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Old 12-01-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Organized a large event at a nice restaurant a couple of weeks ago, I'll leave unnamed, in the Midtown/Montrose area - event turned out well.

Although everyone enjoyed a great deal; received many "I'm better than this" and snotty comments on the locale when they admitted they were pleasantly surprised.

People - if you live in Houston, in a suburb far, far away but you enjoy dining, etc. Please explore the city - we have some fantastic restaurants inside the city and the areas - they just aren't as bad as you may think. We have a lot of restauranteurs who work very hard to provide a cool, sleek, upscale dining experience with excellent service and food. We have such a diverse range of restaurants you are truly doing yourself a disservice to not branch out a bit (if you enjoy dining and seeing all parts of the city). Leave the suburban snottiness at home and get out and enjoy the city; and for some it isn't snottiness but a fear of a part of town you don't know -- pack up your fears too - you'll be glad you did and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

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Old 12-01-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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Organized a large event at a nice restaurant a couple of weeks ago, I'll leave unnamed, in the Midtown/Montrose area - event turned out well.

Although everyone enjoyed a great deal; received many "I'm better than this" and snotty comments on the locale when they admitted they were pleasantly surprised.

People - if you live in Houston, in a suburb far, far away but you enjoy dining, etc. Please explore the city - we have some fantastic restaurants inside the city and the areas - they just aren't as bad as you may think. We have a lot of restauranteurs who work very hard to provide a cool, sleek, upscale dining experience with excellent service and food. We have such a diverse range of restaurants you are truly doing yourself a disservice to not branch out a bit (if you enjoy dining and seeing all parts of the city). Leave the suburban snottiness at home and get out and enjoy the city; and for some it isn't snottiness but a fear of a part of town you don't know -- pack up your fears too - you'll be glad you did and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
OK, what are some recommendations then?
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:33 PM
 
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Better idea. If the city is not appealing to you, stay out in suburbia. As far as I am concerned it doesn't sound like the people you describe would do anything to enhance it for the rest of us that choose to live there.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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I like Katz's out in Montrose. It's been awhile since we've been out there, though. Even from Clear Lake on occasion will travel into the Galleria/SW side, inner SE side for Tex-Mex, or inside the loop for some more good eats.

Clear Lake (Houston/Webster) has a few of its own good mom & pop type restaurants, but it's always nice to get out and hit the spots we used to go to when we lived deeper in the city.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: ✶✶Avondale/Logan Square, Chicago✶✶
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Facts:

A) Katz's is always open and is always hiring.

B) Modster could not be any less correct here - I am all for moving the snootiness well outside Beltway 8 - 250 miles or so north along I-45 would be an ideal location. Don't come here, and go drive your SUV while talking on your cellphone and doing your makeup somewhere else.
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Old 12-01-2007, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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lipbalm: How about Sorrento's, Marks, Rouge, Ruggles, Tafia, DaMarcos, Indika.

More casual - Barnaby's, Baba Yega, Pronto, Vincents, Ninos
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Old 12-02-2007, 01:10 AM
 
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Marks......YUM!
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Old 12-02-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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lipbalm: How about Sorrento's, Marks, Rouge, Ruggles, Tafia, DaMarcos, Indika.

More casual - Barnaby's, Baba Yega, Pronto, Vincents, Ninos
I will look into this.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:19 PM
 
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Organized a large event at a nice restaurant a couple of weeks ago, I'll leave unnamed, in the Midtown/Montrose area - event turned out well.

Although everyone enjoyed a great deal; received many "I'm better than this" and snotty comments on the locale when they admitted they were pleasantly surprised.

People - if you live in Houston, in a suburb far, far away but you enjoy dining, etc. Please explore the city - we have some fantastic restaurants inside the city and the areas - they just aren't as bad as you may think. We have a lot of restauranteurs who work very hard to provide a cool, sleek, upscale dining experience with excellent service and food. We have such a diverse range of restaurants you are truly doing yourself a disservice to not branch out a bit (if you enjoy dining and seeing all parts of the city). Leave the suburban snottiness at home and get out and enjoy the city; and for some it isn't snottiness but a fear of a part of town you don't know -- pack up your fears too - you'll be glad you did and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.
I actually find this ironic as the typical city dweller view of suburban dining choices can be summed up in one word: "chain." I realize I'm painting with a broad brush here, but for people living in the suburbs to have attitude when it comes to restaurants in the city (*any* part of the city) is something that would make most city dwellers ROTFL, but perhaps it shows that suburban fare has come a long way in the past few years.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Organized a large event at a nice restaurant a couple of weeks ago, I'll leave unnamed, in the Midtown/Montrose area - event turned out well.

Although everyone enjoyed a great deal; received many "I'm better than this" and snotty comments on the locale when they admitted they were pleasantly surprised.

People - if you live in Houston, in a suburb far, far away but you enjoy dining, etc. Please explore the city - we have some fantastic restaurants inside the city and the areas - they just aren't as bad as you may think. We have a lot of restauranteurs who work very hard to provide a cool, sleek, upscale dining experience with excellent service and food. We have such a diverse range of restaurants you are truly doing yourself a disservice to not branch out a bit (if you enjoy dining and seeing all parts of the city). Leave the suburban snottiness at home and get out and enjoy the city; and for some it isn't snottiness but a fear of a part of town you don't know -- pack up your fears too - you'll be glad you did and you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

Why won't you name the restaurant? You mentioned suburbanites being snotty but you won't even name the restaurant so people can form their own opinions? Not all of Montrose's offerings are that stellar...sorry! And I'm a former inner-looper...ate at Barnaby's and Baba Yega all the time. Keep in mind some suburbanites have been there, done that...and are over it now. Not all of us were raised in cages with Chili's and Macaroni Grill, ya know! Sorry, this thread just hit me the wrong way, I guess.
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