Where to Eat in Honor of the Top 8 Teams in the World Cup
Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Try at traditional quiche at Bistro Provence.
Genevieve Guy, the owner of Bistro Provence, is French herself, so she maintains the highest standards at her restaurant on Houston's west side. The food is upscale French comfort food, and the digs are rustic and inviting. The food focuses on Provençal cuisine, but there are also French mainstays like onion soup and escargots on the menu. The wine list is also excellent, featuring the best selection of French wines outside of a wine merchant. Of all the French restaurants in Houston, Bistro Provence provides the most authentically French experience.
Photo from VoicePlaces Strap on those lederhosen and head to King's Biergarten for some brats and beer.
Craving a German pretzel, some schnitzel or some bratwurst? King's Biergarten has all that and, as the name suggests, quite a bit of beer to go with it. The German and Austrian restaurant has been serving Pearland since 2011, but before that it was a bratwurst stand that fed customers of the nearby carwash. Today, King's Biergarten hosts huge Oktoberfest parties in an actual biergarten, and though you can no longer get your car washed while enjoying bratwurst, you can feast like a king on spaetzle, sauerkraut and as much wurst as you wish.
Painting by Pieter Claesz, 1641 No, really. Where's the restaurant serving this?
House of Pies
Look, there is no such thing as a Dutch restaurant in Houston. In fact, there don't really seem to be any purely Dutch restaurants in America. When you look up Dutch cuisine online, the options don't look super appetizing, which is surprising because the Netherlands are known for their great art, much of which consists of still lifes of magnificent feasts. Be that as it may, Dutch food is somewhat of a mystery aside, of course, from Dutch apple pie. Yes, I think we can all agree that Dutch apple pie, traditionally featuring a crumb or streusel topping, is delicious. So here's my advice: Go to House of Pies. Pick up a Dutch apple pie to-go. Go home and eat it with a cold Heineken. Woo hoo, Netherlands!
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