The chefs at Poblanos Mexican Restaurant brighten up mornings with favorites such as huevos rancheros paired with tender barbacoa and chilaquiles made to order. Breakfast tacos stuffed with a variety of filling combinations such as chorizo and eggs also speckle the early menu, sating customers’ needs for spice in a more pleasant manner than the chili-confetti mechanism in most alarm clocks. Come lunchtime, staff members bring out plates of enchiladas, fajitas, and taco salads, and offer aguas frescas and fresh pan dulce.
Today’s Groupon sides sizable sips and savories with the best view of what’s happening on Sixth Street. For $15, you’ll get $30 worth of contemporary Mexican tastes at Iron Cactus, an established eatery with three redeemable locations, more than 75 types of tequila, and an army of iron, cactus-shaped automatons waiting to serve and delight dinners. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Chef Jeff Foresman has been creating eclectic dishes for hotels across the country for the past 25 years. Inside Zocca Cuisine d'Italia's kitchen, he transforms local produce, cheese, and meats into Italian food including oversize veal meatballs and steak cacciatore.
Nestled inside the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, the ground-floor eatery sweeps open onto the river. Sun flits past the towering cypress trees that lean over the river and shade patrons on the patio. During nice weather, folding glass walls open up to let in warm breezes and the weeping of meteorologists who predicted thunderstorms. Wooden beams spanning the ceiling and copper accents drench the interior in warmth, and beneath them, servers dispense hand-tossed pizzas and lemon-crusted whitefish.
Preparing colorful cuisine from around the world during breakfast, lunch, and catered events, the chefs at Druthers Cafe & Catering have made it their mission to be multifaceted in the kitchen. In a classic deli environment, staff behind the walk-up counter take orders for half-pound burgers made with hand-formed patties as well as waffle sandwiches, gourmet salads, or omelets. Patrons may also sip on iced coffee drinks, lattes, and cappuccinos served from the coffee bar.
Houston St. Bistro sits just a playbill’s toss from the Majestic Theatre, welcoming post-show patrons with tables dressed smartly in black and white linens. The dinner menu ranges from classic steaks and chops drizzled with savory marsala wine sauce to inventive modern dishes such as the wasabi-crusted ahi tuna served atop cilantro sweet-corn rice. During the afternoon, the bistro whips up lunchtime fare such as paninis and burgers amid an ambience as relaxed as a business-casual coronation ceremony. At any time of day, patrons can peruse a list of 43 international wines available by the glass, bottle, or half-bottle.:m]]