As a kid growing up in Louisiana, I used to wonder if the Morton's Frozen foods--which seemed so fancy compared to Swanson's--was related to the steakhouse. Turns out Harold Morton is no relative of Arne Morton, and that brand of frozen foods was later bought by ConAgra and folded.
|New Dining Area, Wine Storage, Menu at Morton's Downtown|
I'd been to both Morton's back in the 1990s. And while they were nice, they seemed to be resting on their laurels a bit. New paint, new owners, energized staff, new carpet, refreshed purpose and commitment to the concept have given the downtown location a refreshed feel and make it a great choice for a steak, seafood or other great food. The black lacquer and brass are shiny again. The glass is clear and fresh looking. The countertops shine and you feel like you're in a high end bar during the Jazz Age, but with Yuppie and Hipster clientele.
|Lambsickles, dessert samples, bruschetta, tender beef sliders, pulled pork|
sliders, jumbo shrimp, tuna tartare and Bullit Bourbon!
|KHOU-11's Katherine Whaley|
and Friend! :)
Overall this was a nice little event--not too overblown, not understated either. I ran into a number of fellow bloggers, a few reps from PR firms, folks tied to the Landry's family and Katherine Whaley, AM Traffic Reporter from KHOU-11 (a news Tweep of mine) along with a friend of hers who is a bride to be (Congrats, by the way!). I want to thank the nice folks with Morton's Downtown Houston and the Landry's Family of companies for having me out for this little get together. I will definitely come back for a well prepared steak, and some lamsbsickles real soon!
And remember to Eat Happy, Y'all!!!