Adventure is in my soul so when I get to travel to photograph weddings I make sure to extend my trip a day or two to really explore the city I am in. Trevor and I had such a fun time exploring Houston! It was a great trip that included going to an awesome art museum, photographing Caitlin and Ryan’s GORGEOUS wedding at The Parador, visiting one of Trevor’s childhood friends Chris and Celeste and meeting their brand new daughter (Celeste has a great blog btw, AND of course FOOD! We asked some of our friends who were locals to give us some suggestions on places to eat that would be different than what we could find in Colorado. We were not disappointed, actually, I still crave one of the things we got to try and sadly they don’t make them in Colorado. (At least I haven’t found them). So here is the run down of our favorite restaurants and dishes we tried!

Fine Dining Restaurant: Down House

This was our favorite restaurant we tried when we were there. It had a really great atmosphere and the service was awesome (Trevor had a slight man crush on our server).

What Trevor Got: Kimchi Burger, Cabot Cheddar, Fried Duck Egg,Bulgogi Sauce, Aioli, Challah Bun, and Fries
What He Thought:  “LOVED IT, Very tasty. The flavor of the Kimchi with the duck egg was my favorite part!”

What Rhema Got: Chicken Fried Portobello Mushrooms, Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Spicy Pepper Honey

What She Thought: “Perfect mixture of spicy and sweet! Just thinking about the Pepper Honey sauce is making my mouth water!”

Restaurant: The Kolache Factory

I had NO IDEA what Kolache’s were before this trip but THESE ARE SO AMAZING! Kolaches are super soft sweet rolls filled with fruits, cream cheese, eggs, bacon or lots of other things! I had a Raspberry filled Kolache and wish I could eat one everyday, SO GOOD! Trevor had a Cheese Steak Kolache that he devoured and went back for a 2nd 🙂 It may be a good thing I can’t find them here 😉

Dessert: Amy’s Ice Creams

When there is a line going all the way around the restaurant you know it’s a good idea to order something there. I am a dessert person, I might have one after every meal (ok, I wish!) But Ice Cream is one of my favorites! Now you will quickly find out on our blog that both Trevor and I LOVE beer. We enjoy going on beer tours with our friends, we live in Fort Collins, and LOVE our microbreweries 😉 So I think one of the greatest flavor infusions is beer and ice cream! Amy’s has a few different flavors that include alcohol but that night they had Rolling Rock and I was a happy camper! Who cares what Trevor had!! Mine was amazing!! (ok, if you care, he had his “go to”, a cookies and cream malt).

Another place we stopped by was Specs, Its a HUGE liquor store that is SO MUCH MORE than a liquor store. We may or may not have purchased an extra suitcase to bring some things back 😉

These are a few places we recommend trying out in Houston. I hope I didn’t make you too hungry 😉 Now time for a snack!

Houston Instagram shots, (I was too busy eating the amazing food so I forgot to take pictures, next time!


xoxo, Rhema