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April 9th, 2020

Juicy burger from Jackie’s Brickhouse in Kemah.

AMERICAN

1. Jackie’s Brickhouse

1053 Marina Bay Dr, Kemah, TX

(832) 864-2459

jackiesbrickhouse.com

2. Red Oak Cafe

6011 W Main St a106, League City, TX

(832) 905-3150

redoakcafe.com

3. South Shore Grille

2800 Marina Bay Dr, League City, TX

(281) 334-7700

soshoregrille.com

4. T-Bone Tom’s

707 TX-146, Kemah, TX

(281) 334-2133

tbonetoms.com

5. Cabo Bar & Grill

2513 NASA Rd. 1, Seabrook, TX

(281) 532-2691

caboclearlake.com

6. Hubcap Grill

1918 E NASA Pkwy, Seabrook, TX

(281) 339-7116

hubcapgrill.com

7. Opus Bistro & Steakhouse

South Shore Blvd, League City, TX

(281) 334-5225

opusbistro.net

Michiru Sushi creates artful, delicious plates.

 ASIAN

1. 888 Chinese

16744 El Camino Real, Houston, TX

(281) 990-8888

http://www.888chinesetx.com

2. Masa Sushi

977 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX

(281) 486-9888

masasushitexas.com

3. Michiru Sushi

20911 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX

(281) 338-9988

michirusushi.com

4. Noon & Mirch: Cuisine of India

505 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX

5. Ocean Sushi 

3020 Marina Bay Dr Suite A2, League City, TX

(281) 957-9122

oceansushigrill.com

6. Kemah Cafe

1201 TX-146, Kemah, TX

(281) 535-9405

kemahcafe.com

7. Oriental Gourmet Express

1354 NASA Road 1, Houston, TX

(281) 335-4567

orientalgourmetexpresstogo.com

Mouthwatering BBQ from Dickinson BBQ

BARBEQUE

1. Dickinson BBQ 

2111 FM 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX

(281) 534-2500

dickinsonbbq.com

2. Pappas Delta Blues

19901 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX

(281) 332-0024

pappasdeltablues.com

3. Red River BBQ

1911 E Main St Suite B, League City, TX

(281) 332-8086

www.redriverbbq.com

Jazzy Shrimp Trio from BB’s Tex-Orleans.

CAJUN

1. Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack

310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX

(281) 334-5000

crazyalanswampshack.com

2. Floyd’s Cajun Seafood

20760 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX

(281) 332-7474

floydswebster.com

3. BB’s Tex-Orleans

1039 Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX

(281) 767-9644

bbstexorleans.com

4. Marais

2015 FM 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX

(281) 534-1986

www.maraistx.com

Glorious pizza from Franca’s Real Italian Restaurant.

ITALIAN

1. Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta

400 Bay Area Blvd A, Webster, TX

(281) 332-2404

angelospizza-pasta.com

2. Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta

650 FM 517 W. Dickinson, TX

(281) 337-0107

giosflyingpizza.com

3. Franca’s Real Italian

1101 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX

(281) 488-2207

francasrealitalian.com

4. Dan’s Pizza

15148 TX-3, Webster, TX

(281) 480-9700

danspizzaco.com

Some of the Bay Area’s best gyros are at Mediterraneo Market and Cafe.

MEDITERRANEAN

1. Bakkhus Taverna

605 6th St, Kemah, TX

(281) 538-1800

bakkhustaverna.com

2. Mediterraneo Market & Cafe

18033 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX

(281) 333-3180

mediterraneomarket.com

3. Sawa Mediterranean

16608 El Camino Real, Houston, TX

(281) 990-0817

sawarestaurantgrill.com

4. Sokols Greek Deli & Cafe

2410 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX

(281) 286-2989

sokolsgreekcafe.com

Taco Tuesday at El Tiempo Cantina.

MEXICAN/TEX MEX

1. El Tiempo Cantina

20237 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX

(713) 802-1580

eltiempocantina.com

2. Habanero’s Tacos

1908 Hialeah Dr #2, Seabrook, TX

(281) 474-4400

habanerostacos.com

3. Las Haciendas

1020 W. Nasa Rd 1, Webster, TX 77598

281-557-3500

lashaciendasgrill.com

4. Red River Cantina

1911 E Main St Suite A, League City, TX 77573

281-557-8156

redrivercantina.com

5. Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila

1043 W. Bay Area Blvd, Webster, TX 77598

281-316-6980

escalantes.net

Crab legs from Tookie’s Seafood in Seabrook.

SEAFOOD

1. Gilhooley’s Oyster Bar

222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539

(281) 339-3813

2. Tookie’s Seafood

1106 Bayport Blvd, Seabrook, TX

(281) 942-9445

tookiesseafood.com

3. Topwater Grill

815 Avenue O, San Leon, TX

(281) 339-1232

topwatergrill.com

4. Sundance Grill II

800 Mariners Dr, Kemah, TX

(281) 535-5350

sundance-grill.com

5. Schafer’s Coastal Bar & Grille

1002 Aspen Rd, Clear Lake Shores, TX

(281) 532-6860

schaferscoastalbarandgrille.com

The A List

April 1st, 2018

Ange Mertens

By Ange Mertens

Sometimes we take for granted the things that surround us in our hometown. We fall victim to the proverbial “the grass is always greener”school of thought. With the allure of Houston nightlife, restaurants and style within reach some may be enticed to pursue those entertainment options from our neighbor to the north. In this new column I will be exploring the Bay Area for The Best of The Best in entertainment, food, and fashion.

Fashions from Dress Galaxy

Tis the season for prom dress shopping!  2018 prom trends have a lot of dresses representing the past with bold patterns and romantic blush tones. Off the shoulder designs are in, even better if there’s a ruffle. And two piece designs are once again hitting the runways. Mothers and daughters make the yearly trek to outstanding Houston stores like Muzzies. But did you know that right here in League City we have the designer of one of the most popular brands of prom dresses, Precious Formals? Ruby Ashraf has had her design studio and buyer show room on The Landing Boulevard for over 26 years. Just over a year ago she opened the new show room, named Dress Galaxy, to the public. You are not going to believe this store when you walk in , with the  New York style runway and the shear size and inventory of this place! The savvy prom shopper, pageant queen or socialite can find thousands of designer dresses in stock from size 00 to 30!

We may not attract Ozzy Osbourne or Rage Against the Machine at our local venues,  but in March you can see some great tribute bands at The Scout Bar on Egret Bay, that honor them. Bands like Damn the Torpedoes – a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Green for a Day- a tribute to Green Day, play to sold out crowds almost weekly. The 80s experience band The Spazmatics, which will have you jumping up-and-down and singing at the top of your lungs by the end of the first set. This place is certainly worth a try.

The Spazmatics – Texas – The Ultimate New Wave 80s Show

Tucked away in a little strip center on Bay Area Boulevard is a local gem. This area is rich in history and history is what makes the Red Oak Café so special. After the loss of her beloved son Justin, Kim Oravetz and her family planted a red oak tree in  honor of Justin’s strength in size and of character.. Kim and her son Ian opened the Red Oak Café with their love for Justin and his larger than life personality and endearing quality at the

Heart. Everyone is family once they walk through the door and love is definitely served in their food. The Texas themed menu is more something you would find in a trendy restaurant in the hill country than in a strip center in League City. You can start your day off with The Big Breakfast, Kitchen Sink Quesadillas, Homemade Biscuits and Gravy or you can be adventurous and choose from close to 20 fresh toppings like raspberries, pumpkin, white chocolate chips, or Nutella to top your mouth watering stack of pancakes. Lunch is an Adventure of tasty dishes like Rio Grande Grilled Cheese made with three different cheeses, Granny Smith apple slices and crisp bacon that will make any grown up rethink grilled cheese. Chisholm Trail Chicken Pot Pie and Cow Poke Beef Stew are their twist on stick to your ribs favorites, but their Rustic Tarts are a surprising concoction of sweet and savory with a flaky crust filled with creamy egg custard, fresh poblano peppers, onions and zesty salsa Verde that will make your week!

Well the saying that was actually made famous in our South of Houston suburbs, “Houston We Have A Problem” is still true today because we are giving Houston a run for their money with the Best of The Best of the Bay Area!