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Best Dry Restaurant Houston 2008 - Shade



250 W. 19th St.

Houston, TX 77008


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There are a number of dry restaurants around, so what makes this one supreme? We could say that it's the wonderfully inspired chicken-fried quail, the inventive wasabi and cucumber crusted red snapper or the toothsome trays of tiny pastries offered at brunch. But what truly catapults this dry restaurant in the heart of West 19th Street over the top is the way it has sinfully found a way around the local prohibition of the Heights neighborhood and is not exactly dry at all. By signing up for the free Shade Club, diners can order a cocktail or a bottle of wine to go along with the exquisite fare. All you need is a driver's license to join and you're on your way.

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You can buy a drink there so it's not dry and they shaft you on over-priced wine and cocktails. The real dry restaurants are down the street and let you drink BYOB, which is awesome.