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Old 10-05-2012, 08:01   #1
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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?
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:13   #2
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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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:19   #3
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Option B for the win. Looks like a sunny warm day today.

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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.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:36   #5
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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!
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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.
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Oh, and the original Carraba's (not a chain place!) is just on the other side of the freeway south of Alabama.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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If he is worrying about 5PM traffic after the interview, how is he planning to get home every day if gets that job?
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If he is worrying about 5PM traffic after the interview, how is he planning to get home every day if gets that job?
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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.

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Torchy's Tacos on Shepherd For The Win.
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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.
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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.
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I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.
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I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.
From Downtown Dallas to Downtown Houston is 256 miles.
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I did not know it was only 250 plus miles from Houston to Dallas.
I didnt know it was that far.

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