When people started raving about how great Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse was, I was surprised that a restaurant inside a Holiday Inn was getting such great foodie reviews. Well, it far exceeded my expectations. This gem sitting inside the Shenandoah hotel has some amazing steaks and Italian classics. I think the steaks here are the best in the area, and yet they cost much less than the more expensive steak houses. I love the filet trio with different toppings. The horseradish topping is amazing. The filet was flavorful and tender. The dish is three portions of filet, each topped with a different topping. The steaks are served with a salad, bread, and a side dish. The garlic potatoes are fantastic. The Italian classics are great too. The lasagna is cheesy and spiced perfectly. The chicken parmigiana is tender, juicy, and comforting. The crab stuffed shrimp is a great seafood dish rounding out the diverse menu. The limoncello raspberry cake is the perfect way to end a fantastic dining experience here. The service was friendly and fast. Johnny’s also has a great bar that makes a great martini at happy hour. The bar service is friendly and the bartenders are knowledgeable. Johnnys is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. This will definitely be a part of my regular mix of restaurants I frequent.
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Fabulous location in Creekside Park! Located on a court, walk or bike to neighborhood park, Rob Fleming Aquatic Center, fitness center, Creekside shopping and dining. Private front door entrance, hardwood floors from foyer leading into family room and kitchen. Center staircase with iron is so attractive. Open floor plan is perfect for family time and entertaining. You will love the stylish features this home offers. Huge backyard is ready for play or pool addition! Enjoy outdoor living on the large covered patio.
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It’s Taco Tuesday and you have to have tacos. Where do you go? My favorite taco place is Hello Taco on the edge of The Woodlands. It is a simple place that has fresh wonderful tacos and other Mexican specialties. The key to this place is the fresh ingredients. They make the flour tortillas in a big tortilla press when you place your order. They taste so good I could eat them alone. They have every kind of taco you could want, but my favorite is always the shredded beef. Decide what kind of meat (veggie available) you want and then you pick what toppings you want on it. There are lots of toppings and everything is very fresh. The guacamole is excellent and seasoned perfectly. I always get the queso fresco, cilantro, and fresh pico de gallo for toppings. Then I top it off with sour cream and spicy salsa. The tacos melt in your mouth. Although I’m partial to the beef, they also have excellent el pastor, barbacoa, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, salads, and burritos. I always check out the specials as these are sometimes amazing and cause me to detour from my usual. Their posole is fantastic. This is a friendly family run operation and you won’t be disappointed.
(Note: Pictures are half of the Texas blue cheese burger, the Point Reyes martini, the sriracha hummus and the Parmesan truffle fries.)
Everyone loves happy hour and many Woodlands restaurants have some great deals if you have the time to take advantage of them. Whether it is lunch, weekend brunch, happy hour, or dinner, Fielding’s Wood Grill at 1699 Research Forest is one of my favorite locally owned restaurants. Their happy hour has select $3 beers, select $4 glasses of wine, 50% off specialty cocktails, and an assortment of $4 starters (Happy Hour prices at the bar only). The cocktail menu is interesting and solid; the fourteen or so craft beers on tap offer a great variety and change often. They even have adult milkshakes! The sriracha hummus served with plantain chips is my favorite of the starters. I enjoy sitting in the bar area where it feels like an adult space. If you have little ones, they will love the iPad bar where they can play while adults can keep an eye on them.
Fielding’s has it all, and most everything is freshly made. They have my favorite burgers in The Woodlands. The 44 Farms all natural Texas beef is ground daily, served on fresh made buns and cooked over pecan and oak wood. They have a burger for everyone whether you like a basic one or one with exotic ingredients. The Texas blues burger with Point Reyes blue cheese and jalapeños is a favorite of mine. They make their own bacon, so make sure you add that to any burger to make it stand out.
Other favorites include the tender and juicy half chicken and the kale and blueberry salad. Fielding’s makes their own salad dressings. The kale blueberry salad features kale, cauliflower, blueberries, warm goat cheese and a sun-dried tomato dressing — veggie heaven. Don’t overlook the arepas either. If you aren’t familiar with this Venezuelan sandwich, order one to share as an appetizer and expand your gastronomic horizon.
Brunch is a busy and popular time on weekends at Fielding’s. They have a great menu offering fresh homemade cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, and other breakfast delights. Their homemade gelato is used in the french toast for a rich wonderful flavor. Once you’ve had their Bloody Mary flight, it will be your favorite way to celebrate the weekend.
Definition of complete privacy is this home! Charming 1.5 story w/ gorgeous landscaping, is hidden in the trees offering you the ultimate in seclusion! Mostly wood floors, updated kitchens & baths, upstairs bedroom is so big & could be a gameroom! Huge covered patio. 2 car attached garage & 3rd bay is a separate garage w/separate drive on side. Zoned for Bush Elem, Mitchell & TWHS! So close to all The Woodlands amenities, yet, in a neighborhood with primarily half acre lots! Quick access to I45!