Spaghetti Warehouse: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

901 Commerce St
Houston, TX77002
Downtown
(713) 229-9715
meatballs.com

We come here at least once a year and this time around I decided to go with the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. I’ve read a review that said that the chicken tasted like it came out of package, but I don’t think that was the case for my order. It was tasty, and the salad was great as well. Tasted very fresh for me, so not sure if they just got a bad batch or not. I also got a chance to taste my wife’s lasagna which was an added little bonus. We also had an order the the Spinach Artichoke Dip, which I’m always happy to get cause it’s so tasty. They only problem with that is I always feel like there’s not enough bread. :)

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Red Robin: Secret Nachos

22455 Highway 249
Houston, TX77070
(281) 251-7033
redrobin.com

It’s hard to beat a good burger and of course BOTTOMLESS FRIES! Even though I don’t usually find myself eating more than what is served. One time I actually got a refill on those. I was quite proud of myself. My stomach wasn’t too happy after a while, but still, I was proud. But anyway, the good food is what keeps us coming back here, and most of the time I do find myself grabbing a burger. But this time, this time was going to be different. For this time…. I knew a secret.

Wasn’t long before our visit here when I had read somewhere online about their nachos. I thought to myself, “Nachos? I’ve never seen that on the menu. Maybe it’s a new plate for them”. But when I sat and looked over the menu, again, it wasn’t there this time. So I asked our waiter if they did have nachos and he said “yes, we do.” Done deal, serve’em up! I was not disappointed. The amount of nachos on this plate is more than enough to satisfy me. I don’t think I finished every bite, but it wasn’t from lack of wanting to. Lots of cheese, meat and fresh jalapeños on there with tomatoes and onions, makes for a great and tasty nacho plate. It also helped that we had some chips and salsa and I added a little to them and that added some flavor.

So if you find yourself at a Red Robin and want something a bit different from the burgers there, order yourself a plate of nachos.

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Las Delicias Mexicanas (Mexican Candy Store)

1777 Airline Dr Ste D
Houston, TX77009
(713) 426-6700
lasdeliciasmexicanas.com

This is just going to be a short and sweet post to let my people in the Houston Area know about this awesome Mexican Candy store. If you can think of any candy that you love from Mexico, chances are they have it here. I went there looking for Lucas Gusano, and I was NOT disappointed. Came back with a bag full of candy to snack on. I’ll definitely be back here for sure. Only problem is that they have weird hours, but I’ll still make time to go.

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Pappy’s Cafe: Crab Cakes Étouffée

9041 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024
Phone number (713) 827-1811

pappyscafe.com

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven past this place and never looked twice. It’s not the fanciest looking spot from the outside, maybe that’s why? But one day I met my wife and her co-workers here, and I’m so glad I did. They had a special dish named the Crab Cakes Étouffée that was only for a limited of time, so I had to try that. Everything about this dish was great. The smells, the flavors. Oh the flavors! If you love crab cakes and étouffée you can not go wrong here. Fries were also delicious and even the corn was good!

I’ve been to this place twice, and have not been disappointed. Honestly, can’t wait to back here again and try something else out!

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Buffalo Grille: Caesar Salad

1301 S Voss Rd
Houston, TX77057
(713) 784-3663
thebuffalogrille.com

I usually love this place but I recently went and got the Caesar Salad and I must admit it was quite disappointing. I’ve been here before and the food is good, especially their breakfast, but I would NOT recommend this plate.

It looked pretty good when they brought it to me. But that was about it, unfortunately. They used some of the base/thick parts of the lettuce and they were cut really big which made it hard to chew. The dressing didn’t really taste like any Caesar dressing that I’ve had before. Didn’t really taste like Caesar dressing at all. Usually the croutons make up for it, but sadly not even that helped. The croutons were the worst and left a bad taste in my mouth. I couldn’t even finish it, even though I was starving. I had to eat some of my friend’s fries with ketchup to help cover up the after taste.

Again, usually I have great experiences here, but this was not one of those times. Hopefully, the next time I have to report on Buffalo Grille, it’ll be something more to that liking than this.

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Cazadores Mexican Grill & Cantina: Chicken Flautas

25824 Clay Rd
Katy, TX77493
(281) 395-3633

It’s not often that I’m disappointed by a restaurant. Usually I try to base my choices off of online reviews from various sites. Every now and then I like to venture off the grid and try something not with raving reviews. This place is sort of off the grid, as we call around here when you’re not super close to a major highway or major road, and we’ve passed it a few times going to and from places. Cazadores Mexican Grill & Cantina, and I believe it used to be La Generala Mexican Grill & Cantina.

Most of the time I play it safe when I try a new Mexican Restaurant and I try either the Nachos or the Flautas. I know, such an adventurous eater. It’s my safe food! Leave me be! The chips and salsa we pretty good, nothing to complain about there. But it was when I got the flautas plate, that’s when I was a bit disappointed. It looked really good to be honest with you, when I saw the peas in the rice I was quite excited. The beans and rice weren’t too bad, but again nothing great. The chicken flautas did not taste fresh at all. More importantly the chicken didn’t. It tasted like microwaved chicken or something to that effect.

Would I give this place another try? Sure I would. I don’t believe in only judging from one experience. Not sure when that will be, but maybe, just maybe it’ll be a different experience.

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Bennigan’s – Mix & Match 3 (Sliders, Chicken Tenders & Hogan’s Egg Rolls)

20210 Katy Fwy
Katy, TX 77449
bennigans.com

I can’t tell you how excited when I saw the first Bennigan’s open back up in the Houston Area. I thought I’d never see that place again after they all shut down here a while back. Luckily for us, they built one out here by us in Katy. When we finally got a chance to try this place out, we weren’t that hungry, so we decided to split something.

Since it’s usually hard for us to pick something we both like, we decided to do their Mix & Match deal. We got the sliders, chicken tenders and the Hogan’s Egg Rolls. I really missed the chicken tenders with the wonderful batter, and that sweet honey mustard that I would always get back when I would eat here. The egg rolls were tasty and so were the sliders, quite juicy. We even ordered up an order of fries for our son, but of course we had to partake in them as well. The food was just as good as I remembered and the service was great as well. I’m going to need to visit this place soon again and try out all the other great looking items on their menu. Hooray! Bennigan’s is back!

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Spring Creek BBQ – Loaded Baked Potato

21000 Katy Fwy (Westgreen Boulevard)
Katy, TX 77449
springcreekbarbeque.com

Where we live, there is no shortage or restaurants or food. Even better, there’s no shortage of BBQ. In fact, just around us, I haven’t even been able to try them all out. There is one spot that’s usually on the money and that’s Spring Creek BBQ. Although, they’re definitely not the cheapest, it’s always good eating, for sure.

Decided to go with the Loaded Baked Potato this time visiting. Although passing through the order line at first, you can clearly see why I was almost tempted to get some ribs or sausage. I think they know what they’re doing to you, when they designed the layout of this place. Still, my stomach and taste buds wanted a loaded baked potato. It was a nice sized potato, got some good toppings of course. I had to take a picture before I drowned it with BBQ sauce, so you could at least see how it comes before I made my mess. Oh, did I forget to mention the rolls? So good! I try not to scarf mine down, just in case the person with the basket takes a while to get back to making their rounds with them. You cans see them baking those babies too, so you know when they’re getting ready to make another round.

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Texas Sno – New Orleans Style Snoballs

22450 Franz Rd
Katy, TX77449
(832) 708-0943
www.texassno.com
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It’s really hard for me to write about this place. No, not because I hate it, it’s more of the opposite. I hesitate to write about this because I honestly don’t want more people to know about this place cause I want it all for me. I know, I’m greedy. But this place already packs out at times and we don’t want more crowds! But this place deserves to be shared. It’s so great and so awesome in so many ways.

Didn’t know what to expect from the spot the first I tried it. But I did notice the snow as they were packing it. It looked so fine. I got pretty excited about it. It looked so soft, and I hadn’t had this kind of snow in a very long time. They came the syrup. Man are they generous! I love it. No running out of juice by the time you hit the bottom, not juice just sitting at the top. Then if you want, they have some toppings, from sweet to sour. They have different sizes to satisfy any appetite. Honestly, you can’t ask for a better spot for a cold treat to cool you off. Heck, I’ve even gone during the winter, just because it’s so great! And you can’t beat the prices for what you’re getting.

With summertime coming up on us, I had to put this one on my blog for sure. One thing is, don’t look for the yellow trailer. They’ve since leveled up to a bigger RED trailer, but still in the same location. If you live around the area, or not, this place is a must in my book. You will NOT regret it one bit. My photos don’t do justice on the diverse flavors and toppings you can have check this place out on your own.

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Fuzzy’s Pizza & Cafe: Pepperoni Pizza Slice

823 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 682-8836
fuzzyspizzahouston.com

I’ve heard some good things about Fuzzy’s PIzza and I’m not quite sure why I’ve hesitated going. Finally got the chance when I good friend invited me to lunch. When you drive up to this place you think, “Uh…. what did I bring myself to?” Not the nicest spot to come to, but exteriors don’t really keep me away. The place is decent inside so don’t be afraid to walk in. The service wasn’t all that, didn’t seem to really give off any good or happy vibes to me when I was at the counter. Was just like another body there, I suppose. That was a little bit of a let down, as I really do look to customer service quite a bit. Pricing was a bit higher than expected, especially for the size, but it wasn’t anything crazy. So next I sit and wait after ordering my pepperoni pizza. After a little bit of a wait I finally get it and I’m eager to take a taste of it. I take a bite and it’s tasty. The cheese is good and so was the crust. Good pizza. No surprise. But I wasn’t “wow’d” like I thought I would be after hearing from other people. It was good pizza, and that was that. Would I come back here again? Maybe, but not really likely unless I was looking to try something different on their menu. Honestly, I know I’ll catch some slack for this, but I’m okay with going to Sam’s and getting some of their pizza. I feel like for the taste and size, it’s much more worth it.

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