For most salespeople, traveling is a part of the grind – the term “road warrior” exists for these folks. This is certainly the case for sales management and sales leadership, who are responsible for managing multiple branches or offices, visiting top accounts, and showing face at industry events.
At SRi, we’re constantly on the road, and have found lots of great watering holes and eateries along the way. We're sharing them with you in our Restaurant Results series, where we will periodically post about our epicurean escapades on the Sales Result blog. The hope is that these recommendations will make your next trip more pleasant, and that you'll share your favorites with us!
We have a large client base in Texas, and visit the Lone Star State often. Here's our list of go-to's in Houston. All of these spots have patios, where (weather-permitting!) you can kick back and relax after a long day.
Located right off of Hilton America's Houston hotel, the portions at this Pappasito's Cantina are Texas-sized, the service is fantastic, and the food is excellent: Chris S., our Client Services Director, promises "the beef fajitas here are legendary" (pictured left). Paired with one of their margaritas or a local beer, this is a solid place to get your Tex-Mex fix, especially if you’re in the area for a conference and are looking for somewhere good to eat nearby.
Have you ever seen turtle racing? Neither had we. How it works (pictured right): there is a circle arena with a ramp in the center, and the turtles are put under a bucket at the top of it. Once the bucket is lifted, the race begins and the first turtle to make it outside of the circle wins. Yes, ultra American, and yes, super awesome! The atmosphere at the Midtown location is fun and casual. It’s a great place to take the edge off and literally watch the tortoise win the race (check the website for dates: turtle racing appears to be on Thursdays only).
A Latin-American-inspired spot recommended by a client who is also a local, this trendy restaurant has a lively atmosphere and an inviting interior – think exposed brick walls and warm lighting. On a nice night, the patio is the perfect place to hang out with friends and colleagues. Their food is served tapas-style; Chris thinks "their eggplant fries are killer", other popular menu items are the empanadas and paella.
For more Texas favorites, check out our food blog from Austin, TX. Is there somewhere we need to try on our next visit? We hope you'll leave your review in the "Comments" section below.