Best of 2017: A look back at dining features from Sugar Land, Missouri City this year


Community Impact Newspaper profiles one locally owned restaurant in either Sugar Land or Missouri City each month. Check out the 11 spots we selected for 2017 below.

The Rouxpour Restaurant and Bar

New Orleans Barbecue shrimp (via Joe Giuliani/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Rouxpour Restaurant and Bar

The menu carries myriad seafood choices but also features steaks, poultry and pasta dishes. Naturally there are the New Orleans classics, such as gumbo, po’boys and, of course, crawfish.

Casa Vaqueros

One of the house specialties at Casa Vaqueros is the pechuga del mar with cream sauce for $12.99. (via Joe Giuliani/Community Impact Newspaper)

Casa Vaqueros

At Casa Vaqueros in Missouri City, there are nearly as many different flavors of margaritas as there are entrees on the menu.

Gojira Japanese Fusion & Bar

The Samurai boat is pictured with the Sugar Land roll (front), Houston roll (back) and Once Upon A Bite cooked roll (middle). (via Amelia Brust/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gojira Japanese Fusion & Bar

Gojira offers more than 80 sushi and sashimi options.

Raizes Mexican Kitchen and Coffee House

Enchiladas with green salsa ($9.99) is served with rice, beans and sour cream. (via Amelia Brust/Community Impact Newspaper)

Raizes offers Mexican food with influences from around the U.S. that go beyond the traditional taco.

Anonymous Artisan Bites & Coffee Bar

Anonymous Artisan Bites & Coffee Bar (via Joe Giuliani/Community Impact Newspaper)

Anonymous Artisan Bites & Coffee Bar

The most popular iced coffee drink at Anonymous is the Freddo cappuccino, while the most popular hot coffee drink is the caramel macchiato, a mix of espresso, caramel, vanilla and milk.

Micheaux’s Diner and Catering

The ox tails served at Micheaux’s are succulent and tender, with meat that falls off the bone. (via Joe Giuliani/Community Impact Newspaper)

Micheaux’s Diner and Catering

While the diner focuses on soul food, Micheaux cooks a broad array of cuisines as part of his catering services, including barbecue, Italian, Mexican and Creole, among other varieties.

Carmelo’s Mexican Grill

Carmelo’s offers diners a multitude of traditional and Tex-Mex dishes, ranging from burritos to quesadillas, enchiladas and tamales.

The Greatest BBQ

Baked potato ($10.28) with chopped beef, barbecue sauce, buttered cheese, sour cream and chives (via Joe Giuliani/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Greatest BBQ

The eatery serves up brisket, ribs, sausage and chicken, among other meats, with a variety of side dishes as well.

Deep-dish pies are homemade at Falbo Bros. Pizza

Medium supreme deep-dish pizza ($17.99): Supreme pizzas include both meat and veggie toppings. (via Courtesy Falbo Bros. Pizza)

Falbo Bros. Pizza

At Falbo Bros., the pizza dough and the tomato sauce are made from scratch, vegetables are cut by hand, and the cheese, which arrives in 5-pound blocks, is shredded in the kitchen.

Missouri City cafe offers specialty treats for customers

From left, Manager Marla Kunfermann, co-owner Sumana Nutalapati and cake decorator Gigi Premjee show off desserts at Teacake Factory. (via Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Teacake Factory

The Teacake Factory sells an assortment of goods, including puff pastries, cupcakes, cookies, and macaroons.

DDK Kabab & Grill preserves tradition while expanding

The mixed grill platter ($15.95) is not on the menu, but diners can request this plate of specially seasoned chicken and beef served with fries. (via Renee Yan/Community Impact Newspaper)

DDK Kabab & Grill 

The restaurant serves traditional dishes of India and Pakistan with regional recipes and spices, including various curries and kababs.

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Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.
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