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Postby KijiStewart » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:34 pm

Got some Houston interviews coming up.

Anything else I need to know about it besides its a booming city with a large inflow of young entrepreneurs from across the country that is easier city to break into than the more parochial Tx metropoles? ,

I don't want to get carried away with how awesome I think it is because one Houston interviewer said ok now shut up (was deep down thinking I know you're just here for the $$... )

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Pneumonia » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:49 pm

Don't be the one to bring it up. You should be fine.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:52 pm

Don't forget how much you love the oil-and-gas industry.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:44 pm

And how much you're a huge sports fan and excited about the Rockets chances this year

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:21 pm

It's been a mild summer but it's August so it is hot as hell right now. You're allowed to mention it, and if your interviewer complains you're allowed to agree. It's not a trick

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Roy McAvoy » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Summer is fucking miserable.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby BigZuck » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:22 pm

I guess you're joking but don't say it's a booming city with a large inflow of entrepreneurs. Also is that even true?

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:53 pm

Side note, I will be in Houston a decent amount in the next few weeks for callbacks. Downtown was dead tonight.

1) Where are the awesome barbecue and texmex places?

2) Where are the fun people?

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Postby whosinthehousejc » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Side note, I will be in Houston a decent amount in the next few weeks for callbacks. Downtown was dead tonight.

1) Where are the awesome barbecue and texmex places?

2) Where are the fun people?


1.
BBQ: The Pit Room, Killens.
Tex-Mex: Too many to list. For fancy tacos, don't miss Torchy's or Tacodeli. For classic authentic Tex-Mex, try El Tiempo, Ninfa's or Teotihuacan.

2.
It's August in Houston. The fun people are inside their homes. But for real, PM me and I can give you tips based on what kind of fun you're into.

Edit: Don't sleep on the Asian food scene. Mala Sichuan (with two locations, one in Chinatown (far) and one in Montrose (close)) is up for a James Beard Award, and Himalaya might be the best South Asian food in the U.S.
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Re: HOUSTON

Postby whosinthehousejc » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:18 pm

KijiStewart wrote:Got some Houston interviews coming up.

Anything else I need to know about it besides its a booming city with a large inflow of young entrepreneurs from across the country that is easier city to break into than the more parochial Tx metropoles? ,

I don't want to get carried away with how awesome I think it is because one Houston interviewer said ok now shut up (was deep down thinking I know you're just here for the $$... )


Just be genuine about what you like about Texas and Houston. It's not hard to find something. Houston is the most diverse city in the country, energy is the lifeblood of the global economy, Houston has an amazing culinary scene, etc. etc.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby whosinthehousejc » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:19 pm

BigZuck wrote:I guess you're joking but don't say it's a booming city with a large inflow of entrepreneurs. Also is that even true?


Yes.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby HenryHankPalmer » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:45 pm

The Rockets will be contenders with CP3, and you think JJ Watt hung the moon. Feel free to PM me for food/nightlife recs as well. Downtown is not the place to be for the hopping bar scene.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Side note, I will be in Houston a decent amount in the next few weeks for callbacks. Downtown was dead tonight.

1) Where are the awesome barbecue and texmex places?

2) Where are the fun people?


Yeah I was staying downtown on a weekend earlier in the summer for an interview and when time for dinner rolled around I thought I'd just go walk down the street until I found somewhere to eat (that usually works in other cities). It was about 6:30 or 7:00 PM on a Sunday evening but I walked for blocks and blocks and nothing was open. Even chain fast food places like Jimmy Johns apparently don't bother opening on Sunday in downtown Houston. There were no people. No cars. I was just walking down deserted blocks of office buildings. It was the weirdest experience..

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby midwestrocks » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:50 am

Downtown houston pretty much sucks tbh. Funny thing is people there will say it's so much better than it used to be...

Fun areas are Midtown, Montrose, Washington Ave, the Heights. Ray's and Triple J also have really good bbq.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:33 am

midwestrocks wrote:Downtown houston pretty much sucks tbh. Funny thing is people there will say it's so much better than it used to be...

Fun areas are Midtown, Montrose, Washington Ave, the Heights. Ray's and Triple J also have really good bbq.


Downtown isn't great but Okra is usually good, I like Bad News Bar a lot, and there's others. it really isn't terrible for drinks after work but i wouldn't go there on a weekend

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby Right2BearArms » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:
midwestrocks wrote:Downtown houston pretty much sucks tbh. Funny thing is people there will say it's so much better than it used to be...

Fun areas are Midtown, Montrose, Washington Ave, the Heights. Ray's and Triple J also have really good bbq.


Downtown isn't great but Okra is usually good, I like Bad News Bar a lot, and there's others. it really isn't terrible for drinks after work but i wouldn't go there on a weekend


Pretty much this, north Main is decent after work, but its not the happening part of the city by far. And the statement that it is better than it used to be is completely legit. Problem is, starting from a negative, a huge improvement (which objectively has happened) will still not turn an area good.

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Re: HOUSTON

Postby KijiStewart » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:09 pm

Wishing you guys all the best. Sorry to hear of this catastrophe



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