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Nov 23, 2013 08:07 AM


We are trying to go to a new restaurant every Saturday Night. Tonight we are thinking Pearland. Any suggestions? No Chain restaurants.

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  1. Santa Barbara Italian on Broadway/518. Small, quaint, very good. Bring your own wine.

    1. Definitely try King's Biergarten, great food in a fun setting. Then there's the obvious Killen's.

      1. Thanh Phuong gets some rave reviews ... I recall a mention of venison carpaccio.

        1. Definitely not a recommendation for a main dish, but we head over to Pena's in Pearland nearly every week. They have the knock-off cronut but we enjoy their donuts best.


          1. Sorry but I'd steer clear of King's Biergarten - way overrated and a bit too bizarre...just sayin'.

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            1. re: specktaker

              Well I loved the dish I ordered, and wish I lived closer, so there's room for disagreement there. You stick to Chili's! :)


              1. re: Lambowner

                Now, now Lambsy, there's room here for disagreement. What are we, Congress?

                And nobody said anything about Chili's.

                What do you mean by "bizarre", Spectaker? I'm really curious. I've never been but my brother and i have discussed taking a roadtrip down there just to check it out. (And frankly, "bizarre" sounds like selling point!)

              2. re: specktaker

                I enjoyed a meal there back in May. As I recall, Alison Cooke gave it a rave review and it didn't rate that as far as I was concerned but then I've never found German food all that interesting. I wouldn't mind going again but it's not high on my list of priorities.

                I'd have to say they've made very, uh, creative use of their real estate. I recall the interior (I passed thru and sat in the enclosed exterior dining area) was pretty kitschy, close to being over the top like Goode Co. BBQ.

                I had German Weisswurst, Hungarian Goulash, Austrian potato salad (the best part of the meal) and French bread! I thought some version of rye would have been more appropriate.


                1. re: brucesw

                  I had a schnitzel/sausage combo. And I loved that patio, we were there on a beautiful afternoon.

                  1. re: Lambowner

                    Since you asked...dirty tables, over crowded, cold food, too little parking. Of course if you need a car wash you're in good shape. The Optimator on tap was pretty good though.