LOCAL Houston | The City Guide September 2017 - Page 39

FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE BRIDGE AND TUNNEL DINE OUT DOWNTOWN WITHOUT GOING OUTSIDE By Tim Moloney | Illustration by Chisty Sanderson THERE’S A REASON THE STREETS LOOK FAIRLY EMPTY DOWNTOWN DURING LUNCH- TIME – ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER. THAT’S BECAUSE EVERYONE’S GETTING AROUND UNDERGROUND (OR IN THE AIR) USING HOUSTON’S TUNNEL SYSTEM, 20 FEET BELOW OUR CITY’S DOWNTOWN STREETS AND MORE THAN SIX MILES LONG. HAVING STARTED OUT YEARS AGO AS A TUNNEL BETWEEN TWO DOWNTOWN MOVIE THEATERS, TODAY THE SYSTEM INCLUDES RESTAURANTS AND SERVICE RETAIL AND CONNECTS 95 CITY BLOCKS. WHERE TO DINE? LET’S GO FOR A WALK. START AT 811 LOUISIANA (FORMERLY KNOWN AS TWO SHELL PLAZA) AND HEAD DOWN INTO THE TUNNEL SYSTEM. HERE YOU’LL FIND: 5411 EMPANADAS (Argentinian) Enjoy deliciously quick baked empanadas (beef, ham and cheese, sweet corn, caramelized onion and parmesan, banana and Nutella, etc.) and much more, including beverages and desserts. Now, head south in the tunnels to 910 Louisiana (One Shell Plaza) and you’ll discover: TACOS A GO G FWWVf"'&Vf7BBV6F2WFvff&FPffW'>( gvBV6SF62FV"6&F2'&Vf7BF627G&VWBF626&FW2W2'W'&ЧF2W6FFW"FG2BFV"fW2627FVw'VWvƶrFV6B^( fBFRVvVF'G&VV&V&G2E$TT$T$E26WFW&␤Vf"V6F266fWFW&7GRWG7B`FRW7F6ffW'2VRb6WFW&6f'@fBDBԕ52FR&VB&V2B&6R\;6&'&VB6VfBwV&6& :FVl:R&ЦB'WGFW"6R&VGf"FRWB6W'6SN( 0B&&R6BFv&W7FW&BFRGVV25Bu$DtDtW&66FV@BV6ffW'2( FbFRƖ^( WpW&67V6RB6W'f6RW&fV7Bf"6ƖVBV6"ff6R6VV'&FVB'6Vb&V6W'&FP&W7FW&BfVGW&W26Gv6W26G27F2@v&vVW2VG,:W2W2gV'FVRW"2WfW'vVVFg&N( 3w&6vRvW"FW"T4bU( 2W6WfW'^( 2ff&FPF666&RfVB&VrB7BVW"66Rb&VVb"66VfF&7F"w&VBf6w&VB6VW6R( 2W2FW&R&PVFW72FV2F'WB6fR&&V6W6RW7BfWr7FW2v^( fCU44RU"u$W&66B@7Bf"VF66W2f"FRfFW707&vBR7W&RFG'FV"fW2GW&W6ƒVF6V66W2FVƖ6W26G26VFpV6VW6V'W&vW"6BW2f&WGb&ЧFV6VBw&2FW6WfVV7W7F֗RV&w&f"RFBvVWBW"fFW70v2WB7F2DRd"DFB37BFR4W6Rv&vRfB6W'BF2&W7FW&B2Vf"V6F( 4g&Fg&У( 3'BFW6ffW"6FW&rf"VWFw0"'FW2FRf"FfVGW&W2ff&FW2ƖR66VBF&VB7W''r7W''66VVvrg&V@&6RB6VW6R&2f"FvֆRw'V"ԔU.( 24l8W&6␦B4W2W&6f֖ǒ'VদBvF6Gv6W2'W&vW'2B&RVf V6VF'FR&W7FW&B2vf"G0( ֖W.( 2W'>( ( 2fW'6VB6Gv6W2ƖRFPFV&R&66VW6R'W&vW"BFRW"6V"0vV266VfvW'2g&F *RB&w2dTTĔrĕEDR$RDU$DDTDRUB5D2$tBBD24RDE$U53DTĒDTURF2V77V֖rVFW"Цw&VBB7Ff"6762W&6'&Vf7G0B6Gv6W2W2FfB6R66W'&Vf7BF6FR&rBw&"66V&'VW"F6"F66660f"V6ऄU$^( 2tU$RDR( %$Dt^( %Bb( %$DtR@ETT( 4U2FVvFR62BW7F6VFW"266W76&Rg&FRGVV77FVFR266V7FVB''&FvW2FǖFV&6VFvW"gV'&vBFvW"FRfW"6V62FVBFPFvFv6V"67G&fW"&fR"&Vrw&V@B6V6WBFW6RFrFW7FF3%$ŔTD$4FƖ2Vf V6GW&rFRvVVg&( 3'W&VǐWFVF2VF&26V6W2G&W76w2BFW2Ч6W'G2&RFRg&67&F6W6rFRg&W6W7@w&VFVG2f&RBFRfW7B'FVB7F2FFW2WG&f&vƗfRB6VW6W2g&FǒvN( 2FRVFFRVF&WW&V6RDETĔu2BDU26ffW'0WFVF2FFR7FVVBGVƖw2&66VBfVvWF&Rf&WFW2W26W2g&V@&6R7&r&2B6V6g&W6g'VG226FW2GVƖw2&RFRg&W6WfW'FTbbu$fVvWF&ffW'2fBFN( 2&FvBf"RB66F6grFWfVGW&Rf&WGb֗BF66G2Bw&&v2vFw&VFVG2&vrg&V'&v&6R&VWG2RB''W76V27&WG2FW2&7FVBFgR@vB6VW6RFV2&RFrFW7FF2vBRFPGVV2vf"vƲBfBWrff&FR6WFV&W"r23