Houston Presents: Top 10 Locally Produced Food and Drink Gifts

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A box of biscuits and jam from BRC is the perfect holiday breakfast.

5. Big Badass Biscuits & Jam Box from BRC Gastropub. Holiday fare tends to center around evening and late-afternoon meals, leaving few festive options for matutinal dining. The solution: a box of "badass" biscuits and accompaniments (e.g., BACON JAM) from BRC. Order a few for your clients and local friends and present them hot and fresh the morning of Christmas Eve.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Cupcake

4. Reindeer Cupcakes from Ooh La La Bakery. Ooh La La is a veritable baked-good mecca for the holidays (red velvet cheesecake! iced sugar cookies), but their pièce de résistance is a reindeer cupcake. I particularly enjoy this cupcake's wonderful fusion of salt and chocolate via its crown of cocoa icing and pretzel "antler" adornments. You can order your Rudolph confections now by calling the bakery; starting December 20, they'll be available in the bakery, first come, first served.

Photo courtesy of Los Tios Mexican Restaurant
Sweet and savory Texas traditions all in one box

3. Tamales & Praline Gift Box from Los Tios. For only $10, you can satisfy a friend's sweet and savory desires with a box of one dozen (each) of Los Tios' signature (pork or chicken) tamales and pralines. And because these "Tamale Time Gift Boxes" may be picked up at any Los Tios location, they also make a terrific last-minute hostess gift.

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