Just in time for baseball season and the first home game at Minute Maid Park (Go 'Stros!), here's your guide to seven cool places to chow down near the ballpark.
Hit up Irma’s Original downtown for standout enchiladas, fajitas and other homestyle Mexican classics, plus an alluring lime-based lemonade infused with seasonal fruit.
Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse
Situated a block from Minute Maid Park, Vic & Anthony’s gets it right with first-rate meats, seafood and wine. The downstairs cocktail lounge boasts a piano player in the evenings. Be ready to pony up as this top class steakhouse is on the pricey side and proper attire is recommended.
Jackson Street Barbecue
Grab a casual bite at spacious downtown barbecue joint, Jackson Street. Aside from barbecue favorites (brisket, chicken, sausage and ribs), you can also get a burger and sides, like the can't-miss fried mac 'n' cheese.
The kitchen at modern restaurant The Grove cranks out American fare, from barbecue chicken breast to short rib tacos, while the bar slings classic and creative cocktails. Grab a seat on the patio overlooking Discovery Green.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation
Score delicious fajitas and heavenly margaritas at The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, plus free parking and a free shuttle to and from Minute Maid Park on game days.
Pappa Charlies Barbeque
Only a six-minute walk from the ballpark, Pappa Charlies offers tasty ‘cue, including killer pork ribs, and imaginative dishes like turkey tacos and a mac 'n cheese meatloaf sandwich.
Hip cafe Tout Suite, an off-shoot of the popular Sweet bakery, presents both sweet and savory options, from cupcakes to avocado toast, in a casually-cool coffeehouse setting.