After a long work week of showing homes in The Woodlands, TX, my wife and I decided to enjoy a night out with just the two of us. “Hey let’s do something tonight!” “OK…what?” The texting went back and forth throughout the day, and by the time we both met back home, nothing was decided. So we walked the dogs, cleaned ourselves up, and backed out of the driveway, destination unknown.

“Let’s just head over to Market Street” suggested my wife, Taylor.

“Yeah, Market Street is nice, but I really like Goose’s Acre on The Waterway” I replied.

As with any indecisive couple, we function just fine throughout the day, but the decision on where to eat dinner seems to be an impossible one to make. So we crossed the bridge over Interstate-45, on to Woodlands Parkway, turned down Six Pines Drive and parked midway between Market Street and The Waterway. The “Houston” crowd drawn in by a concert going on at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion made it difficult to find parking anywhere except The Woodland’s Mall parking lot.  After parking, Taylor quickly noted our convenient spot and proclaimed, “Since we’re so close to Macy’s let’s run inside really quick. I need to pick up some make-up!”

“Hooray! Our date turned in to a shopping trip”, I thought to myself.

Thankfully, we were in and out of the department store in no time and back on our quest to find the perfect meal for Friday night in the Woodlands, TX. Lot’s of folks were walking towards Market Street, so we headed to The Waterway. With so many restaurants on The Waterway, we were sure to find something that both of us could agree to…

After a nice evening stroll debating on which restaurant was the right choice, we both agreed that the delicious tex-mex, chips and salsa, and cold beer found at Cylclone Anaya’s was the perfect solution. Throw in our patio table overlooking the kids splash fountain and water, it was a hard choice to beat!

After we sat down, we discovered that Cyclone Anaya’s was participating in Houston Restaurant Week. This special menu offers an appetizer, main course, and dessert all for $25 with the proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank. I picked out some delicious queso, a sampler platter, consisting of a taco, enchilada, and tamale, and topped it off with tres leches. It was delicious! Cyclone Anaya’s turned out to be one of the best decisions we had made all week!

Letting our food settle, we strolled down The Waterway laughing at all of the kids playing in the fountains and talking about our little girl on the way. Our Woodlands TX date night was a success!