LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2016 - Page 31

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE HANG OUT ASIAN GRILL $ Soup, Vietnamese, Sandwiches | 17756 Katy Fwy. 832.321.4701 This place has become my new favorite place. It’s three minutes from where I work, which is great for when I’m craving crawfish after or pho & rice plates for lunch. They have a variety of items to choose from and the prices are good. I’ve had their Korean Grilled Beef and loved it! Their crawfish is indescribable. I’m a usual at a different place, but I think the Hang Out will be my new place. Especially with it being right around the corner. The decor is very nice! I love their Asian hat light fixtures. The ladies room is quite beautiful, as well. The ambiance is nice. Definitely somewhere I can hang out and chill. It’s BYOB right now, but only because they don’t have their license to sell yet. All in all, I’d definitely recommend this place! – Amanda G., Yelp ory was the service. The owner was so warm and inviting that I felt like an old friend being welcomed into his home. He genuinely loves giving the people delicious tortas. How could we not love him for that! – Michael D., Yelp LUV ME TENDERS $$ Southern, Chicken Shop, Sandwiches | 4400 Yale St. 346.204.5864 While the location is rather odd, I absolutely LOVED this place! I had the crab hush puppies and the chicken and waffles. The crab hush puppies were absolutely perfect, crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They were dry and had a decent amount of crab. 10/10 would come back for this alone! Chicken and waffles was amazing. I really would’ve taken a picture, but I was too excited to eat! The chicken was perfectly seasoned, juicy and the size was great. Waffle was great too. Come & enjoy! – Jaqueline R., Yelp RITUAL $$ Southern, Butcher, American | 602 Studewood St. 832.203.5180 | www.ritualhouston.com Wow. There is literally no other word that can express how great this place is! Went in and hung out at the bar for a little bit before we were actually seated and I had a gin drink. Each drink I had was extremely fresh and well made. They seated us pretty quickly and we did have a reservation. This is definitely not a place that you can just walk into. We started with the jalapeno hush puppies, then had the butcher’s steak. Holy Moly – each plate was simply amazing. It was well-prepared. You can definitely tell they take pride in their products, especially the meat they serve. The waiter informed us that each of their vendors was local, which definitely makes the place a bit more authentic. I loved this restaurant and will definitely be going back! –Rebecca B., Yelp OPA GREEK TAVERN $ Mediterranean, Greek | 13203 Jones Rd. | 346.314.4170 Wow! Authentic Greek food in the suburbs. I took my entire extended family here on a Sunday afternoon after church and it was a hit. Everything was fresh, fragrant and perfectly seasoned. The dolma put me right back on the streets of Istanbul, watching the ferries cross the Bosphoros as I sit in the shadow of Haydarpasha. Best dolma I’ve had in the States. We will be back. – Robin M., Yelp JERRY BUILT HOMEGROWN BURGERS $ Burgers, Salad, Hot Dogs | 10403 Katy Fwy. 281.549.2874 | www.jerrybuiltburgers.com Plenty of good burger pl