28 March 2008

My week in review - Houston Part 1


Well last week in review…

Did you know that there isn’t any zoning in Houston? Really none – well not as far as I could see. The yarn stores were in the middle of neighborhoods (that is a different entry) – the PetSmart was at the end of the street in a very nice neighborhood. And yes, there is a Starbuck’s on almost every corner! Insane I tell you!!! Absolutely insane! And so unorganized. The true definition of suburban squall (what’s the phrase?)

So here is Max waiting for the planes:




No pics of the babe on the plane – I was too busy trying to keep him from running down the aisles.
He loved it! And on the way back he slept the whole way – as he should have since it was a 6am flight.

So my restaurant reviews:
First off, every single restaurant we went to, say for one, was fantastic. The food was great and the service was amazing! Almost too nice. Maybe a bit cult-ish. In New Jersey, you get rude service with a smile – and they mean that smile. In the DC area, you just get rude service – unless you have a true Northerner or a true Southerner. Then they know who they are and how to deal with the situation.

The first restaurant we went to was a TEX MEX place called CAFÉ ADOBE – oh-my-goodness! It was fantastic!!! I was boring and had my usual – Chicken Enchiladas with the “delicious” tomatillo sauce. It was not boring at all. I almost licked my plate clean. Seriously. Almost. Oh and the frozen Margarita!!!!! Tasty! I needed it too – and the service was great. They kept the chips basket full – we actually needed the two different kinds of salsa refilled several times….and yes the four of us were total and utter piggies eating all that fab food. Checked the drinks and made sure that we were very happy all night long. No room for dessert – though we thought about it since everything looked so good.

#2:

Yatra Brasserie – Indian food to die for. And again, the service was amazing! For an appetizer, I had Keema Empanadas (had to get it - a little lamb empanada) and then I had this amazing Lamb dish, Saag Gosht. Fritz had a shrimp and scallop dish. Our friends had the Chicken Tikka Masala and something else - with lentils. And that was all goooooood. Our one friend has a limited diet – gluten free – so Indian was perfect for her. Instead of Nan, they served these chips/bread made from sundried lentils – again delicious. Everything had the right amount of spice and heat. The kind that burns but still lets you taste everything you are eating. Oh it was good.


I am getting hungry just thinking about all these restaurants. Should have eaten a better dinner. Fritz should not have left me to fend for myself.

Okay say that is part one.
I wish I had thought to take pictures of all the yummy food and everywhere we went.
But there was work involved and there was a baby involved. He made it a bit difficult J
I say that with love.
Really I do.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

mmmmmm. Good Mex, good Indian. Love it. Sounds delightful, M! Those lentil bread/chips are called papadum and they're delightful---especially dipped a bit in Tamarind sauce.

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