Gigi's Asian Bistro== The owner, Gigi Huang, serves up dishes from all over Asia. Offerings include Thai dishes such as spicy tom-yum soup, beef satay, pad Thai, Massaman lamb curry and Panang beef. There's also pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, and Chinese favorites such as sesame chicken.
Have the tacos, burritos, the chile rellenos, the enchiladas or the tamales, and the queso, of course, at La Mexicana, my favorite Montrose neighborhood Tex Mex restaurant. The taco meat is kept moist with teeny tiny cubes of potato, which adds flavor and makes it a real winner. And the queso is terrific, too. A great place to meet up with friends, sit on the patio, and have a beer. I like to grab a couple of their pecan pralines on the way out...
Perhaps the weirdest museum in Houston, the National Museum of Funeral History is pretty cool, actually. Info on JFK's eternal flame, coffins shaped like cows, boats and crabs, and a giant burial chicken make this a cool and different place to take your friends for an unusual trip to the other side.
Sundance Cinemas - Houston:: Downtown movie-goers have a new place to see indie flicks now that Robert Redford’s Sundance Cinemas has opened at Bayou Place. Set in the former Angelika Film Center location, Sundance plays movies culled from film festivals and the best in general release.
Each spring, look for the Texas Beer Fest, where 70 different beer brewers, 23 of them from Texas, pour a 2-ounce samples or a full 12-ounce beer in exchange for prepaid tickets. Get your tickets as you enter for (12 tix for 12-bucks), and a plastic pint cup to call your own. Each beer sample is one ticket, or six for a full beer. You'll find cool stouts, ales, porters, strawberry beers, orange blossom beers, black foamy beers - you name it.