I'm going to Houston for a weekend next month, and will be wanting some good Texas barbecue. When I used to live there, I liked Pappas and Goode Company, but the last time I ate at either of those (about five years ago) I was disappointed. Where are the best places these days for true Texas barbecue in Houston? If they don't have their own smoker, or if the word "pulled" appears anywhere on the menu, I'm not interested.
posted by ubiquity
on Feb 3, 2014 -
Recommendations for a visa agency in Houston, Texas (one that's open on weekends) to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LLF246
on Feb 1, 2014 -
I'm taking a trip to Houston this weekend, and as it's Lunar New Year, I'm quite interested to see if the good people of AskMe know of any cool stuff happening in relation to that this weekend. I found this event
, but I'm hoping to be pointed to more!
Also, I'm interested in any can't-miss sights/eats/events as well!
posted by Maecenas
on Jan 30, 2014 -
I married my wife this spring, and we're ready to get out of an apartment and into a house or townhouse. We're going to talk to some mortgage broker she found online today, and I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do. I've printed out all the forms they've asked for, but I have no clue what questions I should be asking. Our communications with the guy we're seeing have been great and he seems helpful, but I'd love to hear your mortgage advice/stories.
Also, if any Houstonians have specific recommendations I'd love to hear them as well. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast
on Aug 22, 2013 -
Surprisingly and excitingly this Norwegian will find himself in Houston for a few weeks. Hope me figure out what area to stay in! [more inside]
posted by klue
on Jul 10, 2013 -
I have a 2013 Honda Accord and I'd like to get my windows tinted. How do I go about finding a good shop? Has anyone had a good experience with a particular shop in the Houston area? Nothing looks uglier than a bad tint job in a year, so I want to do this right.
posted by nickhb
on May 27, 2013 -
Ok, so it sounds like a bunch of fireworks just went off downtown. I have never had such a hard time finding info on fireworks as I have in this city. Why did they go off and where can I find any info on ones coming up? (not the 4th, got that, thanks) [more inside]
posted by Jacen
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I'm moving from Berkeley, CA to Houston, TX next week, I'm wondering if there are any significant differences in the legal regime I should be aware of. [more inside]
posted by 0x006DB0
on Apr 7, 2013 -
Asking for a friend:
I'm leaving graduate school for a job in Houston, TX in a few weeks and I'm looking for the best short-term transportation situation - apparently there is no public transportation whatsoever going to my job, and I'd like to be able to, you know, get to work. The hitch is that while I'm leaving in 2 weeks, my wife is leaving in 3 months, and she needs our car to get to work. I've got a motorcycle, but it's cheapest to ship that in the moving truck when we move our stuff in 3 months (not to mention I'm not sure how quickly I can arrange for it to be moved out there, and if it gets there too late, it's not worth doing anyway). [more inside]
posted by abcde
on Mar 30, 2013 -
In a week I'll be attending a big family event all the way down in Houston, Texas. The main family hotel is the Hilton and most events will be happening in the Galleria mall. I know I'm going to need an escape from all the intense family time, but I won't have a car and I'm low on non-family-time funds. I haven't been back to Houston almost at all as an adult. Is there anywhere nearby or in the mall that I can visit to regain a little calm or find a little funky charm to distract myself? [more inside]
posted by Mizu
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I am considering taking up the ukulele and I would like to get the feel for various brands and sizes to see which I would prefer. I think I would like a concert uke, but I'd like to feel one in my hands first. [more inside]
posted by blurker
on Feb 13, 2013 -
What are my options for low-cost talk therapy in Houston? I'm quitting my current job that has good health insurance, but low pay and not the greatest for overall body health. I'll be out of insurance for 2 months until my new job (much better, not a grocery store, and it's in my field of IT) insurance kicks into effect. [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Mr. Panda and I are making it official and getting married in April 2014, woohoo! However, I've got no idea how to plan a wedding. [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda
on Feb 2, 2013 -
Last minute gift panic: Halp! My sister and her husband live in Houston, TX. I'd let to get them a nice gift that they could use in the area- Spa time, restaurant gift cards etc. I know nothing about the area. Suggestions? Special snowflake details inside [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Dec 22, 2012 -
Does anyone have recommendations for a couples counselor or marriage/family therapist in Houston, TX -- or, at least, what resources I can use to find a good one? Thank you in advance!
posted by Pwoink
on Oct 9, 2012 -
What is the atmosphere of Midtown in Houston at night? Would someone with a small frame who doesn't know karate feel safe walking their dog before bedtime there?
posted by Brent Parker
on Apr 11, 2012 -
I'm visiting Houston, TX this Saturday to reconnect with a childhood friend & need specific recommendations for places for food & drink. She's casual t-shirt & jeans, hates overpriced food, & likes dive bars while I'm more dressy, into the latest food fads, & prefer wine bars. Is there a place in Houston that would appeal to us both? [more inside]
posted by lychee
on Apr 5, 2012 -
Asking for my 25-year-old brother: do you know of free or cheap mental health resources in Houston? Or a great therapist with a sliding scale?
I'm doing the requisite googling, but just in case I miss something ... Thank you so much!
posted by jessca84
on Mar 28, 2012 -
What are the best places to go vintage and/or second-hand shopping in Houston and any other advice on vintage shopping in general appreciated. Help! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer
on Mar 22, 2012 -
What is this date format and how do I tell what day/month/year it is? 1316649600000 [more inside]
posted by IanMorr
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Recent convert to DJ Screw's mind-boggling 3 'n the Mornin', Pt. 1
. Pulled down the lion's share of his catalog but I'm stumped as where to go from here. Any Screw fans have a road map handy for navigating his enormous discography?
posted by porn in the woods
on Nov 6, 2011 -
Planning a trip from DCA to ONT via IAH in December, projected carrier is United.
Projected time to change planes in Houston is 35 minutes. Is it doable or are we asking for trouble? (We're fully mobile and don't mind rushing but we've no experience with Houston.)
There's no history (that I can find) of the flights that are offered using United.
posted by Man with Lantern
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Help us try to reconcile our desires for having an outdoor wedding with my the wishes of my fiancée's family / the rules of the Catholic Church. We're in Houston, TX and trying to figure this out. It's making our wedding planning very stressful! [more inside]
posted by swhitt
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Wi-fi filter: can you help me decide how to find the best broadband connection? [more inside]
posted by kjl291
on Aug 27, 2011 -
Just moved to Houston; my girlfriend is looking for a Catholic church with liberal leanings - is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 16, 2011 -
Google transport and Houston's crappy metro map won't route me from Hobby airport to downtown. This can't be right. Can it? [more inside]
posted by cyndigo
on May 24, 2011 -
Houston Filter: The Mrs. and I are moving to Houston, and would like suggestions as to which neighborhoods to look at for renting an apartment or house. We want something safe, and with a reasonable commute to Texas Medical Center. [more inside]
posted by neutralmojo
on Jan 27, 2011 -
Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos?
Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Dec 18, 2010 -
Can anyone suggest any decent hiking locations near or around Houston, Texas? [more inside]
posted by JPowers
on Sep 19, 2010 -
We're heading to Houston for a wedding, where should we eat lunch on the (Thurs)day we get there? [more inside]
posted by Arbitrage1
on Sep 7, 2010 -
My sister and her husband recently moved to Houston, Texas. I'd like to get them a gift certificate a restaurant. I know nothing about Houston. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jul 22, 2010 -
I'm a U.S. citizen flying from NYC to Canada via Houston: in which airport will I do immigration and customs? [more inside]
posted by Tin Man
on Jul 7, 2010 -