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Chill Out in This Texan Metropolis

This sprawling city maintains an ultra-relaxed vibe while enjoying a plethora of culture, arts and cuisine. Travel beyond the heart of downtown to explore the vibrant Museum District, the upscale shopping oasis of River Oaks and the nightlife of Washington Avenue.

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Andrew Zimmern on a duck hunt in Houston
Andrew Zimmern on a duck hunt in Houston

Andrew Zimmern on a duck hunt in Houston

Bryan Caswell, chef at Houston's Reef, and his hunting buddy, Tucker Knight, take Andrew out for his first "blast and cast," hunting in the morning and fishing in the evening. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern holding duck in Houston

Andrew Zimmern holding duck in Houston

A successful morning duck hunting on Oyster Bayou, outside of Houston. 960 1280

  

Fresh duck from Oyster Bayou

Fresh duck from Oyster Bayou

Fresh, boneless duck breasts, courtesy of Oyster Bayou. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern sorts junk fish near Houston

Andrew Zimmern sorts junk fish near Houston

Andrew and PJ Stoops, a Texas bycatch broker, sort through the junk fish most captains can't sell. 960 1280

  

Bycatch hung out to dry

Bycatch hung out to dry

Bycatch hung out to dry in PJ Stoops' backyard. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Houston Texans game

Andrew Zimmern at Houston Texans game

A New York Giants fan sticks out like a sore thumb at a Houston Texans game. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tailgating at Reliant Stadium

Andrew Zimmern tailgating at Reliant Stadium

Andrew meets Chris Shepherd, chef at Houston’s Underbelly, outside of Reliant Stadium for some of the best tailgate eating in the NFL. 960 1280

  

Smoked buffalo at a Texas tailgate party

Smoked buffalo at a Texas tailgate party

Chef Chris Shepherd's smoked buffalo stays juicy because he injects it with bone marrow. 960 1280

  

Beef skirt steak at Underbelly in Houston

Beef skirt steak at Underbelly in Houston

At Underbelly, chef Chris Shepherd serves wagyu beef skirt steak with sweet potato noodles and a cold-boiled egg. 960 1280

  

Roasted steerhead at Reliant Stadium tailgate

Roasted steerhead at Reliant Stadium tailgate

One of Reliant Stadium's main tailgating attractions is Pitmaker's beef barbacoa, featuring roasted steer head. 960 1280

  

Dirty rice with duck in Houston

Dirty rice with duck in Houston

Chef Bryan Caswell's dirty rice incorporates duck offal to create an explosion of flavor. 960 1280

  

crawfish, noodles, crustaceans, blue crab, houston

crawfish, noodles, crustaceans, blue crab, houston

Andrew digs into the famous Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles, a Texas-Vietnamese fusion restaurant. 960 1280

  

Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles

Viet-Cajun crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles

Each serving of blue crab and crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles is made to order, starting with live crustaceans. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern dines in Houston's Mahatma Gandhi district.

Andrew Zimmern dines in Houston's Mahatma Gandhi district.

Andrew enjoys a hearty meal with Sharan Gahunia, whose parents opened an Indian bakery, Raja Sweets, more than 25 years ago in what's now known as Houston's Mahatma Gandhi District. 960 1280

  

Fried cauliflower ar Raja Sweets in Houston

Fried cauliflower ar Raja Sweets in Houston

Fried cauliflower pieces to be soaked in curry sauce for a decadent dish found at Raja Sweets. 960 1280

  

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