One of the first observations I would have in terms of Texas is how relatively early restaurants tend to close, with almost nothing open past 9-10 PM; this wasn’t ideal considering the direct flight from London to Houston lands quite late and you all know how important it is to start any trip on the right foot (which meant trying to avoid eating my first meal in the US at McDonalds, no matter how authentic that experience would be for this trip).
Onion Creek (open until midnight)
From the way Onion Creek was designed, with the vast majority of the seating being outside, you can already catch a glimpse of what Houston’s weather is like year long. The warmth, the neon lights, the buzzing crowd, it all brought memories of summer days despite it being mid-March. The only thing missing were the fireflies. As Mexican food (or, maybe better said, Tex-Mex) is quite popular in this state, we went for some delicious house guacamole with nachos (8$), some nice sweet potato fries and smoked turkey sandwich (14$). You can have the sandwich come in a bun or a wrap. Good atmosphere, good food, good start to the trip.