A family affair. A labor of love. Both of these phrases could describe Harlon's Bar-B-Que. In 1977, high school sweethearts Harlon and Alfreddie Brooks opened their barbecue first outpost. Today, they oversee more 24 locations strewn across Texas and Las Vegas. The whole family's friendliness and charm permeate the menu of traditional barbecue favorites. It was that charm that earned their daughter Candace a spot on Anderson Live, where she showed the eager host how good brisket and turkey taste atop a baked potato, rather than an old boot.
Friends and strangers gather around outdoor picnic tables at Moon Tower Inn, clutching cold brews and artisan weenies (think duck sausage with apple brandy or rabbit with bacon, wine, and herbs) nestled in soft pretzel rolls. The all-alfresco ambience at this dive bar/restaurant makes any meal feel like a chummy backyard barbecue, but with the added appeal of more than 60 beers on tap, and no curse-laden tirades from apron-wearing dads. This unique set-up, along with a list of no-nonsense burgers, has made Moon Tower Inn a destination recommended by both the Houston Chronicle and The Wall Street Journal.
Beaucoup Bar & Grill's menu of heat-infused foodstuffs blends fresh ingredients and homemade recipes to give diners a taste of true-to-roots Cajun dishes. Begin the down-south chow down with a serving of golden toasted crawfish bread ($7), or a serving of simmered chicken, okra, and sausage gumbo ($6), before enjoying a Louisiana-inspired shrimp po' boy, dressed to impress with lettuce and tomatoes, and accompanied by a sultry seasoned-fries dinner date ($11). Customers can wash down Beaucoup's creole confections with a refreshing soft drink or one of the restaurant's self-made organic specialty drinks, such as the apricot iced tea ($2) or the Beaucoupberry lemonade, a tasteful combo of blueberries, lemons, and Cajun swagger ($2.60).
At Skol Casbar & Grille, flames waft aromas of sizzling steaks, fish fillets, and sandwiches to tables where patrons pore over a full menu. Grilled catfish, salmon, and pork chops can be topped with a choice of grilled onions, tomatoes, or mushrooms, and sides such as blackened green beans and garlic potatoes let patrons surprise their mouths without hiding a firecracker in their napkin. Skol Steak Mondays sate twosomes by layering plates with a duo of steaks, garlic mashed potatoes, salads, and drinks.
Skol Casbar & Grille also equips catered events and in-house parties on the restaurant's patio. A selection of barbecue, Mexican, and Italian dishes fuel conversation and can easily be consumed while celebrating birthdays or hosting model U.N. meetings.
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian-friendly comfort food
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: Food court
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular offering: Warm Pear and Goat Cheese Salad
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Our manager juggles on request.
Do you use any family recipes at your restaurant? Whose family do they belong to (the chef, the owner, or someone else)?
Our recipes have all been created in-house by some of the most prestigious chefs in Texas.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
The menu at Greenz is diverse. We offer gourmet salads with an emphasis on organic, gluten-free dynamic recipes. Each salad is paired with its own unique dressing to bring out the best flavors. All of our recipes are made in-house daily and we use the freshest ingredients available. Any salad can be made into a wrap or sandwich, and any of our homemade soups can be paired with a salad or sandwich if you're looking for several menu selections.
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.