Houston's Thai Tuna and Cucumber Tom Collins

October 14 2009, 4:44 PM
Looking for a pick-me-up after a day spent shopping in Cherry Creek? Get thee to Houston's for the lightly spicy, Thai tuna sushi appetizer and a refreshing cucumber Tom Collins. The starter---which can also be ordered as an entrée--- is made with sashimi-grade tuna and is served roll-style with creamy avocado, toasted coconut, and crunchy, diced macadamia nuts. Rice and a silky rémoulade, spiked with serrano and jalapeño, bind the flavors together. For those craving more heat, a zesty Sriracha mayo comes on the side. Houston's Tom Collins, made with Hendrick's Gin, muddled spears of cucumber, lime juice, and Sprite, provides the right amount of cool to offset the dish's heat. Tip: Try to nab a table at the bar alongside the kitchen, where you can watch the chefs at work. 303 Josephine St., 303-333-4688