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Downtown is packed with food eateries that are open 7 days a week.  Anyone who suggests otherwise likely has not been in downtown in years.

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If you can post said list, that would be awesome.  I live downtown and am well aware that there are tons and tons of spots, but when it comes time to decide where to eat, I default to my same old spots.

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Downtown is dead. Light rail killed it. Some dude in Chicago told me so. These restaurants are FAKE NEWS. Sad!

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Samurai Noodle Closed

Ragin' Cajun Closed

Oxheart Closed

Am I missing any other restaurants that have closed in downtown this year?

How is Roma Pizza doing on the light rail line? Still closed on Sundays? Odd, I guess people don't eat pizza on Sundays. 

 

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Ragin' Cajun was in a tunnel. What does a subterranean tunnel restaurant open for limited hours of the day, limited days of the week, and for a limited amount of people have to do with a light rail line? Idk. If anything its great they closed, maybe in the future they'll consider opening elsewhere in a more visible location that isn't closed after 6:30 pm. 

Oxheart closed but not because of some nonsense: "oh how lamentable Houston, closing fine restaurants due to a lack of competence in public transport" your trying to spin here. The owner is revamping the entire place into a new concept. 

Samurai Noodle is, like your presence on this forum, irrelevant. 

 

Roma Pizza is closed on Sunday, yet is open Thursday-Saturdays until 3AM. Why you didn't acknowledge that I don't know. You know what else is closed on Sunday? Chick-Fil-A, didn't see you complain about the Chick-Fil-A in Pennzoil Place being closed all the way from your homely Chicago. 

Its not always about electric trains and how they have swindled an entire city out of millions by advocating false assumptions and promises of bringing thousands of commuters and development into town. Maybe the employee's/management need a break from long late hours, maybe they need Jesus. 

 

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For the sake of anyone who may be under the impression that many downtown restaurants are open on the weekends, let me post a list of all the restaurants, cafe etc. that are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

1.       AddicTea Café 1001 Fannin

2.       Alonti Market Café 1001 Fannin

3.       Alonti Market Café 1111 Louisiana

4.       Alonti Market Café 777 Walker

5.       Alonti Market Café 1221 McKinney

6.       Alonti Market Café 600 Travis

7.       Amille’s 1301 McKinney

8.       Amille’s 1001 Louisiana

9.       Amille’s 1001 Fannin

10.   Amille’s 600 Jefferson

11.   Amille’s 500 Dallas

12.   Amille’s 333 Clay

13.   Baoz Dumplings 1001 Fannin

14.   Beck’s Prime 910 Travis

15.   Bourays 609 Clay

16.   Brooklyn Meatball Company 930 Main

17.   Brooklyn Meatball Company 1200 McKinney

18.   Brown Bag Deli 702 Main

19.   Bullritos 910 Travis

20.   Buzz Barista 811 Main

21.   Café Express 650 Main

22.   Café Basil 500 Dallas

23.   Chick-Fil-A 1200 McKinney (All locations closed on Sunday, however this one is closed on Saturdays too)

24.   Chick-Fil-A 500 Dallas (All locations closed on Sunday, however this one is closed on Saturdays too)

25.   Chicken Etc. 777 Walker

26.   China Ocean & Hibachi Grill 815 Walker

27.   Chipotle 909 Texas

28.   Corner Bakery Café 1000 Main

29.   Dimassi’s Mediterranean Kitchen 919 Milam

30.   Doozo Dumplings & Noodles 1200 McKinney

31.   Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill 507 Dallas

32.   Dunkin’ Donuts 1000 Main

33.   Eats Mesquite Grill 804 Milam

34.   Einstein Bros Bagels 1200 Louisiana

35.   Freshii 1200 McKinney

36.   Fuddruckers 1100 Louisiana

37.   Gigi’s Cupcakes 600 Travis

38.   Great American Cookie 1200 McKinney

39.   J&M Café 500 Jefferson

40.   Jason’s Deli 901 McKinney

41.   Jason’s Deli 1200 Smith

42.   Jimmy John’s 820 Main

43.   Jimmy John’s 500 Dallas

44.   Jin Bento 914 Main

45.   Kolache Factory 811 Louisiana

46.   La Dolce Vita Café 1000 Louisiana

47.   La Dolce Vita Café 1201 Louisiana

48.   La Palapa 1110 Preston

49.   Leaf and Grain 1200 McKinney

50.   Lenny’s Sub Shop 1001 Fannin

51.   Luby’s 1301 Fannin

52.   Luisa’s Pasta 1200 McKinney

53.   M R Mexican Grill 1001 Fannin

54.   Maggie Rita’s Mexican 600 Travis

55.   Mango Tree Thai Bistro 914 Main

56.   Mayuri Express 930 Main

57.   McDonalds 777 Walker

58.   Mediterranean Grill 1200 McKinney

59.   Mediterranean Grill House 808 Travis

60.   Michael’s Cookie Jar 711 Louisiana

61.   Miller’s Café 1001 McKinney

62.   Morningside Thai Café 917 Franklin

63.   Murphy’s Deli 601 Jefferson

64.   Murphy’s Deli 1021 Main

65.   Murphy’s Deli 500 Dallas

66.   Murphy’s Deli 910 Louisiana

67.   Murphy’s Deli 1200 McKinney

68.   Murphy’s Deli 440 Louisiana

69.   Muscle Maker Grill 914 Main

70.   Ninfa’s Express 1111 Louisiana

71.   Nosh 919 Milam

72.   Otto’s BBQ 500 Dallas

73.   Otto’s BBQ 600 Travis

74.   Otto’s BBQ 1200 McKinney

75.   Panini 711 Louisiana

76.   Pappas BBQ 1100 Smith

77.   Pastabilities 815 Walker

78.   Peli Deli 808 Travis

79.   Poblanos Mexican Grill 1000 Main

80.   Post Oak Grill 1111 Louisiana

81.   Potbelly Sandwich 1000 Main

82.   Potbelly Sandwich 1200 McKinney

83.   Quizno’s 1200 McKinney

84.   Rachel’s Café 421 San Jacinto

85.   Rustika Café and Bar 801 Louisiana

86.   S&T Restaurant 1001 Louisiana

87.   Salata 711 Louisiana

88.   Salata 1201 Fannin

89.   Salata 500 Dallas

90.   Salata 1200 McKinney

91.   Salata 919 Milam

92.   Schlotsky’s Deli 1200 McKinney

93.   Schlotsky’s Deli 815  Walker

94.   Shipley Do-Nuts 1001 McKinney

95.   Simon’s Homestyle Kitchen 1200 McKinney

96.   Skyline Deli 1111 Bagby

97.   Skyline Deli 1301 Main

98.   Skyline Deli 717 Texas

99.   Smothie King 815 Walker

100.                       Smoothie King 1001 Fannin

101.                       Snap Kitchen 500 Dallas

102.                       Snap Kitchen 1200 McKinney

103.                       Sol Café Mejicano 1205 Travis

104.                       Sonic 711 Louisiana

105.                       Star Chef Dumpling House 930 Main

106.                       Starbucks 1100 Louisiana

107.                       Starbucks 1600 Lamar

108.                       Starbucks 1200 McKinney

109.                       Starbucks 600 Travis

110.                       Starbucks 711 Louisiana

111.                       Starbucks 910 Louisiana

112.                       Starbucks 914 Dallas

113.                       Stephanie Leighs 700 Louisiana

114.                       Stephanie Leighs 1100 Louisiana

115.                       Subroc 1021 Main

116.                       Subway 919 Milam

117.                       Subway 1201 Louisiana

118.                       Subway 1100 Louisiana

119.                       Subway 1200 McKinney

120.                       Top Taste Asian Subs & Grill 930 Main

121.                       Treebeards 315 Travis

122.                       Treebeards 1117 Texas

123.                       Treebeards 1100 Louisiana

124.                       Treebeards 1200 McKinney

125.                       Treebeards 711 Louisiana

126.                       Uptown Express Deli 1000 Louisiana

127.                       Wendy’s 1111 Louisiana

128.                       Whataburger 1000 Main

129.                       Which Wich 1001 Louisiana

130.                       Which Wich 711 Louisiana

131.                       Wok & Roll 1200 McKinney

132.                       Wok & Roll 1000 Main

133.                       Zero’s Sandwich Shop 507 Dallas

134.                       DGN Factory 1001 Fannin

 

If I missed any please feel free to add.

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If you have not put 102 on ignore yet, your responses keep reminding me that he hasn't died yet.

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2 hours ago, kbates2 said:

If you have not put 102 on ignore yet, your responses keep reminding me that he hasn't died yet.

 

Interesting. Why would some want to ignore facts? Did I post anything that was not true? Are any of the restaurants on my list indeed open on the weekends?

This forum is turning into the UC Berkeley Student Union; free speech is welcome, but only if it conforms to your own beliefs. And if they disagree with you, they want you dead!

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Samurai Noodle doesn't count.  It's in the Conservatory, where three of the food vendor spots are temporary locations for different places to rotate in and out, and that's been the plan since day 1.  Samurai Noodle and the Greek place next to it were both swapped out already; I'm not sure what the schedule is for the Tex-Mex/barbecue place is to be swapped out, but I'm guessing it will be soon since it's been there over a year.  Only Melange Creperie is intended to be there long-term.

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17 minutes ago, rechlin said:

Samurai Noodle doesn't count.  It's in the Conservatory

 

Understood. Yeah, I know food halls are all the craze now but I was never sure how Samurai Noodle fit into Houston's first food hall. They are not a local Houston restaurant and operate as a national franchise. But yeah it looks like they were just a regular vendor rotating out.

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16 hours ago, 102IAHexpress said:

For the sake of anyone who may be under the impression that many downtown restaurants are open on the weekends, let me post a list of all the restaurants, cafe etc. that are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

1.       AddicTea Café 1001 Fannin

2.       Alonti Market Café 1001 Fannin

3.       Alonti Market Café 1111 Louisiana

4.       Alonti Market Café 777 Walker

5.       Alonti Market Café 1221 McKinney

6.       Alonti Market Café 600 Travis

7.       Amille’s 1301 McKinney

8.       Amille’s 1001 Louisiana

9.       Amille’s 1001 Fannin

10.   Amille’s 600 Jefferson

11.   Amille’s 500 Dallas

12.   Amille’s 333 Clay

13.   Baoz Dumplings 1001 Fannin

14.   Beck’s Prime 910 Travis

15.   Bourays 609 Clay

16.   Brooklyn Meatball Company 930 Main

17.   Brooklyn Meatball Company 1200 McKinney

18.   Brown Bag Deli 702 Main

19.   Bullritos 910 Travis

20.   Buzz Barista 811 Main

21.   Café Express 650 Main

22.   Café Basil 500 Dallas

23.   Chick-Fil-A 1200 McKinney (All locations closed on Sunday, however this one is closed on Saturdays too)

24.   Chick-Fil-A 500 Dallas (All locations closed on Sunday, however this one is closed on Saturdays too)

25.   Chicken Etc. 777 Walker

26.   China Ocean & Hibachi Grill 815 Walker

27.   Chipotle 909 Texas

28.   Corner Bakery Café 1000 Main

29.   Dimassi’s Mediterranean Kitchen 919 Milam

30.   Doozo Dumplings & Noodles 1200 McKinney

31.   Droubi Brothers Mediterranean Grill 507 Dallas

32.   Dunkin’ Donuts 1000 Main

33.   Eats Mesquite Grill 804 Milam

34.   Einstein Bros Bagels 1200 Louisiana

35.   Freshii 1200 McKinney

36.   Fuddruckers 1100 Louisiana

37.   Gigi’s Cupcakes 600 Travis

38.   Great American Cookie 1200 McKinney

39.   J&M Café 500 Jefferson

40.   Jason’s Deli 901 McKinney

41.   Jason’s Deli 1200 Smith

42.   Jimmy John’s 820 Main

43.   Jimmy John’s 500 Dallas

44.   Jin Bento 914 Main

45.   Kolache Factory 811 Louisiana

46.   La Dolce Vita Café 1000 Louisiana

47.   La Dolce Vita Café 1201 Louisiana

48.   La Palapa 1110 Preston

49.   Leaf and Grain 1200 McKinney

50.   Lenny’s Sub Shop 1001 Fannin

51.   Luby’s 1301 Fannin

52.   Luisa’s Pasta 1200 McKinney

53.   M R Mexican Grill 1001 Fannin

54.   Maggie Rita’s Mexican 600 Travis

55.   Mango Tree Thai Bistro 914 Main

56.   Mayuri Express 930 Main

57.   McDonalds 777 Walker

58.   Mediterranean Grill 1200 McKinney

59.   Mediterranean Grill House 808 Travis

60.   Michael’s Cookie Jar 711 Louisiana

61.   Miller’s Café 1001 McKinney

62.   Morningside Thai Café 917 Franklin

63.   Murphy’s Deli 601 Jefferson

64.   Murphy’s Deli 1021 Main

65.   Murphy’s Deli 500 Dallas

66.   Murphy’s Deli 910 Louisiana

67.   Murphy’s Deli 1200 McKinney

68.   Murphy’s Deli 440 Louisiana

69.   Muscle Maker Grill 914 Main

70.   Ninfa’s Express 1111 Louisiana

71.   Nosh 919 Milam

72.   Otto’s BBQ 500 Dallas

73.   Otto’s BBQ 600 Travis

74.   Otto’s BBQ 1200 McKinney

75.   Panini 711 Louisiana

76.   Pappas BBQ 1100 Smith

77.   Pastabilities 815 Walker

78.   Peli Deli 808 Travis

79.   Poblanos Mexican Grill 1000 Main

80.   Post Oak Grill 1111 Louisiana

81.   Potbelly Sandwich 1000 Main

82.   Potbelly Sandwich 1200 McKinney

83.   Quizno’s 1200 McKinney

84.   Rachel’s Café 421 San Jacinto

85.   Rustika Café and Bar 801 Louisiana

86.   S&T Restaurant 1001 Louisiana

87.   Salata 711 Louisiana

88.   Salata 1201 Fannin

89.   Salata 500 Dallas

90.   Salata 1200 McKinney

91.   Salata 919 Milam

92.   Schlotsky’s Deli 1200 McKinney

93.   Schlotsky’s Deli 815  Walker

94.   Shipley Do-Nuts 1001 McKinney

95.   Simon’s Homestyle Kitchen 1200 McKinney

96.   Skyline Deli 1111 Bagby

97.   Skyline Deli 1301 Main

98.   Skyline Deli 717 Texas

99.   Smothie King 815 Walker

100.                       Smoothie King 1001 Fannin

101.                       Snap Kitchen 500 Dallas

102.                       Snap Kitchen 1200 McKinney

103.                       Sol Café Mejicano 1205 Travis

104.                       Sonic 711 Louisiana

105.                       Star Chef Dumpling House 930 Main

106.                       Starbucks 1100 Louisiana

107.                       Starbucks 1600 Lamar

108.                       Starbucks 1200 McKinney

109.                       Starbucks 600 Travis

110.                       Starbucks 711 Louisiana

111.                       Starbucks 910 Louisiana

112.                       Starbucks 914 Dallas

113.                       Stephanie Leighs 700 Louisiana

114.                       Stephanie Leighs 1100 Louisiana

115.                       Subroc 1021 Main

116.                       Subway 919 Milam

117.                       Subway 1201 Louisiana

118.                       Subway 1100 Louisiana

119.                       Subway 1200 McKinney

120.                       Top Taste Asian Subs & Grill 930 Main

121.                       Treebeards 315 Travis

122.                       Treebeards 1117 Texas

123.                       Treebeards 1100 Louisiana

124.                       Treebeards 1200 McKinney

125.                       Treebeards 711 Louisiana

126.                       Uptown Express Deli 1000 Louisiana

127.                       Wendy’s 1111 Louisiana

128.                       Whataburger 1000 Main

129.                       Which Wich 1001 Louisiana

130.                       Which Wich 711 Louisiana

131.                       Wok & Roll 1200 McKinney

132.                       Wok & Roll 1000 Main

133.                       Zero’s Sandwich Shop 507 Dallas

134.                       DGN Factory 1001 Fannin

 

If I missed any please feel free to add.

 

Bruh... 

 

I dont think anyone in this town, suburbanites included, expects the Downtown Tunnel System to be open during the weekends. 

 

If you want food Downtown on the the weekend, it's not hard to find. Just venture around Market Square, North End or now around Disco Green. 

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1 hour ago, tigereye said:

 

 

 

If you want food Downtown on the the weekend, it's not hard to find. Just venture around Market Square, North End or now around Disco Green. 

While I would agree with your sentiment, Actually, I would say that "it's not hard to find" is wrong.  Rather, I would revise that and say that "it is near impossible to miss".

 

 

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15 minutes ago, UtterlyUrban said:

 Rather, I would revise that and say that "it is near impossible to miss".

 

 

 

If someone was standing at the bottom of Smith Street behind the Leland Federal Building and walked for literally 3/4 of a mile north on Smith street up to Rusk Street behind the Bank of America building on a Sunday, does that person come across even one open street level restaurant on Smith street for that stretch? It would be near impossible for that person to find a restaurant on that stretch of Smith open on a Sunday. 

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Well, there's the Whitehall Hotel, 1700 Smith, just one block north of the Fed Building.  They had live music on the patio last weekend. And...the restaurant was open. So...there's that. 

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8 hours ago, 102IAHexpress said:

 

If someone was standing at the bottom of Smith Street behind the Leland Federal Building and walked for literally 3/4 of a mile north on Smith street up to Rusk Street behind the Bank of America building on a Sunday, does that person come across even one open street level restaurant on Smith street for that stretch? It would be near impossible for that person to find a restaurant on that stretch of Smith open on a Sunday. 

Oh, I see, we now need to pick specific spots on specific roads only and travel in one specific direction only.  Is that what you do when you travel to a new city?  Ok, I'll bite (pun intended).  Let's play.......

 

Now this mythical visitor is likely likely not constrained by the concept of "downtown and midtown" she is just hungry.  So, she walks south a block or two and find a number of places to eat.  However, if she is absolutely unable to veer her coarse because she is born to a Manarch Butterfly or something, she is of the generations that can only travel north ---  and just like a monarch she stays on smith and hits restaurants in the Whitehall, the Hyatt (which include Shula's), within a few blocks and if she is really adventurous she could patter her wings 5 feet off smith and go to Benihana (open noon-dinner on Saturday and Sunday).  

 

Now, let's leave our poor butterfly  alone.  She needs to find some milkweed.  Oh, and yes, she won't find that within 3 blocks on Smith.  Downtown is dead.  No milkweed. Poor butterfly.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Naviguessor said:

Well, there's the Whitehall Hotel, 1700 Smith, just one block north of the Fed Building.  They had live music on the patio last weekend. And...the restaurant was open. So...there's that. 

 

Actually no, that patio (Part and Parcel) is closed on Sundays.

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21 minutes ago, UtterlyUrban said:

Oh, I see, we now need to pick specific spots on specific roads only and travel in one specific direction only.  Is that what you do when you travel to a new city?  Ok, I'll bite (pun intended).  Let's play.......

 

 

 

You, not me, said...

 

8 hours ago, UtterlyUrban said:

While I would agree with your sentiment, Actually, I would say that "it's not hard to find" is wrong.  Rather, I would revise that and say that "it is near impossible to miss".

 

 

 

Based on your bold statement, I simply presented a fact that countered your claim that it was "near impossible to miss". In fact, someone staying at the Whitehall on a Sunday would have a very very hard time finding a street level restaurant open if they traveled north on Smith for 3/4 of a mile (I specifically chose a northerly track because one block south and you exit Downtown). You may not like that fact, but it is a fact. And to your point yes your hypothetical visitor could travel south to Midtown and not be constrained by Downtown, but at that point that's just more of an an indictment of the street level restaurant scene in downtown failing your hypothetical visitor.

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9 minutes ago, 102IAHexpress said:

 

You, not me, said...

 

 

Based on your bold statement, I simply presented a fact that countered your claim that it was "near impossible to miss". In fact, someone staying at the Whitehall on a Sunday would have a very very hard time finding a street level restaurant open if they traveled north on Smith for 3/4 of a mile (I specifically chose a northerly track because one block south and you exit Downtown). You may not like that fact, but it is a fact. And to your point yes your hypothetical visitor could travel south to Midtown and not be constrained by Downtown, but at that point that's just more of an an indictment of the street level restaurant scene in downtown failing your hypothetical visitor.

It it "near impossible to miss" Shula's and Benihana on your mythical journey.  So, you are wrong.  Sorry. 

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40 minutes ago, UtterlyUrban said:

It it "near impossible to miss" Shula's and Benihana on your mythical journey.  So, you are wrong.  Sorry. 

 

Sorry, you're wrong. Neither Benihana nor Shula's are on Smith street. And I only remember accessing Shula's from inside the hotel, does it even have a pedestrian street entrance?

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6 minutes ago, 102IAHexpress said:

 

Sorry, you're wrong. Neither Benihana nor Shula's are on Smith street. And I only remember accessing Shula's from inside the hotel, does it even have a pedestrian street entrance?

Are you actually serious?

 

I didn't bother to comment on much your "trains" thread because I figured you just were having an odd time of it that week.  I now agree with others and will simply ignore you as you seem to enjoy being perceived as groundlessly provocative with baseless arguments.

 

 

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11 minutes ago, UtterlyUrban said:

Are you actually serious?

 

I didn't bother to comment on much your "trains" thread because I figured you just were having an odd time of it that week.  I now agree with others and will simply ignore you as you seem to enjoy being perceived as groundlessly provocative with baseless arguments.

 

 

 

Wow. I didn't know there were so many snowflakes on HAIF. There used to be a lot of great posters back in the day. I now see why they don't post anymore. You make a ridiculous statement that I counter with facts, and instead of presenting a reasoned defense or conceding the point you instead respond by making demagoguery remarks.

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There's also a new burger place at St Joesph pkwy and Louisiana, literally across the street from the federal building.  It's not on Smith though, so I guess it doesn't count

 

And yes it is open on sundays

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44 minutes ago, cspwal said:

It's not on Smith though, so I guess it doesn't count

 

 

Smith street was just an example I chose to use to refute UU argument. He could have simply conceded that yes, there are no street level restaurants on that stretch of Smith Street on Sundays and move on to his next points. But instead we saw what happened.  However, I do concede your point that if one travels from that starting point in a easterly direction instead of a northerly one then yes, even on a Sunday you will more easily come across a street level restaurant open for business like Burger Theory.

 

I don't have an issue conceding facts I cannot refute. A few posts back @rechlin corrected me regarding Samurai Noodle not technically closing but instead just being swapped out. I conceded the point and moved on. For some reason others others on this forum, not saying you, have an issue conceding basic facts when they are presented in front of them and instead resort to name calling.

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On 6/29/2017 at 9:02 PM, 102IAHexpress said:

 

If someone was standing at the bottom of Smith Street behind the Leland Federal Building and walked for literally 3/4 of a mile north on Smith street up to Rusk Street behind the Bank of America building on a Sunday, does that person come across even one open street level restaurant on Smith street for that stretch? It would be near impossible for that person to find a restaurant on that stretch of Smith open on a Sunday. 

 

So, if one walks down one particular stretch of one particular street on a certain day of the week, and ignores anything in a hotel, and does not glance down any side streets, one can avoid encountering an open restaurant.  Sort of proved UU's point for him.

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3 hours ago, Houston19514 said:

 

So, if one walks down one particular stretch of one particular street on a certain day of the week,

 

Yeah, that's called taking a walk down the street. Tourists do it all the time. I guess you've never walked down 5th Ave in New York or the Champs-Élysées in Paris or pretty much any street. Anyways, if a tourist can walk for more than a 1/4 mile in a straight line in Houston's heat and not find a restaurant in certain parts of Downtown then that actually refutes UU's point, obviously.

 

Very lame, is this the best y'all have? Y'alls new restaurant thread that doesn't even mention any new restaurants but only mentions wishes of future downtown restaurants yet does include not so vague insults towards me gets practically deleted by the mods, and for what? This?

 

Instead of trying to defend the indefensible (just stop already, it just looks bad when you try to argue that it's impossible to miss restaurants on the weekend in downtown) why not put together a list of street level restaurants open on the weekends in downtown. (However, if we will exclude subterranean tunnel restaurants that are not easily accessible to the public then we should also exclude restaurants hidden inside hotels which are also not easily accessible to those not on the hotel property). 

 

 

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I just looked at all the hours for all the restraunts in downtown

There are 106 places that serve food on the weekends, and 68 of them are open on sundays

Most are concentrated in NW downtown, with a lot of new ones around the ballpark.

 

The list is pretty long so that I attached it here

Eaterys in Downtown.rtf

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1 hour ago, cspwal said:

I just looked at all the hours for all the restraunts in downtown

There are 106 places that serve food on the weekends, and 68 of them are open on sundays

Most are concentrated in NW downtown, with a lot of new ones around the ballpark.

 

The list is pretty long so that I attached it here

Eaterys in Downtown.rtf

Man, that's a lot of work to put that together!  Good resource!  Feel free to add Shula's and Edgars Hermano if you wish.  I see that you already added Spindeltop and have other places like Quattro on this list.  Bayou and Bottle (4 seasons) is open 7 days I believe. Part and parcel Whitehall is open saturdays only, I think.

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2 hours ago, cspwal said:

I just looked at all the hours for all the restraunts in downtown

There are 106 places that serve food on the weekends, and 68 of them are open on sundays

Most are concentrated in NW downtown, with a lot of new ones around the ballpark.

 

The list is pretty long so that I attached it here

Eaterys in Downtown.rtf

 

Awesome list! Thank you.

 

I wonder if Houston19514 can post his list too? Seems like his data doesn't match up?

 

On 6/28/2017 at 4:52 PM, Houston19514 said:

 Always eager to find the facts, I did some digging around and came up with a list of 110 restaurants, cafes, etc, where one can eat on Saturday and Sundays.  An additional 41, for a total of 151, are open on Saturdays.  And more are on the way!

 

 

 

 

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On 7/1/2017 at 0:50 PM, cspwal said:

I just looked at all the hours for all the restraunts in downtown

There are 106 places that serve food on the weekends, and 68 of them are open on sundays

Most are concentrated in NW downtown, with a lot of new ones around the ballpark.

 

The list is pretty long so that I attached it here

Eaterys in Downtown.rtf

 

Great work cspwal.  I hope you'll be willing to make additions and updates to that fantastic resource:

 

1600 Bar & Grill 

AMC Dine-In Houston 8 (formerly Sundance Cinema)

Arte Pizzeria

Ballpark Cafe at the Westin

Downtown Aquarium

Einstein Bros Bagels

El Burro and the Bull

Foundation Room at the House of Blues

Great American Cookie Co

Last Concert Cafe

Lucky Strike

Mars Bakery

Melange Creperie

Phoenicia

Salata GreenStreet

Shula's American Steakhouse

Starbucks 1600 Lamar

Starbucks 1200 McKinney

Humble Cafe @ The Courtyard by Marriott

The Isles Eatery and Rhum Bar

The Pearl

The Wine Cellar

Trofi 

Wok & Roll 1200 McKinney

 

 

 

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Great American Cookie Co (tunnels?)

AMC Dine-In Houston 8 (haha, movie theater food!)

 

So much for Houston19514's "fact finding" of 151 "restaurants" that serve food on Saturdays.

 

Fake facts. Sad.

 

 

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I know I'm feeding the troll here, but the sandwiches and pizzas are pretty legit at Sundance; it's not just popcorn and milkduds.

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We will see if they still are.  Now that Sundance sold to AMC, the theatre has literally gone to crap overnight.

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8 hours ago, kbates2 said:

We will see if they still are.  Now that Sundance sold to AMC, the theatre has literally gone to crap overnight.

 

How so?  

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Sundance was a solid cafe in its own right. You could (I don't know anyone who did) eat at the cafe by itself and skip the movie experience entirely. The new AMC is just another AMC. It's pre-boxed movie theater food. Not a restaurant.

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I have only been once since the switch, so  most of that statement comes from stories that I have heard.  When we went, the lines were longer and slower and the theater was much dirtier.  My friends have had some bad customer service experiences with AMC gift cards and not working movies.  Sundance was by far my favorite theater, so I definitely overreact to the slightest change to it.

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For the record the AMC Dine In in Downtown is not a full amenity AMC Dine In. It may get there one day, and i hope it does, but it's currently not at that level. What it has instead, is prepackaged boxed meals (probably not made on site) which you can order from the concession stand. After your "meal" is heated up it's ready for pick up. People who have actually been to a full AMC Dine In will notice the lack of a made from scratch menu prepared fresh from a chef, which you can order from your seat. But I'm sure people who have actually experienced both already knew that. However people just doing Google searches may not be in aware.

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On 6/29/2017 at 9:02 PM, 102IAHexpress said:

 

If someone was standing at the bottom of Smith Street behind the Leland Federal Building and walked for literally 3/4 of a mile north on Smith street up to Rusk Street behind the Bank of America building on a Sunday, does that person come across even one open street level restaurant on Smith street for that stretch? It would be near impossible for that person to find a restaurant on that stretch of Smith open on a Sunday. 

 

Lets say this visitor had a smartphone with Google Maps (like most nowadays). Why would this person walk up Rusk when they're next to Bayou Place (and a nearby Birraporetti's)? 

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On 7/3/2017 at 10:56 AM, 102IAHexpress said:

For the record the AMC Dine In in Downtown is not a full amenity AMC Dine In. It may get there one day, and i hope it does, but it's currently not at that level. What it has instead, is prepackaged boxed meals (probably not made on site) which you can order from the concession stand. After your "meal" is heated up it's ready for pick up. People who have actually been to a full AMC Dine In will notice the lack of a made from scratch menu prepared fresh from a chef, which you can order from your seat. But I'm sure people who have actually experienced both already knew that. However people just doing Google searches may not be in aware.

 

So one can get a meal there.  Good to know.  Thanks for verifying.

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One can also get a meal at the local Valero Gas Station. However, no one on this forum would call Valero a restaurant.

 

Still waiting for you to post your list of 151 "restaurants" that serve food on Saturdays in downtown.

 

 

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On 7/1/2017 at 0:50 PM, cspwal said:

I just looked at all the hours for all the restraunts in downtown

There are 106 places that serve food on the weekends, and 68 of them are open on sundays

Most are concentrated in NW downtown, with a lot of new ones around the ballpark.

 

The list is pretty long so that I attached it here

Eaterys in Downtown.rtf

 

Cspwal, I have some more to add to your awesome list of the many places to eat in downtown Houston on weekends. From the prior list of additions I posted, I think we need to delete Wok & Roll and Great American Cookie Co, as it appears they are not open on weekends after all.

 

New additions:

806 Lounge

1820 Lounge

Buffalo Bayou Coffee 

Café Bene

Chick-Fi-A Houston Center

Cueva

House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Lobby Bar Hilton Americas

MKT Bar

MOKU Bar 

OKRA Charity Saloon

Part & Parcel

Potbelly 1000 main

Potbelly Mckinney 

Russo's NY Pizzeria

Starbucks UH-D

Subway 1600 Smith

Subway 2314 Bagby

Thai Basil

Texas T

Wokker @ Craft Beer Cellar

 

 

So it appears we have approximately 273 restaurants, cafés, etc where one can get food in downtown Houston.  Approximately 124 of those are M-F only (and the vast majority of those 124 M-F establishments are in the tunnels).

 

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Add Oxbow 7

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Add Oxbow 7 to the long and growing list of places to eat in downtown Houston in the evenings and on weekends.

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With today's opening of Hotel Alessandra, we can add Lucienne and Bardot to the long list of places to eat in the evenings and on weekends in downtown Houston.

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13 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

And another... Theodore Rex opens tomorrow.  

 

Went on Monday. It's like a more casual oxheart (not tasting menu style) but with the same incredible attention to detail. Menu is a little bit more approachable and it's less veggie-centric. It cost about half as much as Oxheart as well.

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Just broker speculation but thought I would share:

 

Grocery stores will soon have little choice but to breach the downtown market, which has a large-enough mass of residents to support a grocery store, Gaines said. He's skeptical of Randall's, Kroger or Walmart taking the risk of building an urban, multistory grocery store in downtown Houston.

"I think H-E-B definitely will," Gaines said. "Whole Foods will."

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/11/01/broker-downtown-houston-has-enough-residents-to.html

 

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I could see HEB being in a mixed-use project on the south side of Downtown, capturing both Downtown/Midtown, and WF on the north side more towards Market Square since that is more their clientele.  With the Astros winning the World Series and Crane's plan to put a park next to MMP, I am very excited for the next residential boom in downtown and all that will come with it. 

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