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The Hit List: 5 Picks to Start Houston Restaurant Weeks Right

Lamb chop at Anejo


The Hit List: 5 Picks to Start Houston Restaurant Weeks Right

By Robin Barr Sussman

Photo by Julie Soefer


Dine out deliciously while helping out the Houston Food Bank. Houston Restaurant Weeks runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 5, and these five hot picks will whet your appetite. After you’re done with these, check out the website for more suggestions. With more than 200 spots to choose from, we’re in for weeks of good eats.

1. Anejo (1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.963.9032) features a vibrant three-course lunch with roasted beet ceviche, spinach enchiladas with citrus cumin crema and horchata tres leches cake ($20). Dinner brings nachos de pollo, scallop ceviche, and carne asada, plus dessert ($35). For the weekend, brunch on barbacoa tacos, Yucatan pork Benedict with jalapeno hollandaise and dessert ($20).

2. Brennan’s of Houston
(3300 Smith St., 713.522.9711) is dishing out a two-course lunch of Creole treats like the signature turtle soup, wild catfish and more ($20). For dinner, expect Texas heirloom tomato gazpacho, pecan wood-grilled filet mignon and sweets like Bayou City beignets for the third course ($35). The also have a two-course Sunday brunch ($20).

Current at The Woodlands (2 Waterway Square, 281.419.4300) is serving a special three-course dinner ($35), starting with sweet corn soup or Texas peach and goat cheese spinach salad with roasted almonds. For the main event, enjoy Little Emma’s shrimp with angel hair pasta or grilled skirt steak, and a candied bacon sundae delights for dessert—oh my!

4. Etoile Cuisine et Bar
(1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd., 832.668.5808) will put stars in your eyes with its two-course lunch menu ($20) featuring lusciousness like filet de sole Meuniere, grilled beef tenderloin and coq a vin. Don’t miss the gorgeous floating island dessert. Dinner and brunch menus are also available.

Here’s your chance to try Foreign Correspondents (4721 Main St., 713.864.8424). The four-course dinner menu ($35) includes Northern Thai goodies like stir-fried water spinach, basil and Texas shrimp with spicy sauce; okra and glass noodles; beef and heart leaf with coconut milk curry; and coconut milk ice cream over coconut rice with peanuts for a dessert choice.