Canapes and Cocktails: Where to Eat and Drink in Houston

Don’t go to Space City without your appetite.

By Marika FlattSeptember 29, 2016 10:24 am

There’s always plenty to do in Houston for a weekend. Start by grabbing the Houston CityPASS and planning which of the locations included in the pass that you’ll hit during your weekend. You might want to visit the Houston Zoo or the Houston Children’s Museum. I also love the Downtown Aquarium. And there’s always the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a day visit to NASA in Clearlake or strolling the Kemah Boardwalk.  

Omar Pereney is a culinary prodigy who worked in his first restaurant at age 12, became an executive chef at age 16 and opened his first restaurant at age 20. Houstonians are lucky to have the Venezuelan native here full-time at his Galleria restaurant Peska Seafood Culture. A dinner at Pereney’s restaurant will take you around the world with a menu that blends European, Mediterranean, South American and Asian traditions. 

Or take a drive up I-45 to The Woodlands and stop at one of Houston’s top-ranked new restaurants – Cureight by Hubbell & Hudson. Keep cool with the Oyster and Pearl Caviar or Strawberry Parfait, which are both as beautiful to look at as they are to taste.

While up north, stay at The Westin The Woodlands. This new luxurious and modern hotel is so centrally located that walking everywhere is a breeze. You might not want to leave, though, because everything you need for a perfect getaway is right in the hotel: get a massage, take a swim in the rooftop infinity pool, grab a cocktail at Sidebar, or have a meal at CURRENT, the hotel’s restaurant which features local Texas fare.

Back in Space City, catch a show in the Alley Theater’s newly renovated space and have a drink in the beautiful Meredith and Cornelia Long Lobby.

And the hip new cocktail bar Canard is the latest offering from Treadsack, the restaurant group that took the Heights by storm in 2015 with Bernadine’s, Foreign Correspondents, Hunky Dory and Johnny’s Gold Brick.