Houston’s Best: Patio Scene

Granted, it’s still a little warm for a mid-day al fresco lunch, but all that Halloween candy and black and orange decorations in the stores scream fall. This week we’re looking for Houston Best Patio Scene. Our nominees range from high end restaurants to decidedly more humble digs. Vote in the poll below. If your [...]

Houston’s Best: Asian Restaurant

The largest continent in the world, Asia, is also the birthplace of some of the world’s most interesting cuisine. Houston is blessed to have many of those cuisines represented in its vast restaurant scene. Critic Alison Cook included 28 restaurant serving Asian fare in her Top 100 Houston Restaurants project. This week, we are looking [...]

Houston’s Best: Cupcake

It’s the craze that has shown no sign of fading. And that’s just fine with all the folks in this week’s Houston’s Best poll. This week, we’re looking for the city’s best cupcake. Vote in the poll below. If your favorite isn’t listed, you can write-in a candidate in the comments. Voting ends at 2 [...]

Houston’s Best: Breakfast

“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast,” John Gunther once said. And we couldn’t agree more. Reflecting Houston’s diversity, critic Alison Cook cited Pondicheri, the Breakfast Klub and La Guadalapana as among her favorite breakfast spots in her Houston’s Top 100 Restaurants project. This week we’re asking readers to vote on Houston’s Best Breakfast. Vote [...]

Houston’s Best: Food Truck

According to 29-95’s food truck guru Paul Galvani, more than 1,400 mobile kitchens work the streets of Houston. The popularity of these dining alternatives has grown exponentially over the past three years. Every day we hear of some new food truck serving its first customers. Three mobile kitchens were cited in Alison Cook’s Top 100 [...]

Houston’s Best: Barbecue

Texans love to tell non-Texans where to find the best barbecue. Unfortunately they can’t decide among themselves who makes the best. The arguments are many: brisket, ribs or sausage, to sauce or not to sauce, sweet or tangy sauce. Going into this reader poll project, we knew there would be some tough categories. None more [...]

Houston’s Best: Tex-Mex / Mexican

It came as little to surprise that Alison Cook’s Top 100 Restaurant list was dominated by Tex-Mex and Mexican restaurants. Seventeen made the top 100. The highest ranks was Hugo’s, 1602 Westheimer, at No. 4. This week we’re asking readers to pick their favorite Tex-Mex/Mexican fare. Vote for your favorite now. Voting closes at 2 [...]

Houston’s Best Pizza

Thick crust, thin crust, deep dish … so much pizza. And so many choices. In Alison Cook’s Top 100 Restaurants project, our critic gave high rankings to two pizza spots: Dolce Vita, which is temporarily closed due to a fire, and the relative newcomer Pizaro’s, which makes Neapolitan-style pies. This week we’re asking readers to [...]

Houston’s best: sushi

Is there anything more artful than a delicately plated, glistening piece of sushi? For her Top 100 Houston restaurant project, critic Alison Cook put two sushi spots — Kata Robata and Uchi — in the top 10. Now it’s your turn to select Houston’s best sushi restaurant. Vote for your favorite now. Voting closes at [...]

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