On the Road Eats: Houston

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I jumped on a flight to Houston for a couple meetings and had 90 minutes to grab lunch in between meetings.  Where should I go in the galleria area, after all there are so many good choices?  Peska.  New to me, good reviews, saw it on Eater Houston.

Peska
It’s a fish market but it’s a restaurant.  They have locations in Acapulco, Mexico City, Houston and it was mentioned to me possibly Dallas in the future.  They had a great lunch option- $25 for an appetizer, soup or salad and an entrée.  I receive per diem when I travel so I often will splurge on a great lunch and go light on dinner.  (Due to weather, dinner that night was at the bar at the Hobby Airport- Pappadeux restaurant)  The server recommended the shrimp cocktail, a mexican shrimp cocktail with amazing flavor and it was super refreshing in the 90 degree heat.  For the entrée, I tried something new.  Fideo Seco.  It’s a mexican pasta dish in a light sauce with calamari, shrimp, clams and mussels.  Now I admit, it was hard to eat and I had to work a little bit to remove the shells from the shrimp BUT this dish was wonderful.  Now I need to find a restaurant in Dallas that has this on their menu!

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On the Road Eats: Houston

I have something to share with you.

Back to Houston for more client meetings and two great meals!  Thank you to OpenTable for making reservations so easy!

Osteria Mazzantini
Right next to Caracol in the galleria area is Osteria Mazzantini.  I kept reading that they were closing so I was very happy to have the chance to eat here.  If you have not been, GO NOW.  The meal started with toasted focaccia with olive oil and herbs and butter.  I ordered the executive lunch which included a choice of appetizer, salad or soup and then an entrée.  The scallop crudo was amazing, I almost wish I could have it once a week.  The Bolognese was wonderful, a bit peppery, but still wonderful.  If I had any room left, I would have had dessert.  I left this restaurant very happy!

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Songkran Thai Kitchen
I love Thai food so I was excited to see this new restaurant posted on Eater Houston. On my way from one client to the next I made a quick stop with my colleague and had a great lunch. They start the meal with soup and a salad and then we shared the Pad Si-ew and the Pad Thai.  I will definitely recommend this to others if they are in the area.  If they happen to be full, try Etoile next door!

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