Roller Derby hits Houston... And We Are Hungry!
Hey! So my Roller Derby team is making the trek from pa to Houston this weekend. We are staying at the Hilton at the convention center.
They dont even have a lame breakfast for guests!
So where can 20 hungry, somewhat healthy, poor derby girls & refs eat??
What are the local spots that won't break us?
Are there any farmers markets??
Awesome!!!!!! I just mentioned to my GF at Houston's Art Car Parade last w/e (and seeing the babes on skates) that I'd like to see a roller derby match... Where are you ladies skating??? Kicks, by chance on Durham?
As for breakfast,, assuming you have rides,,, check out one of my favorites,, Empire Cafe on Westheimer.. Its a funky do hangout for locals,, great omlets and breakfast fare at a reasonalbe price... You can sit outside on the patio on what will be a hot and sunny Houston w/e,, in the shade..
If,, if you want to splurge,, $20+ or so bucks each for one hell of breakfast,, that'll give you an authentic taste of Mexico, including a live Mariachi vibe,, check out Hugo's, also on Westheimer St. This Sunday buffet at the best Mexican restaurant in town (IMHO) offers up an experience not soon forgotten! Enjoy!
Baba Yega also does a great bfast buffet for pretty cheap. It's off Westheimer near Montrose, just behind Katz's. Lankford Market does a great bfast hash. It's in midtown, near Tuam & Brazos. There is a farmers market on Saturday morning behind t'Affia restaurant on Main near Alabama. I know Discovery Green (just outside Hilton of the Americas) has a farmers market on Thursday for sure, and I think Saturday too. They have a website you can search for if you want.
Baba Yega Restaurant
2607 Grant St, Houston, TX 77006
For our money, no discussion about cheap eats in Houston is complete without mention of Chacho's. For under ten bucks, you can get as full as a tick about to pop. And, open 24 hours, this super-casual Mexican restaurant is also a lot of fun. True that the food ain't gonna make Diana Kennedy weep with envy, but nachos and Margaritas on the patio après theater or a concert or roller derby is a nice and affordable treat.
I think that there are several locations around town, but we lived close to the one on Westheimer, so that's where we went.
6006 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Isn't it crazy, the more you pay for a hotel room, the less chance you'll get a bagel or apple on the house in the morning. Same with wifi. Crazy. Did you say healthy? Hmmm. That's a hard one. Chicken and waffles at the Breakfast Klub. Proably not. There's a local chain called Le Peep that has healthy breakfasts, several locations.
3711 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002