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.264 magnum 10-05-2012 08:01

One more Houston local knowledge/traffic question.....
 
My son has an interview today in the H-town Medical District. Sadistically, the interview ends at 5:00 PM, apparently precisely 5:00 PM. Kiddo is headed back to Dallas afterwards.

Should he:

A. Nut up and simply hit the road at 5:00?
B. Sit tight, eat dinner and maybe hit the road at 6:30? He just turned 20 so having a beer is a no go.

Thx.

ETA - weather decent as well?

Bill Keith 10-05-2012 08:13

Go eat a leisurely supper before hitting the traffic. Just West of the Medical Center going along Holcombe, he'll come to a major North/ South street named Kirby. Turn right (north) and there are several miles to choose a casual restaurant. Continue North on Kirby to Interstate 10, get on it heading East and follow the signs to I 45 North and Dallas.

G36's Rule 10-05-2012 08:19

Option B for the win. Looks like a sunny warm day today.

CAcop 10-05-2012 08:30

My rule about rush hour is don't go out in it unless you absolutely have to do it.

So unless he has to be somewhere afterwards tell him to find someplace to chill.

G23c 10-05-2012 08:36

have a nice dinner, then hit the road. Lots of great places in the medical center. rush hour starts around 3:30 anyways. good luck on the interview!

devildog2067 10-05-2012 08:46

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Originally Posted by Bill Keith (Post 19487501)
Just West of the Medical Center going along Holcombe, he'll come to a major North/ South street named Kirby. Turn right (north) and there are several miles to choose a casual restaurant. Continue North on Kirby to Interstate 10, get on it heading East and follow the signs to I 45 North and Dallas.

Goode Company. The seafood, barbecue, and taqueria restaurants are all there just south of the freeway at Kirby and Westpark.

If he likes sushi, Azuma is pretty decent, a couple of blocks further south.

devildog2067 10-05-2012 08:47

Oh, and the original Carraba's (not a chain place!) is just on the other side of the freeway south of Alabama.

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 08:55

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Originally Posted by devildog2067 (Post 19487600)
Oh, and the original Carraba's (not a chain place!) is just on the other side of the freeway south of Alabama.

He loves Italian food.

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 08:55

Thanks guys.

devildog2067 10-05-2012 08:58

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Originally Posted by .264 magnum (Post 19487621)
He loves Italian food.

In that case, hit up that Carraba's--still run by the family, not by whatever chain restaurant franchise they licensed their name to--or, a bit higher dollar but worth every penny, check out Prego's in the Village. It's about a mile south of the freeway, just off of Kirby (take a right at University).

lwt210 10-05-2012 09:01

When given the option of sitting in traffic or sitting in a good restaurant.....I'll choose the eats every time.

I hate rush hour traffic more than the average guy/gal so for me, it's a no-brainer.

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 09:03

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Originally Posted by devildog2067 (Post 19487635)
In that case, hit up that Carraba's--still run by the family, not by whatever chain restaurant franchise they licensed their name to--or, a bit higher dollar but worth every penny, check out Prego's in the Village. It's about a mile south of the freeway, just off of Kirby (take a right at University).



We have a Prego's about 3/4 of a mile from my house. I like it a lot.

I'll recommend Carraba's.

CitizenOfDreams 10-05-2012 09:51

If he is worrying about 5PM traffic after the interview, how is he planning to get home every day if gets that job? :dunno:

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 10:05

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Originally Posted by CitizenOfDreams (Post 19487772)
If he is worrying about 5PM traffic after the interview, how is he planning to get home every day if gets that job? :dunno:

It's a medical school interview. If he ends up going there he will rarely ever have consider driving across Houston at 5:00 and then 250 plus miles to Dallas. It's a one off situation.

Ftttu 10-05-2012 12:22

I would wait it out, especially being Friday. There are too many restaurants for me to recommend so with his smart phone, he can decide on his own. I, personally,would hit Niko Niko's for some Greek food there on Montrose. Great gyros!!!

Rabbi 10-05-2012 13:11

I second "wait it out"

Hit any main road headed west and hit Kirby (like everyone else has said as well) and some of the best places to eat in houston...again, as everyone else has said.


5 in Houston is a glorious drive ruined. Eat SLoooooooow....because it lasts a while.

tongix 10-05-2012 14:46

The best is stop for an hr at the Holocaust Museum with free admission north of the Medical Center near the Children's museum. The place is cool inside but no CHL allowed .
Then proceed to Kirby and eat out at Goode's BBQ. Then hit the HWy 59 to I 45. Watch out for road ragers.

Keyhole 10-05-2012 15:13

Torchy's Tacos on Shepherd For The Win.

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 15:27

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Originally Posted by tongix (Post 19488504)
The best is stop for an hr at the Holocaust Museum with free admission north of the Medical Center near the Children's museum. The place is cool inside but no CHL allowed .
Then proceed to Kirby and eat out at Goode's BBQ. Then hit the HWy 59 to I 45. Watch out for road ragers.

I just sent him a text about the Holocaust Museum. He's really bright but somewhat cloistered culturally. Ironically his girlfriend is Jewish.

Good call and thanks. Crap I need to go next time I'm down there.

.264 magnum 10-05-2012 15:28

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Originally Posted by Keyhole (Post 19488580)
Torchy's Tacos on Shepherd For The Win.

We have a Torchy's near the house here in Dallas as well. He's eaten there dozens of times. Awesome food for sure.

USMC61 10-06-2012 07:38

I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.

.264 magnum 10-07-2012 09:08

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Originally Posted by USMC61 (Post 19490362)
I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.

From Downtown Dallas to Downtown Houston is 256 miles.

jp3975 10-07-2012 20:28

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Originally Posted by USMC61 (Post 19490362)
I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.

I didnt know it was that far.:rofl:

Its just 40 more miles from me, and Im on the border of Arkansas.

jp3975 10-07-2012 20:30

If there's any chance he might want to spend the night...the beach is only 40 miles or so south.

Bet its nice this time of year.


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