The Most Underrated Restaurant in Houston Is...
4. Vinoteca Poscol
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Decadent pasta and wonderful wine? Yes.
Many people think of Vinoteca Poscol as a wine bar first and foremost, but it's also a mecca for lovers of Italian food. The ambiance is crowded but in a cozy way, and the selection of Italian meats and cured cheeses rivals the great selection of wine. The tapas-style dishes are small enough to make a meal out of a few, or order several and share with the table. People love Poscol so much, in fact, that when our wine writer, Jeremy Parzen, didn't mention the wine bar in his list of the 10 Best Houston Destinations For Wine, readers went berserk that Poscol wasn't on there. Situation rectified?
3. The Original Carrabba's
Photo by Geri Maria Harris The original Carrabba's is still as good ever.
Commenter HTownChowDown noted, "The two original Carrabba's locations aren't part of the nationwide chain. The food is considerably better; the menu is different. Why? Because these two locations are still owned and run by the family. (The stores are the one on Kirby and the one on Voss, which is my favorite.)" Indeed, the original Carrabba's on Kirby is still a fine restaurant, and it's packed every evening with diners who've been coming since the restaurant first opened back in the mid-80s. Johnny Carrabba is still there (or at the recently opened Grace's next door) nearly every day ensuring the same quality as when the restaurant was a small family establishment.
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