100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 86, Pancakes at Union Kitchen
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100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 86, Pancakes at Union Kitchen

This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least once.

100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 86, Pancakes at Union Kitchen

Just look at them, for God's sake. What else do I need to say?

There's no such thing as a "short stack" here. Union Kitchen's pancakes come in one size -- immense -- and one flavor -- wonderful. With each order, you'll get seven of these fluffy, golden, nutty, buttery rounds of deliciousness and you'll like it. The only minor complaint I have is that I wish Union Kitchen had real maple syrup to pour on top instead of maple-flavored sugar water.

On the other hand, that's why God made purses and Ziploc baggies. So if you see a woman smuggling maple syrup out of her purse this weekend, look away because I'm about to embarrass myself by eating a few plates of these all at once. They're shamefully delicious.

The list so far:

No. 100: Chili cheese mac at Jus' Mac No. 99: Texas turkey sandwich at Spec's No. 98: Custard at Petite Sweets No. 97: Caprichos mixtos at Taqueria Monterrey Chiquito No. 96: Pineapple-wasabi burger at Lankford Grocery No. 95: Farmer's MKT Pizza at Phoenicia's MKT Bar No. 94: Potatoes at Money Cat Brunch No. 93: Breakfast tacos at Sunrise Taquito No. 92: Hot dog at Tacos D.F. No. 91: Avocado gelato at Frozen Cafe No. 90: Chicken sandwich at JerryBuilt Homegrown Burgers No. 89: Beer-battered asparagus at Hearsay No. 88: Honey Badger omelet at Kraftsmen Cafe No. 87: Pastelitos de carne at El Jalapeño

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