Dine West U

in Life, West U, Dine

Jan Tang, the manager at Local Foods (2424 Dunstan Road), says they are a big believer in sourcing farmers markets for what’s fresh. Start with the roast beef sandwich featuring kale and curried cauliflower. Trust us, it’s delish. At the Raven Grill (1916 Bissonnet St.), diners can’t get enough of the wood-fired steaks and salad with salmon. Co-owner Rob Cromie says they owe their success in part to their wood fire grill and great wine list. 

Seafood in a railroad car? Roll with it at Goode Company Seafood (2621 Westpark Dr.) where Levi Goode’s dad Jim wanted to create an atmosphere that felt like you were sitting in an old-school diner somewhere along the coast. Goode says the menu focuses on simple Gulf Coast fare—“mesquite-grilled dishes with no heavy sauces or breading.” The campechana is so popular that they sell more of it than they do iced tea.

If you ever get a case of the midnight munchies make a beeline to the Oh My Gogi! Food Truck (5555 Morningside Dr.) Open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Weds and Thurs) and until 3 a.m. (Fri and Sat), the food truck’s Oh My Gogi! Fries will be your new addiction. FYI, Gogi is meat in Korean. 

At Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café (2420 Rice Blvd.) co-Founder Allison Chavez says they are on a mission to revive the art of eating crêpes. Join the revolution with concoctions both sweet and savory. Who’s in for happy hour at Under the Volcano (2349 Bissonnet St.)? Whether you’re there for the Day of the Dead themed décor or the fresh juice cocktails, it’s a guaranteed good time. Come to Salento Wine Café (2407 Rice Blvd.) for the wine, pizzetas and empanadas, in an atmosphere that somehow manages to be both lively and relaxed.