Best Neighborhood Spot in the Galleria Houston 2013 - Adair Kitchen
It's so easy to stop by McDonald's on the way home and pick up fast food. But with a place like Adair Kitchen in the neighborhood, it's just as easy to stop there and get a healthy, fresh meal to go. Brother-and-sister team Nick and Katie Adair, whose family owns both the Skeeters and Los Tios local restaurant chains, wanted to open a restaurant that reflected their personal tastes — American classics that were healthy and wholesome at the same time. The result is a fun, welcoming environment for families to enjoy meals together. It starts with the big pig logo and a breakfast of classics that includes everything from pancakes and chicken and waffles to steel-cut oats and juices from Adair's new juice bar. Lunch offers heart-healthy yet tasty items from the vegetarian black-bean quinoa burger to the goat-cheese turkey burger or grilled whitefish tacos. Dinner, though delicious, keeps things affordable with entrées in the ten- to 12-dollar range without a sacrifice in quality or taste. The pecan-crusted baked chicken, served with Brussels sprouts and risotto, is remarkably tasty, while choices like the fresh fish in a bag or a lean turkey meat loaf make it possible for families to eat delicious dinners that aren't loaded with processed ingredients.