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The Full Menu: Favorite à la Carte Dishes around Houston

Our Houston Matters group of food experts discusses their favorite dishes to have à la carte around town.


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In our latest installment of The Full Menu, our Houston Matters group of local food experts — Gwendolyn Knapp of Houstonia Magazine, David Leftwich of Sugar and Rice, and Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston — talk about some of their favorite individual dishes to be found à la carte at local restaurants.

Dishes and Establishments Mentioned in this Edition:

Duck carnitas for two at State of Grace
Fried chicken at La Lucha
Flor de Calabaza or Huitlacoche quesadillas at Quesadilla y Mas Los Parados
Bread and butter at Nancy's Hustle
Hummus at One/Fifth Mediterranean
Uyghur pizza at Uyghur Bistro
Chicken fried steak at Hickory Hollow (closing in January!)
Smoked pork taco at Cantina Barba
Chicken taco at The Pit Room
Crispy rice salad and Smoked trout salad at UB Preserv
Bún bó hué at Huynh
Soup dumplings at Fu Fu Café
Chicken liver mousse at Eunice (coming soon!)
Winner winner chicken dinner at nobie's
Not a pizza at Better Luck Tomorrow
Hunter's beef plate at Himalaya
Pulpo al carbón and empanadas de plátano at Hugo's
Chocolate chip cookie at Tiny Boxwoods (or Tiny's Milk and Cookies)