Saturday, July 01, 2006

Greek and more, and a grenade

Pappa's finally does OK Greek with large helpings of fast food.

Yia Yia Mary's
4747 San Felipe, 713-840-8665.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

Only things recommended:

Yia Yia sampler: $8.95
Appetizer sampler: $10.95
Gyro sandwich with fries: $6.45

Robb Walsh: "If you're interested in what moussaka is supposed to taste like, it's only a short drive to Alexander the Great Greek Restaurant on Sage...."

That has a large collection of outstanding rave reviews and also features live entertainment.

Menus and prices. $15 - $39 dinner, $7 - $15 lunch, $11 -$16 Sunday brunch with 0.99 bottomless mimosas.

Monday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday, 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Saturday, 12:00 noon–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

3055 Sage Road at Hidalgo
Phone: (713) 622-2778

Alison Cook says Alexander is a Great Experience.

Goat is about the only food I dislike but the foodinHouston blog might convince me to try it here. He has a list of the best restaurants in Houston now.

He highly recommends laidback manor, "throws a grenade on the plate" - the most interesting restaurant in Houston.

The Voyage dining experience - $70, 5 course spontaneous theatre menu…$45 1st course - trumpet royal mushroom consommé flavored with green cardamom, foamed black truffle ~ asparagus ~ dried egg yolk $10 2nd course - berkshire pork “rib” braised in Dr Pepper,
smoked potato salad ~ espresso glaze ~ pickled cucumber $25

706 Main St
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-227-0402
Lunch: Prix-Fixe & A la Carte Menus Available
Tue-Fri: 11:30 - 2:30pm
Dinner: Prix-Fixe, A la Carte, & Chef Tasting Menus Available
Tue-Thur: 5:30 - 10:30pm, Fri-Sat: 5:30 - 12am

From Pappa's semi-fast food to progressive haute cuisine, I covered a variety this time.

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