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The Full Menu: Where to take out-of-town visitors to eat in Houston

With the holidays upon us, many of us will have visitors from out of town. Houston food writers give some suggestions on where to take them to eat to show them the town.

A plate of the blue crab fingers at Josephine's Gulf Coast Tradition.
Richard Casteel
The blue crab fingers at Josephine’s Gulf Coast Tradition.

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The holidays may bring some family or friends to town. If you're hosting them, you might also seek out some good options to feed them. In this month's installment of The Full Menu, food writers discuss what Houston-area restaurants to visit if you want to show them the best of the local food scene.

In the audio above, we hear from Eric Sandler of CultureMap Houston, Felice Sloan of the Swanky Maven lifestyle blog, and David Leftwich of Edible Houston and Houston Food Finder, who give us a tour of the city by type of cuisine.

Establishments Mentioned in this Edition (By Cuisine):

Barbecue:

Truth BBQ
Corkscrew BBQ
Gatlin's BBQ

Of course, visitors from outside the state might want some Texas barbecue, such as the ribs at Gatlin’s BBQ.

Tex-Mex:

Candente
The Original Ninfa's
El Tiempo Cantina

Seafood:

Little's Oyster Bar
Goode Co. Seafood
Josephine's Gulf Coast Tradition

Vietnamese:

Moon Rabbit
Huynh
The Blind Goat

At the holidays, Winnie’s transforms into the holiday-themed Miracle at Winnie’s Pop-Up Bar, featuring numerous yuletide-inspired drinks and food.

Other Restaurants:

Jūn
Craft Burger
Picos
Crawfish & Noodles
The Toasted Coconut
Winnie's
Trill Burgers
Fish and Chips Houston
Aga's Restaurant & Catering
Katy Asian Town

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.