29 January 2012

# Food # Houston Chronicles

Houston Chronicles - Tex in the City

And then there are weekends like these , spent in the company of good friends and great food .. 
but that's precisely what you should be doing if you ever find yourself in Houston .. 

I remember the first time I visited here , this ad for a restaurant ( don't remember which one ) caught my fancy..it read  ' You got yourself to Houston , now get yourself to a great restaurant..' 
Up until then all I knew about this city was that it was in Texas and that it was the fourth largest city in the States , and then a day here and I knew I was in foodie paradise ..
and then a week here and I realised I was no gourmand , I was a glutton  !!!

This second visit is no different ..except there's even more food and gluttonous behaviour all round and the single redeeming , albeit slightly sadistic factor being that I'm not alone ;)
and also that my weight gain is your knowledge gain - a small price to pay , is it not ..

So here are my favorites so far ..

1. Indika - Unusual , creative and distinctly flavorful would be the best words to describe this award winning Indian restaurant which has been creating quite the wave for a little over a decade now .. and all the hype that surrounds it - totally deserving.. It's a little extravagant on your pocket if you consider that even the Sunday brunch is priced at $25 per person but then dining here is more than just about the food , its an experience , one that you're quite likely to remember for years !

2. Anvil Bar and Refuge - Creativity seems to be the buzz word here too , whether it be the decor , the drinks , the food .. but what took this bar to a whole different level for me was their use of local and house made ingredients ..I mean the cult favorite on the menu Pimms Cup was undoubtedly the most refreshing and original cocktail I've had in a long time.. The only downer was the service , a tad bit too slow ..

3. Bombay Pizza Co. - I drool even as write about this but Bombay pizza was an amazing find , and oddly even though it was pizza with an Indian twist that led me there ( I tried Mitul's masala and Bombay ranch ) but it was the Chicken kathi roll that was a slice of heaven and utterly delectable .. I mean the pizza was good , so were the desserts but the roll was my favorite ..

As much as I love food , I'm glad Houston happens once in a while cause there are way too many amazing places and way too little time - Thank GOD !
But still I'm curious and I'd love to know if you know a place I must try ? 
and whats your favorit'est' cuisine ?

Restaurant photos courtesy - Indika 29-95 , Anvil -My life in cocktails , Bombay Pizza - Bombay Pizza co.


  1. Honey let's not talk about food when I am hungry and all I have available it's a cheese sandwich! My husband has been wanting to try Benihana but I don't know me and shrimp and raw don't mix!!! I'd like my meat well done ;) carne asada tacos yay!

    Thanks for your lovely comments xoxo

  2. Haha .. I know how that can be ..but then how boring it would be if there was nothing to fight about ;)

  3. Priya, I've never eaten out in Houston but your choices sound fantastic! I would definitely want to try out the place with the the local and house made ingredients. I love creativity. What can I say? :)

  4. Do I see the beginnings of a food blog.. a completely different kind ov.. like travel and food?

  5. @ Bella ..You don't need any more words .. great minds think alike ;) :D

    @ Jassu ..I din't quite look at it that way but its a great idea ..if only I can be more consistent ..lets see ..

  6. My 100% support for you on that note.. I also extend my researching skills...if the need ever arises :)


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