Houston Eats! Check out some of the best dining while you're at TechEd

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While planning your trip to Houston for Microsoft TechEd North America 2014, you'll want to check out the food scene in Houston—this city has good EATS! We've put together a brief dining guide to help you find the snacks, drinks, or serious steaks you're looking for. Don't miss out (your taste-buds will never forgive you).  In case you missed some of the early CountDown shows, Rick and Joey personally visit a number of great locations to get some insider details (check out Rick's blog post to capture them all in one spot).

What are our recommendations? Read on and start your meal-planning early!

TechEd Eats in Houston

Below is a sampling of our favorite choices for eating out while you're at TechEd. Download the complete list, including more restaurants, hours, proximity to GRBCC, and what we tasted!


Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis
(Catfish & grits, wings & waffles, green eggs & ham... you get it.)

Craft Coffee:

1018 Westheimer Road
(Pro-level craft coffee prepared with skill, technique, and taste!)


Shipley Do-Nuts
1001 McKinney 713-651-3033
(Fresh, hot do-nuts since the 1930's... this is where the locals eat.)

Lunch & Dinner:

Corner Table
2736 Virginia Street

House of Blues
1204 Caroline Street
(Celebrity Chef Aaron Sanchez developed the menu!)

Rudy's BBQ
20806 I-45 @ Louetta
(Great Texas BBQ, in four locations.)

909 Texas Avenue
(Business lunches, grilled seafood & steaks, small plates, live music.) 

1100 Westheimer Road
(Celebrates the cultural diversity of Houston, menu changes daily.)

Beer & Bar Food:

Hay Merchant
1100 Westheimer
(Craft Beer and insanely good bar food, with 80 beers on tap.)

Okra Charity Bar
924 Congress
(Have a beer and give back to the community at the same time! Profits go to charities selected monthly by patrons!)

You may need to stay a few extra days just to eat at all of them! If you're not hungry by now... you will be when you get to Houston! See you there!

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