There are several outlets of Churrasco's in Texas. My dad had been talking about it forever so on a recent trip we went for the Sunday buffet. Churrasco's specializes in South American food and does it well. The dining room is lush and slightly swanky. The buffet is $20 and overeating is a definite concern. Count on standards such as ceviche, smoked salmon, prime rib, dulce de leche, tres leches, shrimps, and breaded chicken. I literally ate so much I felt ill. How much did Cooper eat? Well, enough to put him to sleep. Highly recommended.
BJ's is large chain of restaurants with beer brewed on-site. The Houston area is not big on breweries, so this is a nice option for something better to drink. Inside, the place is big and somewhat loud. We ordered from the bar and took advantage of the six or so BJ's beers on tap, plus another half-dozen or so specialty beers. Overall, these weren't great brews, but they were good enough for an evening of drinking. Top of the bunch was the Nutty Brewnette, which was thick and slightly on the sweet side. Less impressive was the HopStorm IPA, which had a flat profile. Laura liked her Lightswitch Lager enough to have two.