Your Favorite Houston Press Food Posts of 2016

How much did you eat in 2016? More important, how much food did you miss out on? Good news, 2017 is a new year with new opportunities to taste the foods, fine or otherwise, that Houston has to offer. As you prepare yourself for new experiences and new memories, take a look back at the stories you loved the most in 2016.

10. 15 of the Best Bets for the 2016 Houston Restaurant Weeks

Houston Restaurant Weeks may very well be the most wonderful time of the year, and we're always happy to help guide you in the right direction when it comes to where to go.
9. Houston's Most Underrated Restaurants

These spots might not get the buzz other restaurants do, but when it comes to eating, what's more important: hype or taste?
8. 10 Best Budget Restaurants in Houston's Greater Heights

We're all looking to save on some good eats, and you can do well to grab a bite in greater Heights.
7. The 20 Most Romantic Restaurants in Houston for 2016

Did you know that Valentine's Day will be here before you know it? Just thought that was worth pointing out here.

6. The First Black Restaurant Week in Houston Kicks Off on April 3

As you might imagine, Houston has more than enough diners to support multiple restaurant weeks.
5. 59 Diner Owner Showed Up to Pay Employees — and It Got Tense

Sad that after so many memories, not only did the 59 Diner close, but it was the center of some drama as workers showed up to get their final payments.
4. 10 Best Restaurants for Adult Birthdays in Houston

Until someone decides to build the adult Chuck E. Cheese's of our dreams, we'll all have to settle for these grown-up spots to celebrate another trip around the sun. Just make sure you're wearing clothes: When we say "adult," we don't mean XXX-party time.
3. Ten Best Bowls of Pho in Houston

Pho would be incredible right now...if the weather would just stay cool. Alas, you'll just have to enjoy these steaming bowls without the bite of the cold. Judging from how packed many of these places are, we don't see that being a problem.
2. The 12 Best Brunches in Houston for 2016

There is no denying that you folks are brunch crazy. Week in and week out, we still get thousands of people looking for the best brunches in Houston, and we suspect that 2017 will be just the same. We raise a mimosa to all of you.
1. All 59 Diner Locations Appear to Be Closed

Where were you when the news came down that 59 Diner was no more? A lot of closings hurt, but this one resonated the most this year, as many of you came out to share your stories of late nights with good friends. It seems that everyone had a memory of the 59 Diner, and if you don't...well...sorry you missed out.

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