This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Aug 28, 2009

i ate there.

it's been awhile since i posted that list of places to eat in Houston... many of those places no longer exist.. but many a new places have opened up.. (i still miss Aries and Scott's Celler)


so i figured i'd keep up with a list of notable places that i've ate at... from all over. ALL OVER. some places weren't necessarily good, but they still constitute as being notable. i'll try to update this list regularly.

disclaimer* the houston list is a little intense. i wasn't sure what merited a mention. i tried to limit to the 'nice' non chain places.

NYC.
Babbo** *

LONDON.

HAWAII.
kauai
lighthouse bistro
la cascata (st. regis princeville)

honolulu
Sushi Sasabune
*

LAS VEGAS.
Joel Robuchon at the Mansion**

CANADA.
edmonton
banff

ITALY.
assisi
vernazza
Al Castello
Gianni Franzi*

CHILE.
santiago
La Vaquita Echa
El Cid


PARIS.
(can't remember atm)

CROATIA.
dubrovnik
Lokanda Peskarija*
Konavoski Dvori

TOKYO.
Jangara Ramen*

SEOUL.
Lotte Dept Food Court *(no rly. it's awesome)




SAVANNAH.

HOUSTON.
Bedford*closed [review]
Poscol* [review]


* issa recommends
** national recognition (ie. michelin stars, pellegrino world's best, mobil diamonds)


4 comments:

anhesty said...

so now i have to go to all those places and try them :D thanks for posting this!

Annie Cat said...

thanks! i'm always looking for a new place to eat that's worth the trek from the boonies. gonna try out shade for my bday this weekend. hope its good!

if you need recommendations for LA or Vegas.. let me know.

issa said...

@ anh - Thanks!! just lemme know if you want a review on any of the places.. since this is just a list of all the places i've been.. some are not necessarily good.

@ annie - oooh awesome!! I went to shade like 2 years ago.. I remember it being pretty good!
As for Vegas.. we've already made reservations for Joel Robuchon at MGM.. I can't wait!! it was hard to pick with so many places.. plus Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud.. it was a hard decision.

lygurl said...

awe, i miss aries, too. it was the one place in houston that i thought had a true fine dining experience that i usually have to go out of town to get.