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Best of Houston® 2019: Best New Restaurant

Assimilation is Not Freedom is a dish from Indigo's omnivore menu that symbolizes the Great Migration, made with aged and smoked pastrami, Carolina heritage brown mustard with beets stewed in sorghum.EXPAND
Assimilation is Not Freedom is a dish from Indigo's omnivore menu that symbolizes the Great Migration, made with aged and smoked pastrami, Carolina heritage brown mustard with beets stewed in sorghum.
Photo by Mai Pham

Best New Restaurant: Indigo

It’s not often that you find a restaurant that not only serves beautiful, thoughtfully presented, and exquisitely prepared, technique-driven food, but also challenges you intellectually. That is what you discover when you step into chef Jonny Rhodes' exciting tasting menu-only restaurant, Indigo. Sit down at one of two seatings each night, choose between three five-course menus — herbivore, omnivore, or carnivore — then prepare for a night to remember as each dish is personally presented to you by the chef himself, accompanied by a thoughtful narrative that explains the inspiration behind the dish while commenting on the plight of African-Americans and Native Americans in United States history. Though the subjects discussed are not always comfortable, and though portions tend to be on the smaller side, Rhodes takes you on a culinary journey that quite simply blows you away.

517 Berry, Houston
832-582-6388
htxindigo.com

Readers' Choice: Nancy's Hustle
2704 Polk, Houston
346-571-7931
nancyshustle.com

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