Saying you support the LGBTQ community is one thing - but going the extra mile to become a member of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce takes that support a step further. It shows that local businesses know that LGBTQ visitors mean business - literally.
When you are visiting houston for Pride to celebrate the theme “Summer of ‘69”, you’re definitely going to need to eat. There is no better way to round out your trip than with a great meal from one of the many restaurants that support the community.
Since you’re celebrating Pride on the gulf coast, you might as well try some great seafood at one of it’s best restaurants - Truluck’s Seafood and Steak and Crab House. The summer escape menu offers a more affordable option for visitors with a refined palate but a less-refined budget. The three course pre-fixe menu will only cost about $55. Add a cocktail onto that and you’ve had a fancy night out, on budget, supporting an LGBTQ ally.
Harold’s Restaurant in the Historic Heights neighborhood is a lovely place to enjoy a great brunch and a great view on their second level terrace. The Heights is one of Houston’s most LGBTQ friendly neighborhoods, and southern hospitality has never been more evident than at Harold’s. The chicken fried cauliflower offers a cool take on traditional fare. And if you’re feeling really hungry, get the “Big Damn Breakfast” or fried chicken and waffles.
Perhaps italian is more of la vita bella you’re looking for. Check out Maggiano’s Little Italy in Memorial City or the Galleria area. Both neighborhoods are great for shopping for that rainbow outfit you need. The menu is what you’d expect for big italian, and for some folks a familiar bolognese is exactly what they need to fuel up for a long (and likely HOT) Pride parade in the Bayou City.
If you prefer an Asian fusion flare when you dine for Pride then Ginger and Fork is a great option for you to explore. Located near the Washington Avenue corridor, this restaurant offers Chinese cuisine with a modern twist. That twist also applies to their craft cocktails like the Ginger Margarita, marrying asian and latin flavors. They are open until 11pm on weekends, so it might be the best last stop after the Pride parade.
Houston Pride is one of the largest in the South and one of the most diverse parades in the world. Enjoy the people but more importantly - enjoy the food!