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Houston's Restaurant Copycat Recipes

Updated on September 29, 2010
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Houston's Restaurant Background and Secret Recipe Clones

Houston's Restaurants serve seafood and traditional American fare. Houston's are casual dining restaurants with a full bar and soothing d├ęcor of copper and wood. The average dinner is about $20.

If you are a Houston's restaurant fan, but can't eat there often enough, try some of these copycat versions of Houston's best restaurant recipes. We even have a Houston's Spinach Artichoke Dip copy cat recipe. Or try copycat versions of Houston's Spicy Caesar Salad secret recipe, Houston's Coleslaw, or another favorite from Houston's top secret recipes. Bon Appetit!

Houston's Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Houston's Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Houston's Restaurant Caesar Salad
Houston's Restaurant Caesar Salad

Just Like Houston's Grilled Artichokes Recipe

Grilled Garlic Artichokes Just Like Houston's Restaurant

Ingredients for 2 servings
  • 2 artichokes, cut in half
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 or 5 cloves chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cut the lemon into quarters. Squeeze one piece of lemon into a bowl of cold water. Put the artichokes into the bowl.

Start a grill and prepare it for medium heat.

Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add the artichokes and boil for fifteen minutes.

Squeeze the rest of the lemon into a bowl and add the olive oil and chopped garlic. Stir well.

Brush the cooked artichokes with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put on the hot grill. Grill artichokes for about ten minutes, basting often with the olive oil mixture.

Serve right away while still hot with the rest of the olive oil mixture to use for a dip.

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      Lori Rowan 2 months ago

      Around 15-20 years ago Houston Rest and the best Cream of artichoke and mushroom soup that was the best soup I've ever had ever. Was very sad when they pulled it from their menu. Would love to find the recipe. Can you help?

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      Gennysab. 3 months ago

      Does any body have the recipe for the watercress, red onion and mushroom salad served with the New York steak?

      Please let me know,

      Thank you so very much

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      Violet 3 months ago

      Dear Houston employee, we would so appreciate the recipe for Firehouse chili and the couscous. Thank you so much! violetskye05@gmail.com

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      Linda 6 months ago

      Houston employee I would appreciate the recipe for the firehouse chili and iron skillet baked beans.

      Thank you,

      Mcbroom2@outlook.com

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      Barb 7 months ago

      Houston employee I would really appreiate the recipe for the red beans and rice. My email barbr123@yahoo.cvom

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      MERRIL 12 months ago

      I really would like the recipe for Houston's Roasted chicken with BLACK BEANS. This is the best.

      Can anyone help? Drcandmrc@att.net

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      kjh 13 months ago

      Google Hillstones recipes and a link for Bon Appetite mag has 8 recipes

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      Caryl 13 months ago

      Would love the Pine Room Salad recipe and the cheese toast recipe. Cdbeaty@aim.com.

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

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      Merril 17 months ago

      I desperately would like the recipe for Houston's ROASTERED CHICKEN with BLACK BEANS. That is my favorite dinner. If anyone has the recipe I would greatly appreciate it. Best BLACK BEANS you will ever eat.

      Drcandmrc@att.net

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      April 21 months ago

      I am also looking for the Pine room salad if anyone has it.

      dahliagirl@me.com

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      Terri 24 months ago

      Pine room salad from R + D restaurant? Part of the Hillstone restaurant group?? Please please email me...girlnhoov@aol.com

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      UnFun 2 years ago

      Dear Houston's Employee, and

      Dear Hillstone/ Houston's fellow fans,

      I've tried forever to duplicate what you've created, with only marginal success! Could you please email me recipe's for any and all of the Hillstone/ Houston's dishes you could share so I can figure out where I'm going wrong.

      Please, anyone else with a recipe, I'd be truly appreciative and grateful if you would share some with me too.

      Hillstone sushi

      Hillstone salads - ALL of them!

      Houston's classic Mexico City soup

      Houston's chicken tenders

      Houston's curried corn

      brussels sprouts

      chicken/rice/bean

      fish, chicken, meat main courses

      any and all sides, meat, fish, salads, dressings.... don't hold back.

      My family would be so happy!

      thank you!

      unfun411@yahoo.com

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      Toflora 2 years ago

      I forgot to leave my email address for the black beans and rice recipe.

      Please Please !! I got have to have this recipe:)

      tonee4@verizon.net

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      Kim Calhoun 2 years ago

      Houstons Employee I would love to have a few of your recipes. Please email me KimCalhounRN@gmail.com

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      Toflora 2 years ago

      Please email me Houstons 5 nut brownie icing recipe.

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      Toni 2 years ago

      Please send me the black beans and brown rice recipe. I've been searching

      Thanks!!

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      heydoc2025 2 years ago

      Trying to locate a recipe for the smoked salmon appetizer. I have a smoker capable of cold and hot smoking. Would love to try to create the Houston's smoked salmon appetizer. If anyone has it, please send to heydoc2025@aol.com. Thanks in advance!!

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      Toomuchsoap 2 years ago

      Re the Grilled Artichokes

      I've eaten in and am addicted to the artichokes at the Hillstone's (formerly Houstons on Preston in Dallas). I've tried duplicating their chokes using the steamed/boiled parcooked methods and they just don't work. We ate there last night, and I realized that their grilling method doesn't use any kind wet prep prior. They put those babies on the grill and let them grill and roast there until they're tender. I haven't tried it yet at home, as we can't truly duplicate the smoky quality of a wood-fired grill on our gas one, but any charcoal/wood grill would do the job.

      The sauce is a mayo-based tartar sauce really (w/o the bits of onion). To call the dipping sauce remoulade is a misnomer IMO, though a standard remoulade would be great too.

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      Andylala2 2 years ago

      Hello anyone, Houston's employee,

      I am looking for the baked potato soup recipe, Hawaiian rib eye recipe, and the chicken tender recipe.

      AndersonLsa@hotmail.com

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      Koiponds 3 years ago

      Houston employee

      Would you send me the firehouse chili recipe

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      goldyn 3 years ago

      Chicken tortilla soup - what else can I say? Please send to terrysandersor@gmail.com

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      John 3 years ago

      Pine Room salad recipe from R & D Kitchen. Please post it!

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      Dayna 3 years ago

      Please email me the braised cabbage and goat cheese recipe! It's the best! Thank you! dlombas@yahoo.com

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      Billie 3 years ago

      Pleeeeassse, email me the recipe for the five nut brownie ! Thank you

      billiekingshaw@aol.com

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      kim 3 years ago

      I would love the chicken fingers recipe. Houston's had the best recipe for these I've ever tasted anywhere. Thanks so much!!

      kkrussell@peoplepc.com

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      debbie 3 years ago

      I would love the brussel sprouts recipe. the first time I had a brussel sprout was from Houston's. email me with the recipe if anybody has it. thanks you so much in advance!! the_latin_queen@Hotmail.com

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      Kevin 3 years ago

      The best chicken tenders on this entire planet are the Houston's tenders. Houston's has so many great items on their menu but I rarely get to eat them because those tenders are so darn good. Someone PLEASE oh PLEASE end my search for this recipe. Please help me by sending the recipe to KJONES9500@Yahoo.com

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      Kim 3 years ago

      I would love the chicken fingers recipe for my kids. Thx in advance

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      robmgan 3 years ago

      Houston's employee,

      pleas,pleas,pleas .....

      I hope you see this and PLEASE email me the black beans and rice recipe My email is: robmgan@gmail.com Thank you!!!

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      Kalesaladfan 3 years ago

      Houston's employee, can you please email me the recipe fr the blak bean soup and the Kale salad, please, please? Nandaphoto@yahoo.com

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      mirza pinzon 4 years ago

      Houston's employee,

      I hope you see this and PLEASE email me the black beans and rice recipe My email is: aflac.mp@gmail.com Thank you!!!

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      Billy 4 years ago

      Nice . Comment: I think we should have fun with this site :)

      I need help from anyone interested.

      Idea #1. Have a weekend contest. Example :#1

      Ideas: #1:first we vote on recepie

      Then we all make item then we vote.

      HELP

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      Denise 4 years ago

      Did I miss the Kale Salad Recipe? Please send the recipe to me, I will appreciate it greatly:-) Denise.luke@gmail.com

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      hungryjoe 4 years ago

      would someone please send me the very berry wild rice recipe.

      THANKS

      carbonemj@gmail.com

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      Jules 4 years ago

      can you please send me the pine room salad & Thai noodle steak salad recipe? Panfilj@cisco.com. Thanks !!

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      poco714 4 years ago

      I worked at Houston's for thirteen years, would love to have accurate recipe for Black beans and brown rice. I get close but would love to have recipe! Thanks to anyone who can help!

      please send to: akrussell@purdue.edu

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      meimei 4 years ago

      Does anyone have the recipe for the "Thai steak & noodle salad (with Rotisserie Chicken)"?

      Please send to : 10726837@facebook.com

      Thanks!

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      pburns81 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      If anyone is still reading this and has the recipe for Houston's brussels sprout, I'd LOVE it! Those are the only Brussels sprouts I'll eat! pamelaburns81@gmail.com

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      Eve 4 years ago

      Houston employee are you still givng out recipes? I would like a few.

      You can email me at Evanthia411@gmail.com

      Thanks

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      undeclareddd 4 years ago

      Did anyone get the brussel sprouts recipe?

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      John C 4 years ago

      I am in need of the Chili recipe. I am in a cook off at my sons school and I want to win for him. Does any one have it....

      johnchandler2 (at) gmail.com

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      Jakethesnake 5 years ago

      Can someone send me the recipe for houstons fire house chili? Thanks. jmanse.arch

      @gmail.com

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      Marcie 5 years ago

      Add me to the list wanting to make Houston's chicken tenders from the comfort of my kitchen. Please send me the recipe: mlwtlc333@yahoo.com. Thanks so much.

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      Valerie Kilgore 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Houston's employee! Please email the recipes, specifically the chicken tenders one to valerie.kilgore@gmail.com. Many thanks!

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      Erika 5 years ago

      OMG!!! Can somebody please post the CHICKEN TENDERS RECIPE??? I miss Houston's SO much! Orig. from MD, now living in FL...dying for something good!! Please...I'm fading, between the crab cake massacres and just plain "bad food", I would find a new reason to live with this recipe!

      ecain116@gmail.com

      Please and Thank you!!

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      paul 5 years ago

      Spicy mayonnaise - Chefs sauce - given with fries

      Liquid smoke, helmans mayo, Italian parsley, garlic powder, cayene pepper

      Posting because I would like to be able to find it again on the internet. :) enjoy

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      John Vogel 5 years ago

      I need the steak thai noodle salad recipe...

      I am seriously addicted, could you email me the recipe?

      johnrv38@hotmail.com

      Thanks!!!

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      Joe 5 years ago

      Does anyone have Houston's red bean soup receipe??

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      smithcyn 5 years ago

      To Houston's Employee or anyone who may be able to help me... I would love Houston's seared Tuna salad recipe. Thanks so much, typeme@bellsouth.net

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      Teresa 5 years ago

      I would really love the recipe for the couscous without yogurt. I also would love the other recipes! Thank you!

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      Cook 5 years ago

      Houston's employee: if you're out there, and you get this please send chicken tenders recipe to hezzymay@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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      sal 5 years ago

      need a recipe for old vinaigrette dressing sent to salmarinosr@gmail.com

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      jesus 5 years ago

      im from mexico and i would like to know if is posible to get a franchise of houstons,im interested to buy one

      chuchoverdin@hotmail.com

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      shani 5 years ago

      I AM DYING TO GET THAT CHILLI RECIPE !!

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      shani 5 years ago

      I AM DYING TO GET THAT CHILLI RECIPE !!

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      Ally 5 years ago

      Houstons Employee- Could you please e-mail the recipe for the Thai steak & noodle salad? Had it a couple days ago and fell in loooove with it! Thank you so much!!! alecusato@hotmail.com

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      lois woods 5 years ago

      nobody wants to tell us about that chili

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      Oli 5 years ago

      I'm just looking for the tartar sauce recipe from Houston's if someone could please supply this I would be extremely grateful. It's served with their peel and eat shrimp and their fish sandwich. Thanks!

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      Vicki C 5 years ago

      Would the houston's employee please email me the Firehouse Chili recipe? Please, please, please!!!

      twiggy1979@hotmail.com

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      Vicki 5 years ago

      Did anyone ever find Houston's Mexico City soup recipe??? Would enjoy having it. Thanks

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      Todd 5 years ago

      Houston's Employee or anyone on this blog:

      Would love to get the FireHouse Chili recipe. You can email me at oakparkstudio@aol.com.

      Thanks so much.

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      Eve 5 years ago

      To the Houston employee...

      Love it all!

      I have been eating at Houston's for 20 yrs. They closed the Rockville Marland Location and I dont get to Bethesda that often...so

      I would love the recipe to the following if possible PLEASE! :)

      The Ribs, Mushroom/Articoke soup, Spinach dip, Grilled artikokes, Hawaiian Rib eye, Firehouse chilli, Caesar Dressing.

      My personal emial is Evanthia411@gmail.com

      Thank you so much!

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      melody 5 years ago

      houston employee/recipe holder please email me the chicken finger recipe. they are the best in the world but i cannot afford to eat there now with money so tight. my email address is newmelody31@yahoo.com

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      RANDY T 5 years ago

      PURTY PLEASE

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      RANDY T 5 years ago

      I HOPE THE HOUSTON'S EMPLOYEE READS THIS.GIVE ME THE LOWDOWN ON THE DOUBLE-CUT PORKCHOP SEND TO tramms1@att.net.thanx RANDY

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      Karen 5 years ago

      Houston's Employee:

      Houston's Employee:

      Could you please email me the recipes for;

      Artichoke/Spinach Dip

      Curry Corn

      Knife and Fork BBQ Ribs - how they are cooked and sauce

      Honey Lime Vinaigrette and Peanut Dressings for the chicken salad to kaceyjaye@yahoo.com.

      Thank you very much!

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      bob 6 years ago

      good work

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      bob 6 years ago

      good site

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      Shannon 6 years ago

      Houston's Employee could you please e-mail me recipe for Chicken Tenders and the Cols Slaw that comes with the platter. Thanks soooo much

      Shannmaxx@aol.com

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      Tammy 6 years ago

      Houston Employee - Could you please send me the recipe for the side-sauce for your Ahi Tuna. I appreciate you! jastam032203@aol.com

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      David  6 years ago

      Houston employee- would you please send me the recipe for the firehouse chili I would greatly appreciate it, thanks! OH,and also the fork and knife rips. And the old recipe for the honey lime vinaigrette with peanut sauce. Will this make it easier? If you can just send me everything that you have..LOL!! the food is delicious!! thanks again, please send recipes to DavSpell@aol.com

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      David  6 years ago

      Houston employee- would you please send me the recipe for the firehouse chili I would greatly appreciate it, thanks! OH,and also the fork and knife rips. And the old recipe for the honey lime vinaigrette with peanut sauce. Will this make it easier? If you can just send me everything that you have..LOL!! the food is delicious!! thanks again, please send recipes to DavSpell@a0l.com

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      Woody 6 years ago

      Can you please send me the dry rib and cordon blue recipies.Thanks gmc_truck2002@yahoo.com

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      Teresa 6 years ago

      I am so in the mood for Banders Thai steak noodle salad. May I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease have someone send it to me at trex.tpoe@gmail.com Thank you! so very much!!! t

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      Kyle 6 years ago

      houston employee - please email the chicken tenders recipe to fdk7585@hotmail.com

      Thank you so much!!!

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      Joe 6 years ago

      Man, I would love the CHICKEN FINGER recipe also!!!!

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      jenny 6 years ago

      Could I please get the recipe for the thai dressing for the thai steak salad? I really would love to make that and the dip for the grilled artichokes. Please let me know if anyone knows these recipes!

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      sal 6 years ago

      please send me houstons orgnal vinagrette salad dressing recipe. to salmarinosr@gmail.com.

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      Lu Lu 6 years ago

      I'm looking for the rotisserie chicken recipe. please post if you know it. Thanks- LuLu

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      frank 6 years ago

      does anyone have the New Orleans red bean recipe

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      karlene b 6 years ago

      who has the recipe for the black beans and brown rice served at Houston? it is so good. i want to make it at home and they don't make it anymore. can i email someone and request it?

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      freckels 6 years ago

      i would love to have the Thia noodle salad recipe....who has it???? :)thanks

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      CM 6 years ago

      Please, does anyone have the recipe of Houston's

      Chili. It is the best ever!!!!! I am dying for this

      recipe, since it is only avaliable on Saturday.

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      potbelliedpig 6 years ago

      I never got a message from the Houston's employee and I wrote in March. I doubt if anyone has. My only other request is perhaps someone get a job there and do a mass sharing of recipes with us. So shall we draw straws for dishwasher/recipe spy position?

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      Gaudio 6 years ago

      Is anyone receiving emails from the employee.

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      Jennifer 6 years ago

      Houstons Employee- If you could please e-mail the recipe for the Thai noodle salad... Chicken or steak or just the salad... I am obsessed with it!!! Thank you so much!!!

      fatmantrucking@bellsouth.net

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      wwwrecip 6 years ago

      nice...your site very helpful. the recipe you wrote very inspiring me

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      Chef Tell 6 years ago

      Houstons Employee - if you could email me the recipe for the smoked salmon appy and chefs dressing. Also the recipe for ribs. Thx

      Keyinvstor@yahoo.com

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      Crash 6 years ago

      Would someoen be so kind as to email me the Brussel Sprouts recipe from Houston's! I would be most appreciative. Thanks.

      alcrash@dslextreme.com

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      Marty 6 years ago

      Did anyone get the Houston's Red Beans and Rice recipe?

      Can you post it?

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      smanley01 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      You have some old outdated links to my website http://www.copykat.com, I love that you linked to my website, but you may want to update your individual links to specific recipes.

      Stephanie

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      Jennifer 6 years ago

      I would

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      paddy 6 years ago

      english veggie got hooked on houstons veg burger and coleslaw while in nyc 5 years ago. recipes appreciated if a kind soul could find the time to mail:

      paddybreaks@yahoo.com

      grateful as hell

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      Niki 6 years ago

      I would love the Chicken finger recipe, I have never encountered such awesome chicken fingers anywhere else Houston's was my favorite restaurant since I'm a young girl now there is no longer a Houston's in Chicago for quite some years now... Pleast if anybody has this recipe E-mail Italiana220@att.net

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      so 7 years ago

      Would love the recipe for the tuna salad

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      Ron 7 years ago

      Chicken tenders please

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      cindy b 7 years ago

      does anyone have the recipe for houstons spice mix that they use on all meats and fish

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      Leif 7 years ago

      Houston's Employee

      Please send recipes to lzerzo@gmail.com

      Your awesome - my taste buds thank you as well

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      jack 7 years ago

      Houston's employee:

      Please send any recipes! Love Houston's!

      Ribs,red cabbage, coleslaw,thai steak &noodle salad, curry corn & white bean ... and any others. Thank you!

      jacklew7@aol.com

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      Houston's Red Bean and Rice Lover 7 years ago

      If the Houston's/Hillstone's employee still reads this or anyone else who got the recipe from them...

      Could you please forward me the recipe for the New Orleans Red Bean & Rice Soup (only served Monday's) to

      potbelliedpig@gmail.com

      I would be most grateful