LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 30

GOOD EATS THE BLIND PIG HOUSTON $$ Gastropubs, Beer Bar, Sandwiches 11920 Westheimer Rd. | 346.312.5623 | www.blindpighouston.com Popped in for lunch on their opening day and was glad we did. Nice selection of craft beers on draft and in bottle, representing a few local breweries (maybe one day we’ll see Houston’s latest addition, Eureka Heights). The menu promised a delicious lunch with choices like Da Bomb Mi, and the Mexican Bandera, which is what we settled on today. Throw in some of the best fries and eschabeche veggies on the side and you have the makings of a great gastropub lunch. The owners have transformed the dingy, worn decor left by the previous Rioja occupants into a clean, bright modern-industrial gastropub to serve the Westchase and Westside community. Offering some unique sandwiches and twists on tried and true favorites like wings, nachos, burgers, to name a few, using good, fresh ingredients. Keep it up, guys, and you will have a steady flow of customers. – Toni W., Yelp ABU OMAR HALAL $$ Food Trucks, Halal, Arabian | 7727 Westheimer Rd. 832.732.3486 First off, the service was outstanding. I ordered the chicken kabob plate but I don’t eat rice or fries, and they most definitely accommodated to my needs. They improvised and grilled some vegetables and made me a salad just to ensure that I was satisfied with my plate. Second, the food was AMAZING. I truly felt like I was eating something that I would find in Lebanon. If you’re looking to try some authentic shawarma or kabob, definitely try Abu Omar! – Meera S., Yelp ARTHUR AVE $$ American, Italian | 1111 Studewood St. | 832.582.7146 www.arthuravehou.com Dining at Arthur Ave brings me back to NY! Food is delicious: great selection of antipasti, pasta course has a great variety and secondo piatti excellent! Chicken marsala delicious! Celebrated our 39th anniversary last night with friends! Everyone must try this new venue from the Helen the Greek partnership! – Teresa J., Yelp BLACK & WHITE $$ Mediterranean, Seafood | 1001 Studewood St. | 346.980.8484 www.blackandwhitehou.com My wife and I finally made it over to Black & White restaurant on Studewood last night. What a great evening for sitting outside and enjoying the Heights. The wine selection was great. There were several options by the glass and reasonably priced. I chose the Tempranillo and it was delicious. Their menu has two sides, a black side and a white side (white being mostly seafood, vegan items and kids selections; black side being all kinds of meat items). My wife had the tuna tostadas and enjoyed them. I had the red drum and vegetables and the beet and goat cheese salad. The fish was perfectly cooked. We ended with a cheese tray and a Cappuccino Martini. The cocktail was inventive and refreshing. I’m honestly sad it took us 10 months to make it over there. I recommend it! – Jay D., Yelp 30 L O C A L | september 16 cious. It’s just hands-down wonderful pizza. Service was very nice, and the pizzas came out really fast. I’m so glad Cane Rosso has arrived in Houston! –Jackie K., Yelp BROOKSTREET BAR-B-QUE $$ Barbeque, Southern | 1009 Missouri St. | 713.234.3165 www.brookstreetbbq.com I know being in Texas there is a lot of great barbq to try, which is why I like to always tr