Archive for the ‘Restaurants’ Category

Not long ago, I made a stop at Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant. The food is served buffet style and the atmosphere is casual. The location is right on sight of a Hare Krishna temple which you can visit and learn about ways that may be different from your own. My experience was excellent! From the food and it’s health properties, to touring and learning about Hare Krishna’s. My favorite hands down was the Mint Ginger Lemonade! Oh, my! It is excellent! Here are a few photos and a link to the restaurant. http://govindashou.com/#menu

I have had so much BBQ in my life that I can hands down say the Pecan Lodge has a perfect balance of smoke, sauce, and tenderness to the meat. The service is excellent even when crowds wrap around the exterior. One unique thing is fried chicken on the platter instead of BBQ chicken. I have never had that at any BBQ establishment, and I must say the fried chicken is superbly crispy, seasoned, and juicy. For more on the Pecan Lodge check out their website http://www.pecanlodge.com/ This is one stop you need to make while in Dallas, Texas.

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This historic route 66 eatery is everything you expect and then some. Home of the free 72oz steak. It is legendary! http://bigtexan.com/ Enjoy!

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When I lived in Huntsville, Texas, I would make it a point to stop by New Zion Missionary Baptist Church for BBQ.  Even today, I make the 70 mile trek from Houston. The workers, filled with the spirit of the Lord, are always helpful and friendly.  The plates are served up with generous portions and the meat is always tender. You will not find a website, nor a menu online, because the place is small, but the BBQ is SUPER and the staff is OUTSTANDING! Then again if you’re looking for a modern, upscale feel, and urban vibe, you might hate it. This place if for spirited people with a down home love for BBQ.

The hours- Open Thur-Sat 11 am-6 pm

Location- 2601 Montgomery Rd, Huntsville, Texas 77341

Phone number- 936-294-0884.

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church which I call, “The Home Of The Immaculate BBQ.”

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Houston has a restaurant that can make your feel as if your right home in Southern Louisiana Cajun Country. This restaurant is known as Ragin Cajun. Ragin Cajun serves some of the best po-boys, red beans and rice, boudin balls, gumbo, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish, shrimp, blue crabs, and oysters on the half-shell around. The accordion’s sing out of the speakers as Cajun music is played.  The tables inside are linked together, so you get a community feel, and often find yourself talking to complete strangers. Unless your related to the Scrooge, your tongue should dance to the flavors of Ragin Cajun. For more information visit http://www.ragin-cajun.com/

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Raw Oysters On The Half-Shell

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Boiled Crawfish

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Red Beans and Rice

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Fried Shrimp Po-Boy

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When it comes to Jewish food or N.Y. Style Deli, the only place in Houston I recommend is Kenny and Ziggy’s. You have two options, come really hungry, or take home left-overs for another day. The portions are huge and bursting with flavor! My personal favorites are Lox and Bagels, Corned Beef Hash, Cabbage Rolls, Chicken Matzo Soup, on any of the lovely sandwiches, especially the triple decker pictured below. If you still have room to eat after a great meal, you can try the foot long, about four inch wide, chocolate eclair. Let’s not forget the ten inch tall apple pie either. The deserts are magnificent. For more information check out their website at http://www.kennyandziggys.com/

Corned Beef Hash

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Triple Decker Sandwich with Corned Beef, Pastrami, and Turkey

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Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

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Stuffed Cabbage

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When I am having one of those days were I feel grain, nuts, fruits, yogurt, and salad are not going to fulfill my hunger, I head over to THIS IS IT SOUL FOOD restaurant.

THIS IS IT cooks a variety of dishes that will fill a stomach to satisfaction, and make a heart feel as warm as when momma says,”I love you.”

My favorite combination is oxtails, candied yams, cabbage, and bread pudding for desert. I can never go wrong. You will never go wrong either, if you enjoy the flavors of Houston’s THIS IS IT. For more information, a menu, or history, visit http://www.houstonthisisit.com/

Oxtails

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Candied Yams

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Cabbage

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New Orleans Style Bread Pudding

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Niko Niko’s is the best Greek restaurant in Houston in my opinion. My favorite location is located in downtown Houston’s Historic Market Square. This location has a dog park, outdoor dining area, and a cool park for relaxing. There are movie nights, bike meets, music nights, and FANTASTIC Greek food! My favorite dish hands down is the Gyro. If you travel to Houston,Texas stop by Niko Nikos. I promise you will say,”Opa!” For more information check out http://www.nikonikos.com/

Niko Nikos Market Square

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Outdoor Dining Area

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Park area

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