Board Games, Lawn Games, Sports Games… and Hot Dogs at Good Dog Houston!

Address: 1312 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006

Good Dog is a good family restaurant. We reviewed it before… but on our last visit, we loved it even more!

Not only are there all kinds of hot dogs, but there are board games, lawn games and sports games at this casual and sleek Montrose bungalow!

We took a couple extra kids on our last visit and as we watched the Astros on the TVs, the kids moved from boardgame to board game.

First it was Hungry Hungry Hippo and then Sorry and then Checkers and then cards… and eventually we even moved outside for giant Jenga and corn hole.  In the middle of it all, I heard our young guest say that she really really liked Good Dog.

At this restaurant, you order at the counter and take your seat at a picnic table, small table, the bar or on one of the patios.

The menu includes a whole bunch of hot dogs and also some salads, fish and sandwiches.    The hot dogs come with all sorts of creative toppings.  (My favorite is the Chi-Town… and with the tofu dog.)

Good Dog has a free parking lot across the street.  The restrooms are clean and have a small changing table.

Take a look at the pictures and check out this restaurant in Montrose!

For parks, museums and things to do in Montrose, with kids… all within walking distance of Good Dog… go HERE!

 

 

 

Good Dog Houston Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
 

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Where in Houston? Hermann Park!

Yesterday I asked where in Houston this picture was taken. It’s from Hermann Park!


Give Away: Membership to the Children’s Museum of Houston!

Now through October 31, 2017, celebrate Halloween with Monster Mayhem at the Children’s Museum of Houston!

You can participate in daily spine-tingling experiments, spirit-lifting activities and slime-filled fun during the “Target Halloween Monster Mayhem”!  Then on October 31, 2017, attend the ultimate Halloween party for kids.

All activities are included with museum admission or with memberships… AND we have a year long membership to give away!

On person will win a Family Plus Membership for annual admission for six individuals and free admission to more than 300 participating museums nationwide.

To win, register below (or HERE)!

Contest Ends: Friday, October 20, 2017
Official Rules: https://goo.gl/etsciQ


Video: Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, October 19-25, 2017!

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for October 19-25!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.

To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:


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Where in Houston was this picture taken?


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 19, 20 ,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017

Make it a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land, with Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo (and go on Friday if you want to beat some of the crowds), with ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!) and with our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center.

Celebrate Fall with the return of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre and Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity. Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 19, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

Friday, October 20, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 21, 2017:
[Click HERE… for things to do Saturday through Wednesday!]


Top 11 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – October 16-22, 2017

Make plans for another great week in Houston, with kids!  Here are the top things to do for Monday through Sunday, October 16-22, 2017.

You can also find the full list of events HERE!

1.  On Monday, go to the free Astros Watch Party at Minute Maid Park.  You just need to redeem the voucher.

2.  On Tuesday, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: Tacky the Penguin at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity.  Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

3.  On Wednesday, enjoy Nature Storytime at the Nature Discovery Center.

4.  On Thursday, enjoy Free Museum Entry in the museum district!

5.  Friday through Sunday, go to Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo!  If you can swing it, go on Friday to beat some of the crowds.

6.  Friday and Saturday, enjoy of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

7.  On Saturday, celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land.

8.  On Saturday, go to ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!).

9.  Saturday and Sunday, head to Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

10.  Saturday and Sunday, go to our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center!  Pumpkins, horse drawn wagon rides, bounces and plenty of festival games.

11.  All week long, find all the farms, pumpkin patches and fall festivals HERE!

Also, to preview all the holiday events planned for Houston, go HERE!


Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids! October 19, 20 ,21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 2017

Make it a great week and weekend, in Houston, with kids!

Celebrate Halloween with Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land, with Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo (and go on Friday if you want to beat some of the crowds), with ArBOOretum! at the Houston Arboretum (and consider getting this affiliate Groupon because members get in free!) and with our favorite Pumpkin Patch at the Nature Discovery Center.

Celebrate Fall with the return of Splendid China at Miller Outdoor Theatre and Wings Over Houston at Ellington Airport.  (Be sure to bring some affiliate ear protection to the air show, for the kids.)

Next week, take the little ones to Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs at Discovery Green. The free weekly event includes a storytime and activity. Bring a gently used book and swap for a new one!

For the full list of things to do, look below.

You can also find all the fall festivals, farms and pumpkin patches HERE… and all the holiday events and shows HERE!

Things to Do Any Day:
Harvey Resources
Plan your FALL!  Here are all the events through October 31!
Plan your HOLIDAYS! Here are all the events through January 2!
Explore Houston like an Insider
Visit a new Houston Park
Find Kid Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Thursday, October 19, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Free Museum Entry
Children’s Museum of Houston FREE 5:00pm-8:00pm
The Health Museum FREE 2:00pm-7:00pm
Houston Museum of Natural Science FREE 3:00pm-5:00pm
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston FREE 10:00am-9:00pm
Find a museum district restaurant HERE.

Friday, October 20, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-1:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 9:30am-3:30pm – Blessington Farms
Children’s Story Hour – 10:00am – Hermann Park
Circo Avenida – 7:00pm – Discovery Green
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Saturday, October 21, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Wings Over Houston – 8:00am-3:00pm – Ellington Airport
HALS Free Public Train Rides – 9:00am-2:00pm – Zube Park
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Tricks, Treats & T-Rex – 10:00am-1:00pm – Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
ArBOOretum! – 10:00am-4:00pm – Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Howl-o-ween Fest – 10:00am-4:00pm – Bridgeland Oak Meadow Park
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Houston Korean Cultural Festival – 10:00am-7:00pm – Discovery Green
Energy Day 2017 – 11:00am-4:00pm – Sam Houston Park
Young Writers Workshop – 10:30am – Discovery Green
OktoberPest – 11:00am-3:00pm – Houston Museum of Natural Science
Pumpkin Patch – 11:00am-4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
STEM Saturdays – 12:30pm – Discovery Green
Fall Festival – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Abiding Word Lutheran Church
Greyhound Bash – 4:00pm-8:00pm – Meyerland Middle School
Halloween Zoovie Night – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Houston Zoo
Flea by Night – 6:00pm-10:00pm – Discovery Green
Rockets vs Mavericks – 7:00pm – Toyota Center
Splendid China XII – 7:30pm – Miller outdoor Theatre
Halloweekends – Splashway Campgrounds in Sheridan

Sunday, October 22, 2017:
Texas Renaissance Festival – Todd Mission, Texas
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Wings Over Houston – 8:00am-3:00pm – Ellington Airport
Zoo Boo – 9:00am-4:00pm – Houston Zoo
Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festivities – 10:00am-5:00pm – Blessington Farms
Dynamo vs Fire – 3:00pm – BBVA Compass Stadium
Pumpkin Patch – 11:00am-4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Sunday Family Zone – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Museum of Fine Arts

Monday, October 23, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Kupira Marimba – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Rockets vs Grizzlies – 7:00pm – Toyota Center

Tuesday, October 24, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Toddler Tuesday: We are the Dinosaurs – 10:30am – Discovery Green

Wednesday, October 25, 2017:
The Color Condition – Avenida Houston/Discovery Green
Moving Myths – 11:00am – Miller Outdoor Theatre
Nature Storytime – 4:00pm – Nature Discovery Center
Party on the Plaza – 5:00pm-9:00pm – Discovery Green

Looking for more to do in your part of town? Check out…
365 Things to Do in Houston for grown-up things to do.
Fun2Go Misters for things to do near Humble.
Mac Kid SW Houston for things to do in SW Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land.
Gish Picks… Curated Culture for Kids and Adults


Things to Do in Houston, with Kids… Posts on BigKidSmallCity, Published October 7-13, 2017!

There are a lot of things to do in Houston, with kids, each week… and it can be hard to keep track of it all!

To help you find all the Houston resources, weekend events, Houston parks, kid friendly restaurants and things to do… here are all the updates from last week, October 7-13, 2017!

Weekend Events:

And you can always find the “Weekend Events” category HERE.

Things to Do Around Houston:

Family Friendly Restaurants:


Right by the Water… Rainbow Park in Texas City

Address: 800 Bay St N, Texas City, TX 77590

Someone told me there was nothing to do in Texas City and so I went there to prove them wrong.  And then I went back again and again to be sure I’d seen it all.

We’ve now written about the Texas City Museum (which I really liked), the Texas City Dike (which had some huge waves because of the passing container ships) and some parks and pools.  We also found Rainbow Park…  right at the entrance of the Dike!

Rainbow Park has a great playground, walking trails and ball fields.  There is also a splashpad, but it was closed when we visited.

The whole park is nicely done, but the playground is the star.  There is a lot of unique equipment that my kids approved.  There is an all abilities play structure, an all abilities swing, lots of monkey bars, teeter totter, climbing walls and so much more.

We played like crazy before heading over to the Texas City Dike.  Parking is free in the lot and there was a little foot traffic in the area.  I’d have preferred more traffic in the area… so as always, do your own safety check before getting out of the car.

Check out the pictures below and swing by the next time you are at the Texas City Museum or the Dike!

(And thanks to Nancy for recommending this park!)

 

 

 

 

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