducts sold out food tours in Houston and other parts of the country when he's not busy working on his new book, blog, or speaking to food lovers.

Romantic Dinning In Houston

There are plenty of exciting places that are preferred by couples, dinning in Houston, Tx. Most don't require that the person with you be your spouse, so if you have a significant other, a bunch of close friends from your Midtown Houston apartment complex, you can bring them, her or him along too.

We didn't limit our selection criteria to traditional dining rooms or generic menu items. We went on the hunt and discovered intimate, distinctive and different places where a majority of the patrons are lovers and couples. ,

List of Places for Intimate Dining

dinner cruise in houston

Dinner cruise

Star gazing
Balloon flight
Wine & Cheese Tours

We'll start with the two-hour dinner cruise on Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. A chance to dine on the water, bathed in moonlight is a romantic dining experience available on yachts in the Houston area.
The cruise onboard the huge yacht, will lift your spirit, senses and sensuality as you enjoy a few perks.and special views of :

sunsets on the water.
cruise by the Kemah Boardwalk
romantic dinner

The current schedule shows that the romantic dinner cruise last from 5:pm to 7:pm. You need to plan ahead and get there early unless you want to be left ashore when the yacht pulls away.

Here's some of the other romantic places to dine in Houston on our list. These places and their incredibly tasty food will be featured later issues.

Mystery diner cruise on a yachts
Breakfast cruise In Houston
Dinner cruise
Moonlight boat ride on Armand bayou

They feature romantic atmospheres, foster stimulating conversation and create a peaceful, enjoyable evening away from home that many couples in Houston long for.

All of these exciting jaunts require reservations and payments in advance. They are often sold out, so check with the individual websites to make sure seats are available and don't just show up on the day of the cruise thinking you'll be allowed onboard.

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Dinning In Midtown Houston

catering Truck

The next time you're dinning in Midtown Houston, take notice that there does not seem to be any taco trucks in the area. Just about everywhere you go in this city you see them. In parking lots, on the side of the road and on pads sites at gas stations. These purveyors of quick and fast food, are seldom seen in this part of Houston.

I don't generally eat at a lot of them, but there are one or two that I patronize when I'm looking for some good Tex-Mex. They have been around for a few years and occasionally I'll visit them, when I am close by their location.

Mexican Food

The last couple of times I visited one of them to get Mexican Food, I noticed they have changed the size of their tortillas. The were about 8 to 10 inches in diameter, now they use a smaller one that seems to be about 5 inches.

The tortas and burritos don't seem to have been affected yet, but I'm sure they will be changing these menu staples too. These small eateries were once a sure bet, as a place where you could get a pretty good value for your buck. Now, cut backs have seem to have drizzled down to them.

We still have some grrrreat choices for Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food in and around Midtown Houston.

scene in front of taco a go go in Midtown Houston

Mexican Food In Midtown Houston

Taco A Go Go
Main Street near the HCC Metrorail stop

Cyclone Anaya Midtown

309 Gray Street

Ruby Tequila's Mexican Kitchen

2616 Louisiana Street @ McGowen near Chase Bank


1600 Westheimer in the heart of Montrose

La Mexicana Restaurant


El Patio Mexican Restaurant Midtown

Near Spec Liquors in Midtown

Maybe the reason Mexican food in Midtown Houston does not include mobile food trucks is they know that we love our tacos big and full of pastor, fajita and pollos.

They know little dinky tortillas are not welcome in this part of town. We're not going for it. When we have places to eat in Houston that offer heaping plates full of delicious Mexican food to dine on in Midtown.

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Midtown Houston Restaurants

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Several Midtown Houston Restaurants were visited by the City of Houston's health department inspectors in April. They were out and about doing their regular inspections alongwith a few unannounced visits. Thank God, the city's inspectors weren't able to find any life threatening violations in the local eateries.
Just the usual stuff, hair nets, food handling and poor lighting violations. Here some of the places mentioned in the April food establishment report.

New $.99 Cents Barbecue Sandwich

I'm sure the mini-chopped barbecue beef sandwiches are usually pretty good. I won't embarrass the eatery by naming them, but I will add they have a nifty looking little sandwich for under a buck.

I had an unbelievable experience when I stopped in the Midtown Houston's barbecue restaurant selling these delightful treats. What was unbelievable, was the way the management acted. It ended up tainting my tastebuds.

What really got me perturbed about the place was how the guy who was managing that day, openly lorded over the waitstaff.

The poor young lady who was trying to finish her shift and go home, was chastised by her boss rather loudly. His tone and remark "I didn't get money", sounded more like a pimp than a manager. He was all over the poor waitress like white on rice about the money for two orders, a couple of guys had made and were sitting in the corner checking out the NCAA playoffs.

She explained that she hadn't collected the money. Obviously, the Midtown Houston Restaurant doesn't have a pay when you order policy posted. If they do, he should have simply reminded her that no orders are prepared until he receives the money.

Let me get off the soap box, and mention they've always had some pretty good barbecue in the past, but the terrible decorum spoiled a good meal for me.