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The Full Menu: Never skip dessert at these Houston restaurants

In this month’s installment of The Full Menu, Houston food writers talk about some restaurants in the city with particularly remarkable dessert offerings.

The Baked Alaska at Houston’s Bludorn Restaurant.


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Did you save room for dessert? At some Houston restaurants you definitely will want to. In this month's installment of The Full Menu, our food writers talk about some local establishments that have particularly noteworthy desserts.

In the audio above, we hear from Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder.

Dishes and Establishments Mentioned in this Edition:

The Baked Alaska at Bludorn Restaurant
The coconut cake at Davis Street
The big slices of cake at Truth BBQ
The cacao pod at Xochi

The cacao pod from Houston’s Xochi.

El Coco, the dessert you can hit with a mallet at Caracol
The churros at Hugos
The often-copied warm butter cake at Mastro’s Steakhouse

The often-copied Warm Butter Cake at Mastro’s Steakhouse.

The Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie from Goode Co.
The lemon tart, the chocolate pie, the panna cotta, and the ice cream at Il Bracco
The corn tres leches cake at Maize
The chocolate Alabama Stack Cake at Field & Tides
The strawberry wedding cake, the Heath Bar crumble, or the poached pears at La Griglia
The pies at nobie's
The banana Nutella crepe at Melange Creperie
The parmesan cheesecake at Nancy's Hustle
The carrot cake at Killen’s Steakhouse, the peach bread pudding or the German chocolate cake at Killen’s of the Heights, or the smoke salted caramel creme brule at Killen’s STQ
The seasonal crustadas at Coltivare
The basque-style burnt cheesecake at Rosie Cannonball
Chef Shawn Gawle’s chocolate chip cookies, which are usually available at Montrose Cheese and Wine
The chocolate chip cookies at Common Bond
The chocolate chip cookies at Tiny Boxwoods
The strawberry cake at Tris
The 20-layer crepe cake at Mala Sichuan Bistro
The seven-layer cake at Kenny & Ziggy's

The Full Menu Panelists 2019
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(L-R) Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Houston Food Finder, discuss the local restaurant scene on The Full Menu.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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