Everything is Bigger in Texas

I go to Houston annually 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 I found are a staple in Houston. These are places that I frequent when I’m in the Houston area.  Note: I will be adding more places, so please check back in with this post.

Where to Stay? The Hyatt in Sugar Land is by far my absolute favorite. I stay here annually, and they have an excellent buffet breakfast. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and make you feel like you feel at home. There is also a Starbucks next to the front desk area at the bar. It is also within walking distance of Whole Foods, and other stores.

Hungry? Here I have complied a list of places that I have found, places that I love to go eat at. I highly recommend these places, and be sure to bring an appetite.

Kenny & Ziggy’s 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

Gringo’s Tex-Mex: 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.

In the Mood for some Shopping? My favorite place is The Galleria. I love it at Christmas time. Yes, it is very crowded, but very beautifully decorated. There is also an ice skating rink in the center of the mall. (More coming soon) 




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