Do you love brunches? I know I do!

Brunches can signify the ending of the weekend before the work week begins. One of the hardest things about brunches, is actually finding a place that has good food at a great price.

Brunch
Good food that makes good people happy!

 

Thanks to the Houston Press for coming up with a nice inclusive list of places to go eat around Houston.

I never knew Brennan’s of Houston had any type of brunch. Do you have any other favorite brunch spots you would suggest? Now excuse me, it’s time to try out this list.

Try two if you want… It’s ok!

12 Great brunch spots around Houston

As always, remember to try multiple items on the menu. Something familiar and something different. It’s the foodie motto.

Eatfitters Houston – Healthy and Tasty

Healthy

Healthy and tasty usually don’t go hand to hand when it comes to eating delicious food. I had the opportunity to try some new food without sacrificing the taste.  Usually my appetite and healthy don’t go well together. I’ve tried a couple of “healthy” prepared food before and came to conclusion it wasn’t for me at the time. One of the biggest gripes of anyone trying to eat healthy is the aspect of food not tasting good. Usually the salt content is super low. Over the years this has slowly change for the better as salt alternatives come into play in cooking the food.. Its been several years since I had those type of meals, so it was only right that I had a fresh new outlook!

Eatfitters of Houston have several locations around Houston, so it should be pretty easy to find one near your area. They recommend several meal plans that are catered to your taste , eating habits and goals. My weekly plan encompassed a breakfast, snack, lunch and another snack and dinner.

At first glance, the food looks great.  And that’s a positive thing!

Breakfast in the morning

I started with the Breakfast Turkey Hash . This was really good and definitely filling. I seriously thought that it wouldn’t be enough food, but it definitely hit the spot once I finished the meal.

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It was a hard choice and picking which snack that I wanted to eat first. since it was still morning time I decided on the Yogurt Parfait. It was filled with greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and topped with granola. The flavor was like having a light dessert. If you gave this to any kid to have for dessert, I am sure they wouldn’t be able to tell if it was something “healthy”. I would have never really consider this a mid morning snack, but if something taste like a dessert and I can eat it in the morning, then its has my blessing!

Now for lunch.

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For lunch I chose to eat the Turkey Bolognese. This is the first I had something healthy and didn’t need any type of seasoning. You can tell it was low sodium, but overall the flavor profile was very balanced. It came with ground turkey meat with carrots over whole wheat noodles. It also came with steamed broccoli.

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The next snack for the day was the cheesecake. Yes. The cheesecake was a snack and not a dessert. Now if there’s any excuse to eat sweets, this would be the best time to make that very case. The cheesecake was very good. It came with sliced strawberries on top with a graham cracker crust.

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Once I left work, I was definitely awaiting dinner for the night. SInce this was my last portion I chose to leave one my favorite dishes of all time for last. Lasagna!!! In this case it was Turkey Spinach lasagna with a side of steamed squashed. I made a great choice! A real good choice which led to me to wish I had a second portion. But we all know that  portion control is very important in beginning a healthy eating lifestyle.

Overall, the food was very acceptable. Very tasty and surprisingly fulfilling. After a long day at work, everyone dreams of having their food already cooked for the day and this food is basically that for people with a busy lifestyle.

Eatfitters can definitely lead you to a good path of eating healthy and catering to you diet goals as well.

Here is their website. They have online ordering or you can go to the store and talk to a nutritionist to get the best diet plan for you.

Eatfitters – Be fit for life (website)
Find a location near you.

Sunday Brunch : Bradley’s Fine Dining

French toast

Hello Foodies!

Brunch on a Sunday is starting to become a weekly routine. It’s also the best and cheapest way to try some really good food. Besides, this is the last day to enjoy yourself before the work week starts!

So today we settled on Bradley’s Fine Diner or BFD.

Store front

The atmosphere was very comfortable, big windows and soft seats that make for a comfortable and relaxed food outing.

Reviewing the menu we saw a lot to choose from but only a couple menu items that stood out to us. This wasn’t a bad thing, but we usually reserve these types of outings for trying something brand new or different.

Well let’s get to the reason why you’re here!

The Brunch Food

Steak and eggs

She ordered the Steak and Eggs. It comes with a grilled ribeye steak, three scrambled eggs, home fries ( Hash Browns). I am sure you can get your eggs anyway you want them.

When it comes to brunch I usually want something good, different or I will end up settling for just getting the simpler items like french toast or maybe an omelette or maybe steak and eggs myself. NOPE! I went for…

The good old burger.

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The Wood fired Chuck burger comes with white cheddar cheese, fancy sauce (Secret) ,bacon, pickles, tomatoes and hand cut house fries.

At this point we were very full from both of our meals. We asked for our check anticipating the two hour nap ahead of us. We paid the bill and proceeded to “wobble” out the booth just to see another server come by and dropped this beauty off at our table :

French toast from brunch

The French toast sticks with apple pie dipping sauce was compliments of the chef. And the best thing about this particular item, it was something different. So we fulfilled our goal of trying something different thanks to the chef.

Again, we were so full, but couldn’t let this free dessert go to waste! This was definitely the cherry on top for our brunch outing.

We can’t wait to go back and try their regular dinner menu and hopefully get another surprise from the chef! So definitely add this place on your list and take a quick visit and enjoy!

The Location

Direction/Location

The Menu

Menu

Harold’s – HRW2015 – Burger love!

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Welcome back fellow foodies!

Harolds

This is one of the three places that was visited by us during HRW2015. It’s located in Heights area right next to the Torchy Tacos of West 19th street.

The restaurant it’s connected to Alli Pizza. You either have to walk up the stairs or take the elevator to get to the top floor where the restaurant is located.

As you walk into the place, the first thing you will notice are the windows that overlook the street. It’s pretty dang nice!! It lets in a lot of light into the whole restaurant from the outside.

This is the last week for Houston Restaurant Week and you must try this place or wait until next year! So…

Let’s start with the FOOD!

Beignets

First on the list was the New Orleans style beignets with café au lait Anglais sauce.

Cheese burger

The Harolds Double cheeseburger with 10.oz freshly ground beef from Finck cattle company, cheddar cheese, bacon jam, with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. It tasted very fresh! Very well cooked as well. If you plan on getting this burger, you definitely should wear dark clothing. And don’t forget to bring a bath towel to wipe your hands with after eating this thing. It’s that juicy!

Cake

And Grandmas cake with coconut cream and topped with whipped cream.

My food

I ordered the Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Holy trinity, chicken, andouille sausage in a dark roux.

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And you know I also had to have the burger. Look at this thing! 🙂

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I also had the Grandmas cake for dessert as well.  It honestly reminded me of Tres Leches cake vs. a regular coconut cake.

Overall, the food was huge, filling and came out very quickly. Nothing was undercooked or overseasoned. Just one great food experience. Our waitress may have had a little trouble hearing us in the restaurant. Not saying that the noise levels was too high, just maybe too high for her to hear our orders. So some of our drink orders were mixed up a bit on the first go around.
We really had no real complaints about anything related to food that we order and service, despite that one hiccup.

Parking

Parking is complimentary valet so definitely bring some cash for a tip.

Houston Restaurant Weeks is coming to a close this very week. Even if you don’t make it to this place before the end of the week, it’s still a great place to have some good food and chat with friends. Our next stop will be trusty and always delicious Torchy Tacos next door!

Their Menu for HRW

Harold’s HRW

Their regular menu

Harold’s Menu 

Stay full my fellow foodies!