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Global culture and Texas tradition create bold flavors in Houston, where Andrew eats steer head at a tailgate party, duck organs in dirty rice from a "blast and cast" and goat in the Gandhi District.

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Crawfish & Noodles

This restaurant combines the unique flavors and cultures of Texas and Vietnam to create new distinctive dishes like stir-fried blue crab and its famous Viet-Cajun crawfish.

11360 Bellaire Blvd, Ste 990, Houston, TX 77072

Gilhooley's Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Some call Gilhooley's the most notorious oyster bar on the Gulf of Mexico, where the gritty ambience and the oysters make it the ultimate seafood dive bar. The oysters are served over a wood fire and topped with parmesan and garlic butter.

222 9th St, San Leon, TX 77539

Raja Sweets

Houston's first Indian bakery is known for its homemade desserts, but it also serves delicious Indian comfort foods. After the goat with curry and vegetables, have gulab jamun -- a cheese ball fried until deep brown and then soaked in sugar syrup.

5667 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036

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Reliant Stadium

Houston Texans fans have consistently dished out some of the best tailgate food in the NFL from the parking lot of Reliant Stadium. Tailgate favorites? Roasted steer head from the Pitmaker and bone marrow-injected buffalo from chef Chris Shepherd.

2 Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054


The story of Houston's food unfolds at Underbelly, where chef Chris Shepherd celebrates the city's ethnic diversity and unique ingredients in dishes like wagyu skirt steak with Korean-inspired sweet potato noodles, dashi broth and a cold-boiled egg.

1100 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006


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