Food Porn Friday | Houston Eats Part II

Friday, February 24, 2012


Did I mention that I gained quite a bit of weight from this trip? Need more proof? Enter at your own risk kiddies, you might pack on a few just perusing this porn below…hummina hummina…holymoly I’m hungry again!

3711 Travis @ Alabama
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-8561


The BEST chicken and waffles I've EVER devoured to date! The crispy spicy chicken was a great surprise to an otherwise common soul food staple. And mind you I used to work right around the block from Roscoe's and B.Klub's flavors seriously kill their competitors'. Don't even get me started on their grits (pictured bottom with deep fried catfish)! Buttery melt in yo'mouth gooey goodness...Praise the lord I've gone to country heaven!


Locals start lining up at quarter til 11am just for lunch! It gets cray up in here!


(Left) They even package their own pancake/waffle batter for sale
(Right) What we girls do before we eat...prayers are soooo 2thousand and late ;D

1732 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-5282

I actually feel like I grew up on Empire Cafe. After moving from Houston to California in the mid-80's, I frequent the spot on all my yearly visits (even though it's been 6 years since the prodigal son returned)...Love how local the joint feels. Like I'd be a regular every morning for their house brewed java or home-cooked meals like Mama Italia used to make.


Fiorenza fettucine with grilled chicken and broccoli in a roasted garlic cream sauce. After you've had fat-ass fettucine, it's hard to go back to regular half-inchers. This one's monstrous and takes days to fork!


Chicken Roulade with stuffed spinach, mushroom and fontina cheese, topped with white wine cream sauce served with herb roasted potatoes and sauteed veggies. Like the rich man's answer to Chicken Cordon Bleu...very fancy feasting for a cafe. 


Their house special pineapple spiced cake (right) is so moist and super dense, a single slice could feed an entire village and leave such an imprint on your palette, you'd be dreaming of it for days....Goes perfectly with the Sugar Daddy latte (pictured left) made with cream, hazelnut, and almond syrup...Scrumptious!

3600 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858

Houston's super trendy sushi and Japanese tapas joint. Like an Ikko (Costa Mesa) but not quite as refined. We came for favored house specialties like Foie Gras + Unagi with bone marrow powder, Uni with King Crab Spoon and tobiko, and Sea Urchin Pasta...all of which were the bestie's FAVE dishes and ALL sold-out on an early Friday night. What the hell dude?? Does this EVER happen to you? I was soooo dang disappointed but oh well, maybe next year. Here's what we had instead...


Miso marinated black cod


Yellowtail with jalapeno slivers


Kata Ramen in a soy sauce based traditional egg noodle soup with braised pork, boiled egg, and spinach.


New Zealand natural salmon sashimi. Once you've lived on Alaskan wild salmon, you'll NEVER find anything that tastes quite the same. This New Zealand breed was too mild in comparison. I like my sake buttery with intense flavors...and no, that's not the mercury talking.

10623 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 879-9777

How do you visit H-town and not have beignets every.dang.day??? It's like coming to SoCal and not visiting Disneyland! I couldn't help myself...especially with a mug of homemade hot chocolate...OooOoooWeE honey! The Southern beignet bell strikes again at the happiest place on earth!


2201 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 
(713) 861-8448

My uncle's FAVE coffee joint...They mainly feature coffee from Amaya Roasting Company (not like I know what that means but it's supposed to be bomb.diggity and super duper authentic)...Fell in love with their cappuccinos since friendly feline faces smile right back at ya...So Kawaii!


...and of course the obligatory vino and cheese night with the bestie...Miss you soooo much Trammy! Just like old times again!


Off to Mammoth for the weekend where I’ll be shredding the slopes to shed this extra bulk! I’ll be back to slim and trim in no time *crosses fingers*!! No one...I mean NO ONE dare ask me out to din until summer ya hear?!? Unless sushi's on the menu ;D

Cheers to a super FAB weekend y’all!
Stay hungry, eat happy wherever you are!

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21 comments

  1. everything look so so good! the butter on the grits made my mouth water! your food porn posts seriously get me alllll riled up!!

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  2. OOOMMMGGG!!!! I was waiting for this all day!!!!!!! Mmmmmm you've made me sooooo hungry! :D LOVE YOUR PICS!!
    Must-not-eat! Must-not-eat! Time for bed here for goodness sake! :D
    MUST - NOT - EAT!!! :D

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  3. Julie! i just ATE and now I am hungrrrrry! Those cappuccinos looks fabulous. and I'd like a dozen beignets. With some chicken and waffles, please :)
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  5. I love your foodography! Everything looks delish!

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  6. i feel so hungry right now! haha!

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  10. Oh scrumptious food! You're making me hungry :D

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  11. I always heard Texas had some of the best food ever!!!!

    I totally want to try the Breakfast Klub. Chicken + Waffles = amazing.

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  13. This is seriously porn post!
    Those Fiorenza fettucini ...mouthwatering!

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  14. WOWSERS. I need to hang with you! All of that looks delicious.

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  16. Ah chicken and waffles! I've always wanted to try that combination. All the food looks super yummy.

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  17. I love all the pictures, really nice

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