After months of counting down and showing off my 100 Favorite Dishes in Houston, we are finally getting to the very top of the heap. Considering how vast and fiercely competitive Houston's restaurant scene is, it's a huge mission and one I'm proud to complete.
The list of the 10 Best Dishes in Houston will be revealed online at the Houston Press web site on Tuesday, December 29 and will be the final cover story of the year in the December 31 print edition.
Now that we're getting down to the wire, I have a challenge for you. Can you guess my picks for the 10 Best Dishes in Houston? If you do, you have two ways to submit your guesses: Email me by clicking on my name (above), or leave your guesses in the comments below.
There is a very nice prize involved, too. Perry's Steakhouse has generously donated not only a $100 gift card but a gorgeous set of steak knives as prizes. That will let you go experience one of my 100 Favorite Dishes — Perry's famous pork chop — for yourself.
The winner will be the person who has the largest number of correct dishes in the right order. Should more than one person guess correctly (ha), the winner will be the one whose entry is received first.
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Here are some hints:
- One dish does not come from a sit-down restaurant and is less than $10.
- One dish is from a restaurant that was previously mentioned in our 100 Favorite Dishes list.
- One dish features seafood and it's an optional add-on for another.
- There are four pasta dishes.
- Four dishes feature beef.
- Think classic and enduring, not shiny and new. The newest has been around for more than a year.
- All of the dishes, as of this writing, are regular menu items.
Employees and freelancers of the Houston Press and Voice Media Group professional food writers, my immediate family members and people who do not live in Houston or within 75 miles of the city limits are not eligible to participate. You must be able to pick up your prize at the Houston Press office. The contest ends on Monday, December 28 at midnight.
You think you know me? YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME? Well, maybe you do. Maybe you don't. Take your best shot, and good luck!