Houston’s Best Restaurants

As a Houston mover since 1984, All Points Moving and Storage is proud of many of the city’s unique world-class attributes — food, of course, being at the top of the list. Houston is home to over 11,000 restaurants! Sometimes referred to as America’s most dynamic food city, we have just about every type of restaurant imaginable. From African to Thai food, you will be sure to find something that satisfies your taste buds. Here are a few town favorites that you should try out!

Oxheart

Offering superb entrees featuring Texas’ favorite ingredients, Oxheart is truly a Houstonian place. Known for local and seasonal menu options, chefs at Oxheart combine traditional ingredients to create a unique twist. The relaxed service style is also unique in that the chef and cooks explain each course of a meal to guests. Also unique to Oxheart is custom utensils specially crafted by a local blade smith.

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Known for its luxurious and modern style, The Pass has a sophisticated, yet fun, atmosphere. Chefs at this unique eatery encourage guests to view ingredients in a different way and put a new twist on everyday foods. Enhancing the atmosphere is an alternative-rock soundtrack, adding an edge to the luxurious style.

Killen’s Barbeque

Barbeque cuisine is beefed up at Killen’s, literally. This new restaurant has quickly become known as a premiere destination to enjoy barbeque, especially beef. Killen’s is famous for its incredible amount of attention paid to smoking methods using different varieties of woods and techniques. The restaurant is known for long lines, but also fast service.

 

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Common Bond Café and Bakery

Common Bond Café and Bakery shares a motto “Only for All,” believing that fine cuisine should be available to everyone. The staff at this state-of-the-art bakery is well-trained and produces croissants and pastries that competes with the best of the best. With a welcoming atmosphere and critically acclaimed food, it’s no surprise that Common Bond is a town favorite.

Caracol

Caracol offers traditional coastal Mexican fare in a unique “beach getaway” setting. The restaurant seeks out the best ingredients from the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans for their authentic menu. However, the menu is not limited solely to seafood. Caracol also offers several of Houston favorites including char-grilled flank steak. Known for alert service and an inviting atmosphere, Caracol has easily become a Houston favorite.

Houston is a food-lover’s paradise with countless options for even the most finicky eaters. A full list of Houston’s top 100 restaurant picks can be found at http://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/top-100-restaurants/.

Houston Museum Guide

Home to its own museum district, Houston is no stranger to art. Here at All Points Moving in Houston, we support the arts and want to share a few of the best places in the city to enjoy them.

Holocaust Museum of Houston

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The Holocaust Museum of Houston presents artifacts, photographs and film footage that documents pre-war life in Europe, the Holocaust and its effects. The museum features a standing history exhibit in addition to seasonal art exhibits. The Holocaust Museum of Houston strives to educate the public about the horrors of the Holocaust and teaching the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy. In addition to its standing and temporary exhibits, the museum also displays a Holocaust-era railcar used to transport captive Jews to concentration camps and a Danish rescue boat that was used to rescue a great deal of survivors.

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum

The John C. Freeman Weather Museum is the nation’s first weather museum. Beginning as an outreach project of the Weather Research Center, this one-of-a-kind museum contains a weather history exhibit with antique meteorology equipment, a cyclone room with its own cyclone chamber, a theater, a “weather wizard” corner with demonstrations by meteorologists and even a TV studio with a teleprompter and a green screen where guests can tape themselves delivering a weather report.

Houston Museum of Natural Science

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most heavily attended museums in the United States. The museum houses a planetarium, a giant screen theater, a butterfly exhibit and a fascinating array of other exhibits featuring astronomy, earth science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and much more. In addition to this, the museum also maintains two additional facilities: the George Observatory which houses two of the largest telescopes in the country and the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugarland.

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the largest cultural institution in the southwest United States. The collections of the MFAH contain American art, European paintings, pre-Columbian and African gold, decorative arts and design, photography, prints and drawings, modern and contemporary painting and sculpture and Latin American art. The MFAH also contains a cinema, two research libraries and public archives.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Located in the heart the Museum District, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston prides itself on presenting new art and documenting its role in modern life. Through original publications, exhibits, lectures and educational programs, CAMH dedicates itself to presenting the best and most exciting art for the public to enjoy – for free. The museum contains two galleries which offer eight to ten exhibitions annually.

For a full list of museums in Houston, visit http://houstonmuseumdistrict.org/.