Eater Houston - The Best Places to Eat in Houston
One of the country's hottest food cities, Houston has made a name for itself as a gastronomic destination. Its chefs take an eclectic mix of ingredients to create new and exciting dishes. From traditional favorites to fusion cuisine, you can find just about anything on the menu at a Houston restaurant. Eater Houston
The city is also home to one of the largest Islamic communities in the South. There are many halal eateries in the area. A recent addition to the Houston dining scene is Dinette, a modern Vietnamese restaurant in the Heights. Another newcomer is Michy's Chino Boricua, a Chinese American and Puerto Rican restaurant in Katy.
For its 90th anniversary, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted over 120 vendors selling food. Some of the most popular offerings included deep-fried jambalaya rolls and a Hot Cheetos float. In addition to the best eats, the show featured tomato can trophies for the winners of various contests.
With an increasing number of restaurants in the city, Houston has become a culinary hotbed. In fact, it's been deemed the "culinary capital" of Texas. As such, it's home to many James Beard Award-winning culinarians. Among the many flavors and styles of eats in Houston are Southern classics and a mix of Italian, Korean, and Tex-Mex food.
One of the most interesting places to eat in Houston is Bravery Chef Hall, a chef-led food court that includes a Kokoro Sushi bar, Margaux's Oyster Bar, and a Blind Goat. This spot is owned by Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin. Eater has a list of Houston's newest eateries.
Frenchy's Chicken, a local hot chicken chain that closed its original location in the Third Ward, is now in 11 locations. The family that runs the restaurant announced plans for a new flagship in the Westchase area. Besides its signature fried chicken, the restaurant features a variety of pork and fish 'cue.
Gatlin's Fins & Feathers is a new fried chicken and fish eatery in Independence Heights. They serve both sweet and savory dishes, as well as a variety of ice cream flavors. You can also get grilled shrimp and grits with pimento cheese.
Uchi BBQ is an Asian smokehouse that's located in the former church on 11th Street. The savory menu is full of barbecue, ribs, and other Asian-inspired plates. Plus, they've got a beer garden and a dog park. If that's not enough, they have a cafe that serves a variety of toppings and chopped cheese.
Eater Houston is a guide to the best restaurants and drinks in the city. Each month, they release a list of the city's newest and most popular eateries. They also recognize industry professionals and Editor's Choice winners.
The Eater Awards were presented to five categories, including Best Bar Scene, Best Restaurant Trends, Fast-Casual, Best New Restaurant, and Editor's Choice. Among the restaurants that earned a place on the list were Cascabel, which offers potato-based queso, and Green Seed Vegan, which serves a mushroom Illy cheesesteak.