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dearest haif foodies,

i'm thinking of spending a weekend revisiting old haunts this weekend or next at restaurants i love and miss. is there anything i should try that's not on my list (that is to follow)?

my friends and i have a couple places we cannot stand to be away from:

backstreet cafe

van loc

mia bella

mark's

americas

la strada (ok, if the sundays are still as rowdy as they used to be, otherwise, i'm over it. haven't been there for awhile)

cafe japon

zimm's

mo mong

the teahouse on shepherd at randall's

with that said..........is there anywhere that we might try for a birthday dinner? we have two birthdays in october and usually spend a day or afternoon restaurant/bar/lounge hopping. the weather can be great and we like to schedule a couple of designated drivers and bounce around the inner loop area.

your suggestions are welcome.

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dearest haif foodies,

i'm thinking of spending a weekend revisiting old haunts this weekend or next at restaurants i love and miss. is there anything i should try that's not on my list (that is to follow)?

my friends and i have a couple places we cannot stand to be away from:

backstreet cafe

van loc

mia bella

mark's

americas

la strada (ok, if the sundays are still as rowdy as they used to be, otherwise, i'm over it. haven't been there for awhile)

cafe japon

zimm's

mo mong

the teahouse on shepherd at randall's

with that said..........is there anywhere that we might try for a birthday dinner? we have two birthdays in october and usually spend a day or afternoon restaurant/bar/lounge hopping. the weather can be great and we like to schedule a couple of designated drivers and bounce around the inner loop area.

your suggestions are welcome.

Cafe Annie. I have never been disappointed by the food or service.

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At the corner of 59 The Southwest Freeway and W. Bellfort across from Fry's Electronics, is by far the best Soul Food Joint in the city IMO. Mickie's Soulfood will have you licking your chop's.

It is however starting to become EXTREMELY popular, so the crowds are a little insane at times. But there is a 50/50 chance you will see a celebrity in there, so it becomes worth it.

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At the corner of 59 The Southwest Freeway and W. Bellfort across from Fry's Electronics, is by far the best Soul Food Joint in the city IMO. Mickie's Soulfood will have you licking your chop's.

It is however starting to become EXTREMELY popular, so the crowds are a little insane at times. But there is a 50/50 chance you will see a celebrity in there, so it becomes worth it.

Examples of "celebrities" please. B)

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Examples of "celebrities" please. B)

Jan Jeffcoat. ;)

Seriously, some of the Rockets as well as Comets and other NBA players that reside here in the off season. Jazzy Fey and Cee-lo were there yesterday. There is actually a hall of fame wall in the place of different celebs that have taken photos with the owner. Basically mostly hip hop stars from P.Diddy to LL Cool J.

By the way, the clientel is almost as diverse as Houston itself.

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saturday was big fun!! (just in case anyone was wondering) ;)

we couldn't decide on a patio so we bounced around montrose for about 10 hours. we started at la strada at noon. the weather was amazing. i had the jalapeno fettucini. it was delicious. the food at la strada's brunch is not the best food i've had, but for the occasion it was perfect. the six of us wore out our welcome at la strada after 3pm and headed over to mo mong. those ginger infused martinis are super. we ordered bo luc lac and spring rolls to share. after one too many $7 martinis we headed down to zimm's (for $10 martinis) on montrose blvd. the atmosphere is very relaxing especially early in the evening. the crowd gets a little uppity after 8pm (IMO). if you want to visit with friends and have a cocktail, i would advise going as soon as they open (5PM). by 9 we were feeling the need for more solid nourishment and headed over to baba yegas. of course, the patios were packed and we had to sit inside. "give me smoked turkey and brie or give me death" i always say. the fresh fruit sides are always a welcome surprise.

bouncing around montrose is always great fun. it's so nice to not have to resort to a chain establishment.

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