The Houston area has no shortage of gastric delights and interesting restaurants. Geeks need to eat too, and here’s a guide of where to go and fit right in!
Hobbit Café – As the name suggests, the Hobbit Café is about all things goblin. In addition to the food and Middle Earth ambiance, the Hobbit Café is known for its spacious outdoor patio with a large shady oak tree. There’s a selection of hobbit-approved beers and wines, and a weekend brunch selection that will make diners feel like they are in the shire.
The Coral Sword – The Coral Sword has a mix of board games and video games, so there is something for everyone. The Coral Sword regularly hosts gaming events with prizes for the winners. There are comic books and graphic novels, and even a place for podcasting and Twitch. Drinks include coffee, tea, beer, wine, and pub fare to munch on.
Tea + Victory – Board games are the specialty for Tea + Victory where patrons can bring their own board game or choose from Tea + Victory’s vast game library. Not sure how to play a game or want to try something new? Tea + Victory’s Game Guides, a unique feature of the cafe, are there to help with any game selection. The cafe features over 600 games, English inspired food, coffee, tea, beer, and wine.
Present Company – The atmosphere at Present Company is post modern with a nod to the 80’s, featuring neon signs, garden walls, palm trees, and a kitschy tropical vibe. There are burgers, pizzas, snacks and and plenty of brunch options. This restaurant is perfect for the geeky fan of campy Palm Beach decor.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium – Houston’s Flying Saucer has a large selection of beers on tap in addition to pizzas, salads, sandwiches, soups and snacks. Saucers (of the dish variety), line the walls and ceilings. Trivia geeks will love the Tuesday night Flying Saucer Trivia Bowl.
Flying Saucer Pie Company – For a sweeter Saucer, check out Flying Saucer Pie Company. This bakery only makes pies, including traditional staples such as fruit pies and cream pies, and has weekend specials. Flying Saucer Pie Company has been in Houston for over 50 years.
Just outside Houston but worth the drive…
Zero G Diner – Space Center Houston hosts several different restaurants all within the Zero G Diner area. After geeking out on the amazing attractions of the Center, patrons can dine in the onsite cafeteria area that features restaurants with names such as Global Kitchen and Cosmic Grounds. Menu options from the different eateries include burgers, hotdogs, pizza, chicken ‘n waffles, chicken tenders, and specialty coffees.
The Magic Time Machine – The Magic Time Machine in San Antonio is a fun dining experience for geeky families. The servers are dressed in costumes representing pop culture figures from the past, present and future, such as Harry Potter characters, Thor, Superman, etc. There are actors roaming the restaurant engaging patrons by performing magic tricks, creating balloon animals and more. The menu includes American fare with entertaining names based on cultural icons and eras. The inside is designed to completely take diners into another world, with seating options that such as The Sweethearts’ Table, in The Attic, The Thatched Hut, and even an old refrigerator! For those traveling north of Houston, there is also a location in Dallas.
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