2016 Houston Restaurant Week – Top Picks

In the heart of the Houston area, Bayou City, restaurant week adds a whole new level of socializing to everyone’s calendar.  It’s a great deal that you want to be sure to participate.

How it Works – The participating restaurants construct a special, unique menu for the dates starting August 1 through September 5, 2016.  During that time, you can enjoy eating at select restaurants knowing you’re helping support the Houston Food Bank while enjoying good eats – win-win.


Now, with nearly 50+ restaurants on the list, how does one pick where to go?  Outlined here are 5 restaurants recommendations you want to enjoy over the next month.    The price range is affordable to high-end.  Some locations offer brunch and lunch options, not just dinner.

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Comfort FoodGrace’s has on their special menu Shrimp Stuffed Poblano or Joanne’s Oxtail Ravioli as an option in the second course category.  Located near Upper Kirby.





Contemporary American CuisineRevolve Kitchen and Bar has on their special lunch menu smoked devil eggs or southwestern Wedge salad as a part of their first course category.  Located near Galleria/Uptown.




Steak Sullivan’s Steakhouse has on their special dinner menu hand-cut filet mignon 8oz or a broiled bay of fundy salmon in a citrus tarragon butter as a part of their second course category.  Located near Galleria/Uptown.





ItalianAmalfi Ristorante & Bar has on their special dinner menu a prosciutto served with figs and aged balsamic vinegar on its first course category. Located near Galleria/Uptown.




Tapas and Small PlatesBatanga has on their special dinner menu smoked gouda Mac and Cheese and a 3 ounce smoked trout dip on its first course category.  Located near Downtown.


If you’re looking for more restaurant choices, search the full restaurant list, visit HRW website.

If you were a resident of Terra at Piney Point apartments, near the Galleria District, 4 of the above restaurants would be in your backyard.  Terra at Piney Point is a boutique apartment community.  Surrounded by lush greenery, including this amazing historic tree, it’s a great place to call home.  When restaurant week is over, considering utilizing the Lynx grills to create your own menu and mingle with friends and/or family.  Book your PROPERTY TOUR TODAY.

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Top 5 Restaurants near the Houston Galleria

  1. Tango and Malbec

A delicious steakhouse featuring wines from Argentina and cuisines ranging from wood-burning fire steaks to chocolate soufflé.  It’s only a 13 minute drive from Terra at Piney Point apartments.

Tango and Malbec

  1. E-Tao

This restaurant, only 12 minutes from the property, offers a great happy-medium solution for those being indecisive on where they wish to eat.  Great menu, great pricing and popular.  A favorite order for returning customers are the egg rolls and green curry.  Featured here is their Panang Curry.

panage curry E-Tao

  1. The Tasting Room

Food Lovers of white truffle oil, and cheese plates frequent this restaurant.  It offers both indoor and outdoor patio seating which is popular in the summer.  The wide-ranging brunch menu is offered on both Saturday and Sunday and draws a large crowd.  The options at this restaurant are endless.

  1. La Table

Offering a casual dining experience, a bakery full of fresh baked treats, and options to host a private event, this restaurant has it all.  The French themed menu and atmosphere provides an elegant setting.  The lunch menu showcases an array of salads and sandwiches while the dinner menu provides great fish options and a mouth-watering wild mushroom stuffed “Heritage” chicken meal.

La Table

  1. True Food Kitchen

This restaurant offers a very unique menu.  Popular items include the quinoa burger, edamame dumplings, and any of their hand-crafted pizzas.  Their selection of drinks and tapas makes this a great location for happy hour!


Living at Terra at Piney Point puts great selections nearby to enjoy with friends and family.

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Valentine’s Day in Houston Texas

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples, it’s a holiday that appeals to also families and friends.  It revolves around anyone wishing to celebrate the joys of being in love.  What was once dominated by couples is now widely celebrated.  The traditional option was dining out, but today you’ll notice events organized with all ages in mind.  In Houston, Texas a there’s a variety of events to attend, here are a few:


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Masquerade Ball - Houston 2016

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Central Green Date Night in the Park, Movie Night with Music and Desserts

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Residents at Terra at Piney Point have a beautiful outdoor setting option if they wish to stay home and celebrate. Furnished with a gas grill and seating, this oak tree setting is very attractive.

Outdoor Tree, at nightTP Resident Park

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New Year’s Resolutions you’re more likely to keep in 2016

Everyday active options – It’s much easier to incorporate activity into your daily/weekly routine if you plan in advance. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or parking far from an entrance are easy ones.  Try some new-age ideas, listed below:

  • While your son or daughter plays a soccer game, walk around the field.
  • If you dine out on your lunch hour, walk to a restaurant on a route that takes you a little bit out of your way.
  • During commercials, jog in place. A 150-pound woman can burn up to 45 calories in 5 minutes.

Studies prove that adding active elements to your day supports being more fit and healthier.  Researchers also say adding convenient changes increases your chances on being successful.


Patience is your Friend – One major mental block to living a fit lifestyle, and implementing healthy habits, is wanting too much, too fast.  Instant gratification is society driven, and it’s strong.  Best results happen when patience and realistic goals are set.  If you wish to loss 15lbs, go 5 pounds at a time.  As mentioned above, implement easy changes to increase the chance of achieving your goals.


Putting together an easygoing plan – Once you’ve implemented points one and two from above, you’re well on your way to successfully enhancing your everyday life, and healthy food is the last remaining point.  Slowing changing the way you eat is so much easier to enjoy vs a cold-turkey swap.  Below are some fun food alternatives:

  • Substitute Peanut Butter for Almond
  • Replace Mayo with Mustard
  • Enjoy a cup of green tea
  • Try coconut oil vs. canola oil
  • Replace potato chips for popcorn
  • After a workout drink coconut water


Adding a physical fitness plan, up to 4 days a week, is recommended and Terra at Piney Point can help.  With a fully-equipped fitness center, and spacious pool, adding cardio or weight training is super easy.

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Living at Piney Point Apartments is the Best Life

Living at a boring apartment community is so 1990’s.  Today when people search for an apartment they make sure to look at the community vibe because living in a cool, social community adds value to their every day.

Terra at Piney Point, in Houston Texas, will provide you with a great social atmosphere.  Events are hosted regularly for all to enjoy and are always fun.  One recent event, our a S’mores Bar and Gourmet Coffee social, was a sure “fire” hit.  Held under a string-lit patio and our 200 year old Oak Tree, residents utilized this unique gathering idea to socialize with fellow residents.


Smores Flyer

Beyond hosting fun events, the Terra at Piney Point sense of community extends to public service.  For example, as we approach the gift giving holidays, the property managed a Toy Drive to bring residents together for the greater good.

TPP Toy Drive

View our Upcoming Events:

Dec 2015 - Cares Calendar

Living at Terra at Piney Point you’ll be able to enjoy a variety of resident amenities:

Visit us today and join in the Fun that surrounds the Terra at Piney Point Community!


Top 3 things to do in Houston for Halloween

Halloween is a holiday designed for all ages.  It’s attracts Pumpkin, Pubcrawl and Costume party enthusiasts.  Living in Houston there’s a large variety of events that people look forward to each year.  Listed here are the must-attend events.

Boo Zoo – A fun event for the entire family.  Featuring a pumpkin patch, candy corner, mystery box and so much more.  Starting Friday, October 16 – November 1. ZooBoo-2015

Paranormal Pub Crawl – A fun way to hear stories about the unexplained, while visiting historic bars. Weekly, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
paranormal pub crawl Houston

Scream on the Green – A free event for two and four-legged friends, so grab the family and get ready for an outdoor Family-Friendly Movie among the night stars.  Friday, October 30, 6:00pm.

 Would you rather stay close to home for great events?  Terra at Piney Point offers a variety of resident events to choose from, like Spuds and a Movie and/or Costume and Bingo.

Terra at Piney Point Events October Houston

Call Terra at Piney Point 713.917.1700 today to schedule your tour, and make the move!





Hot sauce anyone? – HOUSTON Hot Sauce Festival

The Houston Hot Sauces Festival, an event that speaks Texas, returns to the festival field of the Stafford Centre on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th.  Featuring Hot Sauces and Live Music, the event is designed for all ages.  Tickets are priced at $10/day with children 12 and under admitted for free.

The Houston Hot Sauce Festival hosts sauce lovers from all over the country.  The event offers a variety of over 100 hot sauces, salsa, chips, dips, peppers, spices, jams/jellies and more to its attending guests.

Houston Hot Sauce Festival

Conveniently located only 20 minutes from Terra at Piney Point, this event is close by and worth an afternoon. Have fun!