Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in the comments.
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#99 The All-Day Burrito at Cherry Top Bakery on 915 College Ave. South Houston
Cherry Top once sold the best breakfast tacos in town. Today it is a shadow of its former self. The only item worth noting is the amazing $8 burrito. When you order one, the lady behind the counter rolls out a tortilla the size of an extra large pizza and throws it in the air to stretch it. Then she cooks it on a griddle. The monstrous burrito is stuffed with a mountain of refried beans, rice and the meat of choice (try the carne guisada) with no lettuce, tomato, or other fillers. The final product weighs 3 pounds, 2 ounces. You can feed an entire family with this burrito.
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