Inside the kitchen at Katy Cajun, bouquets of spices patiently wait their turns, ready to unleash waves of fragrant bayou flavors throughout traditional Cajun eats from seafood gumbo and dirty rice to étouffée replete with crawfish. In addition to serving as a secret ingredient in the dishes themselves, the spices also add complexity to all of the restaurant’s house-made dressings and sauces, including the Louis sauce that appears on po’ boys with oysters or shrimp. From the laid-back comfort of a dining room accented with exposed brick and quaint arched windows, diners discover the flavors for themselves, tearing into Louisiana mainstays including plates of fried catfish and blackened soft shell crab arranged in the shape of Huey Long’s silhouette.
At WhichWay Pizza, guests stand face-to-face with a humble, unadorned round of dough. No matter what happens in the next six minutes—two to pile on unlimited toppings, and four to cook the pie—every pizza costs the same.
Ordering kicks off with the sauce. You could choose the roma tomato or you go for the gusto with pesto, barbeque, ranch, or a blend of all three. Next comes as many of the seven cheeses, including cheddar and asiago, as your conscience will allow, laying the groundwork for veggies such as artichokes, spinach, and jalapenos. Last but not least come the meats, including grilled, barbecue, and buffalo chicken, as well as Italian sausage, and Canadian and traditional bacon.
A full-service healthcare and wellness practice formerly known as InterFit, RediClinic pairs licensed nurse practitioners and physician assistants with patients seeking services ranging from physicals and vaccinations to cosmetic consultations and diabetes testing. Typically found inside retail stores, RediClinics don't require any appointments, making walk-in service as seamless as the plot of most Newhart fan fiction. In addition to preventive services, RediClinic has also expanded its services into the realms of proactive health, promoting wellness with weight-loss counseling and programs to help patients stop smoking.
As the name suggests, Fajita Depot specializes in the classic Tex-Mex feast of grilled meat, veggies, and warm tortillas. The Depot strives to deliver restaurant quality plates of tender steak or chicken, griddled with peppers and onions and garnished with a side of charro or refried beans. Customers can also choose from a selection of chicken flautas, tacos, and quesadillas, or can stick to their strict diet of bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños. A separate kids' menu delights younger patrons with quesadillas or chicken tenders in a combo with juice boxes, coloring pages with crayons, and the latest issue of The Economist.
In 1978, when first-generation American Anthony Russo and his Sicilian-born parents relocated to Texas from New York, they brought with them years of family recipes, which laid the foundation for the cuisine at Russo's Italian Restaurant. Today, Russo's has more than 25 locations, but each aims to adhere to those family traditions of fresh ingredients that shine in simple recipes. On the menu, diners will discover familiar Italian favorites, as well as Neapolitan-style pizzas made in the traditional style--cooked in a brick oven and served on grandma's finest china.
After honing her skill and chef's knife at two of her restaurants in Iowa, Yong's Asian Fusion & Sushi owner Yong Kolkman set her sights on Houston, eager to blend Chinese-Korean cuisine with the steak-and-burger fare of southeast Texas. The menu unites the Far East, Midwest, and Deep South. Iowa-style breaded-pork sandwiches, Japanese Teriyaki dishes, zesty General Tso's chicken, sushi, and chicken-fried steak are just a few of the offerings. The space evokes a rustic, roadhouse vibe, with corrugated metal walls peppered with Texas flags, Houston sports posters, and shrines to Sam Elliott's mustache.