Winner of 13th place for the 50 Best Burgers in Texas by Texas Monthly, the team of chefs at Burger Fresh crafts classic diner fare from poboy sandwiches and thick malts to burgers made from wild game or certified Angus beef. Its wide range of wild-game choices includes buffalo and elk, and Burger Fresh further sets itself apart from typical counter fare by serving bottomless fries, tater tots, or homemade onion rings with each burger-basket order. Southern-inspired appetizers include sweet-corn nuggets and crispy fried-pickle chips sprinkled with parmesan cheese, adding appeal to veggies more efficiently than gold-plating a head of lettuce. Burger Fresh also features Blue Bell ice cream in a wide variety of flavors.
Executive chef Aldo el Sharif totes 40 years of experience to Aldo's Cucina Italiana, drawing upon culinary skills cultivated across Europe and the United States to craft classic, upscale Italian favorites. His motto, "My home is your home," is something he heard often growing up in Italy with a Sicilian mother and Egyptian father, something to which pyramid-shaped Ferraris can relate. He extends that idea at the restaurant, where he hopes customers will relax as his staff serves Italian dishes and wines in the dining room or more casual lounge area.
Great Harvest Bread Company’s bakers craft a heart-healthy assortment of whole-grain breads and baked goods using freshly ground flour. Each month, a newly designed menu allows the team to employ the season's freshest ingredients and harvest the warmest loaves from bread-bearing trees, including cinnamon-raisin-walnut swirl, white chocolate cranberry swirl, and Mediterranean olive loaves.
"We don't cook with recipes, we cook with our hearts." That's how Caffe Fiore co-owner Arturo described his authentic Mexican restaurant to Deborah Duncan of Channel 11's Great Day Houston. The staff's passion for flavor shows results in the food, which consists of home-cooked classics from tamales and pozole to tacos al carbon. The quality of the dishes has earned Caffe di Fiore attention from other media outlets, too. FOX 26's Michelle Mehrar has stopped by, and so has CBS Sports Radio host Cleverly Stone, who broadcast live from the kitchen during the restaurant's first-ever guacamole bowl.
Tell us about your business.
Caffe Di Fiore offers traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine made from generations-old recipes that have been passed down through our family history.
What inspired you and your wife, Lucy, to open up this business?
My mother owned a small eatery in Mexico, so I grew up cooking great food. It's part of who we are! So it was natural that I open a restaurant to serve and please our friends. And every customer becomes our friend.
How do you prepare your food?
Our cuisine is passionate! We cook with our hearts and our customers love the difference. We use the finest ingredients and freshest spices. Everything is made daily and from scratch. We take joy in preparing great food fresh every day.
How do you connect with your customers?
We have a varied menu, but some folks like to have the same dish over and over again. As we get to know our clients we will tell them, "Tonight, you are trying something different." And we will prepare something special for them. They love this special attention.
What is your restaurant's ambiance like?
The atmosphere is wonderful and conducive to family gatherings at night, business meetings during the day, and mommy groups in the morning. We have paid attention to every detail, and our guests enjoy the relaxed and comfortable style. Whether you are celebrating an important occasion or that it is Hump Day, we are here to help you celebrate!
Originally caterers, the staff behind Janousek’s BBQ opened Mama J’s to prove to folks that their brisket and cheesy potatoes are the best in Montgomery County. In recent reviews, barbecue critics from Your Houston News and The Woodlands Eats state that Mama J’s is a “worthy addition to the restaurant community,” thanks to its melt-in-your-mouth brisket topped with secret sauce—which sources have confirmed does not contain M&Ms.
Seven years ago, Rico's Mexican Grill brought its brand of Tex-Mex to The Woodlands. Today it boasts five locations throughout the region as well as a family of 400 employees. Together, the staff members adhere to the original restaurant's high standards for fine Mexican cuisine with a local twist. In their family-oriented eateries adorned in classic Texas decor, such as Matthew McConaughey's searing gaze, they serve a menu of enchiladas, tacos, and sizzling fajitas. The fajitas are especially a source of pride. They marinate the meat in a secret sauce for 24 hours and serve the grilled morsels with housemade tortillas. Aside from traditional Tex-Mex entrees, they grill enticing fare such as quail and red snapper. To compliment their dishes, they mix mean margaritas and cocktails and fill glasses with imported and domestic beers and wines amid frequent live entertainment.