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Looking for more variety in your evening meal? Go Spanish tonight! Andalucia Tapas Restaurant & Bar serves up a wide variety of mini dishes, ranging from delightfully salt-cured fish, to roasted veggies and savory meatballs. The Albondigas Marroquis are wonderfully Moroccan-influenced meatballs with eggs, peas, and a dash of cumin. The Ensalada De Espinacas is a perfect mix of avocado, fresh baby greens, chickpeas, and veggies with a lime vinaigrette. Get a delicious Margarita or glass of Sangria at happy hour. It's an ideal spot for dinner before a show at The House of Blues next door. -Adam Rosen
Burger joints in Houston are serious business. With sharp competition like Christian's Tailgate, a proper Heights (gastro) Icehouse, other burger-makers in town better up their game. Their White Oak location was perfectly adapted to its surroundings, with its Austin-like semi-open-air structure, which is different from their proper sports bar facility in Midtown. But the food is legit, as proven by getting voted Houston Press's Best Burger for three consecutive years. Go get a Famous Burger and put onion rings on it. As a blast from the past, try the Steak Fingers, which I haven't seen since the 1980's. Food aside, Christian's is a perfect place for a beer and a good time. -Adam Rosen
Onion Creek is the ultimate neighborhood hangout with a little something for everyone, regardless of the time of day. Need some homemade waffles with fresh fruit and coffee to start your day right? Maybe an O.C. Poboy to get you through the afternoon? Or the Frito Pie, a cold beer on tap, and the game on the tube for dinner to make everything right with the world? Don't worry if you think you missed Happy Hour—it goes until 11p on Monday nights.
Chocoholics may swoon just from peeking in the windows of this temple to all things chocolate, The Chocolate Bar. From the candy bar to the ice cream bar to the cakes and dessert bar, there is so much to see and eat, it can be difficult to decide where to start. They even have sugar-free options. Thankfully, they’re open seven days a week. Sure there are chocolate novelties, but the real prize is in any one of their homemade confections. Take advantage of the fact that they will patiently let you taste every single one of their 24 different flavors of chocolate ice cream.
Vintage photographs of family members provide a charming ambiance. Due in part to the location, this restaurant enjoys a great deal of popularity with artists and business people alike. Outdoor seating is tempting in fair weather. Traditional Tex-Mex dominates the menu, but an unusual alternative is available in the form of Mollejitas, or sweetbreads. Of course, they are not for the faint of heart, so order with caution and enjoy. Finish off your meal with some sopapillas or flan.