This has to be my all time favorite restaurant in Vegas and possible all time favorite restaurant ever!
I just love, love, love the concept of this restaurant. Picture a rock star having a baby with Wolfgang Puck and you get this little gem of a place. This place will not set you back $200 and it is totally non pretentious a plus in my book. But the view alone is worth much more than the meal, with an off the strip view of TI and the hustle and bustle of the strip. It had a great ambiance and music; it was so great hearing rock/alternative music instead of the BS elevator music or house music at other restaurants First is definitely the place to go to before going out to one of the many ultra clubs on the strip. The menu is huge and they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night bites. The entire menu is so inventive and had combinations only a food genius would think of. The prices are fairly inexpensive with nothing over $20 and the majority of the plates between $10-15.
I started of the meal with you guessed it a cocktail, I ordered the Cotton Candy Kiss. They serve this sweet concoction with a dollop of fluffy cotton candy in a martini glass and they pour the alcoholic elixir over the cotton candy. Not only is the cocktail tasty, they left the shaker they mixed the alcohol in at the table, so in essence it was pretty much drinking 2 1/2 glasses of sweet perfection. First Food & Bar was also the first place that I saw pretzels being served in lieu of the boring bread stick. The pretzels came with three dipping sauces, including honey mustard, a vinaigrette, and another sauce I can't think of. We started our meal with the Mojito Lamb Chops, which is lamb chops set ablaze with 151 and finished with a mint glaze. Soooo goood, flavorful and tender. This had to be the greatest lamb dish ever! We also ordered the Lobster Roll, which had huge buttery chunks of lobster on flaky buttery bread. This thing was addicting and I mean drool-like addiction. We finished the meal with what else inventive, but donuts. These were cake-like and fried to perfection and also came with three dipping sauces, caramel, chocolate and raspberry.
I am seriously in love and infatuated with this restaurant. I think I might need some help. Two words that I will say only once is: "GO HERE". It's that awesome!
I love this place, especially their tomato basil soup. It is to die for. The food is so fresh here and it's great to finally see a green restaurant in the third largest city. It's is about time.
Still holding strong to that 5 star review.
This place still does not disappoint, the steak tacos are better than ever and the staff and owner are still slaving behind the counter with a smile.
This place is the end all be all of custom meats. They can cut any steak to your liking. They can even season your meat for a no hassle cook out. They carry your exotic meats such as kangaroo, wild boar, snake and pretty much anything that you can sauce and place on the pit.
Trying to find a neighborhood butcher or maybe some friendly convo, then stop here and say hola to the owners and oh yeah to the meat.
This place is delicious. What a neat concept "honey ice cream". The actual ice cream parlor is so nostalgic, with colorful walls and tiny stools for the kiddos. The place gives off a family owned vibe.
I have only tried a couple flavors including honey vanilla, cinnamon banana, and rum raisin. The cinnamon banana had a great subtle cinnamon flavor and the banana flavor complimented the cinnamon very well. The rum raisin, was delish. It must of had a whole bottle of Captain Morgan in there, because it was quite strong making it taste even better. But the winner of the day was the underdog, the simple Honey Vanilla! The flavor was simple and very delicate. The honey flavor was a welcome change from the run of the mill "Blue Bell" type ice cream. The ice cream had a very dense honey like consistency, but was still melt in your mouth perfect.
The prices are very affordable. The small being about $2.50ish and the large (serves at least 2) is only $3.50ish. They do close early at 8 pm during weekdays, so come early! The area is a bit shady, but well worth the venture out. They have fried ice cream and ice cream cakes too. I must try those next!
What a fantastic addition to the Houston city!
I can't believe I'm the first to review this magnificent piece of architecture.
Church parking is not as tricky as I thought. There is a gated lot in front of the church and also parking along side the building. The grand entrance is a welcome site. The church is so massive and over the top beautiful, from the grand cross of Jesus Christ (which is at least 4 stories high!), to the religious saints scattered through out. There is an infinity fountain in the middle of the cathedral and the levitating Virgin Mary was so amazing and left my face awestruck.
I have passed this architectural marvel many times. It is especially magnificent at night, when the huge stain glass is illuminated against the Houston backdrop. Stop by and I guarantee you will think this cathedral is "jaw-dropping" beautiful
This is the biggest and baddest Becks Prime located in Memorial City Mall.
It is lined with huge plasma TVs and TV screens to watch your favorite sports team kick some ass. This is the "it" spot for those tasty charbroiled burgers. This place is huge! They have a full bar, large booths and bar tables and stools all around. This place is not your drive thru fast food joint, like the other Becks Prime scattered throughout the Houston area. They have a waitstaff and a friendly and knowledgeable one at that!
I ordered the California Burger, which had guacomole and melted swiss cheese. Excellente. It's great to be able to choose the way the burger is cooked. I perfer a medium done burger. My boyfriend ordered the steak sandwich. A genius sandwich that only Becks Prime could have thought of.
They also have happy hour here. Awesome. Brewsky and a burger, hello!
This place was not even half full on a Saturday night. Shameful! This place is great and if you are ever in the area, please stop by this place. It is definitly worth the stop, you can thank me later.
Lions, and Tigers and Bears oh my!
Well maybe I took it to the extreme, but this place is a nature lover's paradise. It is insane that it is in the middle of the city (at the I-10 and 610 intersection) and for those that are working on a budget, FREE too (although donations are greatly appreciated). This place is huge and encompasses may miles of walking trails. They even have classes such as outdoor yoga classes, children classes and nature camps which are all fairly priced. There is plenty of parking and this place is bustling during the weekend with families, couples, outdoor junkies and nature lovers. They have a Discovery Room that is information central to everything you will need to know about the arboretum including the history of this center, wildlife and plants you may find around the trails and the habitats these little critters call home. F.Y.I.: They have insect repellent at the Discovery Room so make sure to lather up, because we all know Texas mosquitoes can be our worst nightmare. This building also houses the Gift Shop, where you can pick up some souvenirs for your kiddos or for a fellow tree hugger. They even have a Party Room, so you can host your little rugrats birthday party here.
When walking the trail be sure to pay attention to signs along the paths, because you can easily get lost and go around the same trail twice and you wouldn't even know it. There is still a bit of damage from Hurricane Ike, but crews seem to be working round the clock to get the dead brush and trees taken care of.
So see what Mother Nature Houston has to offer. This place has it all: it's free, a good way to past the time and a good way to soak up some knowledge.
So the Po Boys were on audition here, and guess what they got the staring role!
This place looks like a crack house/half way house version of a Pappadeux. But, I don't come here for upscale dinning. People file in here like sardines for their fresh and affordable seafood creations.
I ordered the fried craw fish po boy, which was the size of Louisiana. The craw fish seemed fresh and was filled to the brim. The bread was capital R- Ridiculous. Yummy garlic buttered french bread- unbelievable. The fries that came with the po boy were salty and fairly soggy, but the po boy really made up for it. For a little less than $8, you can get "belly over the pants" full!
Don't judge a book by its cover and try this crack house turned seafood house out. You will not be disappointed.
Oil & Vinegar has such a simple name and that is exactly what they specialize in Oil and Vinegar.
It is located in the corner of the main entrance of The Woodlands Mall, which is right across Barnes and Nobles and Urban Outfitters.
Walking into this quaint shop, you are greeted with SAMPLES. Actually it's more like, Sample Galore! This little store has everything from dipping sauces and spices, aged balsamic vinegar, flavored oils and vinegars, and much, much more. At the back of the shop they have an endless variety of self serve taps of both oils and vinegars. They are placed in these great clear glass containers with taps on the end. Some including EVOO, Flavor Infused EVOO, Nut/Seed Oils, Balsamic Vinegars, White Vinegars, and Flavor Infused Vinegars. The prices range from $3-$14 per 100 ml, however you do have to purchase the bottle at $2. They have all the oils and vinegars to sample, but it will be very hard to choose just one. Sheesh, I barely had room for dinner that night.
The staff there was very helpful and they offer recipe cards with each product purchased. What a great idea! The employees there really know their products, which is great for us novice. If you are ever in the Woodlands, stop by this great little shop.
"My girl likes to party all the time, party all the time, party all the tiiimmmmeee"
This place is the Capital S-hizit! This place reminds me of Party City's older cooler brother! Whether you are throwing a Luau themed party or a Fiesta Party, this place has it all. Even though this place is a mega store, each aisle is well organized by theme (i.e. Luau, Casino, Hollywood, Mardi Gras, Graduation). The staff at PB are very helpful and willing to make the best of your party experience. My favorite part was the Bachelorette room with unmentionables and things that will make you say "You naughty, naughty girl". The bachelorette section is so awesome, you must be 21 to enter the area. The entire upstairs area is dedicated to every type of costume imaginable. If you are looking for that slutty cop outfit they have it, if you are looking for a big bird costume they have it.
If you want to throw an unforgettable party, think PARTAY BOY!!!
This ranks second to my "Magnolia Pancake Haus", but still very good. The ambiance and scenery is worth the trip. I adore the sweet cream pancakes and waffles. I even bought the mix which they sell in their gift shop to bring back to Houston with me. The mix is equally as good when made at home. Overall, this place is a keeper.
A great park with an even awesome view of Houston DT.
Lace up those DC shoes and get your ass to this park! Free to the public, but you must sign in to skate. You will find a wide range of skaters-- from kiddos, potential X-game wannabe's, and geriatric has-beens. They have deep bowls, shallow bowls, grinding rails, and ramps. There were many people just people watching and every now and then giving an "oOoO and ahhh" to the skating skills. There were also several birthday parties going on, which is such a great idea for the little ones.
So come here to freshin' up on your ollies and kick flips!
Calling all carnivores! Step right up to Rainbow Lodge!
This cabin-like restaurant is pretty massive and set atop a huge plot of land. Complimentary valet awaited us and we stepped in for a nice Saturday dinner. I just love places like these, screw the modern, industrial look, I like the intimate cozy house-like restaurants. This place is fairly complex for a cabin, with upstairs and down stairs dining areas and even some hidden dining areas. We were seated at one of the best seats in the house. We immediately ordered a nice Merlot to accompany the red meat festivities we were about to encounter. We browsed the menu, which had ordinary and out of the ordinary menu items. We were very adventurous that night and decided to order the Slow Smoked Duck Gumbo, when this arrived we apprehensively dove right in. It had great smokey flavor and the duck had a succulent rich flavor. It gets the nod of approval. On to the main course, I ordered the Bison Ribeye and my boyfriend ordered a sample of everything, a hunter's paradise (sounds horrible I know), a sample of venison, duck, and elk. My bison ribeye was juicy, but not fatty. It was perfectly seasoned. My boyfriend's dish on the other hand was fairly average, the star being the duck the worst being the elk, which was fairly gamey.
So if you want to take a walk on the wild side and broaden your food spectrum, then give Rainbow a try. It will not disappoint.
Want a hunkering for something sweet? Something that would feed Santa Ana's small army. Then stop by and see Lulu and her HUGE Cinnamon Rolls. This monster is a cinnamon roll on steroids. It about an average cinnamon roll as far as taste, but priced at around 5 buck you can't beat that deal. This place is awesome for out-of-towners, who want to see the BIG things Texas has to offer. If the Cinnamon Roll isn't enough, this place also has huge Chicken Fried Steak. I haven't personally attacked this beast due to fear I might need my stomach pumped but it is gigantic!
You need to be hungry when coming here and that is a definite understatement. Make sure you wear your fat jeans when stepping into this SA establishment, because you will be belly busting full on Texas sized food!
If drinking and shopping tickles your fancy, then stop by The Strand!
This historical drag had great local flare. They have an assortment of gift shops, bars, surf shops, cafes, and clothing stores. This place draws in the tourist and those individuals that are about to set sail on one of the many cruises departing from Galveston.
This place is A-OK and a two thumbs up due to patrons being able to walk around and drink a cold beer or frozen daiquiri while shopping. Yes, I said you can drink along the streets here and no one would do a double take!
You can not beat this combo, especially when it supports the locals and those effected by the hurricane. So, drink up!
Green Tea, Black Tea, Herbal Tea, Hot Tea, Cold Tea...Long Island Ice Tea (okay maybe not the last one).
This place is a great off the beatin path lunch spot. Parking can be a bit tricky, but what do you expect with the location. Inside, you can find students, writers and families enjoying a light brunch/lunch and a hot cup of tea. The staff there was mediocre, but not bad. They could tell we were newbies there, so HELLO! help with the menu would be great. The service is also a bit slow. It didn't help that our server had two left feet, tripped, ate the ground and dropped my panini =( I had the Bacon and Brie Panini, which was delicious crispy bacon and well toasted bread. My boyfriend had the Crepe Supreme; it was huge and was easily put away by the BF. I had the "Immunitea" to drink, so good. It taste like an "Odwalla Superfood". It may look like swamp water, but try it you'll like it.
Overall, I probably will visit this place again. Not my fav, but definitely not bad. The prices are reasonable (under $7 a plate).
|Here are my favorite breakfast/lunch/brunch spots in the H. Whether you want a fat stack of flap jacks, a overflowing plate of mexican food, a sammich, or some sort of healthy fare, I love it all.||When I'm out and about in "mah hood" A.K.A "Sugar Land" these are the places I frequent.|
|Gulp, slurp, suck down some cold ones! Here is where I paint the town red!||I bleed, breathe and live San Antonio! From Southside, Northside, and all sides I've been there done that!|
|I ain't no Martha Steward or Paula Dean, but I can damn sure try to be and these place show me how! So move over Betty Crocker...||In the words of Will Ferrell in Old School "Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we're going to go to Home Depot. Yeah, buy some wallpaper, maybe get some flooring, stuff like that. Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don't know, I don't know if we'll have enough time."|
|Boy, is my Visa hot when I come here! Check out my go to spots to spend that moola!||All the fat and artery clogging goodness that will blow your 2500 daily calorie limit out of the water. For greasy delicious heaven visit these heart burn hot spots!|
|To feel the burn and indulge in low cal, low fat, low carb, low WHATEVER then try these place out. Get that bikini ready look in no time.||Here a some dog friendly places that your pooch will thank you for.|
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