[HOU] Your favorite place for quail is . . .
About 7 or so year ago my girlfriend took me to Guadalajara Hacienda off Katy Fwy for a bday dinner, and I had a mixed grill plate that included quail. Since then I have tried quail at many places,k and am always looking for new places to try it. It can be a real PITA to eat, but it is so good. So here are the places I've tried:
Guadalajara - good
El Tiempo on Washington - excellent
El Real off 1960 - excellent
Beaver's - stuffed with cream cheese and mushy mess, can't really taste quail
Tony's on Ella - very good
Texas Land and cattle off 249 - excellent
Pappasito's off 290 - dry and disappointing
There could be more but that is all I remember right now.
Places I want to try:
Goode Co. Taqueria
Rainbow Lodge (during the summer they have take out so you can pre-order some for a reasonable price and take it home along with some sides. Going to do that this year!)
Any other recommendations?
danhole, thank you for starting a new separate thread on quail. this discussion is a continuation from the discussion on this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/473434
to recap, i recommend the maple glazed quail at vic & anthony's. IMHO best quail in houston, it's seriously good eats. quail & fois gras app at mark's is wonderful too.
heritoth recommended the quail at t'afia, which i tried on the tasting menu. the quail itself was pretty good but oddly paired with a sauce. he did not recommend the quail at teala's.
teotihuacan has good grilled items and i bet the quail is good too. it's on airline almost right where it hits n.main in a pink building. it's around the corner from spanish flower. drag your DH there for beef fajitas!
My wife and I had the tasting menu at T'afia, and had the duet of quail and beef. I thought it was fantastic. However, that was my first quail. It was like the best chicken I'd ever had, only slightly different. I really liked the dish, as well, not just the quail. Reading this thread has me wanting to go to Spanish Flowers, though.
Be warned that the only quail I saw on the Spanish Flowers menu was in a mixed grill platter, and the one for 2 people only had one quail! I would recommend you go to El Tiempo and get the Fajitas y Cordornizes. I believe you get 2 quail along with the beef fajiata. We are going to try Teotihuacan next, hopefully soon!
a quick search for quail on B4-u-eat, brings up the following restos:
bistro le cep
taste of texas
cafe le jadeite
original ninfa's on navigation
hunter's lair (in katy) - it's a wine and sports bar, check out the menu. they have wild boar, alligator, antelope, bison, elk, venison on the menu: http://www.hunterslairkaty.com/menu.html
has anyone tried the quail at any of the above places? has anyone been to or heard anything about hunter's lair in katy?