PICTURED (top to bottom): Restaurant, Firehouse Chili, Crispy Chicken Club Salad, Cheeseburger, Hickory Burger.
HOUSTON'S WE HAVE A PROBLEM
As we walked in to our local Houston's Restaurant in Irvine at about 5pm, we asked to be seated at our favorite booth but were informed that all the large booths were reserved for partys of five or more coming in at 5 and 6 PM. We were seated at a comfortable smaller booth and began to peruse our menus. We noticed the "reserved" booths filling up with groups of 4 to 5 people. But then they seated a couple (i.e., 2 people) in the large booth right next to us. It's one thing to tell us a fib, but quite another to rub it in our faces.
We all ordered the Saturday Night Firehouse Chili to start. We are used to having it served piping hot with steam rising from the bowl, but tonight's dishes arrived lukewarm at best. My sweetie pie ordered the Crispy Chicken Club Salad with Buttermilk Garlic Dressing. The dressing was Divine, but the fried chicken was too much coating and not enough chicken. Her mother ordered the Cheeseburger and I had The Hickory Burger-with Canadian Bacon, Cheddar Cheese and Hickory Sauce. Both burgers were excellent and came with our favorite skinny seasoned french fries.
The 3 Tubby Tummys give tonight's Houston's dinner experience one and a half thumbs up.