Red Oak Grill

My sissy, brother, and Tammy were home and so on May 17th the whole family went to:

Red Oak Grill
2004 South Mason Road
Katy, TX
(281) 392-2612
www.redoak-grill.com


We ordered and shared the Stuffed Jalapenos | $3.99. It’s under the Sides section. It was really yummy. It wasn’t very spicy and the cheese was pretty sharp. I didn’t even need the ranch dressing that came with it.

For my main dish I got the Gyro [savory beef and lamb slices with creamy Tzatziki sauce, served with Tabouleh and Hummus] | $11.89. It’s under the Red Oak Specials section. The gyro was okay. Beef and lamb was moist but I think I went on a bad day. It was a little on the bland side. Hmm … maybe I’m just comparing it too much with Pasha’s. The hummus was really regular. But the thing that ruined the whole plate for me was the Tabouleh. Tabouleh is usually made of bulgur, finely chopped parsley and mint, tomato and spring onion, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil. I’m not a fan of mint and that taste just kind of grosses me out. I whacked it off my plate onto my dad’s. He seemed to love it.

I would not come back here again. The food overall was not great at all.

Turquoise Grill

The day after my birthday, May 14th, I had a few friends celebrate with me. I’m not much of a birthday celebrator of my own birthday. Growing up it was only family celebration and that was it. Other kids had birthday parties with other kids … not me. I decided on:

Turquoise Grill
3701 Kirby Dr #160
Houston, TX
(713) 526-3800
www.tghouston.com

They gave us a plate of Olive Oil & Herb Mixture for dipping. Mmm yum! I made sure not to eat a lot of this so I can enjoy my meal much better.

This is the Shepherd’s Bread it came with for dipping. The bread was really fluffy and I couldn’t get enough of it. But like I stated before, I had to keep my tummy empty for my meal.

I ordered the Hummus [garbanzo beans pureed with tahini paste, lemon juice, and garlic] | $4.75. I forgot to take a picture. 😦 But it was surely delicious. It was more grainy than smooth but I didn’t mind that. I shared it with everyone at the table so that I wouldn’t be eating a lot before the meal.

My main dish: Adana Kebab Platter [world-famous blended mixture of spicy ground beef and ground lamb tucked on a flat shish and grilled to perfection. served with our homemade lavash flat bread, bulgur pilaf and piyaz (Turkish bean salad)] | $10.95. That’s the price I paid but online it says $13.50. Hmm … I’m not sure why. Maybe the prices have changed since then. I don’t see the bread on my dish and don’t remember having it. But this dish is worth the money. The beef and lamb is very moist and soft and the whole dish is really filling.

The price is pretty high compared to Pasha’s Mediterranean Grill so I think I’d rather stick with Pasha’s. It’s still my favorite Greek/Mediterranean place.

We went to Little Woodrow’s afterward for a beer. My friend, Michelle, bought me a mug of Blue Moon. Yum! The other mug full is hers. I believe she got XX.

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

On the weekend of the 17th of April, my brother and Tammy came down along with my sissy. Too bad my sissy left before we went to eat delicious food at:

Z’ Tejas
15900 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256
(210) 690-3334
www.ztejas.com

We all shared the Tejas Trio [fresh chips, hand-hacked guacamole, chile con queso with chorizo and salsa picante] | $9.75. The guacamole was my favorite but they gave so little of it. Wish I ordered the guacamole where they make it in front of you. Would of gotten more.

You get a choice of freshly baked muffins or cornbread. I was a little iffy about cornbread (not a big fan) and insisted on muffins but they wanted Cornbread so cornbread we got. Surprisingly it’s the best cornbread I’ve ever had. I would come back for this!

For my main dish I got the Huevos Rancheros [eggs cooked over easy, with Jack cheese, salsa picante and sliced avocado, served with pureed black beans, flour tortillas and home-fried potatoes] | $8.95. The meal itself was very delicious. Only thing I was unhappy about was how they put tortilla chips at the bottom of my eggs, etc. It was super soggy and made it chewy and soft. The potatoes was really delicious though.

I would come back here to try other things. It’s a very simple menu but it’s perfected.