Houston, TX 77007
Canyon Creek on Yelp.
It’s been a while since I’ve had some time to dedicate to posting on here. It’s not that I haven’t been eating, cause trust me I have. Hopefully I won’t go too long before the next post.
Had a chance to meet my beautiful wife for lunch. We decided on Canyon Creek. She’d been here before but it was for a happy hour with co-workers. Parking is not plentiful here so plan your visit or you’ll be parking down the street, which isn’t horrible cause it’s not right off the main road. Luckily for us this spot is more popular after work hours so when we arrived shortly after 11:30 there were but two other people there. I like the setting. Lots of personality and charm. Lots of art and memorabilia on the walls. Not sure what it is about that kind of stuff but I like it. It adds character to a place when done properly.
So when you come in you order at the bar. They have menus up there and when you decide on what you want, you tell them and then you pay and have a seat. I like the “pay up front” deal cause when I’m done, I can leave and not have to wait for someone to bring my check, pick it up and then return. The one thing I don’t like is if I want another drink I have to pay again. I guess you can start a tab but as someone who really only drinks soft drinks for lunch it seems a bit weird. But that’s not that big of a deal unless there’s a long line at the bar to order.
The food did take a little bit to show, seeing as we were one of the first there and order, but it helps to have good company. At first my plate seemed small but looked really good. I never thought about putting sour cream on my Frito Pie, but I have to admit, it was a pretty tasty addition. The jalapeños were also a nice extra flavor kick. Overall it was a tasty meal and filled me up plenty. One thing that I was worried about when I got the bowl was that all the yummy toppings would run out as I made my way down. But they managed to make sure that there was chili, cheese and sour cream all the way to the last bite. I appreciate that greatly.
Also had a chance to drink some St. Arnold’s Root Beer. Very tasty and flavorful. This was my first time trying this one out. The only thing is that they didn’t have any cold and ready, but gave me a cup with ice. I prefer drinking my root beer cold and from the bottle or can just like my sodas, but it wasn’t that big of a deal.
My wife was kind enough to let me get a taste if her plate. She cut a piece off of her hotdog and gave me a nacho chip. Very tasty dog. And very messy so if you don’t like getting dirty when you eat, use the fork provided. The bread is a pretzel bread which was different that I’m used to for a hotdog but still great. The dog itself is thick, plenty of meat to fill the craving. She also let me taste the onion ring that came with it. Not big on onion rings but I have to admit I really like the batter they used. It doesn’t flake off or run. It really stuck to the onion and it didn’t feel like the onion was ready to escape it’s cover after the first couple of bites.
Overall the place was great and I do see myself coming back and trying some of the other intriguing items on their menu. The service was friendly. Check it out if you have some time and around the area. Don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Heard the after work hours is pretty hopping too.