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The seafood pasta gets tossed over an open flame.
"You won't ever catch me saying that any gumbo in Houston is 'awesome,'" said my friend Brandi as she considered the last few bites of her cup of chicken, sausage and seafood gumbo at MerCheri's one evening. "But this stuff is pretty good." Read our review of the Pearland restaurant and martini bar. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS