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Old 07-13-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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I really want some nice non-chain, fancy style restaurants to take them to.

Not the little shack joints. Some fancy looking places that I can impress some guests of mine. I know food is sometimes better in shack joints for what you pay, but these guys are coming from new york city area and I want to impress them with cool looking houston stuff.

I'm thinking about taking them to Reliant stadium, memorial park for a picnic (they're married w/ kids), and to the Edwards Cinema theater which I only just read about in another post on here.

We might also go to the zoo, nasa center, swing by the Texas Med center, and check out the (Pavillions?)


Honestly though, I've been away from houston for about 3 years so the pavillions and other stuff will be new to me also. My question is though, what other stuff can my wife and I do to really SHOW OFF Houston to some Yankees?

EDIT: Also, we will mainly be near sugurland area and I'm willing to go nearly anywhere in the 610 loop and on 59 from downtown to sugar land. I already know about the sugarland restaurants and stuff though.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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Default What food do they like?

You can try Trulucks for seafood, or Pappas Steakhouse, Taste of Texas, for steak. Fogo de Chao is good if they really like meat. If not, there is Americas, Churrasco's.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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Hooters?
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: houston/sugarland
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You can try Trulucks for seafood, or Pappas Steakhouse, Taste of Texas, for steak. Fogo de Chao is good if they really like meat. If not, there is Americas, Churrasco's.
Pappas and Fogo De Chao are chain Restaurants...


To the OP.

Good Luck...

I am really interested to see other PRO-HOUSTONIANS reply's
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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I really want some nice non-chain, fancy style restaurants to take them to.

Not the little shack joints. Some fancy looking places that I can impress some guests of mine. I know food is sometimes better in shack joints for what you pay, but these guys are coming from new york city area and I want to impress them with cool looking houston stuff.

I'm thinking about taking them to Reliant stadium, memorial park for a picnic (they're married w/ kids), and to the Edwards Cinema theater which I only just read about in another post on here.

We might also go to the zoo, nasa center, swing by the Texas Med center, and check out the (Pavillions?)


Honestly though, I've been away from houston for about 3 years so the pavillions and other stuff will be new to me also. My question is though, what other stuff can my wife and I do to really SHOW OFF Houston to some Yankees?

EDIT: Also, we will mainly be near sugurland area and I'm willing to go nearly anywhere in the 610 loop and on 59 from downtown to sugar land. I already know about the sugarland restaurants and stuff though.
Tony's in Greenway Plaza is supposed to be good.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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Mark's
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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I would do Americas or Marks because both are very unique to houston.( Marks being in an old church)

I am not sure what there is to do at Reliant this time of year but just drive by. You could park over there and take the train into DT. I would absoulutley go to Discovery Green esp if they are having the tai chi or yoga on the lawn. The kids will love the boats and water features.
Instead of Memorial for a picnic I would go to Herman and ride the train (not metro)the little park train that has been revamped and extended. You can also do paddleboats and the little water park there.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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Thanks for all the ideas! As for Reliant Stadium, I just wanted them to take a tour of the facility if thats still going on.
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Old 07-14-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Trulucks, Da Marcos. Bar Annie or Cafe Annie. Or the new one, Grove? on Discovery Green then go and catch a play.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:25 PM
 
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Trulucks, Da Marcos. Bar Annie or Cafe Annie. Or the new one, Grove? on Discovery Green then go and catch a play.

The Grove is really cool. I would recommend it as well.
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