Houston Restaurant Weeks: RDG + Bar Annie
Chuck Cook Photography Lovely, creamy chilled corn soup at RDG + Bar Annie with just enough chili paste to add intrigue
What they're up to for Restaurant Weeks: We went to RDG + Bar Annie for a luxurious lunch that was a stunning value: three courses for $20. You can also go for dinner ($45 for four courses) and they even have an HRW brunch ($35 for three courses).
Service/Atmosphere: RDG is sophisticated yet cozy. A long flight of stairs leads you up to a well-appointed dining room. You can also sit at the long, impressive bar and try out the brand-new cocktail menu by Chris Frankel (formerly of Anvil and Underbelly).
Items that won't be on the regular menu: The first courses, which are all chilled soups, the chocolate brioche bread pudding and yogurt ice cream sundae are special to the HRW lunch menu.