Houston Restaurant Reviews

After the Blog’s restaurant review of San Antonio went out to general acclaim, it seemed appropriate to provide petchem travellers to Houston with the same level of service.


ouisies.jpgOuisie’s Table (pronounced Weezies)

Great southern food with delightful service. It’s buzzy at lunchtime, but quieter in the evening. The deep fried oysters and the assortment of tiny breads were perfection.



Bright and cheerful diner in the departures level in Terminal D in Houston airport (IAH) where you can get a last fix of Texan food, cheese on everything, although the wisdom of eating a huge portion of salted food before a nine hour flight is questionable.


Blancos shuffleboard.jpgBlanco’s

Cheap-as-chips bar and diner in a shack within walking distance (unheard of in Houston) of the ICIS office on West Alabama @ Buffalo Speedway. Site of competitive international shuffleboard matches (see photo.) Popular with oil and petchem traders. For non-Texans, it’s like being in a movie set. Free lite beers in a bucket on a promotion the night I was there, and a live band and dance floor.



Picturesque decking terrace under old oak trees, and a cosy dark bar, but the main restaurant looked a bit dull. It’s often voted best restaurant in Houston for outdoor dining, so of course out of the question in summer. Nothing exciting on the menu, but the salads were good. And am I the only one to find the name amusing?

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