Along with indoor plumbing and chocolate cake, BYOB restaurants are among the greatest of mankind's inventions. Think about it: diners can choose anything from the cheapest swill to something pricey and shipped in from France. Plus, these options also save frugal drinkers big money--money being the fourth best human invention. Here are the top Houston restaurants for bringing your own booze.
A guys night out in Houston can be different things to different fellas, but it all boils down to the same principle: quality time with your bros at a place you love. To that end, we present some of the best Houston has to offer for some hetero bonding, whether it's over a game, some food or, yes, half-naked eye candy. Check out our list of guys night out spots in Houston and discover your next favorite stop. (Photo: Flickr/David Boyle in DC)
Sweet and plump, little Junior is the light of your life--until he's demanding chicken nuggets and nothing but. Eating out as a parent means finding a delicate balance between your adult needs and the kid's nugget-centric wants. We scouted out a few places that do just that and might even provide alcohol to boot.
In the wise words of Will Smith, "Summer, summer summer time. Time to sit back and unwind." (It sounds better when he says it.) We suggest you do exactly that, on a patio with a drink in hand. Patios are as common as mosquitoes in Houston, but here are a few of our favorite outdoor bars. (Photo: Continental Club)
While locales farther north get mountains of snow, Houston is lucky to have weather that allows for outdoor dining most of the year. Though many Houston restaurants have patios, not all are created equal. Here are our picks for the best patios in Housting, judged for their views, charming shrubbery and entertainment offerings. (Photo: Hobbit Cafe)
Childhood memories of popsicles from the roving ice cream man have trained us to think of food from a truck as an extra special treat. Houston has long had a battalion of destination taco trucks and now cupcake, pie and crepe purveyors are getting in on the act. Here's the lowdown on the newest food trucks to hit Houston.
There's a lot of talk these days about doing better by ol' planet Earth and a good place to start is our plates. As it turns out, it is pretty easy eating green. These eco-conscious restaurants and farmers' markets around Houston make an effort to use local or organic ingredients and recycled materials. Drop by, have lunch and let someone else do the dishes. We did say it was easy.
It's peanut butter jelly time! We won't even start the conversation about indulging our childish fancies because there's nothing juvenile about peanut butter. It pairs perfectly with everything from chocolate to hand-formed beef patties (yep, it's true). So seize a spoon and duck into the pantry or try one of these great peanut butter dishes in restaurants across Houston. (Photo: Flickr/Dano)
Why should Austin get all the credit for being a city with intriguing attractions? Houston can be as weird as the rest of them. We've got bats, Hippo-potomobiles and batty old dudes with art projects. Take a tour of the roadside attractions that make our city wacky and wonderful, and help Keep Houston Weird. (Photo: Beer Can House)
Sure, cupcakes are the popular girls in school right now, but pie has always been there for you. Pie may not be flashy but it's a classic, and despite our capricious tastes, remains faithfully delicious--especially at these Houston bakeries. Early in the morning, late at night, with ice cream or not, we love us some pie. (Photo: Flickr/ museinthecity)