It's official — Food & Wine magazine has fallen for Houston. Hard.
After recently naming Chris Shepherd one of the 10 best new chefs in the United States, the national publication calls the Bayou City "America's newest capital of great food." To back the rather lofty claim, magazine editor Kate Krader has listed her favorite dishes in the June issue, which is on newsstands now.
Though F&W didn't highlight Houston for its Best BBQ Cities roundup, Gatlin's Fatty Brisket made Krader's list thanks to a recommendation from Texas Monthly editor Daniel Vaughn, one of the key players in compiling that magazine's barbecue Top 50.
Other foodie faves made the grade as well, like the unforgettable Ham and Eggs at The Pass, which made notoriously fickle dining critic Steve Plotnicki's Top 100 in March.
Here are Food & Wine's Houston picks:
Crunchy Chicken Sandwich at Local Foods
Blackstrap Daiquiri at OKRA Charity Saloon
Fatty Brisket at Gatlin’s BBQ
Hangover Killer Soup at La Fisheria
Chilaquiles at La Guadalupana Bakery & Café
Cauliflowers Cooked Different Ways at Oxheart
Cajun Spiced Crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles
Vietnamese Wagyu Meatballs at Underbelly
Morning Thali at Pondicheri
Ham and Eggs at The Pass