Houston Food Explorers
As I Explore Houston And Discover Interesting Places and Things To Write About
May 24, 2023
May 23, 2023
Kabab Arbil (or Erbil) on Hillcroft - Could this be the FINEST kabab place in Houston?
It has been awhile since I got happy enough over a meal that I wanted to “champion” a restaurant to assure that it gets well known. Kabab Arbil is such a place. When you go, and you must put this on your list for 2022, go with at least two other persons so that each of you can order something different. Because the ground beef, chicken and lamb shank offerings were all spectacular! I wish that I could post the videos here of the dishes as they were brought out to us. But on my Facebook page (Jay P. Francis) and also on the Houston Chowhounds group that I admin, I have the videos of our lunch.
A. Jay Francis writes: " Another John Nechman discovery. He tells me he was driving down Hillcroft and saw the sign. And this place is a winner. Starting with a lamb or beef broth called marak (?)(Im using Google translate with some of the staff) followed by the exceptional mezze you see in this photo. We confirmed that several of the persons are Kurd, so there may be a Kurdish influence on the cuisine here. Several people were pleased to chat in English but I was so happy to be able to use Google translate app to communicate to everyone here. "
B. John Nechman writes: "Our nation's 4 largest cities have the most astounding diversity and greatest food in the country, but the 4th of the 4 (and soon to be 3rd!) has the best of all. Maybe not the largest number, the most countries/cuisines, and not even always the most authentic. But Houston's is the most accessible. In many cities, venturing into ethnic enclaves often leads to awkward indifference and a distinct sense of unwelcome. I've never felt that in Houston. Not once.
May 22, 2023
Hayat Cafe - Killer Turkish and Iranian Food
Including Turkish cuisine such as the lamb stew cooked in a sealed clay just (called testi after the name for jug). And an assortment of appetizers and grilled meats and enough rice for an army. Lahmaçun and cheese pide also as appetizers. The five of us had a feast.
May 17, 2023
Crawfish Garlic Noodle on Bellaire Blvd
April 30, 2023
Cosmic Ice Cream - Long Point
Ice cream. Longpoint. Within walking distance from each other is a favorite paletería, Michoacána Natural Ice Cream ($3 per paleta) and the new, excellent, Cosmic Ice Cream (3 scoops $12.38). I sampled toasted coconut, S’mores, and triple chocolate and they were great. — at Cosmic Ice Cream Co.
April 21, 2023
Craft Coffee in Houston - Great Artisanal Coffee Places in Houston - Many of Which Do Their Own Roasting
April 20, 2023
Mulan Money Cats - Harwin Drive
A person mentioned Mulan on Harwin as the place to find some fun money cats. I went there and was surprised that it actually offers an enormous selection of temple themed items. Buddhas, deities, well, just check out the photos. I bought two money cats. So cute.