495 Houston Restaurants

040: Killen’s Steakhouse

In Pearland on September 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Wedge Salad

I am almost entirely sure that Killen’s has not always been Killen’s. I have a distinct memory of going there for a special French dinner with my mother a few weeks before I left on a school trip to Europe. Our teacher was friends with the executive chef and somehow talked him into making a special meal for the group and their families before departure. This was before I cared about food—or anything, really, in typical sixteen-year-old style—but I was still impressed with what I ate. I remember thinking that if the food in Paris was half as good our meal that I would be quite pleased. (Oh, and it was, right down to the croque monsieur in the Louvre.) Read on…

039: The Breakfast Klub

In Third Ward on May 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Fried Pork Chop & a Side of Bacon

In the past, whenever someone would protest my recommendation of The Breakfast Klub with a mention of their line, I would brush it off. “It’s not bad! It moves really fast.” This is back when the line snaked around the corner of the building, parallel to Alabama. It’s always been worth it to me, so I had no hesitation bringing my boyfriend here for breakfast on Saturday morning. We got there around 11:00am, when the Midtown Farmers Market was still in full swing. I’ve never been, so I thought we might pop over there after we finished breakfast, before they packed up for the day at noon. (Ha!) Read on…

038: Mongo

In Pearland on May 20, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Crispy Spring Rolls

There’s something appealing about interacting with your food, whether it’s cooking meat at your table at a Korean place or digging into fondue. Mongolian barbeque operates under the same principle. You get to pick out your own stuff! Whatever you want, whatever you can fit in your bowl! Your own veggies, your own meats, your own sauce! Isn’t it great! Well, not entirely. The novelty of creating my own entree wore off pretty quickly. Read on…


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