Thursday, February 21, 2013

Badass Weekend (Food Edition)

Hiya!!
So, yesterday I showed you a little glimpse into what was my weekend and today I wanted to share some yummy things we ate in Houston.

My younger sister lived in Houston, she graduated from Rice, for four years. I figured she was the best person to ask where we should get our grub on. She definitely did not fail me. 
She suggested tons of restaurants but the one she REALLY wanted us to go to was a sushi place called Miyako. The sushi was serioulsy TO DIE FOR.
 I couldn't have asked for a better ambience as well. We went around 1 on a Saturday and were seated right away. My kind of restaurant. 
 I've never had this many pictures of us together.  There was another that I liked but his smile was SO fake. What a jerk. 
This is the other couple that went with us. One of Bob's best friends and his girlfriend. 
Bob had an Asahi Black with his meal because that's what you do when you're out of town. Beer with everything. These were our appetizers, some crab puffs, so delicious!
 Then.. came the sushi. Heaven in my mouth!
 I cannot remember the names of the rolls but they were the best I've ever had! I know the ones in the background on this picture were some type of buffalo chicken; which was odd so we tried it. Pretty good. The first roll above was the best though. 
 Our friends ordered some pot stickers, not sure of the technical name, and shared. NOMS!
They also ordered some roll that had would I would describe as a crab coleslaw. I'm salivating just thinking about it!
As if the food wasn't delicious enough, they went up a notch in my book with this turtle pond! I'm such a sucker for any type of animal.
So after this delicious meal we were suppose to go to the St. Arnold's pub crawl. We got close to it and already saw TONS of people. As we passed the bars that were participating, we saw just how packed it was. We would've seriously had no fun standing in line for a beer. It was decided to abandon this idea, the boys were bummed, but we did a lot more with our time.
Both of the boys love craft beer and actually Michelle also, the girlfriend, I use to not like it but I'm coming around.
They went and bought some beer, which we don't get in south Texas, and then we headed to a place with a good tap list. 
The place is called Hay Merchant. I would REALLY recommend this place to any craft beer lover for sure.
We didn't come for the food but it was so delicious. Good food and good beer.. I mean what more can you want?
We got sat ourselves by the little bar area that they had and chose a good brew.
I thought it was really cool that they change the menu every week , but then Bob reminded me that they can't continuously have the same beer year round. Duh! Some beers are seasonal and some are a one type thing. 
Look! I even ordered a beer. In a fancy tulip glass. I'm just awesome like that. The boy ordered me the beer, La Folie by New Belgium, and I actually liked it. He's pretty good at knowing what I can handle and what I cannot. I'm glad I gave it a shot. Not going to lie, I'm scared of loving craft beer as much as he does because it's so darn expensive! One person in our relationship is more than enough..
The tap list.
The decor was really cool and really chill. Hay Merchant is actually named after Westheimer, who built Houston's first public school, because he was a hay merchant as well as many other things. The restaurant itself sits on Westheimer Road, so it's very fitting to say the least. 
Look at these fans!
This was a couple of hours after the sushi and I really wanted dessert. I ordered this delicious treat and was not let down. It's chocolate chip bread pudding. If y'all could only taste it..
After I ordered this everyone else got something as well. I however did not photograph any of the other dishes but they were so yummy. Bob got a lengua pastrami sandwich, Chuck got a fancy hot dog (cannot remember what was on it), and Michelle got a pretzel with a delicious cheese dip. I could not choose a favorite. That's how amazing they all were.
I leave you with this silly picture of me eating Bob's  hand, not really though. I hope that wasn't too much of an overload of pictures. I just could not leave anymore out. 

Tomorrow I'm going to walk you through, my favorite, a cemetery we went to!

Ps: I know none of this is low-carb but sometimes I need to live a little. :)

With all my love,

Pati


10 comments:

  1. TURTLE POND SUSHI RESTAURANT?! I would probably lose my marbles I'd be so happy.

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  2. Oh my gosh, the food is seriously mouth watering! It looks so so so good!

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    1. It surely was.. I"m glad I captured it in the photos.

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  3. oh how i love sushi. that place looks great!

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  4. nice photos ;)

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  5. Ok, I have to start off again with saying how freaking cute you are!!!!
    I love the last pic so much! :)
    Dude, sushi and chocolate chip bread pudding sounds like my kinda day!

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    1. Thanks Alex! I'm just a big nerd.
      Dude.. this day was one for the books... such delicious food. NOM.

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