Five Kickass Pretzel Dishes to Try in Houston
Frank the Pretzel
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Meet Frank. Now eat him.
Where to get it: Eatsie Boys Cafe
The Eatsie Boys are known to change up their menu, but our old friend "Frank the Pretzel" always seems to stay put. The lightly-salted, fluffy Slow Dough pretzel bun makes the perfect bed for a poblano-and-feta-studded chicken sausage, caramelized onions, and a thick and creamy chardonnay mustard. The punch-packing, flavorful dog is well worth the $7 price tag.
Warm Pretzel w/ Redneck Cheese Dip
Where to get it: The Hay Merchant
If pretzels and beer are good, pretzels and beer and queso are better. It doesn't get much better than dunking Hay Merchant's warm, supple, crisp, and buttery pretzel straight into a vat of hot and gooey chile-spiked cheddar cheese sauce. That is, until you tack on Hay Merchant's heavenly beer list.
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt We gotta respect a sandwich that comes on a real pretzel bun.
Where to get it: 13 Celsius
A lot of places serve sandwiches on pretzel buns, but 13 Celsius ups the ante by serving theirs inside an actual pretzel. The fat, fluffy pretzel is just as crisp on the outside and as it is soft in the middle, making it the perfect texture to house grilled mortadella, melted provolone, sliced tomato, and a fried egg that oozes its rich and buttery yolk with each bite.
Perhaps pretzels and wine is the new pretzels and beer.