Ask five Houstonians what their favorite BBQ place is and you’ll get 10 different answers. Rather than plan a day-long smoked meat crawl, save yourself some time and go straight to The Pit Room. Their menu features all of the barbecue and sides you expect, along with their popular brisket tacos that come with homemade tortillas cooked in brisket fat. Fill up a tray, grab a beer from the bar, and make sure to get some elote or potato salad before you head outside to the back patio.
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The Hay Merchant
The Hay Merchant in Montrose has 80 beers on tap, a huge patio, and unique barn snacks like a roasted pig’s head.
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Pepper Twins in Montrose serves Szechuan Chinese food, including dumplings and their famous Pepper Twins Chicken.
Oporto Fooding House & Wine
Oporto Fooding House & Wine in Midtown is a combination cafe, wine bar, bakery, and restaurant that serves Portuguese tapas.
Xochi is a Oaxacan spot in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown, with mezcal cocktails, fresh masa, and a mole sampler that should be on your table.
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