I go to Houston yearly to visit family. I love to train in the humid nights there, and I love the unique eats. Here I have complied a list of unique places that are a staple in Houston, and a must to go to. Note: I will be adding more places, so please check back in with this post.
Kenny & Ziggy’s
Kenny and Ziggys New York Delicatessen is one of the most interesting, and best food places I’ve been to in the U.S. I must say, I am truly in awe of the decor. It reminded me so much of Los Angeles. There are framed portraits of all the famous people who visited that location, the waiters wore black vests and black ties. If you’ve seen movies that take place in New York City, and when they go to pizza joints or deli’s there is red and white table clothes and the decor; well, that’s exactly how it is at Kenny and Ziggys. You’re always looking around.
We were looking at the menu, trying to figure out what to order when we notice there is no sizes. We’re looking around and the portion sizes are absolutely huge. I asked our waitress if they had smaller portion sizes and she said “The smallest thing we have is a to-go cup.” I was like o-m-g.
I ordered the philly cheesesteak sandwich. I’d never had one before, and let me tell you, it was delicious. Honestly, I don’t even like steak, but this steak was juicy, it was sliced very thin, and it was cooked perfectly. My mom had the ruben, and my dad had a pastrami sandwich. Their portion sizes are humongous, enormous, unbelievable. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Their cheesecake is the best I’ve ever had in my life, so I suggest leaving room for dessert.
I loved this place, the best deli experience I’ve ever had.
Located at: 2327 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056
This is my grandpa’s favorite place to eat, that is probably because he can get a strawberry margarita. Living in California, I am not a big fan of Tex-Mex. When I come here I’m all about their chips and salsa. I’m still trying to find a dish that I like, however, my mom says that their fish tacos are absolutely delicious. Note: More on Gringo’s coming soon.