Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Actually, Chuy's is a chain.  But, I don't feel "that" way about Chuy's.  Having loved Chuy's while living in Austin (its birth place) forever years ago, even dining at Chuy's in Houston feels like home.  Chuy's is always consistent in food, service, and decor.  And, even though they promise each Chuy's location is unique and different, they all do represent, well, Chuy's unique style -- with Elvis, their fish, pinks, and sparkles.  I love Chuy's!

Yes, it is Tex-Mex, and yes, Houston has many great Tex-Mex spots, but Chuy's is a favorite of mine.  Fun.  Lively.  Consistently good food.   On this visit, I started with a cup of Tortilla Soup. I do believe this is some of the best Tortilla Soup I have eaten.  A touch of spiciness.  Delicious chicken broth full of crunchy roasted corn, tomatoes, green chiles, pulled white meat chicken, perfectly ripe avocado, crispy chips and cheesy, melted cheese on top.  This soup is hearty,  yet still light.  Not overly filling or heavy. 

Tortilla Soup

Next up, The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo, which includes a beef enchilada, cheese ranchero enchilada, chicken tomatillo enchilada, seasoned ground beef crispy taco and chips with queso.  Hello Love!  Is there anything better than all of your Tex-Mex favorites on one plate?  See, Love on a plate!  There is nothing fancy about this dish.  Nothing that would be taught at Le Cordon Bleu or the CIA .  Just great tasting Texas comfort food.  And, God Bless Texas for this platter of ooey, gooey yumminess.

The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo

As if I haven't said this enough, I love Chuy's.  Staff is friendly.  Atmosphere is fun, silly, and gaudy all wrapped into one.  The margaritas are cold, invigorating, and full of flavor.  The chips are crispy and fresh.  The salsas are the perfect dipping sidekick.  Chuy's is just a happy place. 

Locations all over - from Austin to Tennessee!
Six Houston Area Locations -- check out their website

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