The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival
Families, set your calendars for September 8th and 9th! The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival : 2007, sponsored by The Rain Drop Turkevi, will be held for the first time in front of Houston City Hall at Hermann Square from 1pm-10pm.
Kids will be enthralled within Turkish Kids' World and learn how to play various games of intrigue and challenge traditional to the Turkic world.
Not only fun filled attractions, The Turkic Cultures and Children's Festival will be a learning experience to all participating as we host various tastes and sounds of the Turkic World - from as far west as Bosnia and Herz., Turkey, and Azerbaijan to as far east Kazakhstan, The Kyrgyz Repulbic, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Enjoy the cultural sounds of Mehter, the classical military band of the Turks, rock out with Turkish Rock Band 'Ayna', see local traditional pottery and other handcrafts made right in front of your eyes, or just spend your time tasting the fine foods of these cultures.
Only around 80 shops with some anchors : Foley's, Dillards, Sears.
We went there just before our departure because the mall is close to the Airport (20 min).
Open : 10AM - 9PM
Sunday : noon - 6PM Clothes and apparels
Just like its name sake....Guadalajara has much to offer. The food is wonderful and the service is great.
This establishment offers the best in tex-mex within the city in my opinion. This means a lot coming from a city with such an array of choices. Enchiladas are generally my favorite.....but then again so is much of the menu.
Very expensive but not top quality (Galleria area)
Update August 2006: This restaurant moved since I went there (it used to be on Poast Oak Avenue).
It is now located at:
3755 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77046
Tony's is one of the most fancy restaurant of Houston, if not the most fancy, at least in terms of reputation. I just went there once to try it out for my husband's and my own birthdays. We were very dissapointed.
First, the food was not extraordinary. The crabcake appetizers were excellent but the duck dish was too dry, and the steak was not the best I have ever had. For the price, I expected better. Houstonian restaurants such as Ruggle's Grill, Rouge or Perry's Italian kitchen serve as good dishes for much cheaper (I call food extraordinary, even an art, at for example the Everest restaurant in Chicago).
Second, in such a restaurant I expect perfect service. And all waiters were great, really, except... the one responsible for our table, unfortunately. He was snobbish, would ask a question and instead of listening to our answer would prefer to answer other waiters (I suppose this way emphasizing his leadership position as a head waiter or something), and there was a clear discrepancy of treatment between the "usual" customers, and new ones like us. Result: we won't go back. I am sorry, but when I pay this type of price, I want to be treated like a queen.
If you have money to waste, it is worth going for the decor, the wine cellar, and people watching (the posh gentry of Houston).
Appetizers $8 - $19
Entrees $25 - $34
Extensive wine list, count at least $40 for a bottle.
That means at least $100 per person if you take wine. Crabcakes
A very popular visitor...
A very popular visitor attraction in Houston, the Houston Zoo is home to over 700 species of animals, reptiles and amphibians and covers 22 hectares (55 acres). The zoo was established in Hermann Park in 1922 - with a handful of animals - and has grown steadily since the federal government gave the city zoo a bison named 'Earl' in 1920. It is now an important centre for conservation and research. Most days, there are opportunities to view the feeding of certain animals, such as vampire bats, and also to see demonstrations by sea lions. The Wortham World of Primates is a lush 0.88-hectare (2.2-acre) rainforest and the natural habitat for 13 species of monkeys and apes. Other popular attractions are the big cats, including white tigers, leopards and jaguars.