LOCAL Houston | The City Guide JUNE 2016 - Page 24

GOOD EATS THE RICE BOX $ Chinese | 5 Greenway Plaza 832.779.5166 | www.riceboxtruck.com My coworkers and I LOVE this place! I’d say at least one person in the office eats there weekly. I haven’t had anything there that wasn’t delicious!! They are fast, incredibly friendly and give very generous servings. I would HIGHLY recommend Rice Box!! DELICIOUS!!!! –Jenny E., Yelp AL ASEEL GRILL & CAFÉ $ Middle Eastern, Mediterranean | 8619 Richmond Ave. 713.787.0400 Everyone MUST try their fried chicken with hot sauce. The best ever! Our kids also loved the Kefir ground beef kabob, grilled quails and definitely meat hummus! Great quantity and quality with unbelievably affordable price. The owner and staff are super-friendly. They make us feel like home. Our kids kept saying, “It is sooo goooood, could we come here every night, this restaurant is amazing, etc.” We gave our very highest recommendation to Al Aseel!!! –Kwai C., Yelp BANH SOMTUM $ Laotian, Thai | 13420 State Hwy. 249 | 832.617.5803 The food is fantastic and the price is very reasonable! We ordered the deep fried tilapia with sweet and sour tamarind sauce, the papaya salad with salted crab and pad so ew – and all three courses came out perfect and fast!! Nothing beats GOOD food and CHEAP! My new goto Thai restaurant. –Alexis D., Yelp BISKIT JUNKIE $$ Southern, Breakfast & Brunch, Waffles | 403 Westheimer Rd. www.biskitjunkie.com My boyfriend and I have been impatiently awaiting the opening of Biskit Junkie and to our elation this morning it’s just as good as we imagined. The ordering process is through an iPad® which we appreciate. We ordered the Classic Chick (added cheese and a fried egg) and the biscuit with sausage gravy. The biscuits are buttery and tender yet hold up nicely as a sandwich bread. The fried chicken is tender and well-seasoned – better than Max’s Wine Dive. Gravy had generous pieces of sausage and wasn’t too runny or gloppy like some gravy can be. They offer bottomless Katz’s coffee for $3 which is a major plus. The service was friendly and attentive. We plan to risk it for this Biskit Junkie so we can try more of the tasty sounding signature sandwiches. –Meggie W., Yelp EL TOPO $ Food Trucks, Mexican | 2116 Bissonnet St. | 210.740.1563 www.topotruck.com Unbelievable! This place beats any taco truck in Houston! Nothing, I mean nothing, on the menu is prepackaged. All handmade in the truck. Corn tortillas are hand-pressed; Pork Pastor is the best. Followed by the Paleo Hash....yeah, yeah, I know what you think...”oh god, another trendy paleo dish”...shut up...get it. Oh, and get the homemade yogurt. Trust me. Trust the yogurt. –Bobby C., Yelp EXPRESS ROLLS $ Sushi Bars, Asian Fusion | 919 Milam St. | 346.704.2489 www.expressrolls.com This place is where it’s at! Just opened this week I think. They are the perfect grab & go joint in the Downtown Tunnels. Good-looking people and enticing food... their shelves are loaded with a variety of Asian cuisine choices. Anything from sushi, salads, rice bowls, bento boxes, appetizers and other Asian dishes. I had a beef teriyaki bento box along with a handful of individual sushi since you can mix & match (they’re packaged in twos). Super-convenient, delicious and affordable. I was very impressed from the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out. Awesome concept and good luck in the Tunnels! –Kyle J., Yelp FILIPINO CUISINE $ Filipino | 10950 Bissonnet St. | 281.988.8150 www.myfilipinocuisine.com My husband and I went Sunday before their grand opening. The place was packed! The owners made sure we were taken care of though, so kudos to their customer service. Food was tasty in general. Our experience was alright, although we thought having a singer singing karaoke songs was too cheesy. –Dindi Y., Yelp HOUSE OF HOOPZ CRAWFISH $ Cajun/Creole | 2631 White Oak Dr. | 281.226.2183 My wife and I were looking for crawfish and a location we hadn’t visited previously; it was nice we found the House of Hoopz located in the Little Woodrow’s on White Oak. We were warned about the first batch and it was as expected, hot and spicy. Crawfish were good size, fresh and didn’t disappoint. The spice was ample, left the lips tingling...beer is good! Corn, potatoes were good, sausage good but will cost you extra. The sausage comes sliced as do the potatoes and corn. Price is fair compared to other establishments and the crowd was light for a very nice Sunday in Houston. House of Hoopz is only at this location on weekends during crawfish season. Overall, a very good experience. –K.O., Yelp KABOB KING $ Mediterranean, Food Truck, Lebanese | 1113 Old Spanish Trail 281.740.3357 The best authentic kabab, gyro, chicken and falafel place ever! Always fresh food and great customer service. A must come!! –Mhd H., Yelp 24 L O C A L | june 16