Floating across the surface of Lake Conroe, the Southern Empress might as well be drifting back in time. The ship perfectly resembles a nineteenth-century sternwheeler riverboat, with two 18-foot paddles churning the water behind it. Inside the three sprawling decks, chandeliers gleam against embossed tin ceilings, and accents of brass and velour flaunt the same Victorian style as the floral carpets.
The boat does boast some modern amenities, however?two of its decks are climate-controlled, which means that its signature cruises can run year-round instead of stopping during iceberg-mating season. They can also head outside to the split-level third deck, which affords the best view of the lake and surrounding forest. Hosts for special engagements, such as weddings or corporate parties, can even reserve this scenery for themselves during private charters.
Winner of 13th place for the 50 Best Burgers in Texas by Texas Monthly, the team of chefs at Burger Fresh crafts classic diner fare from poboy sandwiches and thick malts to burgers made from wild game or certified Angus beef. Its wide range of wild-game choices includes buffalo and elk, and Burger Fresh further sets itself apart from typical counter fare by serving bottomless fries, tater tots, or homemade onion rings with each burger-basket order. Southern-inspired appetizers include sweet-corn nuggets and crispy fried-pickle chips sprinkled with parmesan cheese, adding appeal to veggies more efficiently than gold-plating a head of lettuce. Burger Fresh also features Blue Bell ice cream in a wide variety of flavors.
Retreat Hill just opened in August of 2009, and it has already made a name for itself among discerning vinophiles and high-end local restaurants. One of Retreat Hill's recent podium-makers is the ruby-red cabriolo, which is a plum-and-violet-boasting blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and syrah that won a silver medal at the 2010 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The off-dry Riesling is another award-winner, concluding sip symphonies with a crisp, confident finish. Because the winery's prided juices are concocted from Texas- and United States–grown grapes, they let locals quench their thirsts for their native land far more sophisticatedly than sticking crazy straws in beehives and praying for accompanying chamomile. Call to schedule your visit.
A relaxed establishment serving filling Mexican fare, El Burrito Mexican Restaurant's tacos, burritos, tamales and more will certainly appease your appetite.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
The drink list at El Burrito Mexican Restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Gather the whole family for a trip to El Burrito Mexican Restaurant — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Get your whole crew together at El Burrito Mexican Restaurant, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
You'll find your bill at El Burrito Mexican Restaurant to be more than reasonable, with most meals costing less than $15.
All major credit cards are accepted.
El Burrito Mexican Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Chi Japanese Cuisine's sushi rolls are filled with color and flavor, making it one of the trendiest spots in Oak Ridge North.
Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Chi Japanese Cuisine's menu does not offer low-fat options.
Chi Japanese Cuisine also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
The dress code at Chi Japanese Cuisine is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig.
If time is of the essence, Chi Japanese Cuisine's take-out option may be a better fit.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
Chi Japanese Cuisine offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Taste the greatness Chi Japanese Cuisine is serving up with meals around $30.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Chi Japanese Cuisine — they're open for all three meals.
Seven years ago, Rico's Mexican Grill brought its brand of Tex-Mex to The Woodlands. Today it boasts five locations throughout the region as well as a family of 400 employees. Together, the staff members adhere to the original restaurant's high standards for fine Mexican cuisine with a local twist. In their family-oriented eateries adorned in classic Texas decor, such as Matthew McConaughey's searing gaze, they serve a menu of enchiladas, tacos, and sizzling fajitas. The fajitas are especially a source of pride. They marinate the meat in a secret sauce for 24 hours and serve the grilled morsels with housemade tortillas. Aside from traditional Tex-Mex entrees, they grill enticing fare such as quail and red snapper. To compliment their dishes, they mix mean margaritas and cocktails and fill glasses with imported and domestic beers and wines amid frequent live entertainment.