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Celebration dinner

angelhair May 15, 2014 06:21 AM

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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    blackeyedsusan RE: angelhair May 15, 2014 04:09 PM

    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!

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      mjust RE: angelhair May 16, 2014 01:40 PM

      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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        mjust RE: mjust May 17, 2014 06:26 AM

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

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          Leslie RE: mjust May 17, 2014 10:43 AM

          And Backstreet Cafe, mentioned above.

      2. Lambowner RE: angelhair May 17, 2014 06:51 AM

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

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          James Cristinian RE: angelhair May 17, 2014 10:55 AM

          I haven't been, but how about DaMarco?

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