Food & Drink in South Central Houston

$15 for $25 Worth of Cajun Cuisine for Two or More at the Cajun Stop

The Cajun Stop

Downtown

$25 $15

Po’boys play a starring role in this Cajun oasis operated by a displaced New Orleans native

Thai Cuisine at Nara Thai Dining Express (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Nara Thai Dining Express

Midtown

$10 $6

Signature dishes include beef musamun curry, deep-fried red snapper, and seafood flambé infused with coconut milk

Houston Margarita Festival Visit for Two or Four at Discovery Green Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 65% Off)

Houston Margarita Festival

Discovery Green Park

$70 $25

Bands fill the park with music as guests sample margaritas in souvenir cups and food from vendors

$22 for $40 Worth of Cajun Cuisine at Ragin' Cajun

Ragin' Cajun

Multiple Locations

$40 $22

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Boiled crawfish, fresh shrimp and crabs, and overstuffed po' boys arrive tableside at five locations, including a brand-new one in Woodlands

Tapas Meal for Two or Four, Valid Monday–Thursday or Friday–Sunday at Majorca Bistro and Tapas (Up to 60% Off)

Majorca Bistro and Tapas

Mid-Town Houston

$84.70 $35

Chefs craft small plates of shrimp, fried calamari, and spanish olives marinated in garlic and Moroccan spices

$21 for Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes from SWEETERIES (40% Off)

Sweeteries

Redeem from Home

$35 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

Italian Food for Lunch, Takeout, Delivery, or Late-Night Dinner at Birraporetti's (Up to 58% Off)

Birraporetti's

Downtown

$20 $10

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Traditional Italian entrees such as chicken piccata with veal cannelloni and stone-oven-baked pizzas served in a pub-style atmosphere

Sunday Jazz Brunch for Two, Four, or Six at Red Cat Jazz Cafe (40% Off)

Red Cat Jazz Cafe

Downtown

$40 $28

Chefs make hot entrees at a buffet-style brunch, as guests listen to live jazz

Southern Italian Cuisine, Lunch, or Carryout at Little Napoli Italian Cuisine (Up to 53% Off)

Little Napoli Italian Cuisine

The Wine Cellar- Tasting Room

$30 $15

Pastas and grilled entrees spotlight traditional Italian ingredients such as mussels, garlic, mozzarella, and basil

Sandwiches at Sandy Witch Sandwich Company (44% Off). Two Options Available.

Sandy Witch Sandwich Company

The Museum District

$18 $10

Creative sandwiches made with fried chicken, Dr. Pepper–braised pork ribs, chana masala patties, and homemade meatballs

$11 for $20 Worth of Fresh-Mex Food at Berryhill Baja Grill in Montrose or Webster/Clear Lake

Berryhill Baja Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Baja-style favorites such as burritos, fish tacos, and tamales

$15 for Two Bowls of Gumbo and Two Soft Drinks at BB's Cafe ($21.30 Value)

BB's Cafe

Multiple Locations

$21.30 $15

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Duos feast on shrimp or chicken-and-sausage gumbo with soft drinks

Eight-Course Tasting Menu for Two, Four, or Six or Prix Fixe Lunch for Two at Mark's American Cuisine (Up to 39% Off)

Mark's American Cuisine

Neartown/ Montrose

$311.20 $190

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Under the vaulted ceilings of a restored 1920s church, guests dine on an ever-changing seasonal menu prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Cox

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at The Phoenix on Westheimer

The Phoenix on Westheimer

Neartown/ Montrose

$20 $11

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Fish and chips, bangers and mash, and veggie shepherd's pie in a pub bustling with events such as a St. Patty's Day parking-lot party

Burger or Sandwich Meal with Appetizer for Two, Four, or Six at The Mezzanine Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

The Mezzanine Lounge

Neartown/ Montrose

$28.25 $14

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Two-story bar with pool tables, jukebox & 30 TVs serves sandwiches, gourmet burgers & sharable fare, such as potato skins

Two or Four Starters, Sliders, or Shared Plates at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge (44% Off)

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Houston

$27 $15

Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

$9 for $16 Worth of Ice Cream and Treats at Marble Slab Creamery

Marble Slab Creamery River Oaks

Neartown/ Montrose

$16 $9

Small batches of ice cream made fresh from locally-sourced ingredients; toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Mediterranean Meal for One or Two at Turquoise Grill (Up to 38% Off). Four Options Available.

Turquoise Grill

Multiple Locations

$19.50 $13

Turkish, Italian, and Greek influences collide on menu featuring hummus, gyros, and Moroccan chicken

$8 for $16 Worth of Herbs and Spices at Savory Spice Shop Houston

Savory Spice Shop Houston

Rice Village

$16 $8

Ceylon cinnamon sticks, whole ancho chilis, organic rosemary, chipotle sauce, and other spices, seasonings, and sauces stock the shelves

Admission for 1, 2, or 4 to a Skinny Sippin' Mixer on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 51% Off)

Skinny Sippin' Mixer

Langford Market West Ave

$40 $20

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, nutritious treats, and Skinnygirl Cocktails during this healthy-lifestyle event hosted by Taja V. Simpson

Nutritionist-Created Prepared Meals from The Victory Meals Program (47% Off). Three Options Available.

The Victory Meals Program

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$93 $49

Nutritionist-created meal plans incorporate natural foods and eschew sugar, flour, added salt, and dairy

Dine-In or Takeout Italian Cuisine at Polovina Italian Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Polovina Italian Cafe

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$25 $14

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Chefs cook traditional and gluten-free pastas and toast up thin-crust pizzas for dine-in or takeout affairs

Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Cakes at Marble Slab Creamery (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

Vanderbilt Square Shopping Center

$10 $5

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Freshly mixed ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet in gourmet flavors

$39 for a Wine-Education Class for Two with Food Pairings and Wineglasses at Water 2 Wine ($100.93 Value)

Water 2 Wine

Greenway - Upper Kirby

$100.93 $39

Students learn the process of wine making before having the opportunity to test out some food pairings; includes glasses and a corkscrew

Two or Four Regular or Large Combo Meals at Lenny's Sub Shop (41% Off)

Lenny's Sub Shop

Braeswood Place

$20.30 $12

Hot and cold subs filled with fresh slices of cold cuts, cheeses, and crisp veggies alongside classic philly cheese steaks

$10 for $18 Worth of Cajun Food — PURFEKCATCH

Purfekcatch

Greater Heights

$18 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Sports Nutrition Products and Nutrition Plans at Max Muscle (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Max Muscle

Houston

$30 $15

Vitamins, weight-loss blends, workout aids, and other sports supplements line the shelves as an in-house nutritionist customizes diet plans

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Fare at Dinner on Sunday–Thursday at Narin's Bombay Brasserie

Narin's Bombay Brasserie

Afton Oaks/ River Oaks

$40 $22

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Chef Gary Grewal channels the culinary traditions of his homeland to assemble tandoori meats and rich lentil stews

LMAO Comedy Tour for Two at Arena Theatre on Saturday, August 30, at 8 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

LMAO Comedy Tour

Arena Theatre

$98.50 $45

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Rudy Rush, the youngest-ever host of Showtime at the Apollo, hosts Tony Rock, Capone, Tiffany Haddish, and Rob Stapleton

Wine Festival General or VIP Admission for Two or Four on October 18 from Houston Cellar Classic (Up to 40% Off)

Houston Cellar Classic

The Tasting Room Uptown Park

$120 $72

Guests sip on fine wines and champagne while nibbling culinary creations from area chefs at signature annual event of Houston Cellar Classic

Admission with Souvenir Cups for Two or Four to Oktoberfest Houston on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 45% Off)

Oktoberfest Houston

Houston

$40 $22

This fall festival includes beer from Germany and local breweries, Oktoberfest activities, and music from German bands on two stages

$11 for $20 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Cafe Piquet

Cafe Piquet

Bellaire

$20 $11

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Creole sauces and plantain sides decorate the award-winning restaurant's Cuban entrees such as ropa vieja and whole red snapper

All You Can Eat Steak-House Dinner for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria (49% Off)

Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria

Angus Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

$79.90 $42

Chefs carve unlimited portions of sirloin, filet mignon, and chicken directly from roasting skewers to plates

Hookah for Two or Four at Kaif Hookah Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Kaif Hookah Lounge

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$22 $11

Up to four friends relax with chips, sodas, and hookahs available in a variety of flavors

Ethiopian Cuisine at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

Houston

$20 $10

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This restaurant's name celebrates mankind's roots in East Africa, while the menu boasts meat and veggies mopped up with enjera bread

$6 for $10 Worth of Fried Chicken — Churchs Chicken

Church's Chicken

Houston

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Two-Hour Dessert Station Rental from Sugar Bunch Creations (Up to 54% Off). Two Options Available.

Sugar Bunch Creations

Pasadena

$100 $49

On-site attendants assist party guests as they help themselves to sweet desserts such as donuts, cupcakes, s'mores, and candy apples

Colombian Fare at Mi Pueblito Restaurant (Up to Half Off). Five Options Available.

Mi Pueblito

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$30 $16

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Ajiaco, bandeja paisa, steaks, corn arepas, & seafood dishes pair with cocktails & creamy coffee amid walls of Colombian memorabilia

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Valid for $12 Worth of Burgers at Hi Snacks! ($24 Value)

Hi Snacks!

Houston

$12 $6

Chicken breasts alongside cheese burgers topped with onions or thick-cut fries doused in ranch, melted cheddar, and bacon bits

Two, Four, or Six Tickets to Pearland International Festival on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Pearland International Festival

Pearland's Independence Park

$20 $10

Mexican food and art is at the center of this international festival, as well as dancers from around the world

$10 for $20 Worth of Dim Sum and Chinese Cuisine for Two or More at Golden Palace Restaurant

Golden Palace Restaurant

Sharpstown

$20 $10

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Dim sum and Chinese classics such as beef with broccoli and walnut shrimp

Cookies, Cinnamon Rolls, or $50 for $100 Worth of Catering from Verglo's Kitchen & Catering

Verglo's Kitchen & Catering

Houston

$32 $16

Customers enjoy soft, freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies or gooey cinnamon rolls; catering services let customers feed a crowd

$15 for $29 Groupon — Namco Manufacturing

Namco Manufacturing

Spring Branch West

$29 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Standup Comedy at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase (Up to 37% Off)

Joke Joint Comedy Showcase

Joke Joint Comedy Showcase

$39.95 $25

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Local and touring comedians take the stage at a casual comedy club

One 24-Pack of Alkaline Water or 20 One-Gallon Refills of Alkaline Water at Dream Tree Family (Up to 50% Off)

Dream Tree Family

Sharpstown

$24 $12

Alkaline water purified by reverse osmosis with a pH range of 8.5 to 9.5 comes in two sizes

$15.50 for $22 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Multiple Locations

$22 $15.50

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Cooks make roti canai in a semi-open kitchen beneath a thatched roof, as well as craft more than 250 authentic Malaysian dishes

1 Dozen Cupcakes, 2 Dozen Cakeballs, or Custom Cake at The Cakelicious Bakery (Up to 50% Off)

The Cakelicious Bakery

Pearland

$25 $13

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Cupcakes, cakeballs, and custom cakes in flavors such as red velvet, Italian cream, and passion fruit

Yogurt Cake or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at TCBY (Up to 50% Off)

TCBY

Pearland

$10 $5

Low-fat frozen yogurt in classic flavors such as white chcolate mousse and golden vanilla

Two-Tiered Afternoon Tea or Chocolate Fondue for Four, or Both at Snowflake Cafe and Bakery (Up to 44% Off)

Snowflake Cafe and Bakery

Westchase

$31.90 $18

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Sip tea and sample desserts, such as crème brûlée and bonsai ice cream, and dip bite-sized fruit and sweets in dark or milk chocolate

Admission for One or Two to Dionisio Winery Wine Festival (Half Off)

Dionisio Winery

Pearland

$50 $25

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Local businesses join local wineries for an outdoor festival full of music, award-winning fruit wine, and delicious food

Four or Six Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Treats at Scoops Ice Cream and Coffee (Up to 50% Off)

Scoops Ice Cream and Coffee

Stafford

$5 $2.75

32 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and italian ice packed into waffle cones; specialty coffee drinks

$15 for $25 Worth of Vegan Asian-Fusion Food at Loving Hut

Loving Hut

Westchase

$25 $15

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Fully vegan menu includes Asian dishes such as pad thai and soy-protein sushi as well as a signature vegan burger with pineapple

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Gourmet Popcorn at Just Poppin Gourmet Popcorn

Just Poppin Gourmet Popcorn

Stafford

$10 $5

Sample a hand-crafted caramel and cheese popcorn blend or opt for air-popped kernels drizzled with caramel and chocolate or butter

Dinner for 2 or 4 or $12 for $20 Worth of New American Food at Urban Kitchen. 5 Options Available.

Urban Kitchen

Houston

$55.85 $29

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Shrimp and grits, herb-crusted seared salmon with quinoa, roasted pork tenderloin with brussles sprouts, and pecan-crusted chicken breast

One Dozen Donuts, 2 Smoothies, or One Dozen Donuts with 2 Lattes or Smoothies at Shipley Do-Nuts (Up to 49% Off)

Shipley Do-Nuts

Royal Oaks

$7.49 $4

Bakers craft their signature glazed donuts and sugar-dusted beignets 24 hours a day

$13 for $25 Worth of Indian Food for Two or More for Dinner at Curry Bistro

Curry Bistro

Eldridge - West Oaks

$25 $13

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Paneer in tomato sauce and curried mahi mahi; appetizers include mirch pakora, green chiles stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes

Up to 37% Off Barbeque — Railroad Crossing BBQ; Valid Wednesday, Thursday 3 PM - 8 PM

Railroad Crossing BBQ

Houston

$16 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 for $20 Worth of Peruvian Food at The Lemon Tree Restaurant

The Lemon Tree Restaurant

Briarforest

$20 $10

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Ceviche, seafood paella, sliced beef over rice and beans, and other Peruvian specialties

One Dozen Cake Pops From Chefs Daily Assortment at All About Cakes (39% Off)

All About Cakes

Sugar Land

$18 $11

Cake pops in flavors such as red velvet, butter pecan, caramel chocolate mocha, and key lime

$8 for $16 Worth of Deli-Counter Food — Rani's World Foods

Rani's World Foods‎

Champions Crossing

$16 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Steak-House Dinner for Two or Four at Fernando's Restaurant (Up to 53% Off) 

Fernando's Restaurant

Sugar Land

$104.95 $49

The four-course dinner includes appetizers and salads, seafood and chop entrees, and dessert

$8 for $14 Worth of Carribean Food — Hylton's Caribbean Kitchen

Hylton's Caribbean Kitchen

Houston

$14 $8

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Italian Food for Dine-In, Delivery, or Takeout at Birraporetti’s (Up to 45% Off)

Birraporetti's

Friendswood

$20 $12

Traditional Italian entrees, such as chicken picatta with veal cannelloni, and stone-oven-baked pizzas served in a pub-style atmosphere

$16 for $30 Worth of Fine American and Italian Cuisine at Clementines Restaurant

Clementines Restaurant

Houston

$30 $16

Beef lasagna and grilled catfish fillet mingle with housemade meatloaf, chicken-fried steak, veal milanese, tenderloin, and seafood

Ice Cream and Frozen Treats at Marble Slab Creamery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Marble Slab Creamery

West Oaks - Highway 6 and Westheimer

$14 $7

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Toppings mixed into ice cream atop frozen marble slab

Casual American Food for Two or Four at Westfield By The Railroad (Up to 50% Off)

Westfield By The Railroad

Houston

$20 $11

Inside this newly renovated eatery, chefs whip up fresh, casual sports-bar fare that's made in-house daily

Belgian Tripel Beer Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Texas Beer Bus (Up to 55% Off)

Texas Beer Bus

Sugar Land Town Square

$178 $89

Climb aboard this bus, where beer lovers and educators unite in the pursuit of the finest locally made brews

American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Houston Sports Hub (Up to 50% Off)

Houston Sports Hub

Houston

$20 $11

Burgers, hot dogs, nachos, and wings; cocktails include the Cotton Carry with orange-flavored vodka, fresh lemon sour mix, and cotton candy

Sandwiches and Deli Cuisine at 4 Girls Deli (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

4 Girls Deli

Houston

$15 $8

Massive menu of hot and cold sandwiches ranges from the classic turkey and swiss to chicken-parmesan and pulled-pork creations

$18 for $30 Worth of Cajun Cuisine at Yahu Cajun

Yahu Cajun

Houston

$30 $18

Customizable crawfish, shrimp, and snow crab, spicy jambalaya, and po'boys of the catfish and alligator varieties

Italian Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Antonia’s Cucina Italiana (Half Off). Two Locations Available.

Antonia's Cucina Italiana

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

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Chefs plate housemade pasta, sautéed shrimp, and traditional Northern Italian cuisine

$14 for Two Large One-Topping Pizzas at Gatti's Pizza ($23.98 Value)

Gatti's Pizza

Multiple Locations

$23.98 $14

Twice-risen crusts host a smoked provolone cheese and sauce made from a 40-year-old recipe

_The Whodunnit Dessert_ Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four from Murder by Chocolate (41% Off)

Murder by Chocolate

Webster

$76 $45

Guests find clues and solve puzzles to solve a mystery; includes a dessert buffet and non-alcoholic drinks

$20 for $40 Worth of Spanish-Italian-Mediterranean Fusion Food at Merche!

Merche!

Cypress

$40 $20

Chefs synthesize three culinary traditions into buttered snapper, pastas, and tapas served indoors or on outdoor patio with fireplace

One or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf (Up to 50% Off)

Orange Leaf

Memorial Northwest

$10 $5

Self-serve spigots dispense swirls of frozen yogurt made with fat-free milk, and spoons scoop up candy, fruit, and nut toppings

$15 for $30 Toward Healthy Prepared Meals from Eatfitters

Eatfitters

Vintage Park

$30 $15

Nutritionists work with a culinary team to create healthy, prepared meals that help clients stay the course of healthy lifestyles

$12 for $24 Worth of Products, or Four 1-Gallon Bottles of Alkaline Water at Water Tree Katy

Water Tree Katy

Addicks - Park Ten

$24 $12

Alkaline water, which has a higher pH level than regular water, may boost metabolism and help the body absorb more nutrients

Pub Food or Music-and-Dinner Package at Puffabellys Old Depot Restaurant (Half Off). Four Options Available.

Puffabellys Old Depot Restaurant

Spring

$20 $10

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Burgers, chicken-fried steak, and gulf shrimp in an eatery built to resemble an old train depot; live music on Wednesday nights

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On Sundays after church, Myrtle Zachary-Jackson’s family of cooks and bakers gathered to make meals for one another. Her elders rarely used recipes, so Myrtle had to study every step until she could replicate their dishes herself. Just as her grandparents and aunts imbued her with a passion for baking, she inspired her daughters, Andrea and Rosharon, to start cooking at a young age. When Myrtle decided to open Not Jus Donuts Bakery in 2000, she turned to her daughters and grandchildren for help in re-creating their family recipes, by then some five or six generations old.

Sticking to tradition, every dessert at Not Jus Donuts is made from scratch. The ladies crack every farm-fresh egg by hand before whipping up cheesecakes with Philadelphia cream cheese, cookies baked fresh daily, hand-decorated cupcakes, and exquisitely designed cake balls and cake pops. Made without preservatives, their cakes range from standard sheet cakes to 3-D creations designed to resemble bowling balls and turntables and 8-D cakes shaped like time itself.

2020 Dowling St
Houston,
TX
US

The cooks at Fish Place fill their menu with Cajun and Creole-inspired seafood dishes, such as rich seafood gumbo and shrimp po-boy sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise. They also fry up oysters, redfish, and popcorn shrimp, and assemble 25-to-75-piece “Family Seafood Packs” with combinations of catfish, tilapia, chicken, hushpuppies, and fries.

Words such as “shrimp” and “gumbo” decorate the wallpaper in a handwritten pattern, just as they did in the oval office during the Jimmy Carter presidency. Furthermore, the cooks’ daily specials appear as vivid chalkboard portraits.

3511 Elgin St.
Houston,
TX
US

Visitors to the Dionsio Winery Wine Festival sample the award-winning rich reds, crisp whites, and sweet fruit wines from a selection of local wineries. Local restaurants and vendors whip up delectable dinners and food pairings, while merchants peddle memorable keepsakes and handmade jewelry. Energetic classic rock outfit Thermal Fusion fills the air with a catchy live soundtrack, as staff fill commemorative wine glasses with endless samples of Dionisio's delicious wines. With food, wine, and tunes provided by Houston-based bands and businesses, the fest is a better way to celebrate the local culture than nibbling sandwichs into the shape of the Astro's stadium.

2110 Jefferson St
Houston,
TX
US

When Louisiana native Lisa Carnley found herself in Houston after Hurricane Katrina, she decided to unpack her culture inside a storefront on Jefferson and Hutchinson. The Cajun Stop is a little taste of Lisa?s home, and most visitors will agree that it?s not lacking in spice. Plates of crawfish ?touf?e make sure of that, though for every fiery main course there?s a cool complement for dessert.

Despite all these options, the real draw on the menu has always been the 16 po?boy sandwiches that Lisa grew up rolling in her grandmother?s restaurant. Nowadays, she considers everyone who walks in the door a member of her family. Like any good host, she surrounds her guests with painted windows, colorful pictures, and sports-inspired d?cor such as a furry rug made from the jersey of a former LSU Tiger.

2130 Jefferson St
Houston,
TX
US

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.

1701 Webster St
Houston,
TX
US

Cafe TH

At Café TH, Minh makes the meal. Besides owning the restaurant, Minh Nguyen acts as the head chef and host. You might expect a harried, frantic fellow sprinting about amid a clatter of broken dishes, but somehow he pulls it off. Not only that, his auteur attitude makes dining out feel more like attending a dinner party. Before he starts folding made-to-order Autumn rolls, he takes the time to learn each guest’s name and their tastes. As local food critic, Alison Cook, has pointed out, “he’s won a loyal following that ranges from tattooed young bicyclists to Asian families to grizzled cops.” Using fresh, local ingredients, Minh crafts classic banh mi sandwiches, and such entrees as Cantonese-styled fried eggs over preserved turnips or vermicelli with chargrilled chicken. He also maintains a section of the menu devoted to vegans, which landed Café TH a spot on the Houston Press ’s Top 10 Vegan Spots.

2108 Pease St
Houston,
TX
US