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Going back to Houston -- advise requested

Disneyfreak Jun 26, 2013 11:41 AM

Last year I went to Houston for the first time ever. I had dinner at Underbelly, Reef, Feast and Hawthorne. All were good. I was sorry to hear that Feast and Hawthorne closed.

Now I'm coming back! I will be staying at the Springhill Suites - Medical Center on Old Spanish Trail. I Ill not have a car, but they have a shuttle that will take you a 3 mile radius. I'm on a limited budget of $60 a day for food -- but I spend that mostly on dinner.

I have been making a list of dinner choices -- which is far too long for the 4 nights I will have in town. Right now my list includes:
Eleven XI
Vinoteca Poscol 4.7 miles – Sunday roast suckling pig
Kata Robata (I can use bus 18)
Provisions (I can use bus 18)
Benjy’s (Rice Village) -- hotel transport can take me
Reef 2600 Travis @ McGowen
Hugo’s (Mexican)
Cloud 10 Creamery – 3 miles away for dessert
Mi Luna (tapas and happy hour) *
Beaucoup Bar and Grill (2 miles) crawfish bread
Batenga – Sunday supper suckling pig - take light rail
Brennan’s 777 happy hour
Sparrow Bar
Del Frisco – steak special
Line and Lariat – too far unless I take the light rail

At the top of the list right now are Provisions, Kata Robata and Benjy's. What do you think? What should I add as my 4th choice?

Thanks for the help!

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    mjust RE: Disneyfreak Jun 26, 2013 01:07 PM

    My top picks on the list would be Vinoteca Poscol, Kata Robata, Provisions, Uchi, Hugo's, and Brennan's. I personally do not love Benjy's--have been there several times and it is fine, but not destination-worthy, in my opinion, although maybe someone else has had a better experience than I have.

    1. Lambowner RE: Disneyfreak Jun 26, 2013 01:37 PM

      Wow, you are quite the researcher! I've been wanting to try Brennan's 777 happy hour since I read of it. I don't know what I would add, since I haven't been to any of these places (how did that happen?), but I've heard mouth watering things about Batenga in general.

      1. arashall RE: Disneyfreak Jun 26, 2013 01:47 PM

        I'm just jealous of the itinerary! Enjoy, and please give us a report back.

        1. Disneyfreak RE: Disneyfreak Jul 6, 2013 03:51 PM

          Thanks for the advice. I changed my plans slightly. As of now I am eating at Provisions, Kata Robata, Batenga and Vinoteca Poscol. I am hoping that Vinoteca Poscol won't be a problem -- since they don't take reservations for parties smaller than 6 and I will be dining solo. I am planning on going there on Sunday night -- and it will probably be on the early side.

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            Texasproud RE: Disneyfreak Aug 30, 2013 09:17 PM

            How were your meals?

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