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Mar 20, 2011 06:36 PM

New here..

Has anyone heard of food crawls in Houston?

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  1. No, but since your new name is foodcrawl, I assume you are here to educate us.

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    1. re: Lambowner

      Not educate per se, but to get a group going in Houston

      1. re: foodcrawl

        which reminds me, isn't Houston's Restaurant Week(s) right around the corner?

    2. Yes - the Houston Chowhounds Yahoo group (unaffiliated with irrregularly organizes food crawls -- I seem to recall a taco truck crawl, a couple of coffee crawls.

      is their mailing list/discussion board and they also have a Facebook group. They also regularly organize monthly lunch or dinner outings to one restaurant or another - these outings are announced on their mailing list.

      1. Turns out ChowHounds isn't really active anymore, I tried joining the yahoo groups and never got confirmed.

        So what to do? Create one! Find me on facebook and twitter, we'll do the first crawl in April!

        Facebook: Houston Food Crawl
        Twitter: HTownFoodCrawl

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        1. re: foodcrawl

          Houston Chowhounds on Yahoo is still quite active. Your confirmation may take a little while right at the moment though, because Jenny Wang (@imneverfull on Twitter) is out of town in Taiwan due to the passing of her grandfather.

          1. re: foodcrawl

            p.s. you might try sending an email to

            1. re: grbroderick

              Yea, I've checked the twitter posts as well.

              I've already got a group going, but thanks for the info.

                1. re: DoobieWah

                  Hi Bob!

                  I just got this started a little over a week ago and interest is really growing quick!

                  I thought long and hard about the first crawl but it seems only natural to start out with the food that started the whole crawl phenomenon...and that of course is dumplings.

                  I see you're quite a regular here...Would you be interested?

                  @HTownFoodCrawl on Twitter

                  1. re: foodcrawl

                    I've been known to tuck into a dumpling or two.

                      1. re: foodcrawl

                        If it's a weekend, I can probably make it, too.

                        1. re: Jaymes

                          Super! The plan is to meet on Saturdays.

                          Check out the facebook and twitter and we'll have a date here real soon :)

                          @HTownFoodCrawl on Twitter

                          1. re: Jaymes

                            I'm with Jaymes, Any weekend is pretty much good for me.

                            Late morning/Early Lunch, (i.e. dim summish)?

                            Kinda short notice for this week, (unless the immediacy of your tweets renders such reservations nonsensical). I could do it either Sat or Sun, though church may be an impediment for some. For me personally, there's nothing so holy as a perfectly formed dumpling, but I'm not here to proselytize.

                            As for suggestions, I have a few but they have been noted elsewhere and are fairly much the standards: Ocean Palace, Golden Palace, Kim Son, Sinh Sinh, Tan Tan, Dumpling King...but I've been to all of those places.

                            Though I wouldn't mind any of those one bit, I'm most interested in something new.

                            C'mon guys, spill. Tell us about your favorite place.

                            Golden Palace Restaurant
                            8520 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

                            Dumpling King
                            6515 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057

                            Ocean Palace Restaurant
                            11215 Bellaire Blvd Ste D-01, Houston, TX 77072

                            Sinh Sinh Restaurant
                            9788 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

                            Kim Son Restaurant
                            10603 Bellaire Blvd Ste B200, Houston, TX 77072

                            Tan Tan Restaurant
                            8066 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063

                            1. re: DoobieWah

                              Of course, I wouldn't dream of scheduling a crawl at the last minute. My initial thought is for Saturday, April 16th for lunch.

                              I'm with ya there! My whole thought behind getting this up and running is for us to experience new places! And to have some fun while we're at it!

                              @HTownFoodCrawl on Twitter

                              1. re: foodcrawl

                                So you're saying that whole "be spontaneous" thing is way overblown then?

                                (Just kidding.)

                                I'll keep an eye out for updates and hopefully someone, (LOTS of someones) will post some suggestions.