Official Houston thread that isn't on the Texas Board

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  1. tandin

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    My mom is moving there after 30 years in Florida. Need to learn about the city esp. food.

    tia
     
  2. lunchbox

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    Where in houston she moving to?
     
  3. tandin

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    don't think she's found a place yet, suggestions there would be warranted as well.
     
  4. * J Y *

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    Best food city in Texas. The local economy here is very healthy so the restaurant scene is very healthy. What sort of info. are you looking for specifically?
     
  5. Slim

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    Should've tagged local texas culture expert dumptime
     
  6. skiedfrillet

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    make sure she buys a stetson hat her first day there, otherwise she'll get ridiculed for being a foreigner
     
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  7. tandin

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    Well, my mom is moving there permanently for her job, so I will be out there a lot especially because of a sweet hunting set up that comes with her job.

    recommendations on food spots: best bbq, mexican, high end american, etc. Also, best parts of the city to go out drinking.
     
  8. tjosu

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    That wasn't necessary. All you had to say was, "Tell her to drive 4 hours north to Dallas instead," and his job would be done here
     
  9. tandin

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    she has cowboy hats already, good to go.
     
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  10. hamsterdam

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    goes to texas board.
    sees no thread.
    :angry:
    rereads OP.
    :facepalm:
     
  11. tandin

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    can you help summon them?
     
  12. hamsterdam

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    where is she living?
     
  13. jhooked

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    BBQ - Luthers
    Mexican - Casa Ole
    High End American - Fuddruckers
    Best place to drink - Dave & Busters
     
  14. Arkadin

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    texas post
     
  15. Buff_Ruffnek

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    Anything and or everything a human could want is in Houston, the Town named after "Our Uncle Sam" :usasmug:
     
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  16. Harrison Cougars

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    She must not be black? I hope she likes black people if she's moving to Houston. Place is a shit-hole.
     
  17. tandin

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    dont know yet, here is where her office is

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  18. * J Y *

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    BBQ- Houston BBQ isn't that great. Gatlin's at its best is a solid second tier spot and is your best bet. Burn's original is barely a second tier spot in my mind and literally the only other place I've found really worth a damn. Luling city market would be the only other viable option and actually has very good sausage a nd bbq sauce.

    Mexican- Houston has great Mexican food. Ninfa's on navigation is my favorite spot in the state. El Tiempo is awesome, especially for fajitas. El Patio has the best cheese enchiladas in town in my opinion, and they have blue margaritas that will knock you on your ass. Lupe Tortilla has really good fajitas. Armando's is a great upper scale Mexican restaurant. There's way more options than what I listed.

    High end American- Pappas Steakhouse is the best steak I've had in Texas period. Can't say enough good things about it. Mark's is easily one of the better restaurants I've been to in Texas. Da Marco and Tony's are both super upscale Italian that people really rave about, I haven't had the pleasure of going to either yet. Reef and Brennan's (same ownership as the Nola joint) both have excellent seafood. There are tons of nice restaurants here because there is a yon of corporate money, probably only behind NYC and Chicago at this point. All the good chains you can think of. Lots of really unique spots like Oxheart and Feast. Uchi is a very upscale sushi joint in Austin and they just opened a restaurant here, its very good.

    For drinking- depends on where you live I guess. Washington St. has a lot of options but its a little more bro'd out. Not really my scene. Lizard's and Mugsy's are the only bars I really frequent. West Alabama Ice House is an awesome place to day drink, get some tacos from the taco truck if you're there, awesome stuff. The most disappointing part of Houston is the women. There just aren't that many compared to the amount of dudes. It's kind of a man's city really. Lot of people moved here for work and the O&G industry is primarily comprised of dudes. Most of the decent girls get their pick of boyfriends real quick. I've been here almost 2 years and have been dating someone for 1.5 of those years. If you're trying to scare up some skirt, OTC and Roke (sp.) are good options. Austin and especially Dallas blow Houston out of the water in the pussy department.
     
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  19. lunchbox

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    So pretty close to the galleria... and the strip clubs
     
  20. * J Y *

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    Not sure what her living preference is, but there is plenty of high rise space in that area. Very nice options. Couldn't give house advice without knowing more private details.
     
  21. tandin

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    She'll want to be close to all of the "hustle and bustle" if you will. She is 50, fairly recently widowed, and excited about living in a big city for the first time in her life.

    She is taking over as HR director for King Ranch's corporate office and she has found a long term renter for her house here, so she will have enough money for something in a nice area.
     
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  22. hamsterdam

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    1. her office is 1 min away from mine. i am at 701 n post oak.
    2. to buy a house in this area will be steep...close to tanglewood, memorial and heights which are all average 400k (heights a little less). she should look at garden oaks, heights, spring valley, westbury, and katy is the nearest suburb.
    3. i second everything that JY posted. i will add i just had the best meal of my life at uchi, if she likes sushi/japanese.
     
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  23. hamsterdam

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    nice areas around close to her office are (i'll rank in order of closest to "hustle and bustle"):
    heights
    west u
    tanglewood
    memorial
    bellaire
     
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  24. steamengine

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  25. tandin

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    tell me more...
     
  26. Tony Ray Bans

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    She's from Florida? So crime and humidity won't be a problem with her? She will be just fine :awesomeface:
     
  27. * J Y *

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    Sorry to hear she is recently widowed and whatever way that may have impacted you personally. I do have to say, Houston is a great place for someone her age. It is my impression that "the scene" for that age group is pretty happening here. All these restaurants and stuff of course have nice bars and they are filled with people. If she would be interested in the museum and art gallery scene, Houston has a ton of that stuff. The people here are very friendly and there shouldn't be the same intimidating feeling of adjusting to a really large city that you might find elsewhere.

    If she's looking for an apartment, condo or a house, she will very easily be able to find something close to her office.
     
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  28. Buff_Ruffnek

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    What does she look like ? :quagmire:
     
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  29. zachary

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    DONT DO IT!
     
  30. tandin

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    while you are my broheim buff, that's a no go for you.

    you've got a reputation a son can't allow. :beerchug:
     
  31. Arkadin

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    this killed me for some reason
     
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  32. Buff_Ruffnek

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    I understand Bromethius :beerchug:....You are a good Son as well, and at least I now know you love her. :respek:
     
  33. dallasdawg

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    King Ranch, niiiiice
     
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  34. tandin

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    she's worked for their Florida citrus operation (they own 80%) for 25 years, promotion to corporate means I get to hunt the ranch for free.

    I am excite.
     
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  35. Arkadin

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    Can you bring friends :yousoright:
     
  36. dallasdawg

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    Fuck yeah, that's awesome. It's beautiful out there
     
  37. tandin

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    oh, indeed.
     
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  38. Buff_Ruffnek

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    The King's are liquid :rain:.....Commendatorie' to your Mother, and Bienvenidos para Texas Brother.....
     
  39. Buff_Ruffnek

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    Many many many Brown Breasted mattress thrashers to be raped in the South Texas valley region....:wax: a new one 3 times a day.....
     
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  40. Buff_Ruffnek

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    :heythere: :beerchug: Bromein.....
     
  41. ColeTrickle

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  42. Hoss Bonaventure

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    4400 post oak pkwy :in-n-out:
     
  43. gohorns3333

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    Really weirded out right now. I office in the same building as you. Not a large building at all.
     
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  44. lunchbox

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    You two should get some lunch some time.
     
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  45. tandin

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    and grab a movie, maybe a drink, just see where it goes.
     
  46. * J Y *

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    Yea I always found it funny they derive a ton of their worth from their Florida citrus operation.
     
  47. Hoss Bonaventure

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    [​IMG]
     
  48. tandin

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    it's their second largest profit making endeavor besides the hunting ranch itself, including all of the Texas agriculture.

    their newest president came from the citrus arm too. I too think it is a little funny because it is looked at as such a "Texan" company.
     
  49. Buff_Ruffnek

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    As am I, mein :rain: attorney is at 314 N. Post Oak....hope none of you are paralegals for him...twould be awkward to say the least....
     
  50. hamsterdam

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    i'll have to stop by sometime. what floor?
    i'll message you.
     
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