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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
The Egg Custard King—accept no substitutes

Houston’s best-kept secret is ECK Bakery’s Chinese egg custard tart, or dan tat (“dan ta” in Mandarin). They’re usually unspectacular on the dessert carts at dim sum, but ECK stands for “Egg Custard King,” so if you’re going to judge its merits anywhere, let it be here.

Located in an otherwise deserted shopping center not too far from Bellaire, little about this pristine spot says “bakery,” except for the display cases. The walls are decorated with T-shirts and useless knick-knacks that… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
6.0
$10
Whether in a divey branch or a nice one, this is one gorgeous, sassy bird

Most of the time, Frenchy’s serves up some of the best fried chicken we’ve ever had. The franchise has multiple locations around Houston, but the original one by the University of Houston on Scott Street is the best of them all (there’s also one in the HEB down the street). Don’t be scared away by this shack of a restaurant that looks like it could crumble at any minute; just place your order at the window, and hope the ladies… [More]