After dining here a few times, I can confidently say that Nobu has some nice food, but I am not going to lie to you - Nobu is a straight-up DINING EXPERIENCE.
R+D Kitchen lies right across a personal favorite of mine - Hillstone. These upscale restaurants are not only in the same relaxing, homey environment, but they also share the same nice and expansive parking lot. So you and your homies can come whenever and valet won’t be necessary here.
Italy has gifted the world with flatbreads, risotto, cheese and even more. One place, in my opinion, that embodies this breadth and depth of delicious food is Prego in Rice Village.
On the corner of the bustling E. Washington St. is the unassuming Amadeus, but the second you walk directly by, you'll find yourself transported in front of a homely Central-European restaurant. From an incredible menu featuring items from Poland, Hungary and Austria to their amazing desserts and coffee, Amadeus is the place to go if you're looking for something fun and exciting to do on a Friday night.
As a non-Houstonian, this breadth and depth of Chinese cuisine was intimidating at first. From Peking Duck to specialty noodle dishes, there’s just so much Chinese food that we didn’t know where to start! But after a few months of gradually exploring Houston, we’ve found a place that truly stands out from the pack. And that place is Hu’s Cooking!
The motto of Fearing’s is ‘BOLD FLAVORS. NO BORDERS.’ And I can say I agree with that 100%.
Salty Sow has quickly become one of our favorite happy hour locations. As they advertise themselves, Salty Sow is an American Gastropub that serves contemporary farmhouse fare located fairly near campus on Manor Road.
Dim sum is a huge part of Chinese (especially Southwest Chinese) culture -- there's early morning dim sum, afternoon dim sum, late night dim sum, so growing up, we were always on the lookout for good dim sum in the area. Here in Austin, there aren't that many places that have good, authentic dim sum, but fortunately, Lin's is one of those few.
Never did I ever think I’d try goat cheese flavored ice cream, but I also didn’t know such a flavor would exist, let alone be my favorite. But Lick Honest Ice Creams somehow not only made it possible, but also did the same delicious job with so many other flavors: “Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey; Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Sea Salt; and Tequila Lime Pie.” How could these (weird) flavors be so popular, right? But these flavors put us on cloud nine. Lick’s ice creams are eccentric and eclectic, yet they’re so tasty and have such personality.
Tucked into a cute corner on Rainey St. is Emmer & Rye. You can think of them as a mix between a farm-to-table and dim-sum style restaurant, so the menu is constantly changing. They’ve taken dim sum (which means little eats in Cantonese) to encompass any sort of small dishes, offered on carts that are pushed around, where waiters will come up and ask if you’re interested in any of the items. Now, I think that’s a phenomenal idea, and a great way to incorporate this fun aspect of southern Chinese cuisine into American cuisine.