Today’s round of food travels has led us North of Houston in the Woodlands area. We decided to do a staycation and also celebrate her birthday for the weekend. So we chose a nice hotel in the area, that would be only a couple miles of away from the all the planned action. This was a great decision since less driving equals more food and fun everyone!
The Woodlands has everything for all sorts of entertainment, for all sorts of people and families. Luckily for us this made the decision making on what we wanted to do for the day very simple. We planned ahead and already had the restaurants we wanted to visit on a list before we arrived to the hotel.
The Republic Grille was only 2 miles away, which made for a short trip and was first on the list of places to visit.
We arrived at the restaurant completely starving! So we couldn’t wait to get to the place and destroy the menu. 🙂
We needed a good quick drink after the long drive and quickly looked over their drink menu. lol
They were so good.The one of the left was the Texas Tea with Deep Eddy sweet tea Vodka and Lemonade. The one of the right was the Panther Creekrita with Espolon Tequila, Blood orange juice and Ginger ale.
She ordered the Chicken fried chicken. It came in two sizes; small and large. Large is what she ordered and as you can see this thing was a monster of a meal. She couldn’t decide if she wanted to get the Jalapeno Mac and cheese or Creamed corn or Green beans. She ended up getting the Jalapeno Mac and cheese and Green beans. Buuuuttttttttt…..
…the waitress was so nice(incredibly nice), she decided to bring us the corn for FREE anyways. And it was worth it. It was some of the best Creamed corn I have tasted in a while.
I ended up getting the Blackened Flounder with Grilled shrimp and Crawfish sauce with Green beans and Jalapeno Mac and cheese.
After the meal, we went to Market Street to check out the area . We found a couple of bars that we wanted to try. But it was too late and the “itis” was setting in, so we decided to go to just one place called 1252 Tapas Bar.
The Next Day!
We went to the mall to get a little exercise in, to prepare ourselves for the rest of the large amounts of food we were going to have for the day.
We then proceeded to go to Market street to pay a visit their shops and catch a movie during the day. By the time the movie was over with, we were pretty hungry and we found a nice New Orleans restaurant in walking distance called Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen.
The first thing we ordered was the Fried calamari and Fried sausage with remoulade sauce.
When then moved onto the entrees. I ordered the Blackened Tilapia with Jambalaya and Creole sauce. The sauce was packed with Crawfish and Sauteed peppers, Mushrooms, and Onions. SO GOOD!
She ordered the Pan Seared Tilapia with jambalaya and creole sauce.(not pictured)
So later that same night we arrived back to the Republic Grille. It was that good the first time and again the second, and its right up the street! (convenience wins)
This time around I chose the (large) Chicken fried chicken with Creamed corn and Sweet potato medallions.
And she chose the Shrimp and Grits (Carolina style). It comes with Stone ground grits, Gulf shrimp, Andouille sausage, Pecan smoked bacon, Chives, and Onions.
While eating our meal, the waiter noticed that my large Chicken fried chicken wasn’t “full” size and proceeded to give me a whole new large chicken to make up for the missing space. The wait staff was amazing every single visit to this place. We couldn’t be more satisfied with their customer service.
Final and last day. 🙁
Now it’s Sunday and it’s our last day. Early check-out from the hotel led us to the Hubbell and Hudson kitchen. It was my first time at this restaurant and seem to be a mix of Whole foods and Local foods. It was pack full of different areas to have a meal and/or relax such as a salad bar, coffee bar, and a general grocery store. But we were there for their breakfast/brunch options. Everyone loves options, right? 😀
Their salad bar!
She ordered the Steak Omelette with aged Cheddar Cheese, House-Made Pico de Gallo.
I ordered the Texas Breakfast with two free-range Local Eggs, Breakfast sausage, Mini pancakes, Bacon, fire Roasted Salsa and Toast
This meal was complimented with some really good lemonade from their grocery section!
All the places we visited were great. Like seriously, some of the best food I have had in a while. The Woodlands area is full of places to shop, eat and generally enjoy yourself. This is a good place to do any type of “getaway” for yourself or with your significant other or friends or family.
Book a good hotel, find a good movie to watch, make a list of good restaurants, make a list of good places to relax and enjoy the scenery of the Woodlands area.
Check out the menus and locations below!
The Republic Grille
Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen
Hubbell and Hudson kitchen
1252 Tapas Bar
Stay full my friends!