A fan posted this picture with James Harden at Steak 48 in River Oaks District.
A fan posted this picture with James Harden at Steak 48 in River Oaks District.Photo: Instagram
Vice President Mike Pence visited Pappas Bar-B-Que on the way to Super Bowl LI.
Vice President Mike Pence visited Pappas Bar-B-Que on the way to Super Bowl LI.
Gordon Ramsey visited with the kitchen staff after a meal at One Fifth Steak.
Gordon Ramsey visited with the kitchen staff after a meal at One Fifth Steak.Photo: Courtesy Photo
Drew Brees dined on Killen's Barbecue at Killen's Steakhouse.
Drew Brees dined on Killen's Barbecue at Killen's Steakhouse.Photo: Instagram
Ziggy Gruber with Tom Brady, Sr. at Kenny & Ziggy's
Ziggy Gruber with Tom Brady, Sr. at Kenny & Ziggy'sPhoto: Courtesy Photo
Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer and Hugo Ortega at Xochi
Michael Mina, Charlie Palmer and Hugo Ortega at XochiPhoto: Courtesy Photo
Terry Bradshaw made his rounds at many restaurants throughout the weekend.
Terry Bradshaw made his rounds at many restaurants throughout the weekend.Photo: Jerome Solomon
Joan Roca, Beatriz Martines and Hugo Ortega at Xochi
Joan Roca, Beatriz Martines and Hugo Ortega at XochiPhoto: Courtesy Photo
Chef Tim Love with chef Ruben Ortega at Xochi
Chef Tim Love with chef Ruben Ortega at XochiPhoto: Courtesy Photo
Antonio Brown stops by Houston's Beer Market Co. and bought a round of appetizers for the whole restaurant.
Antonio Brown stops by Houston's Beer Market Co. and bought a round of appetizers for the whole restaurant.Photo: Reader Submission
UFC champions Amanda Nunes Leoa (left) and Nina Ansaroff (right) eat at Kenny & Ziggy's Deli and takes a photo with chef/deliman Ziggy Gruber.
UFC champions Amanda Nunes Leoa (left) and Nina Ansaroff (right) eat at Kenny & Ziggy's Deli and takes a photo with chef/deliman Ziggy Gruber.Photo: Reader Submission
A fan posted this picture with Jim Brown at Steak 48 in River Oaks District.
A fan posted this picture with Jim Brown at Steak 48 in River Oaks District.Photo: Instagram
Antonio Gates, tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers, raved about the fried alligator at Pappadeux.
Antonio Gates, tight end for the Los Angeles Chargers, raved about the fried alligator at Pappadeux.Photo: James Nielsen, Staff
Drew Brees got his Pappasito's fix while visiting Houston for Super Bowl LI.
Drew Brees got his Pappasito's fix while visiting Houston for Super Bowl LI.Photo: Twitter
Some of Houston's newest and most popular restaurants found themselves in the thick of the action during Super Bowl week. From the Galleria to Downtown and out to Pearland (for obvious meat reasons), celebrities, chef, and sports stars ate their way through H-town.
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"Everyone I talked to was blown away by Houston," said James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly and One Fifth. "The Super Bowl also kept us very busy. ... I couldn't be prouder of my staff, and I couldn't be prouder of my city."
The newly renovated lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Houston was a madhouse during most of Super Bowl week. Passing through: former Texans star/Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin; Food Network star Sandra Lee; "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm; director Peter Berg; Michael Strahan of "Good Morning America"; actor Mark Wahlberg; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, singer John Legend; sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews; and rapper Common.
Hotel Derek, which served as ESPN headquarters, also with jumping with the likes of Fergie, actor Vince Vaughn, rapper Tyga, DJ Khaled and the Zac Brown Band. All could be seen holding court at Revolve Kitchen & Bar.
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Killen's Barbecue in Pearland was the scene of plenty of New England Patriots action: back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, center David Andrews, tackle LaAdrian Waddle and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon were all at Ronnie Killen's famous barbecue joint. Former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lottalso got a taste of Killen's 'cue.
TV and sports radio personality Dan Patrick was at Weights + Measures, noshing on lacquered confit duck leg, spaghetti squash cannelloni and the restaurant's famous meatballs. He also was spotted at Killen's Barbecue. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Breesate his smoked meats at Killen's Steakhouse, where a group of Patriots also dined on Friday.
Del Frisco's proved irresistible to NFL talent. When the Falcons arrived in Houston the Sunday before the game, the entire team dined in a private room. That was followed by Fox Sports shooting an interview upstairs with Tom Brady and Terry Bradshaw. That same night Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the entire team met for dinner. Taking a break from football celebs, the restaurant saw Houston Rockets player Nene Hilario on Saturday. Then back to football on Sunday when the entire restaurant was bought out for a brunch toasting NFL alumni.
Morton's steakhouse downtown enjoyed the company of Tom Brady, his wife Gisele Bundchen, and their children. It's also where the Chainsmokers supped, as well as ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman. Tilman Fertitta, Landry's founder and CEO, along with Dan Marino and Patriots owner Kraft were seen at Vic & Anthony's.
There might have been more stars than steak at Steak 48 during the week. Spotted: ABC's Michael Strahan (three nights in a row); Pharrell Williams; CBS football analyst Marcus Allen; former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott; Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill; football broadcaster Jimmy Johnson; NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown; Rockets MVP James Harden; and former NFL star Eric Dickerson.
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Dish Society on San Felipe saw Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, and the hip-hop trio Migos come through. And 51fifteen in the Galleria welcomed Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and Fox Sports' Rich "Big Daddy" Salgado and his wife Fay. Also at 51fifteen: former NFL linebacker Tedy Bruschi; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Wrabel; hip-hop artist T.I.; Houston-based Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince; and rapper Trae Tha Truth.
Martha Stewart took in brunch at Brennan's of Houston on Saturday. Later she had dinner at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar where she ate salmon crudo, pizza, arancini, whole branzino and cacio e pepe pasta.
Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Andrew Zimmern, host of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" were spotted at Shepherd's new One Fifth Steak. Ramsey took in the restaurant on Friday night and went into the kitchen to meet the cooks after his meal; Zimmern, who also was spotted at Crawfish & Noodles during his visit, stopped in after the Super Bowl Sunday night.
Hugo Ortega's new Xochi in the Marriott Marquis Houston (where the NFL was camped all week) saw plenty of action: newscaster Tamron Hall (late of NBC); Patriots owner Kraft; former Houston Oilers quarterback Dan Pastorini; and plenty of celebrity chefs all obviously wanting to try Ortega's Oaxacan cuisine (chef Ryan Prewitt of Peche in New Orleans; chef Tandy Wilson of City House in Nashville; chef Michael Mina of the Michael Mina Restaurant Group; Joan Roca of El Celler de Can Roca; and chef Diego Galicia of Mixtli in San Antonio).
Ortega's Caracol in the Galleria area was visited by plenty of sports talent: former NFL quarterback Vince Young; Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander; former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston; former NFL linebacker Erick Wilson; former NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew; Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy; and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, to name a few.
Kenny & Ziggy's on Post Oak saw the likes of NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal, Emmy Award-winning actor Jeffry Tambor, Food Network star Guy Fieri, and Tom Brady, Sr., whose son became the winningest quarterback in Super Bowl history on Sunday.
Country star Luke Bryan, in town to perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl, ate at Ritual in the Heights on Thursday. He also had dinner at Le Colonial at River Oaks District, as well as dinner at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House at the Galleria.
State Fare was the go-to restaurant for the staff and owners of the Atlanta Falcons who took over the Westin for the week. They came into the restaurant numerous times for much-needed nourishment.
Vince Vaughn checked into Da Marco on Wednesday night around 9 p.m. with a few friends.
John Travolta and his family visited Original Ninfa's on Navigation for lunch on Saturday. They must have liked the food made famous by Mama Ninfa Laurenzo: they came back again for brunch on Sunday. Also at Ninfa's: ESPN football analyst (and "The Bachelor" star) Jess Palmer, who had dinner there on Friday night, as did ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi and former Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum. Former Phoenix Suns star and Sacramento, Calif., mayor Kevin Johnson and Patriots owner Kraft and his family dined there on Saturday, as did several Atlanta Falcons players.
Former Texans players Connor Barwin and Shawn Cody enjoyed Friday lunch at The Pit Room with their former coach, newly minted L.A. Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Pappas restaurants, long beloved local institutions, were especially popular as well. Peyton Manning, Jimmy Johnson, Shaq, Howie Long, John Travolta, Texans player Brian Cushing, Terry Bradshaw (multiple times) and Drew Brees all hit Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. (Brees also posted a photo of himself in front of Pappasito's on Twitter: "Back in Texas, gotta get some Pappasito's!") Meanwhile, Pappadeaux drew Shaq, T.I., singer Ashanti, Andre 3000 of Outkast fame, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief, Patriots legend Willie McGinest (twice), New England Patriots running backs, Ty Lawand other NFL greats.
Bryan Caswell's Reef restaurant saw these boldface names coming in for dinner: broadcaster Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Dallas Cowboy legend Roger Staubach; former New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms; former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Brennan's of Houston dished out loads of its inimitable southern hospitality throughout the week starting on Tuesday with Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Patriots CEO Robert Kraft. Thursday's Culinary Kickoff party attracted sportscaster Erin Andrews; musician Michael Franti; Sage Steel, host of "SportsCenter On the Road"; Olympic gymnast Simone Biles; and former NFL stars Ronnie Lott, Charles Woodson, Marshall Faulk, and Sage Rosenfels.
On Friday Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins, made it into Brennan's, as did Seattle Seahawks CEO Peter McLoughlin. So did Astros legend Jeff Bagwell, newly elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Saturday was busy there too, with Johnny Manziel in the house. Also dining at Brennan's on Saturday: sportscaster Joe Buck, LA Rams offensive guard Rodger Safford, former Tampa Bay linebacker Ryan Nece, Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford, and Texans safety Quintin Demps.
Vice President Mike Pence also stopped at Pappas Bar-B-Q on his way to the Super Bowl, and even tweeted about it, saying he "can't pass up good BBQ."
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