Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others because of their cultural or historical significance and others just because they are so damn tasty.
# 100. Green chile chicken kebabs at Chatkhara Grill, Highway 6 and Beechnut
Beechnutistan cuisine at its finest! Jalapeño? Serrano? Maybe a curly Tabasco? Whatever kind of green chile pepper the chef is using, this place has the spiciest chicken kebabs I've ever eaten--and they are a ridiculous bargain at $1.75 each. The fresh-baked hot bread is 89¢ extra. The mint and tamarind chutneys are free. So two spicy kebabs and hot bread come to a little over $4. Don't miss the bargains on Indo-Paki-Asian foods at World Food Warehouse, Highway 6 and Beechnut.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.