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The most interesting room service in the world? Houston hotel's wild boar meatballs wow national mag

The most interesting room service in the world? Houston hotel's wild boar meatballs wow national mag

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Hotel Icon's unexpected offering: The Konigsberger Klopse, wild boar meatballs with mashed potatoes, sour cream sauce, and braised red cabbage. Courtesy of Hotel Icon
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"Unexpected room service" has an unpleasant connotation to me, like something Dominique Strauss-Kahn would be into. Fortunately the editors of Condé Nast Traveler made their online list of one-of-a-kind room service offerings strictly culinary.

The dozen choices include chips, salsa and a bucket of local beers at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale, a stripe-wearing candyman bearing a cart of sugary goodies at Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Paula Deen-style donut burger at the Thompson Toronto and a traditional Japanese breakfast at De L'Europe in Amsterdam.

But you don't have to have a gimmick to be interesting. Houston's Hotel Icon made the list with its Konigsberger Klopse, "a plate of Texas wild boar meatballs served with mashed potatoes, a sour cream sauce, and braised red cabbage," off a seasonally changing room service menu. While wild boar is definitely interesting and unexpected for a room service menu, it also sounds really tasty.