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Millette's Guidebook

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Millette's Guidebook

Food scene
Best Thai. Family-owned.
Fu Lu Su Restaurant
2487 Cartwright Road
Best Thai. Family-owned.
Far best to any Caribbean in NYC
House of Manna
508 Murphy Road
Far best to any Caribbean in NYC
Very impressive Indian food. Take-out only.
Grand Indian Kitchen
6701 Highway 6
Very impressive Indian food. Take-out only.
Fusion
Japaneiro's
2168 Texas Dr
Fusion
Of the bahn mi sandwiches around town, this is one of my two favorites.
Don Cafe
609 Dulles Avenue
Of the bahn mi sandwiches around town, this is one of my two favorites.
Best Napoli-style pizza outside of NYC
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
16535 Southwest Freeway
Best Napoli-style pizza outside of NYC
All my dates have been impressed with the style & ambiance of this place.
Keepers
4654 TX-6
All my dates have been impressed with the style & ambiance of this place.
Local steak house staple.
Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
2115 Town Square Place
Local steak house staple.
Gotta try their beef rib and desserts!!! Long lines. Show up before opening hour or on bad weather days.
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Killen's Barbecue
3613 East Broadway Street
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Gotta try their beef rib and desserts!!! Long lines. Show up before opening hour or on bad weather days.
The goat chops are renown.
Aga's Restaurant & Catering
11842 Wilcrest Dr
The goat chops are renown.
Best French restaurant. Sommelier is especially talented.
Artisans
3201 Louisiana Street
Best French restaurant. Sommelier is especially talented.
Solidly delicious Mex. Buffet is amazing meat decadence.
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Hugo's
1600 Westheimer Road
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Solidly delicious Mex. Buffet is amazing meat decadence.
Most inventive and seductive sushi.
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Uchi
904 Westheimer Rd
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Most inventive and seductive sushi.
Best Persian. P.S. I’m not a fan of Kasra’s food.
Avesta Persian Grill
2691 Wilcrest Drive
Best Persian. P.S. I’m not a fan of Kasra’s food.
Favorite local Szechuan!
Cooking Girl
636 Highway 6
Favorite local Szechuan!
Owner of Cooking Girl. It’s very slightly more upscale Szechuan.
Pepper Twins
3915 Kirby Dr
Owner of Cooking Girl. It’s very slightly more upscale Szechuan.
Hole-in-wall-ish, but all your dream burgers are well-executed here.
M & M Burger
210 Wayside Drive
Hole-in-wall-ish, but all your dream burgers are well-executed here.
My fav for the Brazilian meat parade
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Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse
5865 Westheimer Road
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My fav for the Brazilian meat parade
Best tea of your life. Nose-y, overly friendly clientele. NOT bubble tea. My fav is the frozen matcha.
The Path of Tea
2340 W Alabama St
Best tea of your life. Nose-y, overly friendly clientele. NOT bubble tea. My fav is the frozen matcha.
Event in Spring.
Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff
6575 West Loop South
Event in Spring.
I lived in Hawaii. Nothing beats Seaside’s poke, to me.
SeaSide Poke
2118 Lamar St
I lived in Hawaii. Nothing beats Seaside’s poke, to me.
Horrible acoustics. Fantastic sushi experiences.
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Kata Robata
3600 Kirby Drive
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Horrible acoustics. Fantastic sushi experiences.
Crazy expensive, but palate wonderful.
Shun
2802 South Shepherd Drive
Crazy expensive, but palate wonderful.
Really good grass-fed beef burgers. Beef bacon too, because they keep halal. Gotta try a spicy sauce.
Fanoosh - Burgers & Bites
1226 Museum Square Drive
Really good grass-fed beef burgers. Beef bacon too, because they keep halal. Gotta try a spicy sauce.
Really good. Often crowded. Owned by older Japanese couple.
Mori Ichi
4502 Highway 6
Really good. Often crowded. Owned by older Japanese couple.
Heavy on the Tex for Tex-Mex. Very grilled and smoked meat-y.
El Tiempo Cantina
12710 Southwest Freeway
Heavy on the Tex for Tex-Mex. Very grilled and smoked meat-y.
Possibly best fajitas, but the servings are relatively tiny even though by weight.
Lupitas Mexican Restaurant
3121 Highway 6
Possibly best fajitas, but the servings are relatively tiny even though by weight.
I love this place! Everything great on the platters. Tea is amazing and a bit decadent to me.
Zara's Mediterranean Kitchen
415 Rayford Road
I love this place! Everything great on the platters. Tea is amazing and a bit decadent to me.
Neighborhood-y Tex-Mex.
Raizes Mexican Kitchen
345 Dulles Avenue
Neighborhood-y Tex-Mex.
A local fav. Solidly good meats, tortillas and sauces.
Lupe Tortilla
15801 Southwest Freeway
A local fav. Solidly good meats, tortillas and sauces.
Lupe Tortilla
9211 Highway 6
My fav are the brisket tacos. In fact, they’re my fav tacos of all, anywhere.
Torchy's Tacos
15810 Southwest Fwy
My fav are the brisket tacos. In fact, they’re my fav tacos of all, anywhere.
Perry and Sons Market & Grille
614 S Friendswood Dr
Activities
Closest Texas approximation to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I miss that park.
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Oyster Creek Park
4033 TX-6
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Closest Texas approximation to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I miss that park.
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Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Drive
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Farmers Market at Imperial
198 Kempner St
Good for a city park. Horrible parking. Daily anti-climatic bat experience.
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Buffalo Bayou Park
Allen Parkway
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Good for a city park. Horrible parking. Daily anti-climatic bat experience.
For the better quality, more rare movies.
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Landmark's River Oaks Theatre
2009 West Gray Street
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For the better quality, more rare movies.
Be prepared for the sight of practically naked male runners.
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Hermann Park
6001 Fannin Street
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Be prepared for the sight of practically naked male runners.
I studied w NYC’s Kaeshi Chai, eventually invited to join her troupe. Debbie will bring your skills to levels even beyond that.
Sirrom School of Belly Dance
9803 Stella Link Road
I studied w NYC’s Kaeshi Chai, eventually invited to join her troupe. Debbie will bring your skills to levels even beyond that.
Big recliners.
AMC Fountains 18
11225 Fountain Lake Drive
Big recliners.
Art
Often some of the most interesting art is here.
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Often some of the most interesting art is here.
Very good artist lectures here. Also, try the thick hot chocolate, a.k.a. hot chocolate. Great place to walk around inside and out.
Glassell School of Art
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Very good artist lectures here. Also, try the thick hot chocolate, a.k.a. hot chocolate. Great place to walk around inside and out.
Amazing exhibitions. South, East, West and Central Asian Art.
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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
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Amazing exhibitions. South, East, West and Central Asian Art.
Jerry's Artarama of Houston
2201 Taylor Street
Sightseeing
Well-respected in the international art scene. In the art world, CAM maps Houston!
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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Boulevard
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Well-respected in the international art scene. In the art world, CAM maps Houston!
Private art collection of Oil heirs. Free.
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Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
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Private art collection of Oil heirs. Free.
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Menil Park
1423 Branard Street
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VERY pricey
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Johnson Space Center
2101 East Nasa Parkway
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VERY pricey
Pretty good soul seeking/spiritual book selection, lectures , and just okay art.
C G Jung Educational Center
5200 Montrose Boulevard
Pretty good soul seeking/spiritual book selection, lectures , and just okay art.
Art Car was born in Houston. Yearly parade in Spring.
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Art Car Museum
140 Heights Boulevard
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Art Car was born in Houston. Yearly parade in Spring.
Quite a bit magical and mesmerizing. Plan to arrive just before sunset.
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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace
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Quite a bit magical and mesmerizing. Plan to arrive just before sunset.
Fascinating tour on its history, and play on interior space and sound. Tour guides are entertainingly sardonic.
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Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
105 Sabine St
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Fascinating tour on its history, and play on interior space and sound. Tour guides are entertainingly sardonic.
Generally old-money heirs and heiresses, local and international. Nouveau riche is rare.
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River Oaks
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Generally old-money heirs and heiresses, local and international. Nouveau riche is rare.
Everyone wonders, except Existentialists and admirers of Art Minimalism.
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Rothko Chapel
3900 Yupon Street
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Everyone wonders, except Existentialists and admirers of Art Minimalism.
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
1150 Brand Ln
Turkish Center
9301 West Bellfort Avenue
Shopping
Costco Wholesale
17520 Southwest Fwy
Best cook-at-home steak selection. Love the spice bins.
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Central Market
3815 Westheimer Road
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Best cook-at-home steak selection. Love the spice bins.
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Urban Harvest Farmers Market
2752 Richmond Avenue
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Magical place to even just walk through.
Buchanan's Native Plants
611 East 11th Street
Magical place to even just walk through.
Their kebabs and lamb merguez are my favorite.
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Phoenicia Specialty Foods
12141 Westheimer Road
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Their kebabs and lamb merguez are my favorite.
Basically a Japanese dollar store, except it often starts at $3.
Daiso
11151 Westheimer Road
Basically a Japanese dollar store, except it often starts at $3.
This is best place to grocery shop, whether or not you’re wary to give tax-avoidant Jeff Bezos more of your money via Whole Foods
Sprouts Farmers Market
13550 University Boulevard
This is best place to grocery shop, whether or not you’re wary to give tax-avoidant Jeff Bezos more of your money via Whole Foods
Fitness
Effort efficient
Orangetheory Fitness
15890 Southwest Freeway
Effort efficient
Coffee shops
Better than Starbucks, except no foam for the nitro. However, this location nickels and dimes every customization.
Minuti Coffee
1535 Hwy 6
Better than Starbucks, except no foam for the nitro. However, this location nickels and dimes every customization.
Very interesting aesthetics, but often sadly lukewarm and/or watery coffee.
BlendIn Coffee Club
8410 US-90 ALT
Very interesting aesthetics, but often sadly lukewarm and/or watery coffee.
Very good locally-roasted coffee. The creme brûlée coffee is a popular experience.
bean here coffee
4340 Sienna Parkway
Very good locally-roasted coffee. The creme brûlée coffee is a popular experience.
This might be the best of the many locations. Solid execution, spacious place, and often less packed than the others nearby.
Starbucks
1321 FM 1092 Road
This might be the best of the many locations. Solid execution, spacious place, and often less packed than the others nearby.