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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
6.8
8.0
$25
Burgers and chicken-fried steak with a side of petting zoo

What’s better than eating one of the city’s best chicken-fried steaks? Doing it in peace while your kids pet a goat. This woodsy family oasis hunkers between industrial garages and Northwest Houston’s cookie-cutter subdivisions, and is seemingly always packed. Expect a wait during peak hours—at least they have that petting zoo, right? The back patio’s often filled with parents sucking down cold beers while the young’uns run wild in the yard full of peacocks, mules, miniature horses, and chickens. Beware… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Houston
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
6.0
$10
A colorful, busy little trailer of guys living the farm-to-sandwich dream

One of Houston’s favorite kitchens on wheels, Eatsie Boys hums around the city at lunch, dinner, and late-night, usually between UrbanHarvest farmer’s market and Agora Coffeehouse (just look for the trailer that looks kind of like Keith Haring’s impression of a salad bowl). They pop up elsewhere now and then; follow them on Twitter (@eatsieboys) to keep up.

Most people first formed their addictions to “Frank the Pretzel” (chicken-poblano sausage with Chardonnay mustard on a pretzel bun from Slow Dough) at… [More]