Ten Best Signs You're a Houston Foodie

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Quick! Name those fajitas!
Sure, you live in Houston. Maybe you even grew up in Houston. But are you a true Houston foodie?

Do you plan your days off around which type of ethnic food you most want to eat, and stick to a single neighborhood for hours so as to properly indulge and explore?

Do you make a sport of going to Revival Market for doughnuts and Shipleys on North Main for boudin kolaches on the same day in an attempt to actually acquire both before they sell out?

Do the folks behind the counter at Burt's Meat Market greet you by name?

Do you know the significance of the red cup at Ruchi's?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you might be a Houston foodie. Here are some other criteria.

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Oyster season begins roughly November 1.
10. You identify four seasons: Oyster, crawfish, margarita and tailgate.
Oyster season falls during the winter months, obviously. Wait, or is that the other way around? Nah, here in Houston, the beginning of oyster season and the beginning of winter are simultaneous, though clearly one is more a reason to rejoice than the other. After that is crawfish season--roughly the equivalent of what everyone else calls spring. Then there's margarita season, aka summer, and finally tailgate season in the fall, when we spend our free time grilling and rooting for the Texans, even if they suck.

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16 comments
leaveHtownKS
leaveHtownKS

Wow, what a stupid list.  I hope nobody reads this and thinks Houstonions are this dumb.  We invented Vietnamese food?  Phuck me.  This is just embarrassing.  Oh, we need more lists.  This list will top the list of Steinberg's dumbest lists.


Oh, Underbelly isn't really that good.  Definitely not as good as its PR machine.

leaveHtownKS
leaveHtownKS

Wow, what a stupid list.  I hope nobody reads this and thinks Houstonions are this dumb.  We invented Vietnamese food?  Phuck me.  This is just embarrassing.  Oh, we need more lists.  This list will top the list of Steinberg's dumbest lists.


Oh, Underbelly isn't really that good.  Definitely not as good as its PR machine.

del.martinis
del.martinis topcommenter

At least I got 3 of them off the list!

John Varkey
John Varkey

We can fix some but I trust you will never fix #3.

Rachel Lowe
Rachel Lowe

Ken Piddington...another reason we are going home! THE FOOD!!!

Janese Williams
Janese Williams

Thomas Hanks you totally get me!!! I've been to just about every restaurant mentioned and def all the ones mentioned in the first freaking paragraph of the article haha, Burt's had me rolling!! That place is sooooo good!!!

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

As for Item 2, if you think the pho and banh mi are any better here than anywhere else then you need to get your head out of your arse.

cobra
cobra

Not real crazy about the term foodie, it played out years ago, except among the girly and fogey set at CultureMap and My Table, respectively. Interesting piece, nonetheless.

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

@FattyFatBastard

My point was that there's nothing special about Vietnamese fast food in Houston. It's ubiquitous in populated areas throughout the US. 

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