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May 15, 2014 06:21 AM

Celebration dinner

We're looking for a restaurant to celebrate our son's graduation from Rice. Our son has certainly enjoyed the food scene in Houston, finding lots of good Vietnamese, Chinese and Indian food. We'd like to go some place special to celebrate, some place a college student couldn't afford. Open to any type of food.

Also, any new (or old) restaurants that we must experience before leaving Houston? We love El Tiempo, Hugo's and have enjoyed the hole-in-the-wall places our son has taken us to. Any good BBQ? We really enjoy Goode & Co but it doesn't get much love here.

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  1. There are a lot of great options for a celebratory dinner -- (my son graduated from Rice in 2011) -- Reef, Haven, Vinoteca Poscol, Americas, Backstreet Cafe to name a handful.

    If you haven't been to Goode Company Taqueria for breakfast, I'd recommend that before you leave.

    Congratulations and enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend!

    1. If you like sushi, Kata Robata is great. For Indian, Indika is a good celebratory place. Caracol has also been earning rave reviews and could be a great option.

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      1. re: mjust

        I meant to mention Caracol is also from Hugo Ortega, the chef at Hugo's.

        1. re: mjust

          And Backstreet Cafe, mentioned above.

      2. I like Brennan's for celebrations. It's a decades old family tradition, and they make a splash for the honored guest.

        1. I haven't been, but how about DaMarco?