(Closed) Houston Bees – Please help me with a project!

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used to live in houston 🙂 I havent been in 10 years tho so I am sure things have changed!

I would go to galleria … it’s a mall but it’s HUGE and has a skating rink!

And also, not sure when you will be going, but galveston has nice beaches!

And pappadeaux was one of my fav restaurants!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@sloth:

uptown park is near the galleria and has some restaurants, a few stores, and a decent wine bar [the tasting room] : http://www.uptownparkhouston.com/index.php

ditto for city centre [further towards west houston/katy though]: http://citycentrehouston.com/

west ave has a very high-end boutique called tootsies that is very nice [but pricey]: http://www.westaveriveroaks.com/

anddd on saturdays and sundays I highly recommend brunch. I personally like ouisie’s table: http://ouisiestable.com/

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My favorite thing to take visitors to was the orange show

http://www.orangeshow.org/orange-show-map-directions/

 

It’s this quirky place with weird mannequins and crazy building all inspired by one guy’s love for oranges :). Also it’s only $1!

 

Also eat at pretty much any mexian restaurant. SO YUM. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

These are more educational than trendy:

-The Houston Zoo- http://www.houstonzoo.org

-Space Center Houston- http://www.spacecenter.org

-Houston Museum of Natural Science- http://www.hmns.org

-The Aquarium Restaurant- http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com (there is one downtown and one in Kemah)

-My inlaws really like Kemah

-Hermann Park (they have outdoor activities and concerts)

-Minute Maid Park (baseball–they also do tours)

-There are a number of theatres

and The Chocolate Bar- http://www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I haven’t lived here that long so for fun things to do I’m taking notes. However, for food I HIGHLY recommend Chuy’s. There are a few in Houston depending on where you’re going to be. It’s mexican food that is amazing. And they have a pretty good happy hour, the one we go to has happy hour all day Saturday and Sunday. lol

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Food

El Tiempo – Mexican, delicious, kind of trendy

The Original Ninfa’s – Mexican, a Houston stand-by

Dolce Vita – Italian, great menu with upscale pizza and entrees

Lupe Tortilla’s – Mexican, awesome fajitas (can you tell I like Mexican food?!)

Sage 400 – Sushi, pricy and good

Kata Robata – Sushi, less pricey and just as good

Luigi’s Pizzeria – awesome pizza, BYOB, bocce ball

Cedar Creek – bar with extensive menu, lots of outdoor seating

Beaver’s – bbq with amazing drink menu

Yelapa – new Mexican, lots of fresh seafood, great drinks

Bars

Boom Boom Room – dark, loungey bar with small menu

Onion Creek – laid back, outdoor beer/wine/liqour, good food too

13 Celsius – very cute wine bar with awesome courtyard

Anvil – very interesting cocktails and wine

Red Lion – British Pub, some food on menu as well

Kenneally’s – Irish Pub, great pizza!

 

Hope these help!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

From my wedding website (my guests stayed in West Houston):

Here is Andrea’s dining list.  All of the resaurants listed are within 4 miles of the hotel and she has sampled the food at all but two.

And, for those of you who want to head to Chinatown to find Chinese food (and a good bit of Vietnamese, but not much Malaysian or Thai), the “New Chinatown” is located along Bellaire Boulevard, mostly between Mary Bates Boulevard and Cook Road with the main concentration between Wilcrest Road and Corporate Boulevard. To get their from the hotel, proceed south (away from the freeway) on Dairy Ashford. Turn east (left) on Bellaire. Soon you’ll see street signs that include Asian languages.

Bon Appetit!

Where do you suggest we eat?

  • Asian Fusion

    Pei Wei Asian Diner
    14008 Memorial Drive Suite A, Houston, TX 77079, 281-506-3500

  • Bistro

    Hungry’s
    14714 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079, 281-493-1520

  • Burgers

    Beck’s Prime
    1202 Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079, 281-493-3806

    Five Guys
    13346 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, Houston, TX 77077, 281-493-9743

    Smashburger
    1635 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Texas 77077, 281-810-4070

  • Chinese

    China View
    11113 ½ Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079, 713-464-2728

    Lucky Village Chinese Buffet
    1111 Dairy Ashford St. Houston, TX 77079, 281/558-6055)

    North China
    14525 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079, 832-379-8881

  • French

    Le Mistral
    1400 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77077, 832-379-8322

  • Indian

    Ashiana Indian Restaurant
    12610 Briar Forest Road, Houston, TX 77077, 281-679-5555

  • Italian

    Carmelo’s
    14795 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77079, 281-531-0696

    Lasagna House III
    13306 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77077, 281-496-9114

  • Japanese

    Aka Japanese Cusine
    1460 Eldridge Parkway Ste. 130, Houston, TX 77077, 281-558-8900

  • Latin Fusion

    Café Red Onion
    1111 Eldridge Parkway, Houston, Tx 77077, 281-293-7500

  • Mexican

    Poblano’s Mexican Grill
    1250 Eldridge Parkway Suite 100, Houston, TX 77077, 281-531-6637

    Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant
    14737 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079, 281-497-5100

  • Pizza

    New York Pizzeria
    13346 Briar Forest Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77077, 281-497-9800

  • Steak

    Lynn’s Steakhouse
    955 ½ Dairy Ashford, Houston, TX 77079, 281-870-0807

    Texas Land & Cattle
    12313 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079, 281-679-9900

  • Thai

    Nit Noi Thai
    1005 Dairy Ashford, Houston, Texas 77077, 281-496-9200

  • Vietnamese

    Kim Son Cafe
    1809 Eldridge Parkway, #108, Houston, TX 77077, 281-597-9191

    Tay Do
    2529 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX 77082, 281-584-0097

For the shopping fans…

Although shopping in any major metropolitan area may lead a shopper to many of the same stores, Houston offers a variety of shopping opportunities.   Of course, because Houston is constantly re-inventing itself, its malls are constantly being renovated and upgraded.   The Houston Galleria is generally considered Houston’s premier mall.   Its anchors include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, and two Macy’s. Across the street from the Galleria is a newly opened Nordstrom’s Rack, a Container Store, a DSW, and a Whole Earth Provisions.   If you are staying at our recommended hotel, you can arrange free transportation through the hotel to the malls/shopping centers that are within 5 miles.   These include Town and Country Village, City Centre, and Memorial City Mall.   Although they are a bit farther away, you can also visit West Oaks Mall (which is on the older side) and First Colony Mall.   Two other outdoor shopping areas include Highland Village (which is located “inside the Loop”) and the new La Centerra in Katy.   And for the bargain hunters, there are two “outlet malls” on the west side of town: Katy Mills Mall and Houston Premium Outlets.

For the museum fans…

Houston is home to a host of museums.  The Museum District boasts 18 museums within a 1.5 mile radius.

These include:

Other museums of interest include:

For the performing arts fans…

Houston is home to a host of performing arts groups, including those in the Houston Theater District. However, like our sports fans, our performing arts fans may be a bit disappointed.   The Houston Symphony will be performing Mozart’s Jupiter at Jones Hall on Thursday, May 13 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 15 at 8 pm (but you can’t really attend that) and again on Sunday, May 16 at 2:30 pm.  The Houston Grand Opera will be closing its performance of Handel’s Xerxes with its performance on Friday, May 14 at 8 pm.  The Main Street Theater will have performances of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 1 pm on Saturday, May 15 and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 and on Sunday May 16 at 3 pm.  Our musical theater group, Theater Under the Stars, will have just finished its production of Little House on the Prairie.  The Alley Theatre will be in between its productions of Harvey and Intelligence-Slave.  The Houston Ballet will just be gearing up for its production of Pecos. The A.D. Players will be performing Alice Now! (Thursday, May 13, at 10:30, Friday, May 14, at 10:30 and 7, Saturday, May 15, at 10:30 and 1) and The Little Foxes (Thursday, May 13, at 7:30, Friday, May 14 at 8.

 

For the sports fans…

What we know right now is that the sports fans might be a bit disappointed.   Our baseball team, the Houston Astros, will be out of town (in one of the our favorite cities, San Francisco) on the weekend of our wedding.   Our Soccer team, the Houston Dynamo will also be on the road wedding weekend.   Our hockey team, the Houston Aeros, is having a dismal year and barring a “miracle on ice” will not be making the playoffs.   Our remaining hope is the Houston Rockets.  Hopefully, they will make a late season surge for the NBA playoffs giving Houston a least a chance of a playoff game.

On the up side, the stadiums have public tours available at a price considerably cheaper than the ticket price for a game (except baseball).  If you want to really see the stadium, we recommend a tour!

 

Stadiums
Baseball: Minute Maid Park Tour Info
Basketball & Hockey: Toyota Center – Tour Info
Football: Reliant Stadium – Tour Info
Soccer: No shrine yet… the project is still in the proposal phase!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

If you PM me, I’ll send you to the website . . . all the links were live.

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