Ten Best Signs You're a Houston Foodie
3. You don't see anything dirty in the phrase "twist and suck."
Photo courtesy LA Crawfish Gotta get that sweet head juice. That's not dirty either.
Or "pinch and suck." Or "suck the head." We're talking about crawfish, people! Crawfish eating is practically a local pastime this time of year, and we're all about being as fast and efficient as possible when getting those mudbugs into our bellies. Other people might not understand the lingo and get a little, well, offended. That's OK. More crawfish for us!
2. You're pretty sure pho and bánh mì were invented here.
Photo by Christina Uticone Les Givral's was invented here at least, wasn't it? No? Dammit.
You've heard of Vietnam. You're aware it's a country. You know what Vietnamese food is and that both pho and bánh mì fall into that category. Still, you know there's just no way any city or country makes better pho and bánh mì than we do right here in Houston. We probably have more variety too. Just saying.
1. You know that even though Dallas, San Antonio and Austin get more credit, Houston has the best food scene in Texas.
Photo by Alex We love you, Houston!
Things are looking up in the Bayou City. Nationally recognized chefs are choosing Houston as the next spot to open new restaurants. Chris Shepherd was just named the best chef in the southwest by the James Beard Foundation. We have two magazines--My Table and Sugar & Rice--solely devoted to the Houston food scene. We have some of the best restaurants in the country according to publications like GQ and some of the best chefs, according to Food & Wine. So, enough, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. You're hip. You're cool. You're fun. We get it. But in the food battle, we totally win. You gave it a valiant effort, you really did. But do you have Chinatown? Do you have the largest population of Vietnamese in Texas? Did you invent Tex-Mex? Do you have gulf coast seafood? No. And that's why Houston is the best culinary city in Texas. Next stop: national domination.