Houston Journals

houston has more than you think!

A travel journal to Houston by shoppingbebe

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houston has more than you think!

Overview

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Incredible food of every variety, beaches, NASA, museums and shopping!

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

absolutely only cars. this is one of the most spread out cities in the nation! points within the city are easily an hour apart. can't survive without wheels! (and STRONG AIR CONDITIONING!)

Americas

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this is a south american restaurant right in the middle of the best part of town. crazy, show-stopping decor and creative food- great plantains! come here to experiment in style. i used to work a couple of blocks away down Post Oak and we used to always hit this place when we wanted to celebrate

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

Americas
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, Texas 77056
+1 713 961 1492

County Line Barbeque

Restaurant | "County Line"

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casual joint north of town serving some of the best texas barbeque around! very secluded and relaxed, a great weekend afternoon option. plan on rolling, not walking, out of here!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

County Line Barbeque
13850 Cutten Road
Houston, Texas 77069
+1 281 537 2454

La Strada Restaurant

Restaurant | "La Strada"

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this is a lovely place- sunny and filled with flowers and light, great italian food and out-of-this-world peach bellinis. also in a great neighborhood for going out before or after dinner.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

La Strada Restaurant
322 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77006
(713) 523-1014

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Houston

Restaurant | "carrabba's"

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these great italians are all over the city, and are a great chain for reliable and hearty italian food- they have incredible pastas for a great price. pasta carrabba is always a classic! these can get pretty crowded, especially on weekend nites, so expect a wait (with a beeper for when your table is available!) you'll always take some food home with you; the portions are enormous and the food quite rich. a big local favorite!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Houston
3115 Kirby Drive
Houston, Texas 77098
(713) 522-3131

Empress of China

Restaurant

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empress is french-insipred pacific rim cooking, some of the best asian food to be had in houston. a very dim and elegant setting with wonderful service. more of a "special-occasion" place- very serene and quiet, not at all a loud or rowdy place.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

Empress of China
5419 FM 1960 West
Houston, Texas 77069
+1 281 583 8021

Houston Zoo

Attraction | "The Houston Zoo"

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this is a truly great zoo- tons of things to do and see. just make sure you keep the heat factor in mind- an outdoor activity in the afternoon can be really uncomfortable due to the heat and humidity.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 22, 2001

Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77030
(713) 533-6500