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Greatest Houston dishes, hottest happy hours and Texas' best tacos lead the week's top stories

Best Houston dishes, hottest happy hours lead the week's top stories

Oxheart Restaurant diners Justin Yu
Oxheart's Garden Menu is just one of the many items on Eric Sandler's list of 10 Houston dishes to try before you die. Photo by © Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Visitors and Convention Bureau
Houston, Reserve 101, November 2015, Monkey Banana Sour
The Monkey Banana Sour cocktail at Reserve 101 is a must-try. Photo by Chuck Cook
The Texas Monthly list of 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die
Texas Monthly's List of 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die includes two Houston eateries in the Top 10. Courtesy photo
Liz Fenton
Houston's culinary community is rallying to support Liz Fenton with an all-star dinner. Courtesy photo
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas cruise ship Galveston
Royal Caribbean’s 3,634-passenger capacity Liberty of the Seas is now embarking from the Port of Galveston. Courtesy photo
Oxheart Restaurant diners Justin Yu
Houston, Reserve 101, November 2015, Monkey Banana Sour
The Texas Monthly list of 120 Tacos You Must Eat Before You Die
Liz Fenton
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas cruise ship Galveston

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

1. 10 Houston dishes to eat before you die: Greatest culinary hits abound in H-Town. From old standards to new classics, CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler gives you the lowdown on the 10 best dishes the Bayou City has to offer.

2. Houston's 10 hottest happy hours: Drink and eat on the cheap at new spots and old faves. Get the inside scoop on where to get your after-work drink fix with six new happy hours and four freshly-revamped ones.

3. They're perfect! List of best tacos in Texas includes two Houston favorites in Top 10. A new list from Texas Monthly has deemed two of the city's tacos among the 10 best in the state.

4. All-star roster of Houston chefs plan amazing fundraiser dinner for popular foodie. More than a dozen local culinary celebs — including Chris Shepherd and Ronnie Killen — are participating in a dinner to help raise money to offset a local foodie's medical expenses.

5. Now that's really big: Galveston welcomes largest cruise ship to ever set sail from Texas. Find out more about the new 3,634 passenger cruise ship — which features incredible amenities, including an ice skating rink and mini-golf course — that is now sailing out of Galveston.