The Whistle Stop Café halts hunger throughout the day with hot, homemade meals. Taking an old-fashioned approach toward food, the restaurant plates up classic comfort eats, including all-day breakfast favorites: fluffy pancakes and buttermilk waffles. More savory options include chicken fried steak, pulled pork baskets, and meaty entrees served with such sides as mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.
The locally owned and operated Eden Café promises delectable family fare at reasonable prices in a home-style setting. Cuban-born proprietor Ulises Larramendi and his wife Maria cook up a menu of global comfort cuisine that runs the 26.2-mile gamut with staples like spaghetti & meatballs ($10.95) and chicken pot pie ($11.95). Eden's house specialties draw on Latin influences with dishes like the Cuban ropa vieja ($11.95), shredded beef cooked in a seasoned tomato wine sauce and served with authentic Spanish rice, black beans, and crunchy fried plantains. Picky miniature adults (age 10 and under) have an array of breakfast and entree options to choose from, all for less than $7, and Eden's attentive wait staff ensures individual attention to each and every customer, no matter their shoe size. Vegetarian breakfast goers can delight in the Eden veggie omelet with all the vegetable fixings and none of the carnivorous guilt for $7.75. Venture into Eden on Cajun Tuesday and find yourself humming along to B.B. King as you chow down on gumbo, andouille sausage, and blackened fish.
The family-owned-and-operated Champions Seafood Market doles out fresh, seasonal catches to feed famished fish fans. Select wild-caught whole fish or fillets, with choices ranging from tuna ($16.99/lb.) and escolar ($15.99) to halibut ($20.99/lb.) and snapper ($17.99/lb.). Fresh cuts of cod ($12.99/lb.) make an excellent choice for a Friday-night fish fry among friends, and golden tilefish ($18.99) fashion colorful plates and delicious backsplashes when cemented to the wall. All of Champions’ shrimp offerings are wild-caught and never farm-raised, including various sized Gulf shrimp. Offerings rotate frequently according to availability and how hard they’re spun.
Over the course of more than 25 years in business, GMS Dental Centers have established the kind of long-term relationships with patients that allow an office to thrive. The company employs many licensed dentists, hygienists, and dental specialists, as well as a former IRS agent who gets paid in people not yelling at him. Each location treats kids and adults to cosmetic, preventative, and procedural care, and dental teams also perform ultra-modern services such as Zoom! whitening, straightening with Invisalign, and installing quarter-inch HDTVs in incisors.
At Katy Pharmacy, staff members compound medications onsite, which means their formulas can be tailored to fit the unique needs of each patient. They hand over prescriptions in a variety of forms, including creams, ointments, mouth sprays, lozenges, and injections. Through seminars, blood tests, and vaccinations, they further their mission of improving clients' health.
Ali Bahramian wanted to combine the casual atmosphere and quick service of a coffee shop, a diner, and a fast-food eatery, so he decided to start his own from scratch. He developed his own menu built on sandwich, salad, and soup recipes he created himself, enlisted the help of his architect wife Mariam to design a space, and selected soothing jazz and blues music as a backdrop for his eatery.
Within the fully realized Orange Lunch Box, Ali and his staff bake fresh sandwich bread in-house each day and chocolate-chip cookies each hour to pair with cups of coffee. The culinary crew serves salads and sandwiches topped with a range of meats and cheeses, Italian-inspired spreads, and local produce. Orange Lunch Box's interior eschews the presence of television and instead captures diners' attention with a color palette of warm orange, cool green, and room-temperature purple.