I think so. I can’t think of any place I have travelled that has such cold restaurants.
And it isn’t an air-conditioned Texas-wide thing. Restaurants in Austin and San Antonio are not nearly as cold as Houston ones. I don’t go to Dallas. For all the obvious reasons.
You have to have a sweater or sweatshirt in your trunk at all times. Wearing a sleeveless dresses to a Houston restaurant without some sort of cover up results certain suffering for fashion.
After suffering a restaurant that I won’t name so as not to incriminate (it rhymes with Rata Kobata), I decided to put together a list entitled:
Top 10 Coldest Restaurants in Houston.
As a public service. And because allegedly numbered lists are reader friendly even though they aren’t, particularly in slideshow form. After thinking about it a bit, I determined I can’t think of any restaurants in Houston that are a reasonable temperature. They even make penguins go damn, y’all.
It’s not just a restaurant thing. It’s all public spaces in Houston are too cold year round.
This article entitled, “Houston offices so cold, workers put heaters on desks” is not a joke. It’s best to have a parka just going to the grocery store.
Given that most of Houston’s restaurants are in strip center type buildings, it can be very difficult to cool them to a good temperature for both kitchen and dining room.
Even so, there is no reason why Houston has to be so much colder than other cities. Environmentally, turning up the temp just a little bit would save money and energy.
When the temperature is so antarctic that even a jacket isn’t doing the trick, you can always ask the waitstaff person to adjust the temperature. That sometimes works, sometimes not so much. Once in a while, they can switch you to another table that is not so cold.
And you can pretty much assume any conference or wedding reception in a hotel ballroom will be painfully cold. To the degree that you will go out of your way to avoid such venues. (OK, you are likely wanting to avoid conferences and wedding receptions because most of them suck. The cold is just further insult to injury).
Am I alone in caring about this subject? I am a fan of sundress weather. You too? Yes, all sensible people are. Let’s all band together rid the tyranny of overly cold restaurants that compel you to wear jackets in restaurants in August.
Yes, I realize there are much Bigger Problems Facing the Planet. I mentioned saving energy once in this post so maybe I’m good.