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Turquoise Grill has received many awards for its Turkish cuisine over the years. It was chosen as the Best Mediterranean in Houston by the Houston A List and was recently named as one of the top 10 restaurants in the Upper Kirby area here at Eating...Our Words.
Owner Yilmaz "Jim" Dok ... More >>
10. CLUB TROPICANA
If the word alone makes you thirsty, you can quench that parched palate at Tropicana every weekend. Now's your chance to try out those dance moves you learned in Zumba class, or coax your quiet friend into shaking her "bum bum." Tropicana is known for its great Latin music, and Sa ... More >>
Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing.
Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>
As our own Josh Justice hinted at in last week's round-up of jinxed restaurant locations, there is indeed a steakhouse moving into the old La Strada spot on Westheimer.
According to a press release that went out this week, La Casa del Caballo -- the second location of "the most internationally popu ... More >>
If you haven't yet heard of Nosh Bistro -- the new restaurant offering South and Southeast Asian-style shared plates in Upper Kirby -- prepare yourself. Last week's grand opening party will undoubtedly have tongues wagging.
Located next to Taco Cabana just north of the Southwest Freeway on Kirby, N ... More >>
We'll start this week with some nice news. Former owner Hank Wiggins died December 31, but things are still moving at Hank's Ice Cream (9291 S. Main). A recent inspection turned up zero violations. We tried to make ice cream once. It tasted like flavored gas-station coffee creamer and rock salt. Han ... More >>
Did somebody say Upper Kirby?The list of inspection reports for this week is hundreds deep. We have no idea what happened that allowed city employees to get that much done in the matter of days. On Halloween alone there were more than 100 reports entered. (Apparently October 31 is not a city ... More >>
Let's leave aside a second some of the things we hate about the Upper Kirby district -- the bizarre desire to forge a connection with the U.K. based solely on sharing the same initials and installing anachronistic red phone booths on random street corners, the fact that Kirby itself is always ... More >>