Our holiday weekend getaway started off with a visit to Local Pour The Woodlands. We hadn’t been there before and we were trying to visit all new places this weekend and really explore The Woodlands since it’s a great place to getaway, but not too far to drive. With a family friendly atmosphere, stylish industrial look, and a selection of craft beers that was extensive enough to make Mr. MoneySavingParent (beer snob and aka GreatBeerNow) happy it seemed like the perfect start to our weekend. It didn’t disappoint.
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Arriving at Local Pour, and meeting up with our friends from Mom’s Madhouse and with a party of 8 of us we where thrilled to find out that there was a cozy little nook, which comfortably seats a large party, up to 12 people in addition to the patio seating, bar, high top tables and booths. Taking a look at the menu it was difficult to choose. The menu offered several selections which were favorites, as well as a few things we wanted to try that were new to us. The good news is the portions are made for sharing.
Local Pour Shareables
Family favorites included: Chicken Diablos with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (Bacon Wrapped Chicken), Korean Pork Lollipops (these disappeared fast and no sauces needed a favorite with adults and children alike) and the my personal favorite Tempura Shrimp Shooters, which honestly if there had been a side of the house slaw I could have had for lunch and been perfectly happy. The Pretzel with Cheese Sauce, well I heard it was really good, but there were two young ladies (aged 10) who were simply unable to share it, so I’m not able to say from personal experience. One signature sharables that I recommend is the Seared Ahi Tuna. Thank goodness we were sharing though, because there is still lunch to be eating.
Local Pour Lunch Selections
Our selections for lunch were as varied as our group. The LP Burger was selected by more than one person at the table. The younger ones went for the Chicken Tenders with their choice of sides. Choices include fries, sweet potato fries, and macaroni and cheese (which was really really good – but if Kraft is all your kids eat they may not like this one made with three creamy cheeses and bacon bits – that’s okay more for me!)
The Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw was a big hit, and I admit the South Texas Steak Salad was perfect. I mean seriously perfect, filled with fresh greens, grilled corn, tomatoes, avocado, grilled steak and topped with a spicy signature made in house jalapeno ranch dressing. I couldn’t finish it all.
Local Pour Desserts
They were out of their famous Chocolate Cake, but that’s okay with the Turtle Cheesecake and Blackberry Cobbler to choose from as well as small sized sundaes for the kids. The Turtle Cheesecake wasn’t just cheesecake with chocolate and caramel drizzled toppings, but the flavors where blended into the cheesecake making every bit really smooth, creamy and delicious.
The Blackberry Cobbler was better than homemade. I didn’t have to make it, but it had the crispy, crunch crust I like and even better I didn’t have to do the dishes. Topped off with vanilla ice cream it’s a good thing we were sharing because even with a salad I didn’t have much room left.
I mentioned the extensive bar selection of beers on tap, but there are also bottles available. I think it would be hard to not find something you would like. I also like that it’s changed out with a few seasonals and local pours as well as national craft beer selections. But that’s more for the hubby’s enjoyment. I tried the house specialty of the “Ruby Sipper” made with Deepy Eddy Ruby Red Vodka and admit to taking a sip of Moms Madhouse Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita.
Don’t worry there are plenty of other drink selections available like tea and sodas. The bar was even nice enough to make up a Shirley Temple for the girls. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, and so good with the kids I honestly felt like I could eat my food – as she took care of dropped forks, refills and other request with ease and patience – as well as a glance to mom to make sure that the request for a refill was okay with me.
Excellent service, selection and delicious food in fun setting – what more could we ask for? It looks like our weekend getaway is off to an amazing start!