$13 at Brothers Taco House
Where: Brothers Taco House, 1604 Dowling St., 713-223-0091
What $13 gets you: More than enough food to feed us, a dining companion and a guy who was panhandling.
After we finished getting our food at Brothers Taco House, we walked out to the small patio and rain started pouring down, bringing in a man from the street who started dragging a plastic cup along the patio's wooden railing, saying, "Amigo, amigo, tienes dinero para comer."
We told him that we didn't have any cash but that he was welcome to one of the bulging egg tacos we had just purchased inside. "Yeah man, give it to me," he said. "I'm not trying to buy a beer, I'm hungry and I have a long way to go."
With that, the man sat down on a bench and ate the egg taco. He must have enjoyed it, because he hung around the patio asking for more food (and money) until one of the workers ran him off.
Photo by Paul Knight
We finished the quesadilla, no problem.
Photo by Justine Schmider
The only problem with the lunch special was that the enchiladas were so robust that it was nearly impossible to cut off a bite with the flimsy plastic fork.
Recommended? Absolutely, but if you really plan to dig in, pack your own silverware.