With Nutella and pumpkin on the list of sweet options, and mac and cheese on the savoury side, the menu at Seabrook Waffles Company proves that waffles go with practically everything. The difference is in the dough which is not the regular batter most Americans use. Situated in the bay area of Houston, the restaurant is also an art gallery run by six friends who were inspired by a trip to Belgium.
One of Houston’s top restaurants, Tony’s, is famous for this squash-filled pasta. With the name of the Italian dish literally meaning ‘pot-bellied’, don’t be surprised if you have to roll out of the venue after trying the pansoti. Influenced by Naples and inspired by Milan, the fine dining establishment has served seven sitting presidents, plus Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace and more.
8. Dim sum
Fung’s Kitchen claims to have the best dim sum in Houston. It’s usually served brunch-style at weekends between 10am to 3pm. Chef Hoi Fung has served famous personalities, such as the Queen of Thailand and the Houston Rockets professional basketball team, so guests at his restaurant have plenty to look at in their Hall of Fame.
Despite their humble beginnings in Houston, the fame of House of Pies has spread far and wide. They still vow to keep their homemade pies free from preservatives. The restaurant has become especially popular with those after late-night dining options, serving up cheesecakes, meringue pies, cakes and other treats.
10. Po’ boy
For a hearty sandwich with a Cajun twist, try a po’ boy (short for “poor boy”) from The Cajun Stop. It’s the southern equivalent of a sub or hoagie, that’s made with good quality French bread. A Louisiana household would use scraps of shrimp or beef it would have around. This restaurant, however, has many different fillings available: catfish, crawfish, shrimp, sausage, oysters, and beef and gravy. It’s a great option for a Louisiana-style lunch.
– TEXT BY LEAH SIMPSON
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