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Guinness beef stew, $22.

Image: Alice Levitt

Bluebonnet season is on the wane, but there's another rare flower popping up in Houston just as worthy of a family photo. OK, it's not exactly new, but it's roughly 5,000 times more caloric than the flowers you're posing with. Meet the culinary monstrosity listed on the menu at the Red Lion British Pub as "Guinness" beef stew. $22 may sound like a hefty price tag for stew, but consider the scale: this is a portion worthy of Paul Bunyan, or several normal-sized humans.

But the sheer mass of the rosemary-scented stew isn't what's impressive. It's how it's served: inside a Yorksire pudding, to be specific.

To those not steeped in English food traditions, Yorkshire pudding is a batter-based bread, not so different from a popover. But in this case, it's huge—bigger than your head enormous. It's not the best, most buttery Yorkshire pudding you will ever try, but it doesn't need to be. It is a spectacle, almost too beautiful to be eaten. But eat it you should, after fasting for full effect. But all the same, be ready to take home leftovers, especially if you're saving room for the eggy, silky bread pudding.

So it's not a Unicorn Frappuccino. You're better than that. Your feed is beyond passing fads. But if you dig into the near-endless helping of tender beef and peas, your followers will thank you.

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