April marks my two-year anniversary at Integrate, and also living here in Houston. I’ve discovered many amazing things about the Bayou city since moving here from Austin: the great museums and parks, a fun nightlife, lots of great live music, and most importantly: the food. Coming from the Capitol City where I thought the variety of local restaurants couldn’t get any better (I mean, who doesn’t love a Trudy’s Mexican martini or a greasy Don Juan?) I was shocked to find out just how much Houston has to offer a foodie like me. As I’ve eaten my way around town, I’ve put together a few of my very favorite stops that you might want to add to your list:
Uchi: Uchi Houston hasn’t been open that long, but there’s always a crowd at this amazing sushi and Japanese food eatery. Duck in a jar and champagne cocktails with blueberries. Need I say more?
Coppa: This place has the perfect atmosphere for a date night or a fun girls’ night out. Amazing pizzas, pastas, salads, and wine selection make this Washington spot one of my very favorite places to dine. Try the crispy prosciutto pizza!
Underbelly: Delicious farm-to-table selections and a vast assortment of local beers is why Underbelly is one of my favorites. Plus, chef Chris Shepherd might just come sit down at your table to chat with you about what you ordered. Try the Wagyu tenderloin or the pork belly if you’re in the mood to beef up your dinner.
Goode Company: Yes, Goode Company is one of our beloved clients, but I’ve enjoyed dining at this local BBQ, Seafood, and Taqueria restaurant group for years. Everyone knows about their famous pecan pie, but try the burgers at the Taqueria or the fried chicken at The Armadillo Palace.
Baby Barnaby’s: You can find me at this hole-in-the-wall Montrose favorite almost every morning on the weekends enjoying a cup of coffee and a giant waffle with my friends or fiancé. Come say hi if you spot me!
Houston has so much to offer, so why not get out and try something new this week? Email me if you’d like my full list of favorites and the best places to try! Happy eating!