Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Houston. WTR's Houston map shows you the location of the Menil Collection and the the Asia Society.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Latin Bites and what to order at Da Marco Cucina E Vino. Then you're off to San Antonio.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Houston
Getting around in Houston
Public transportation in Houston
WTR's Tony Transit says the best info on public transportation for Houston is at (https://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-planning/maps-and-transportation/getting-around-houston/)
Tony also notes there are 2400 taxis and 1700 limos and town cars.
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) - Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Houston.
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is at The Galleria followed by Discovery Green and Hermann Park.
Beverages in Houston
WTR's Winnie Winesnob strongly suggests a visit to Camerata at Paulie's- Daily: 4 PM - 2 AM, 1384 Westheimer Rd, 713-522-VINO
Tell David what type of wine you enjoy and he'll find one for you. Charcuterie and cheeses are excellent.
Dining in Houston
Our Carlota Cuisine knows you will enjoy dining at Pax Americana - D: Tu-Su, 4319 Montrose Blvd, 713-239-0228
The whipped goat ricotta with beets on sunflower rye or the smoked beef tartare on toast and a glass or two of Sharffenberger rose is the way to start.
Then the grilled red snapper with braised collard greens and Pablo's hot sauce or the Portuguese octopus, braised greens, onions and cauliflower is your main.
Dessert is theri roasted beet mousse cake with granduja fudge and your the '13 Merriman Chenin Blanc is a good match with either.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Houston
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best areas for nightlife are Downtown, Midtown, Montrose, Washington Avenue and Rice Village.
Shopping in Houston
Our Shari Shopper says the Houston King of Malls is the Galleria.
Recognition for Houston
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Houston
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: The Menil Collection
Now to October 28, 2018 see Francis Alys: The Fabiola Project
The Fabiola Project consists primarily of paintings, but also includes bas-relief wood carvings and images in needlepoint, painted ceramics, jewelry, and in one case a mosaic made of rice and beans.