Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini-golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers a superb moistener for dry throats and mouths: for $6, you get $12 worth of light lunch fare and tea at Texas Tea Room & Cafe in Friendswood. This midday cafe is open every day for lunch, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Texas Tea Room & Cafe wrangles in parched palates by prepping a menu highlighted by homemade soups, sandwiches, and salads made from fresh, hand-selected ingredients. Beneath the frosted-glass buds of wrought-iron chandeliers, un-wearying waiters deliver bundled grains, such as the Texas club sandwich—layered Boar's Head Black Forest ham and smoked turkey tucked inside a fresh, locally baked roll ($7.95). Hot-tea service ($2.95) is available daily for all lounging guests, who are also free to pair up with sweeter snacks, including the cafe's richest celebrity—creamy banana pudding ($3.95).
- Every single thing I've had here is amazing: from the tea, to the seriously good saltines with special seasonings on them, to the mini sandwiches, to the broccoli salad (my first time to have this, and I'm a believer!), to the baked potato soup, and lastly to the strawberry bread and banana pudding!!! – lora o., Yelp
- The food is amazing...best potato soup I ever tasted! I especially like the chicken salad. Everything is fresh, and the presentation is lovely. – Dr. Jan Wheeler, Urbanspooner