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The Full Menu: Where To Take Holiday Visitors To Eat In Houston

Houston food writers share their favorite places to take visitors during the holidays.


With the holiday season in full swing, family or friends might soon be descending on Houston. So, when the holiday leftovers run out, where should you take them to eat? What places do out-of-towners need to experience?

In the latest installment of The Full Menu, our group of local food writers share some of their favorites. Gwendolyn Knapp writes for Houstonia Magazine. David Leftwich is with Sugar and Rice. And Eric Sandler writes for CultureMap Houston.

Restaurants Mentioned In This Edition:

Crawfish & Noodles
UB Preserv
One/Fifth Mediterranean
Theodore Rex
Better Luck Tomorrow
Egg Custard King Bakery
Aqua S
Ishin Udon
Ohn Korean Eatery
BLKdog Coffee
85° C
Ninfa's on Navigation
El Tiempo Cantina
El Real Tex-Mex Cafe
Killen's Barbecue
The Pit Room
Pinkerton's Texas Pit Barbecue
Ray's BBQ Shack
Willow's Texas BBQ
Grand Prize Bar
Gilhooley's Restaurant and Oyster Bar
West Alabama Ice House
Tacos Tierra Caliente
EaDeaux's Cajun Cocina
Neyow's Creole Café
Laredo Taqueria
Brothers Taco House
Velvet Taco
Anvil Bar & Refuge
Poison Girl
Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge
Goodnight Charlie's
La Table
Alamo Tamales
Fig & Olive
Cacao & Cardamom
Flying Saucer Pie Company
Goode Company pecan pie
Fluff Bake Bar
Fat Cat Creamery
Dolce Neve
Amy's Ice Cream