You can get Gulf oysters all around Houston, but for the best variety of exotics, Eleven XI is where it's at. Executive chef Kevin Bryant is so serious about his oysters that he devotes half his walk-in cooler just to storing them. During the week, he offers a minimum of 12 different varieties — exotic oysters from all up and down the East Coast as well as Canada and even New Zealand. On weekends, that number bumps up to 18-22. Patrons who order oysters will get a card printed with the names of up to 60 varieties and indicating the bivalves' origins and tasting notes. The staff can easily put together a dozen from six different appellations if you want to sample a good cross-section of what Eleven XI has, served beautifully on a bed of crushed ice with lemon and mignonette. On Sundays, start your brunch off with oysters and champagne. Seriously, it doesn't get better than Eleven XI.