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Thu Jun 7, 2012, 10:40 AM

Democrats: what to see, do, eat and drink while you're in Houston

http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2012/06/democrats-what-to-see-do-eat-and-drink.html

And don't miss the Bloggers caucus Friday night:

http://brainsandeggs.blogspot.com/2012/06/bloggers-caucus-at-tdp-friday-june-8.html

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Reply Democrats: what to see, do, eat and drink while you're in Houston (Original post)
PDittie Jun 2012 OP
catbyte Jun 2012 #1
PDittie Jun 2012 #4
Arctic Dave Jun 2012 #2
PDittie Jun 2012 #3
Arctic Dave Jun 2012 #7
kentauros Jun 2012 #10
Arctic Dave Jun 2012 #12
kentauros Jun 2012 #13
PDittie Jun 2012 #15
kentauros Jun 2012 #16
prole_for_peace Jun 2012 #5
kentauros Jun 2012 #9
man4allcats Jun 2012 #6
derby378 Jun 2012 #8
kentauros Jun 2012 #11
Geoff R. Casavant Jun 2012 #14

Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 10:50 AM

1. Rent a car and drive to Galveston

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 11:45 AM

4. I can make recommendations for that as well

Family reunion in a few weeks in Galvez. Already performed a great deal of reconnaissance.

I'd be surprised if any Texas conventioneers have time to do that, however.

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 10:51 AM

2. The best thing to see in Houston is the,

 

"You are now leaving Houston City limits" sign.


Best thing to see in Texas, Welcome to Austin.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 11:39 AM

3. Bee in your bonnet?

Cockleburr under your saddle?

Somebody pee in your Cheerios this morning?

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Response to PDittie (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 02:21 PM

7. Not at all.

 

Everyone has their likes and dislikes.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 07:36 PM

10. The best thing to see in Houston is

Arctic Dave's vehicle leaving the Houston City Limits

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Response to kentauros (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 08:21 PM

12. I'm usually flying Continental out of there.

 

From Poppy Booooosh prison complex, uh, I mean, airport.


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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 10:42 PM

13. Then your flight can leave the city

as we watch safely from the ground, without having the share the freeways with you

By the way, Native Houstonians don't refer to it as "Bush" airport, but simply as Intercontinental. So does the FAA (IAH = Intercontinental Airport, Houston.)

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Response to kentauros (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:55 PM

15. I have to say

His dislike makes me glad I won't be meeting him in Houston this weekend.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

16. I understand

It's also sad that even though we're all fellow Texans here, there remains plenty of "disdain" for certain parts of the state. Some is continuing rivalry between cities (Houston/Dallas ) and some can appear to be a kind of superiority formed for whatever reasons that theirs is the best place evah!

It's the people that make an area, and you'll find every flavor no matter where you go. You just have to be open to see them. Shrug off those preconceived notions!

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:11 PM

5. Star Pizza on Norfolk and Shephard or

Collina's on West 19th.

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Response to prole_for_peace (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 07:34 PM

9. My vote goes to Star Pizza, too!

Also a Mediterranean cafe some friends of mine run called Zabak's Mediterranean Cafe and they serve the best falafel in town! They're located in the strip center on the SW corner of Fountain View and Westheimer

Oh, also the best margaritas in town are had at Pico's Mex-Mex in Bellaire, not to mention great Mexican food, such as the Chilies en Nogata

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 01:21 PM

6. Don't forget to stop in at Jimmie's Place in the Heights

A very cool and laid back ice house type bar. The clientele is a mixed bag of codgers, med center intellectuals and varying degrees of general nutcases and loons; the atmosphere is great! Address:

2803 White Oak Dr (near the intersection with Studewood)
Houston, TX 77007
Neighborhood: The Heights

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 05:15 PM

8. Houston - ground zero for witch house, thanks to the late DJ Screw

As soon as the Houston skyline was visible, I slipped a Ritualz CD into the player and turned up the bass. Very nice.

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Thu Jun 7, 2012, 07:38 PM

11. The Houston Press

is another excellent source on what to see and do in Houston

The Houston Press

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Response to PDittie (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 01:22 AM

14. If you're new to Texas

then Goode Company Barbecue needs to be on your list. On Kirby just south of 59, or on I-10 just east of Campbell. Try the ribs and the Austin Baked Beans.

And if you have juvenile sensibilities like me, check out the Farting Wall at Rice University.

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