Ah, Pancho's buffet, I remember that from when I was a kid too, with the little flag you raise to get the wait staff to come over...
I don't think I've ever really had BBQ, but my parents and brother got to this place that's actually right across the street from Lopez and they seem to love it, can't think of the name though.
"I don't think I've ever really had BBQ,"
I don't think I'm reading that right. Are you serious?
"I'm an Alaskan at heart anyway."
Well - real BBQ (none in the city) don't taste nothin like ice. Go to HEB and get a precooked brisket. They are as good or better than anything you'll get at the so called BBQ places in Houston or do it right and go to Mikeskas in El Campo (original down town) or take Alternate 90 to Eagle Lake and try Austins.
Yeah, I remember those, and the churros.
Even though Casa Ole isn't the best tex-mex out there, they have, hands-down, the best sopapillas I've ever had in my life. The kind that you might be willing to kill someone over.
It might come off as pedistrian, but for Mexican food I have never gone wrong with Papasitos. Of course there not just in Houston anymore. I can still remember the Richmond location in the early '80's and having to wait 4 hours for a table. Which after 4 or 5 Margartias and 3 baskets of chips pretty much became a to go box.