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Lovely park for picnics, people watching, and enjoying the outdoors. Sometimes there is live music in the evenings by the Drawing Institute.
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Menil Park
1423 Branard Street
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Lovely park for picnics, people watching, and enjoying the outdoors. Sometimes there is live music in the evenings by the Drawing Institute.
Great set of museums super close and are free. Check to see if reservations are needed during Covid 19 restrictions. Enjoy the book stores or follow up your visit with a drink or meal at the Menil Bistro across the street.
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The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross Street
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Great set of museums super close and are free. Check to see if reservations are needed during Covid 19 restrictions. Enjoy the book stores or follow up your visit with a drink or meal at the Menil Bistro across the street.
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Museum District
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Cockrell Butterfly Center
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Houston Zoo
6200 Hermann Park Drive
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Waugh Drive Bat Colony
Waugh Drive
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Color Factory
3303 Kirby Drive
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Art Car Museum
140 Heights Boulevard
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Houston Center For Photography
1441 West Alabama Street
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Not sure if open during covid...
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James Turrell's "Twilight Epiphany" Skyspace
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Not sure if open during covid...
If you want shopping- this is Houston’s best.
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The Galleria
5085 Westheimer Rd
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If you want shopping- this is Houston’s best.
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Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park
2800 Post Oak Boulevard
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Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
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BBVA Stadium
2200 Texas Avenue
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Space Center Houston
1601 East Nasa Parkway
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Galveston
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Favorite breakfast and coffee spots
Bakery? Check. Brunch? Check. Coffee & dessert? Check, Check. Open for other meals too.
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Common Bond Café & Bakery
1706 Westheimer Road
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Bakery? Check. Brunch? Check. Coffee & dessert? Check, Check. Open for other meals too.
It’s a Colorado-based chain but they have killer breakfast and brunch cocktails for a great price...often a wait as a result.
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Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
3217 Montrose Blvd
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It’s a Colorado-based chain but they have killer breakfast and brunch cocktails for a great price...often a wait as a result.
Superb coffee for the aficionado.
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Siphon Coffee
701 West Alabama Street
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Superb coffee for the aficionado.
Coffee shop with beer & wine and light snacks. Great people watching!
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Agora
1712 Westheimer Road
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Coffee shop with beer & wine and light snacks. Great people watching!
Chill spot for coffee or drinks. Right next to laundromat if you need it
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Black Hole Coffee House
4504 Graustark Street
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Chill spot for coffee or drinks. Right next to laundromat if you need it
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Empire Café
1732 Westheimer Road
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Opens late March 2021- I am excited for this Portland-based specialty donut shop within walking distance.
Voodoo Doughnut
Opens late March 2021- I am excited for this Portland-based specialty donut shop within walking distance.
Upscale local food scene
Highly delicious sushi & fusion. I prefer happy hour gluttony that is lighter on the wallet.
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Uchi
904 Westheimer Rd
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Highly delicious sushi & fusion. I prefer happy hour gluttony that is lighter on the wallet.
Drooling thinking about this sushi place.
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Kata Robata
3600 Kirby Drive
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Drooling thinking about this sushi place.
Local steak house by renouned Houston chef Chris Shepherd.
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Georgia James
1100 Westheimer Rd
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Local steak house by renouned Houston chef Chris Shepherd.
Super close upscale mexican & seafood.
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Hugo's
1600 Westheimer Road
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Super close upscale mexican & seafood.
Mole, mole, mole.
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Xochi
1777 Walker St
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Mole, mole, mole.
Tiny restaurant in EaDo. Great vegetarian selection.
Theodore Rex
1302 Nance St
Tiny restaurant in EaDo. Great vegetarian selection.
This place is a good 15 min away in the 610 loop, but has a lovely selection of wild game and seafood.
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Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Boulevard
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This place is a good 15 min away in the 610 loop, but has a lovely selection of wild game and seafood.
Favorite walkable bars
This place opened recently and is merely steps away! Super chill record bar and good eats.
93 Til
1601 West Main Street
This place opened recently and is merely steps away! Super chill record bar and good eats.
Super close tiki bar with great cocktails and food.
The Toasted Coconut
1617 Richmond Avenue
Super close tiki bar with great cocktails and food.
Cool vibes man. Huge patio and funky decor.
Present Company
1318 Westheimer Rd
Cool vibes man. Huge patio and funky decor.
Great sports bar, super close.
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Revelry on Richmond
1613 Richmond Avenue
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Great sports bar, super close.
Upscale classic cocktails.
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Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Road
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Upscale classic cocktails.
Take out wine shop only during covid.
Light Years Natural Wine Shop and Bar
1304 West Alabama Street
Take out wine shop only during covid.
Montrose Cheese & Wine
1618 Westheimer Road
Great beer selection!
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The Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer Rd
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Great beer selection!
It’s THE classic Texas ice house.
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West Alabama Ice House
1919 West Alabama Street
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It’s THE classic Texas ice house.
Dive bar. Pinball. Kool aid man.
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Poison Girl
1641 Westheimer Road
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Dive bar. Pinball. Kool aid man.
Casual dining and great take-out
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UB Preserv
1609 Westheimer Rd
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Great casual italian eatery- huge portions.
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Paulie's
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Great casual italian eatery- huge portions.
Beautiful patio. Known for Bruschetta selections.
Postino Montrose
805 Pacific Street
Beautiful patio. Known for Bruschetta selections.
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Ramen Tatsu-ya
1722 California St
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Fresh vietnamese. A covid takeout staple for me.
Lúa Viet Kitchen
1540 W Alabama St
Fresh vietnamese. A covid takeout staple for me.
Excels in sandwiches & salads. Great patio
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Local Foods
2555 Kirby Drive
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Excels in sandwiches & salads. Great patio
Austin based taco joint. Really good and cheap eats if you’ve never tried it. Mmmm queso...
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Torchy's Tacos
2411 S Shepherd Dr
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Austin based taco joint. Really good and cheap eats if you’ve never tried it. Mmmm queso...
Cozy pub with great curry- bigger selection on wednesdays!
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Red Lion British Pub
2316 Shepherd Drive
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Cozy pub with great curry- bigger selection on wednesdays!
Local chain but super good mexican food.
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El Tiempo Cantina - Westheimer
322 Westheimer Rd
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Local chain but super good mexican food.