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rrrich7 Oct 8, 2010 11:10 PM

This is weird, I'm a gay man and this is the 2nd time I've lived in Houston, but today I found myself driving through Montrose and wondering again, where to eat? I don't live in the area, so I don't really keep up, but darned if I couldn't think of anyplace except Niko Niko and Baba Yega. Oh and Barnaby's.

Where do y'all go for lunch in Montrose?

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Baba Yega Restaurant
2607 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006

Niko Niko's
2520 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006

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  1. Lambowner RE: rrrich7 Oct 9, 2010 12:16 PM

    This article might interest you.

    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/...

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      rrrich7 RE: Lambowner Oct 9, 2010 01:55 PM

      Thanks, this is excellent. Was pleased to see the writer included Indika. I rarely go to an "expensive" meal (above my price point) but went there over a year ago and still fondly remember it.

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      Indika
      516 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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      superluckycat RE: rrrich7 Oct 11, 2010 11:04 AM

      eat falafel sandwich at Al's Quick Stop, Berryhill fish tacos, 3-6-9 is ok chinese, Liltle Bigs for sliders and fries, BBs Cajun for a poboy

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        Hitched_Gibson RE: superluckycat May 5, 2011 09:01 PM

        369 is ok Chinese? I think that depends on your viewpoint. Chinese overall? It may be ok. But for Americanized, it is A-mazing.

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          TexasAggieMama RE: superluckycat May 22, 2011 12:15 AM

          I second Berryhill fish tacos - they are amazing!

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          brucesw RE: rrrich7 Oct 17, 2010 07:28 AM

          Some more around the price point of your original list:

          One's a Meal on Westheimer
          La Mexicana on Fairview
          Harry's on Tuam
          Lankford Grocery on Dennis
          Acadian Bakers on Alabama
          La Guadalupana on Dunleavy

          I don't care for it but friends do - La Tapatia on Richmond.

          Plus you're not that far from Little Saigon and banh mi shops, etc.

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          La Mexicana Restaurant
          1018 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

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            rrrich7 RE: brucesw Oct 18, 2010 09:59 PM

            Nice work, Bruce. Where is Little Saigon?

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              grbroderick RE: rrrich7 Oct 19, 2010 02:22 PM

              "Little Saigon" is in Midtown, just east of Montrose. It is bordered by Smith, Elgin, Main and Gray streets. There's a good variety of places, from shops where you can get vietnamese sandwiches (Cali Sandwich, Les Givrals), to pho shops (Pho Nga, Pho Saigon) to all-around restaurants (Van Loc, Mai's (presently closed due to fire)).

              In answer to your original question, here's some of my favorite spots for lunch in Montrose and vicinity:

              La Fendee -- middle-eastern
              Pronto Cucina -- Italian, same owners as Vincent's and Nino's
              Thai Sticks -- thai (doh!), good variety of curries
              Yelapa Playa -- mexican, ceviches
              Bocado's -- mexican
              Ziggy's Healthy Grill -- health food

              Bon Appetit!

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              Ziggy's Healthy Grill
              2202 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098

              Bocados Restaurant & Bar
              1312 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

              Les Givral's
              801 Congress St Ste 101, Houston, TX 77002

              Nga Restaurant
              2929 Milam St Ste C, Houston, TX 77006

              Pho Saigon
              7400 W Tidwell Rd Ste A, Houston, TX 77040

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                brucesw RE: grbroderick Oct 19, 2010 06:39 PM

                That's the area I was thinking of; look for the street signs in both English and VIetnamese.

                In looking it up online, though, to get the boundaries, I came across the fact that a portion of New Chinatown on the far west side is apparently called Little Saigon. I wasn't aware of that.

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                  grbroderick RE: brucesw Oct 20, 2010 08:54 AM

                  Bellaire inside of Beltway 8 is "Chinatown", Bellaire outside of Beltway 8 is "Little Saigon", as far as I'm aware.

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              rrrich7 RE: brucesw Oct 24, 2010 05:37 PM

              Katz Deli on Westheimer was suprisingly good the other day. I had the Cobb Salad which had nice chicken, bacon, blue cheese - so many places scrimp on this stuff, or the bacon is greasy, for example. Service was friendly.

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              Katz's Deli & Bar
              616 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

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