One morning only - MostlyBeans in Houston 7/17
posted June 19, 2011 12:04 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 17 at 11:30 AM, Backstreet Cafe
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
After much discussion, brunch it is! We will meet up at Backstreet Cafe at 11:30. Cause we'd like to make a reservation, if you are planning on coming please click yes so we can have an accurate head count.
posted by mostlymartha to Meetup (25 comments total)

It's probably Houstonians, now that I think on it. As a native Franklinite, I must say, I like Houstonites better.
posted by mostlymartha at 12:05 AM on June 19, 2011

Yay! There are lots of weird/delightful bars and good Mexican food right down Main Street (a short drive, not a walk), if any of this sounds good. If you want a more full-service or upscale bar experience, there are other options (Haven, T'afia, for example, are restaurants with good bars). If you're suggesting drinks, I don't think people will care if you call us Houstonites.
posted by *s at 8:12 AM on June 19, 2011

posted by casarkos at 11:18 PM on June 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

I like the idea of a taqueria, as suggested by *s, and I would additionally suggest the Montrose location of La Tapatia, on Richmond Ave., for yes, the food and liquor, but also for the usually-incredible people watching.
posted by MexicanYenta at 2:17 PM on June 29, 2011

I was just dropping in here to see if we'd made any more official plans now that the moment is upon us! My boyfriend is returning from a month abroad and so I am planning to see him on Friday night. So the suggestion of Sunday Brunch is much more to my personal liking if that's still on the menu. Please to be advising. Once we figure out a time/date, we have plenty of awesome spots to suggest.

Will you be en-vehicled while you are here?
posted by jph at 8:45 AM on July 13, 2011

It seems that Sunday brunch it is! Any good ideas for where to have it? We will be en-vehicled, which should make things easier.
posted by jaybeans at 10:38 PM on July 14, 2011

So many good brunch spots.

First and foremost is Hugo's which is a bit pricey at $27/pop but it is sooooooo good. Gourmet Mexican. With live music. All you can eat. Delicious. Omg. I'm drooling.

But even if we don't want the Cadillac of Houston brunch, there are so many others.

Brasil is good. And there's The Hobbit Cafe, which is kitschy but fairly whatever. The Daily Review Cafe is nice and has a pretty garden. And I can also do some research and find out what is good these days.
posted by jph at 7:37 PM on July 15, 2011

It is hard to turn down 'sooooooo good.' If no one objects, Hugo's might be the place to go.
posted by jaybeans at 12:03 AM on July 16, 2011

I'm a total fan of Hugo's, but a little intimidated by quantity and price. Can I suggest Hugo's other restaurant, Backstreet Cafe, as a less-pricey but still supergood alternative? It's in an old house and really sweet.
posted by *s at 7:18 AM on July 16, 2011

Backstreet sounds like a great alternative. Shall we say Backstreet Cafe tomorrow at 11:30?

Going once, going twice...
posted by jaybeans at 10:05 AM on July 16, 2011

posted by *s at 10:13 AM on July 16, 2011

Have always wanted to try backstreet. Sounds great. We should get a fast headcount and call ahead with a reservation. I doubt it will be absolutely necessary but proprietors and propriotrixes get huffy about random groups that show up for brunch.
posted by jph at 10:41 AM on July 16, 2011

Probably won't be awake by then - but I'll catch y'all at the next one!
posted by mrbill at 12:09 PM on July 16, 2011

I have four. Anyone else? Anyone? Hello?
posted by jph at 1:15 PM on July 16, 2011

I memailed Mexican Yenta.
posted by *s at 1:32 PM on July 16, 2011

Another friend of ours who's also down here for the wedding might join us. I should know in about an hour or two if she's in.
posted by jaybeans at 3:18 PM on July 16, 2011

Count me in! Thanks, *s, for the memail!
posted by MexicanYenta at 3:52 PM on July 16, 2011

Our friend will be joining us, so I added a guest to the list.
posted by jaybeans at 3:59 PM on July 16, 2011

Sadly I have to pass on this event, thanks to creeping crud. Have fun, and sorry to have to miss out on this. I do so love to brunch.
posted by PapaLobo at 5:49 PM on July 16, 2011

Silly politikitty, you can't fool me.
posted by jph at 7:42 AM on July 17, 2011

There's valet parking in front for the heat sensitive and street parking behind and to the left of the restaurant on side streets for the valet parking averse.
posted by *s at 8:08 AM on July 17, 2011

Called ahead, and wasn't able to make a reservation for our preferred time. The hostess suggests that at 11:30 there will be approximately a 30-45 minute wait. So we should be prepared for that. I'm going to try to go a little early just to try to get us on the list. If all else fails, Tila's is right across the street and I've been impressed with their brunch and lack of crowds. But we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
posted by jph at 8:10 AM on July 17, 2011

A 30 minute wait? So, what? We're going to have to like stand around and TALK to each other? Urgh.
posted by jaybeans at 8:36 AM on July 17, 2011

I should be there in about 5 minutes.
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:31 AM on July 17, 2011

Success and fun and brunch and friendly meetings! YAY!
posted by jph at 8:06 AM on July 18, 2011

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