10 Best Things We Ate This Month

Cue the sexy sax for this one.
Cue the sexy sax for this one.
Photo by Troy Fields

5. Chocolate Cake at Eloise Nichols:

It "reminds you of Grandma's house," writes Mai Pham of this no-fail dessert option at River Oaks's neighborhood spot Eloise Nichols. Why? It's a "moist, frosted, deep-brown rectangle of baked goodness" topped with crunchy hazelnuts and if you also order the bourbon chocolate shake with salted caramel and whipped cream," you'll be in heaven.

Mudbugs at Crawfish & Noodles
Mudbugs at Crawfish & Noodles
Photo by Mai Pham

4.  Crawfish at Crawfish & Noodles:

"These came piping hot, with billows of steam wafting upwards as we un-bagged the critters. These crawdads were also uniformly large in size, incredibly juicy, and not a single one was waterlogged," writes Mai Pham. "Two thumbs up for quality."

When in Austin, grab lunch at Second Bar + Kitchen.EXPAND
When in Austin, grab lunch at Second Bar + Kitchen.
Photo by Gwendolyn Knapp

3.  Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen (in Austin):

This downtown Austin spot is a true lunch gem with numerous options, from sizable salads to a legit burger, but the wood-fired pizzas are really the star of the show, including this truffle-laced black and bleu cheese pizza, with bits of pork belly confit and sweet medjool dates, making for an extremely decadent midday meal.

Roasted corn ravioli awaits.EXPAND
Roasted corn ravioli awaits.
Photo courtesy of Killen's STQ

2.  Roasted corn ravioli at Killen's STQ:

"While Killen's STQ is certainly all about the meat," contributor Brooke Viggiano says, "this roasted corn ravioli was an unexpected treasure: sweet, smoky and in a surprisingly light corn milk sauce that needs to be spooned up to the last drop. Don't worry, meat lovers — it has bacon jam, too." Just make sure to save room for dessert, because, also phenomenal: "The bacon tres leches bread pudding."

When foie gras and crème brûlée meet.EXPAND
When foie gras and crème brûlée meet.
Photo by Troy Fields

1. Savory Foie Gras Crème Brûlée at Brasserie 1895:

"The custard of foie gras, Madeira and truffle finished with a crisp, torched sprinkling of sugar served with house-made ginger snap cookies was simply plated, cute to look at and difficult to share politely." No wonder chef Kris Jakob garnered top honors at the 2015 Woodlands Wine & Food Week for this exact dish.

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Osso & Kristalla

1515 Texas St.
Houston, Texas 77002


Brasserie 1895

607 S. Friendswood Drive, Suite 11
Friendswood, Texas 77546



Ramen Tatsu-Ya

1722 California St.
Houston, Texas 77006



Cyclone Anaya's
Broken Barrel

1950 Hughes Landing Blvd. #1900
The Woodlands, Texas 77380


Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors

2400 Mid Lane No. 100
Houston, Texas 77027



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