AB Road Eats: Houston


Blacksmith Coffee: There’s a reason why there’s a line almost out the door for this coffee. It’s good. They provided my last cortado on the Alton Brown Live tour.


Common Bond Cafe & Bakery: Down the street from Blacksmith is cafe where everyone in Houston seems to brunch on the weekends. I got a box of pastries to-go and was on a sugar high the rest of the day. Treat yourself to one of their chocolate chip cookies while you’re there.


Killen’s Barbecue: Pounds and pounds of meat. Their brisket was excellent … some of the best barbecue I’ve had on tour. 


Pho Binh: Open late on the weekends and recommended by Eater, this pho turned out to be just what I needed after weeks of touring. The broth was flavorful and the meat cooked perfectly.


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  1. 1

    The Horse & the Turtle Italian Deli, best pizza and little artisan italian bakery on town. 6776 sw freeway,almost Hillcroft st.

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    Hay Merchant for their Crispy Pig Ears
    Gerardo’s Drive In for their Barbacoa
    Fat Bao for their Baos of course!
    Chuy’s for the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken

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    Linda Brown

    The House of Pies for pie on Kirby
    Bernie’s Burger Bus in Bellaire
    Shipley’s Donuts all over town
    BB’s Cafe for late night food
    Ninfa’s on navigation for Tex Mex
    Kenny and Ziggy’s Deli in the Galleria area for breakfast lunch or dinner

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    Jessica Beard

    Yia Yia Mary’s for the best Greek in town, Dolce Vita for sure for Italian, Pappas burger for burgers- amazing, Kata Robata for ramen and sushi, Les Givral’s for bahn mi and Vietnamese, Tony Thai for Thai, The Loving Hut for Vegan, Franks for a quick slice of the best pizza, Rudy’s for BBQ, Tacos a Go Go for tacos, The Breakfast Klub for breakfast, The Phonecia for brunch, Ragin Cajun for crawfish, Pappadeaux for seafood and Pappa’s steak house for steak.

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