Thursday, August 22, 2013

Eleven XI the place to be seen.

Disclosure: I would like to thank Lisa C for setting up the August Blog Free Houston & Beyond meet up at Eleven XI. We were able to sample some of their cuisine and some adult beverages.  All opinions of this experience are 100% mine. Your experience may be even better.

 Saturday night I went to the  ElevenXI Restaurant and Bar located at 607 W Gray Street here in Houston to meet up with some fellow bloggers. We were having the August meet up for Blog Free Houston & Beyond. Eleven XI is a new restaurant that serves a Southern Coastal Cuisine that includes quail, grilled oysters, steak, steamed Mussels, and of course no Southern menu would be complete without baby back ribs.
 If you like wine they have a list that seems to go on forever.

This is some of the items that we were able to sample. I usually stay away from pork selections because I normally wind up with the piece that is full of fat. I tried the Braised Pork Shank and be still my foolish heart it was absolutely the best. Lean juicy and the barbeque sauce was excellent. Although the Grilled Oysters looked good I didn't try them or the Mussels. The slaw was great, creamy not runny.

As for the adult beverage I started out safe and ordered a Margarita. Then I got brave and tried one of Eleven XI's Cherry Limeades. It was so good, not too strong, not too weak. Joe Eleven XI's mixologist is a wizard. He puts on a show as he mixes the drinks. I had a good time just watching him.

Eleven XI has a dog friendly patio so you can bring Fido and not have to worry about him eating the sofa while you are out. Or they have a private dinning area upstairs for large parties like oh maybe the company Christmas party.
Eleven XI is open Tuesday through Saturday for your dinning pleasure. I would definitely recommend Eleven XI as a place to go for a quite dinner or a good time with your buddies in the bar watching your favorite sports.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Smile'n Sam

I'm not so crazy about professional fighting but I am so proud of my "little" cousin "Smile'n" Sam Alvey.