Treebeards | The Breakfast Klub | Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine | Doshi House Cafe | Kaboom Books

Treebeards Near Memorial Heights Villages: A Successful Southern Restaurant Born of Humble Beginnings

When the first Treebeards opened on Houston's Preston Street in 1978, it wasn't exactly a showstopper. The restaurant resided in a former pool hall. Its neighbors were a notoriously loud bar and a peep-show arcade. Customers were willing to look past all this, though, and before long, Treebeards had moved to a much larger (and more legitimate) location. Today, Treebeards has actually branched out into a few locations around Houston, including one near Memorial Heights Villages on Travis Street.

Come see why this local restaurant enjoys so much popularity among Houstonians. Its mix of classic Southern and Cajun fare never seems to disappoint. Don't skip the appetizers here, as they include duck or chicken gumbo, red beans and rice, and even shrimp etouffee. Just make sure you save room for one of the daily specials: meatloaf, pork chops, or catfish, to name a few. Of course, you can always get fried chicken with gravy, a Southern staple that Treebeards' chefs craft each day.

315 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 228-2622

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The Breakfast Klub Near Memorial Heights Villages in Houston Garners National Attention for its American Fare

USA Today, Forbes Magazine, Esquire, and Good Morning America have all sung the praises of The Breakfast Klub in Houston since it first opened in 2001. The Breakfast Klub has also won over the people of Houston, racking up more than 1,500 Yelp reviews an average of four out of five stars.

It all started with two specialty dishes: the "katfish" and grits, and the wings and waffles. Those were the main focus of founder Marcus Davis' earliest menu. They still reign as the most popular dishes at The Breakfast Klub today—and the "katfish" and grits foreshadows a noticeable lack of C's throughout the menu. Wash down your food with some "koffee" or a "kafe au lait" (or one of the espresso drinks). In addition to breakfast, this popular Houston eatery also dishes out sandwiches, salads, and other light fare for lunch. So if you're hankering for some American food at Memorial Heights Villages, make the quick trek to The Breakfast Klub.

The Breakfast Klub
3711 Travis at Alabama
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 528-8561

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Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine: Try the Hummus and Gyros at This BYOB Near Memorial Heights Villages

If Mediterranean food is on your mind, Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine should be on your agenda. Regulars at this Houston eatery say you can always count on hearty and healthy meals that come in large portions. Make the short trip from Memorial Heights Villages to try some of the hummus and the other popular dishes here.

Consider starting with a garlicky house-made hummus that is accented with a touch of lemon, or go for the roasted baba ghanoush with a smoky flavor. Of course, you'll want to order some warm pita bread to enjoy with these starters. When it's time to decide on a main dish, consider the popular grilled kabobs, which come in chicken, lamb, veggie, and sirloin varieties. You could always opt for one of the kabob combination platters, too, and they include sides and dips. The spiced lamb gyros with tzatziki, peppers, and feta also come highly recommended. Before you embark from Memorial Heights Villages, make sure to bring your own alcoholic drink if you wish because Aladdin's Mediterranean Cuisine is a BYOB restaurant.

Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine
912 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 942-2321

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Doshi House Cafe Near Memorial Heights Villages: Enjoy a Cup of Coffee and a Fully Vegetarian Food Menu

Vegetarians probably already know about Soshi House Cafe. If you don't, you're missing out. This Houston coffee shop serves tea, coffee, and strictly vegetarian fare. So instead of venturing to your average eatery and being limited to a small portion of the menu, head to Soshi House Cafe, where all of the food is made with vegetarians in mind.

Then again, you could always just stop by Soshi House Cafe for your daily cup of tea or coffee, considering it's just a short trip away from Memorial Heights Villages. The cafe uses only locally roasted Greenway beans and homemade syrups. If you have some time to spare, hang out for a bit while you enjoy a cup of green tea or cappuccino. If you get hungry, order lunch from the globally inspired menu. Opt for a bowl of coconut Thai soup with rice and greens or the curried vegetable panini with muenster cheese. You could take a suggestion from the regulars and try the creole red beans and rice seasoned with a spicy broth.

Doshi House Cafe
3419 Dowling Street
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 528-0060

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Kaboom Books: An Independent Bookstore in Houston, a Short Trip From Memorial Heights Villages

Independent bookstores are hard to come by in today’s increasingly digital world, which is exactly what makes Houston’s Kaboom Books such a valued treasure to area bookworms. This charming, old-fashioned bookstore not too far from Memorial Heights Villages is filled with wooden cases boasting a wide selection of books stacked from floor to ceiling, and the inventory includes everything from that popular new release to classic works of literature. There are even cozy couches and chairs that create the perfect reading nooks.

The shop's 100,000-book inventory features rare or out-of-print books that you won’t find anywhere else, and because the majority of the books are pre-owned, they’re also priced much lower than those at larger chain bookstores. If you want to bond over a love of literature with fellow bibliophiles, note that the shop frequently hosts book readings, poetry fests, and other fun events.

Kaboom Books
3116 Houston Avenue
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 869-7600

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