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Houston's worst dishes and hot new restaurants lead the week's top stories

Worst dishes, hot new restaurants lead the week's top stories

Steak 48 rendering
A rendering illustrating upcoming steakhouse Steak 48's two-story space in River Oaks District. Courtesy image
Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short
Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk
Worst dishes Oka Sushi
Food editor Eric Sandler breaks down Houston's worst dishes of 2015, including this paltry offering from Oka Sushi. Photo by Eric Sandler
Kristofer Jakob Brasserie 1895
Kristofer Jakob, right, is bringing wood-fired cuisine to Friendswood in 2016. Kris Bistro/Facebook
Killen's Barbecue Food Network
Killen's Barbecue provided Washington Post critic Tom Sietsema with his defining Houston dining moment. Photo by Kimberly Park
Steak 48 rendering
Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short
Worst dishes Oka Sushi
Kristofer Jakob Brasserie 1895
Killen's Barbecue Food Network

Editor's note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. The worst dishes of 2015: Houston restaurants produced some real clunkers. Food Editor Eric Sandler gives the rundown on the city's worst dishes this year, including some sub-par barbecue and doughy bagels.

2. Owners who sold steakhouse chain to Houston billionaire plan new River Oaks restaurant of their own. Get the inside scoop on the new steakhouse that will soon be neighbors with some of Houston's hottest stores at River Oaks District.

3. Underrated Houston chef plans to transform "Woodlands of the South" into new dining mecca. The former executive chef at Kris Bistro is planning to expand his culinary influence with a new restaurant in Friendswood.

4. Houston tops New York in national critic's rankings of Best Food Cities in America. Find out why the Washington Post's food critic deems the Bayou City as one of the country's best food cities.

5. The Big Short's star-studded look at housing market collapse is so funny it hurts. Check out Alex Bentley's review of this star-studded comedy.