Local Spotlight

Celebrate Watermelon Season With These Local Watermelon Dishes

Spending any time outside in the summer heat of Houston sounds like a chore, but even the most sweaty, sticky afternoon can be turned around with a cool, refreshing slice of watermelon.

The Texas-grown fruit is at its peak right now, and individuals and restaurants alike are scooping up melons and making a little magic with the sweet, thirst-quenching red flesh. If you want watermelon in your own backyard, go pick one up from any grocery store (and maybe turn it into a vodka melon using these handy instructions). If you want to go out for all your melon needs, though, look no further. We've scoured local restaurant menus to bring you the best watermelon dishes from around town.

Get 'em while the getting's good!

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Kaitlin Steinberg