Sunday, April 10, 2005

Local Feed

Some jurors ate in. Some dined out. A regular group sampled various restaurants within brisk walking distance of the Federal courthouse in downtown Houston. Here are the results if you find yourself downtown at lunch time. [With thanks to Marc Del Tatto for keeping everything straight.]

Artista **** (2/24/05)
Located in the Hobby Center. Good food, attentive service, and great view of downtown.

Perbacco *** (3/2/05)
700 Milam at the corner of Capitol. Delicious Italian food made with fresh ingredients.

Bai Thong Thai Restaurant **
401 Louisiana St. #102. Tasty but standard Thai food

Mia Bella **** (3/7/05)
320 Main St. at the corner of Preston. Very delicious and fresh Italian food and a great wait staff.

Bossa ** (3/8/05)
610 Main St. at Texas. Average Cuban cuisine. We tried the national dish of shredded beef which was bland. Nice d├ęcor, though.

Treebeards Take-Away *** (3/9/05)
In the tunnels at Rusk. Tasty Cajun food. Per Richard, “Have you ever been to a five-star Cajun Restaurant?”

Zin Restaurant & Bar *** (-* because they could not get us out in time!) (3/10/05)

401 Louisiana St. Food was very good but I will state again that time is of the essence. Do NOT go here if you’re in a rush.

Sambuca **** (3/15/05)
909 Texas Ave. Delicious bistro-style food and the service was very attentive.

Azuma **** (3/17/05)
909 Texas Ave., Ste. E. Delicious sushi, bento boxes and stir fried udon noodles. A definite recommendation

Cabo ** (-* because they could not get us out in time!) (3/22/05)
??? Food was bland and the service was terribly slow. We had to find our own menus and did not get all of our beverages. Thanks to the kitchen we only had 10 minutes to eat our meal.

Josephine’s *** (3/24/05)
1209 Caroline & Dallas. Very good traditional Italian food. Only go to this one if you have the time because it is a considerable walk from the court house. Cafeteria style so you can be in an out quickly with enough time for the walk back.

Cava Bistro *** (3/29/05)
301 Main St. Delicious American bistro-style food with a very conscientious wait staff that made sure that we were out in time. Part of the same group that owns and runs Mia Bella.

Go. Eat. Enjoy. And make your comments known to each restaurant's management.

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