100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes 2013: No. 59, Baklava French Toast at Harry's Restaurant & Cafe

This year, leading up to our annual Menu of Menus issue, Kaitlin Steinberg counts down her 100 favorite dishes as she eats her way through Houston. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most awesome, most creative and, of course, most delicious in town. It's a list of personal favorites, things she thinks any visitor or Houstonian ought to try at least once and dishes that seem particularly indicative of the ever-changing Houston foodscape. It's a list to drool over.

I love French toast. But if there's one sweet, carb-laden item I love more than French toast, it's gotta be baklava. And if there's one thing I love more than baklava, it's baklava French toast, which I only recently discovered is a real thing.

At Harry's Restaurant & Cafe, where the motto is "the globe on your fork," the chefs combine the Mediterranean flavors of baklava with familiar, custardy French toast for a breakfast (or lunch) dish that's out of this world.

Though plain French toast is on the menu at Harry's (which serves breakfast all day until it closes, at 2:30 p.m.), it's the combination of nuts, honey and Greek yogurt that caught my attention while I was perusing the menu. It's a bit decadent for breakfast, I thought to myself, but who among us doesn't deserve a sweet treat every now and then, right? Right.

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Kaitlin Steinberg