10 BEST THINGS TO EAT IN HOUSTON
So I just saw the thread about the 10 Best Things to Eat in Dallas. It looked pretty nifty. I've only recently moved to Houston, so I have no idea what the 10 Best Things to Eat in Houston are, but I'm hoping someone does.
I know everybody's tired of answering the exact same "Where should I eat on my visit to Houston" query every single gd week, but I'm hoping there are some great individual dishes here that are worthy of mention.
And I'm hoping some of you old timers will mention them.
All I can mention for starters is the ceviche at Ostioneria Mar Azul on Belfort.
And even though it's a chain, I love the Blackened Oyster Fondue at Pappadeaux.
Anything fried at the Barbecue Inn, oysters, shrimp, chicken, stuffed crab, chciken fried steak. Queso flameado at Los Molcajetes, chips and salsa at Merida on Navigation. Oysters Louisianne(poached in white wine and butter), plus the fried oysters at Mardi Gras Grill. Red beans and rice with andouille and fried chicken at Frenchy's. Crab enchiladas and margaritas with the right bartender at El Tiempo on Washington. Fatty brisket and beef sausage at Galvan's in Richmond.
Chicken Salad in a half of an Avocado at Doyle's of Oak Forest
Bowl of Chili at James Coney Island
Raviolo w/Ricotta, Egg & Truffle at Da Marco's
Dracula's Garlic Cream Soup at Charivari
Grilled Quail at El Real Mexican Restaurant
Chicken Brazil at Cafe Red Onion (NW Fwy location only)
Tacos or Tortas al Pastor at Taquerias Arandas
I had other favorites, but the restaurants are gone - BOO! There are probably more but this is off the top of my head.
Fun topic. These are my ten, although ask me again in a week and they might all be different.
Mollejas taco at Taqueria Tacambaro
Sticky toffee pudding at Feast
Oysters Gilhooley's at Gilhooley's (San Leon)
Horse mackeral sashimi at Teppay
Chicken tortilla soup at El Rey
Soltani combo at Cafe Caspian
Biscuits at Tel Wink
Whole snapper at Tampico
Fried catfish at Vernon's Kuntry Katfish (Conroe)
Fried chicken (legs and thighs) at Frenchy's Fried Chicken
Reef-besides any of the tasty seafood dishes, try the "shrimp shooter" starter and the "milk shakes" for desert!
Grimaldi's, Dolce Vita and Romano's for the best pizza's in Houston
Berryhill's for Shrimp Taco's
Indika's for Crabmeat Somosa's or Quail appetizers
Carrabba's on Kirby for the "off menu Shrimp" appetizer,,, OMG!
Van Loc,, #46 Bun,, grilled or stir-fried chicken w/verm noodles
Nidda Thai Rest for the Thai Basil Shrimp
Paulie's for the Shrimp BLT or Portobella Mushroom Sandwiches
Istanbul Rest/West U for the Iskender Kabab plate and the bread is to die for
Barnaby's for any burger on the menu
I could go on but thats my ten!
Lankford Grocery: Soldier Burger
V's: Red curry with beef. Also like trying something new every time at their buffet.
V's: Thai Iced Tea
Taquerias Arandas: Tacos al Pastor
Cafe Red Onion: Chicken Brazil. Again emphasis on NW freeway location.
New Zion BBQ: (close enough to Houston) ribs and brisket
Marini's Empanada House: beef gaucho empanada. Big variety so you may find something else you like.
Thien An: Pho
Givral's Vietnamese Sandwiches: Bahn Mi
Thought of 3 more to round my list up to 10!
BBQ Pork spring roll at Mai's Vietnamese
Thai Dumplings at Thai Lanna
Beans at Pierson & Co BBQ (all good though)