100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 8, Pickled Butternut Squash Salad at Coltivare

The list so far:
No. 9: Uni Chawanmushi at Kata Robata
No. 10: Seafood Gumbo at Danton's Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
No. 11: Grilled Fish Masala at Himalaya Restaurant
No. 12: Curry Noodle Soup at Mamak Malaysian Restaurant
No. 13: Foie Gras au Torchon at Étoile Cuisine et Bar
No. 14: Caramelized Pork Spare Ribs at Cafe TH
No. 15: Kobe Beef at Nara
No. 16: Okra With Crème Fraîche at Oxheart
No. 17: Alba White Truffle Soufflé at Tony's
No. 18: Phat Ass Ham Hock at Goro & Gun
No. 19: Dahi Puri at Shri Balaji Bhavan
No. 20: Fried Catfish and Cajun Crawfish at The Cajun Stop
No. 21: Foie Gras Crème Caramel at Just Dinner
No. 22: Roasted Pear Salad at Backstreet Cafe
No. 23: Fluffernutters at Fluff Bake Bar
No. 24: Som Tam at Vieng Thai
No. 25: Chips and Queso at Fusion Taco
No. 26: Spicy Miso Ramen at Soma Sushi
No. 27: Kim Cheese Fries at Coreanos
No. 28: Fried Cauliflower at Roost
No. 29: Caesar Wedge Salad at Provisions
No. 30: Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone at Fat Cat Creamery
No. 31: Cochito con Mole Xico at Hugo's
No. 32: Carnitas at Molina's Cantina
No. 33: Taleggio Pizza at Dolce Vita
No. 34: Chiles de Padron Asados at Caracol
No. 35: Morning Thali at Pondicheri
No. 36: Fried Mini Fish at House of Bowls
No. 37: Trompo Tacos at Taqueria La Macro
No. 38: Spicy Tamale Plate at La Mexicana
No. 39: Mum's Chicken Curry At The Queen Vic Pub
No. 40: Canestri alla Funghi at Paulie's
No. 41: Biscuit with Marmalade and Crème Fraîche at Blacksmith
No. 42: Fried Oyster Po'Boy at Goode Company Seafood
No. 43: Roasted Duck Red Curry at Morningside Thai
No. 44: BBQ Pulled Wild Boar Sandwich at Sammy's Wild Game Grill
No. 45: Guanciale Burger at Plonk
No. 46: Parma 600 Pizza at Pizzeria Solario
No. 47: CFC Deviled Eggs at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
No. 48: The El Real Burger at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe
No. 49: Custard Sandwich at Petite Sweets
No. 50: Black Pepper Beer Lobster at Hai Cang Seafood Restaurant
No. 51: Red Dragon Roll at Michiru Sushi
No. 52: Fried Bananas Foster at Custom Confections
No. 53: Bánh Canh Hue at Simply Pho
No. 54: Kimchi Koagie at Koagie Hots
No. 55: The Juicy Lucy Burger at Lowbrow
No. 56: Eggplant Fries at Batanga
No. 57: Macarons at Ganache Dessert Bar
No. 58: Grilled Cheese at The Golden Grill
No. 59: Baklava French Toast at Harry's Restaurant & Cafe
No. 60: Patata e Funghi Pizza at Pizaro's
No. 61: Old Fashioned Frito Pie at Armadillo Palace
No. 62: Korean Spiced Brisket Plate at Revival Market
No. 63: Bánh Mì at Les Givral's Sandwich and Cafe
No. 64: Squirrel Master Burger at Cottonwood
No. 65: Shorty Mac at H-Town StrEATS
No. 66: Enchiladas de Mole at La Guadalupana
No. 67: Bad Ass Hambur-Torta at Pistolero's
No. 68: Green "Hurry Curry" at Nit Noi
No. 69: Dozen Raw Oysters at Pappas Seafood
No 70: Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery
No. 71: Lazy Lane Frites at Brasserie 19
No. 72: Chicken Pot Pie at Kenny & Ziggy's
No. 73: Chili Cheese Mac from Jus' Mac
No. 74: Taco al Pastor at Taco Keto
No. 75: 'Date With a Pig' at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop
No. 76: The Heights Burger at Gratifi
No. 77: Lamb Lollipops at Américas
No. 78: Mortadella Sandwich at 13 Celsius
No. 79: Carnissima Pizza at Coppa Osteria
No. 80: The Marie Laveau Sandwich at Sandy Witch
No. 81: Catfish and Grits at The Breakfast Klub
No. 82: Grilled Ahi Tuna at St. John's Fire
No. 83: Lobster Roll at Maine-ly Sandwiches
No. 84: Greek Burger at Hubcap Grill
No. 85: Pork Tamales at Irma's
No. 86: Ham, Egg & Cheese Crepe at Melange Creperie
No. 87: Crab Daddy Bao at Fat Bao
No. 88: Sesame Soft Balls at Golden Dim Sum
No. 89: Porchetta e Fagioli at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino
No. 90: Uncle Daryl's Cake at The Chocolate Bar
No. 91: Lobster Cake Benedict at Sorrel Urban Bistro
No. 92: Homeroom at Bernie's Burger Bus
No. 93: Vuelve a la Vida Soup at Connie's Seafood
No. 94: Foie Gras Mac & Cheese at BRC Gastropub
No. 95: Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Brooklyn Athletic Club
No. 96: Chicken and Waffles at Adair Kitchen
No. 97: Soft Pretzel from Mongoose Versus Cobra
No. 98: Bulgogi Tacos with Kimchi at Chi'Lantro
No. 99: Almond Croissant at Phoenicia
No. 100: Bangkok Fries at Boheme

Location Info

Coltivare Pizza & Garden

3320 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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OK. I'm sure it's a lovely dish, but this countdown started fully six months before Coltivare even OPENED. A reader could be forgiven for concluding that the list wasn't fully baked when it was launched last year.

KaitlinS topcommenter

@mfsmit  We've said from the beginning that I've been compiling the list as I go, because I started it when I'd only lived in Houston for a few weeks. Some dishes, like the #1 dish, have been on the list since August. Others are more recent discoveries. We've never pretended that the list was already complete back when I started writing it. 

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