Urban Eats

I haven't been here in awhile...and now that I'm 4 weeks postpartum, I need to start paying careful attention to my diet and any place that has awesome salad options like Urban Eats gets 2 thumbs up from me! I ordered the Rocket & Couscous Salad, add Grilled Chicken and Matt got the Ahi Tuna Salad, both really yummy! I definitely will put Urban Eats on the rotation!

Best Cupcakes...

In the world! Everywhere I go, I have to try the best cupcakes in town from California to New York, but Celebrity Cupcakes, hands-down, has the best cupcakes I have ever had! Every time I have them… mouth orgasmic experience!

Not pictured here because I devoured it, is their new flavor Apple! I know, it sounds boring but it is sooooo good! I also had, which never disappoints, Key Lime, Red Velvet and German chocolate! I am always impressed at how delicious they are. Maria, the owner, is a genius!

Sam's Cafe (Washington Corridor)

Sam's Cafe used to be my go-to Chinese food spot, until they changed ownership.  I used to always get the Saute Green Beans, but I used to add tofu which they then named The Kim Special, after me.  But, since the ownership has changed, I went once and the food was totally different and never went back again.  Recently, they changed ownership again and their manager asked me if I would kindly remove the last review I gave, which was a 2 stars rating.  Instead of removing it, I wanted to try it first and the food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great.  The Orange Chicken was deep fried, which isn't how the original Sam's used to make it.  I wasn't that impressed with it, the others were ok actually, but might be better than the last owner.  I give it a 2.5 stars.  I may be brave and try it again...we'll see...

iPic (River Oaks District)

I really loved it and would love to come back as a place to social with friends. Sure the tickets cost double what I pay at Sundance but for the fun atmosphere, I think it's worth it. I tried the Studio Movie Grill at city center and hated it! People walking around taking orders while you're trying to watch the move, very distracting. iPic was totally different! You got the special treatment and nobody was ever walking in front of you, blocking the screen. It almost felt like first class seats on an airline. You can also recline the seats if you want. There's a small pillow and blanket. Food isn't bad and there complimentary popcorn. My only complaint was it was too warm in the theater and uncomfortable for me towards the end. It was a great idea for date night! I'd like to do it again with couple friends and maybe hang out a little more on their awesome social rooms!

Arhaus (Galleria)

My first time visiting Arhaus, pronounced "our house".  I think I've always been intimidated by this retailer, but it wasn't till I saw a couple pieces in homes and started receiving their catalogues, I decided I wanted to make a visit.  I happen to be in the area, so why not...I decided to stop in, and there were so many pieces I loved.  If I didn't already have a fabulous piece from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, I probably would look here for a big piece for the living room.  I really liked the outdoor furniture as well...maybe later.  We're doing way too much purchasing at the moment, so for now, I just want to get that one pillow to finish my master bedroom decor, which is the white fluffy pillow in the fourth shot above.  Real Sheep's fur, they said, $104.  

Teahouse (Memorial Park)

I usually get the milk tea with 3/4 sugar, which I love love love! Best bubble tea hands down! This time, I tried the milk tea with 2% milk instead of the default creamer. See the difference in color? I was expecting it to be nasty, but it actually wasn't bad. I'll try whole milk next time and report back.

Steel City Pops (Heights)

With all the hub bub, I had to try! I visited twice since my first visit, once with my girlfriend Jennifer and the second time with the husband and kiddo. The pops are $3 and so far I have tried the Mango, Coconut, Avocado and Strawberry Lemonade. All pretty good, the Coconut is the best of the creamy pops, the Strawberry Lemonade for the fruity pops. Fun place!

Southern Goods (Heights)

Well...it's not exactly what we were planning on eating tonight but since our destination spot was closed we decided to make this unexpected visit. The restaurant was pretty small, great outdoor space, just a little hot to be outside right now. We ordered the fried chicken $19, ribs $16, cornbread $8, cucumber tomato salad $10, and braised greens $6, total tab $70! Much of the food was good, great flavors, smokiness was nice but we were a little disappointed with some of the portion sizes for the price. But other than that all was a pretty good experience.

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Mein (Bellaire Chinatown)

This place has been on my to-do list for way too long! Finally got to try it and I liked it! If it were closer in, it might be a regular go-to place. It's not the best Chinese food I have ever had, but it's good enough and overall the food plus atmosphere was good. If I were being really critical, of these 5 dishes, only the eggplant was really good. Everything else was tasty, just not eyebrow raising. Our bill came out to $46, not bad!

Same owner as Aka Sushi and Tiger's Den.


My second visit and again, just thought the food was ho hum. The appetizer is probably the best thing...tuna tartar over avocado. Here is the chopped salad, add chicken which I thought was ok at best.  The funny thing is when I asked the server to recommend their best dishes, he recommended the Almond Trout!  The dish I had before.  I couldn't believe it!  Has he tasted it?  It was so bland, how could that be one of their best dishes?  Maybe it's just me.  Susan got the Lobster Bisque, she said she's had better. And our server said the Strawberry Napoleon was the best, we thought it was good, but not really outstanding. I think the best part about Toulouse is the atmosphere, the food needs a little tweaking.