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Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

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Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

We arrive at IAH at 2 p.m. in Dec. Leave for Montego Bay the next a.,m. We are booked in at the Springhill suites near IAH. We are planning to take in the Rockets game which starts at 7 p.m .Looking for some guidance- I assume it is a $50 cab ride to downtown each way and am looking for a restaurant suggestion that we could walk safely to the Toyota Center.

Any suggestions or info?

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1. Re: Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

There are some major hotels with restaurants inside, the Hilton Americas and Four Seasons. Nearby are The Grove and the Red & White Wine Bistro.

You may do better renting a car for a day. I just checked www.bnm.com and the cheapest car is $25 per day, based on a pick up at 3pm and returning at 9am. There should be no parking fees at your hotel.

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2. Re: Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

You're right about the cost of the cab fare, if you prefer to avoid renting a car, although knr may be right about it being cheaper to rent.

As far as restaurants, try the following: Go to Google maps; enter "Toyota Center, Polk Street" in the empty box; then once the map has come up, look to the left, where you'll find the words "Search nearby". If you click on that, a box will open up, where you type the word "restaurants", and the map will show you everything that's in the neighborhood, with a brief description.

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3. Re: Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

Hi M,

Here is a listing of restaurants near the Toyota Center:

http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Restaurants+Near+Toyota+Center&find_loc=Houston%2C+TX

We enjoy getting a bbq brisket stuffed baked potato during the games, at Toyota Center; they are huge, and have lots of great brisket in them. Truly Texas -sized portions. You can find these within the Toyota Center; line up early to get one, and then head back to your seat to eat, so you don't miss the game:

houstontoyotacenter.com/arena-info/concessio…

On that list of TC concessions, it shows you can get the baked potatoes at sections 125 and 403.

You can also use the downtown train to get around downtown, and therefore, expand your dining choices:

ridemetro.org/SchedulesMaps/RailSched.aspx

It's fun to get to the game early, and do the walk around the Toyota Center to people watch and enjoy the Red Rowdies "parades". (The Rowdies are our superfans!). Always fun to watch, and you'll hear them coming, before you actually see them.

There is always a "game day special" at the Rocket's Shop too, so you can go home with a souvenir, too!

Enjoy the game!

cc,

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4. Re: Overnight at IAH- Rockets game & Dinner

I would rent a car for a day and then go eat at Mai's Vietnamese

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