Carter & Cooley Co.

Located in a charming structure built in 1921, ancient by Houston standards, Carter & Cooley is in the main business district in the Heights. Carter & Cooley has been in operation since 1989. It looks like what an old-stye sandwich shop, or malt shop, should look like. Fairly spacious for such an operation, there is room for plenty of tables, the requisite deli counter … [Read more...]

Nidda Thai

Noticeably friendly and inviting, even by gracious Thai standards, Nidda is an outpost of enjoyable and good value Thai food in the heart of Montrose. The fare here might not be quite as flavorful or as complex as the top Thai places in town, but most of the most popular Thai dishes are served in consistently satisfying fashion. The kitchen is steady and the service is affable … [Read more...]

Tex Chick

The unusually named Tex Chick is a tiny restaurant situated deep in the heart of Montrose. Even driving on Fairview, east of Montrose, it is easy to overlook, as it is such a small place. Located in a stand-alone building, there are only three tables, space for just a dozen or so diners. Though they do serve chicken and the restaurant is located in Texas, the name is not … [Read more...]

Thai Spice

Opened in 1996, Thai Spice holds its own with the several good Thai restaurants in and around the Village. Located on the second floor of an attractive refurbishment of a former bank at the edge of the Rice Village. This area is a fun, small eating and drinking nexus with benjy's, Antone's and the truly Scottish pub, Kelvin Arms sharing the handsome building. Thai Spice is more … [Read more...]

Empire Cafe

Empire CafĂ© is a both a laid-back, but often bustling, counter-service restaurant on Westheimer west of Montrose that has been serving students, self-styled bohemians, and a great many others since 1994 who want a good and good value meal. Though a big, cosmopolitan city, Houston is lacking in this type of comfortably hip, but worthy, informal restaurant. It is especially … [Read more...]