Hugo’s, Houston, 11/22/17

entrance
entrance

Hugo’s is a large Mexican restaurant with tons of seating at tables as well as bar seating and party rooms.  They have a huge wine list and you can see the bottles displayed in the cabinets showing on the second floor balcony.  There are actually a number of wines from Mexico on the list.  Staff is friendly and directive in your ordering.  They make a lot of variations of margaritas which are put in a shaker and shaken and poured tableside.   Unfortunately our waitress was not skilled on filtering the ice coming out of the shaker and so my glass was filled with so much ice there was no way not to get your nose wet when drinking.  It also meant some of the drink got passed back to the bar and diluted the mixture an unpleasant amount.  At the price of these drinks I would steer you to wine or beer.  The menu at lunch offers the appetizer plates at 2 for $22 which is a good deal as they range from $10 to $15.  Also, they don’t serve chips and salsa so you might want something to snack on before the plates arrive.   Continue reading

B & B Butchers & Restaurant, Houston, 5/21/16

Exterior
Exterior

B&B Butchers & Restaurant is a large place with a downstairs nice dining room and bar and an upstairs more casual room, another bar and a rooftop area that had live music the Saturday we visited. Their brunch menu included many of the items on the dinner menu and added in ‘brunch food.’ The room and dress of the staff felt like they wanted upscale dining but then they used some paint chipped cheap carts to wheel your entree to the dining room. The attempt to dress up the cart with a white cloth failed to cover the beaten up history of the device. The waiter was enthusiastic about what we should order but my overall impression was of overpriced average food. Continue reading