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Last week commuting to Houston...

malarkey Apr 5, 2011 01:33 PM

I've been working 4 days a week in H-town since last September. So, this is my last week here, so I need to decide where to have a final dinner out. Should I go somewhere I've been & loved? Or, should I choose somewhere I haven't been that is beyond fabulous?

I'm leaning toward somewhere I haven't been... and this is where y'all come in.

I have eaten at, and loved in varying degrees:
Feast
Stella Sola
Haven
Catalan
Canopy/Shade
Brennan's
Hugo's
Backstreet

Mmmm not so much love for:
Reef
Ibiza
granted, I only tried each one once.

Now, I'd love to go to Bootsie's in Tomball, but I think that's out of the question since I don't have a car :-(

So.... if you were in my shoes, where would you dine?

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Stella Sola
1001 Studewood, Houston, TX 77008

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  1. DaTulip RE: malarkey Apr 5, 2011 02:40 PM

    My vote is to go with one you know & love. Only you know which of the above you'd kick yourself for not enjoying again if you had a less than stellar experience at a "new" place.

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      DoobieWah RE: DaTulip Apr 5, 2011 04:43 PM

      Very logical, Mr. Spock!

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      montroseguys23 RE: malarkey Apr 5, 2011 02:53 PM

      I'm not sure where you're from (which may play into decisions and what you are used to) but I would go with Brennan's or Hugo's mostly because these two are not easily found in other cities.

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        grbroderick RE: malarkey Apr 5, 2011 03:59 PM

        A few suggestions of places you haven't been:

        Kata Robata (sushi, japanese fusion)
        DaMarco (Italian)
        Mark's (American)
        RDG

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        Kata Robata
        3600 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098

        1. texasredtop RE: malarkey Apr 5, 2011 06:27 PM

          Shrimp and grits at Brennan's

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            malarkey RE: texasredtop Apr 5, 2011 07:54 PM

            bwah ha ha! Well it looks like I'm going to get to have several "last" suppers. Tonight I went to Shade, largely because I've been eating their food at the downtown farmer's market every wednesday and they turn out some fine grub. Tonight the appetizers tasted wonderful (truffled mac & cheese + shrimp & grits) but were lacking a bit in execution, but the entrees shined (scallops over risotto + mahi mahi with a white bean ragout. Coconut cream pie with a hazelnut shortbread crust for dessert. yesssss.

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