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Houston, Xochi, Cremoso de Chocolate, August 2017
Houston Restaurant of the Year, Xochi. Photo by Paula Murphy
Whistle Britches Chicken
These dishes come from Dallas Chef of the Year, Omar Flores.  Whistle Britches/Facebook
L'Oca D'Oro Austin restaurant Italian dessert cake
Austin Restaurant of the Year, L'Oca D'Oro.  Photo by Jackie Klusmeyer
The Cookhouse SA shrimp salad
A dish from San Antonio Chef of the Year, Pieter Sypesteyn. The Cookhouse/Facebook
linguine Piattello Italian Kitchen
Fort Worth Restaurant of the Year, Piattello Italian Kitchen. Photo by Brian Hutson