100 Best Restaurants 2016

Destination Dining: 7 Restaurants Worth the Drive

These spots may be far outside your regular dining circles, but each is worth the drive—and, in that regard, innately Houstonian.

By Alice Levitt and Katharine Shilcutt September 19, 2016 Published in the October 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Brioche slider at Fielding's

Image: Fielding's

Mama Yu

It may look like a Chinese take-out joint, but this spot’s curry-soaked, halal Indonesian flavors have nothing in common with General Tso’s.

Cafe Piquet

Garlic lovers unite over Cuban dishes including sweet-and-savory fufu de plátano and oven-roasted pork pernil.

Café Caspian

Three men are constantly at work rolling and baking taftoon flatbread in the back at this popular Persian spot. Enjoy yours with kebabs and jeweled rice.

Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar

Owner Cary Attar’s second iteration of his popular Fielding’s Wood Grill has an even more casual vibe, one that belies its lobster mac ‘n’ cheese–topped pizzas and brioche sliders filled with char siu pork belly.

The Olive Oil Restaurant

We all need a great moussaka every now and then. This restaurant has our favorite in all of Houstonia.

Jane & John Dough Bakery

Amazing baked goods are just the tip of the iceberg at this café, which also serves Stumptown coffee and farm-fresh breakfasts until 3 p.m.

Sheger Ethiopian Restaurant

Ethiopian music videos and the aroma of roasting coffee are as transporting as the tangy, spongy injera and spicy stews served here.

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