[HOU] Your favorite place for quail is . . .
- danhole Jun 4, 2008 08:07 AM
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?
Oooh, the quail at Mark's was to die for! And they paired with delicious foie gras and it all basically melted in your mouth.
T'afia's quail is also fantastic, though the presentation isn't nearly on the level as Mark's. . .then again, the prices aren't nearly as high either!
Allison Cook had a review of Patrenella's that was sort of so-so, but in it there was a photo of this pan cooked quail that looked so good. Has anyone had this? It is not mentioned on the website, but the menu on the site is not correct, as jenny (neverfull) has told me. Sure wish the would fix that!