100 Favorite Dishes

100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 72, Shorty Mac at H-Town StrEATs

Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, most indicative of our ever-changing food scene. It's a list of personal favorites, things she thinks any visitor or Houstonian ought to try at least once and dishes that are uniquely Houstonian.

Well, it was bound to happen.

I've finally found a dish so awesome I had to include it on this year's list, even though it already occupies a space on the 2013-2014 list of 100 favorite dishes. I, and those who have composed top 100 lists before me, try to keep each year fresh, picking a new crop of eats to inspire Houstonians.

But this...this is something I crave, something I'll drive across town to hunt down, something I'll order for dinner even if I've already eaten (which usually does not turn out well for me).

It's H-Town StrEATs's Shorty Mac sandwich, and it's an obsession.

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Kaitlin Steinberg