Try These 5 Seriously Outrageous "Salads" in Houston

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What? This is totally a salad. There's lettuce!
If your salad is topped with more than one kind of fried thing, loaded up with ranch and cheese, and is served with a piece of carb that is pretty much larger than the salad itself, it's pretty safe to say you're not reeeallyyy eating a salad. But that doesn't mean it's not delicious! Here are five outrageous "salads" that truly push the limits on the term "salad":

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Where to Eat on Valentine's Day 2015 in Houston

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Have all the champagne you want; V-Day's on a Saturday this year.
Love is in the air -- because Cupid's favorite holiday is right around the corner! Whether you're looking for a date night that's cute and sweet or an evening full of champagne and over-the-top romance, we've got the lowdown on the city's best dining deals happening Valentine's Day (and Valentine's Day Weekend).

024 Grille
945 N. Gessner, 281-501-4350

Head to Memorial City's 024 Grille on Valentine's Day to indulge in a four-course dinner with an amuse-bouche from the chef for $90 per couple (plus $45 per additional person).

60 Degrees Mastercrafted
2300 Westheimer, 713-360-7757

This elegant steakhouse will be offering a specially crafted 4-course V-Day menu on Saturday, Feb. 14 for $75 per person.

Américas
2040 W. Gray, 832-200-1492
21 Waterway, 281-367-1492

Both the River Oaks and Woodlands locations of modern Latin restaurant Américas will be offering a three-course menu -- featuring lobster corndogs, their famous churrasco steak, one of the best tres leches in town, and more -- for $75 per person on Feb. 13, 14, and 15.

Artisans Restaurant
3201 Louisiana, 713-529-9111

You'll have a bonne Saint-Valentin at this sexy, rustic-chic bistro on Valentine's Day. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a special pre-fixe menu -- think Pacific ahi tuna, pan-seared lamb, triple chocolate mousse, and more -- for $140 per person.


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Try These 5 Absolutely Loaded Grilled Cheeses in Houston

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H-Town StrEATS takes grilled cheese to a whole new level.
If you're going to pay for grilled cheese, it better damn well be a step up from the white bread and American cheese number you can make yourself at home. These buttered-up, overloaded and cheesy as all hell sandwiches most definitely are...

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Try These Five Awesomely Outrageous Mac & Cheeses in Houston

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We can't get enough of this miso lobster mac'.
Every sound minded individual loves mac' and cheese. Hell, even Easy Mac could make do in a pinch. But we say if you're going to eat a bowl of cheese, fat and carbs, you may as well go all in.

Here are 5 Outrageously Delicious Mac' & Cheeses To Try In Houston:

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Try These Five Monster Bar Snacks in Houston

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Nobi's Viet-Tex-Mex nachos are exactly what fusion should be.
When you're downing a few beers, nothing hits the spot more than something deep-fried, cheesy and salty. Whether huge in flavor or size, here are 5 Monster Bar Snacks that keep us coming back for more.

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Five Insanely Awesome Hangover Cures in Houston

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Hangover is in the name of the burger. If that's not a sign, we don't know what is.
New Year's Eve is a hell of a drug. To help aid the inevitable hangover, try any of these awesomely delicious next day gut-busters.

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The 5 Best Happy Hours in Pearland

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Celebrate Oktoberfest any day of the week.
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post

This week, we're moving on to Pearland.

Honorable mention: Fajita Wednesdays at Emma's Mex Grill and sushi at Sakura Japanese Restaurant.

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Five Awesome Houston Treats to Bring to a Holiday Party

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Chocolatier and owner Annie Rupani makes some of the most beautiful chocolates.
Whether you want to gift the host a special treat or bring holiday eats for the party to share, here are 5 Awesomely Delicious Local Treats to Bring to Your Next Holiday celebration:

Exotic Artisan Chocolates
Where to get them: Cocao & Cardamom, 5000 Westheimer

These luxury artisan chocolates will make any party goer swoon. Get them in unexpected flavors like Szechuan peppercorn, coco curry, and five spice praline. Less daring chocolate lovers will go nuts for the flavors like smores -- made with housemade roasted marshmallow, milk chocolate ganache and graham cracker crumbs; or Nutella banana. Boxes starting at $20.

Gourmet Holiday Scones
Where to get them: Sparrow Bar + Cookshop, 3701 Travis

At $6 per order, chef Monica Pope's scone dough is available in flavors such as sour cherry pecan, gruyere chive, and lavender fig. Each ball of dough yields 10-15 small scones that will make the perfect bite-sized appetizers. And hey, people may even think you made them yourself. Order at least four days in advance from now through the end of the month.


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Try These Five Crazy Delicious Warm-Spiced Eats in Houston

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Heat things up with Lillo & Ella's spiced lamb ribs.
With winter in full swing (kinda), it's time to warm things up a bit. And what better way to do that than with these 5 outrageously good warmly-spiced foodstuffs:

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