Best of 2019

Your 10 Favorite Food Stories of 2019

What did you want to know most about eating and drinking in Houston?

By Timothy Malcolm December 25, 2019

Now that we've recapped the year in food and revealed our list of our favorite restaurants of 2019, we're throwing it back to you. Here are the 10 food-and-drink stories that got the most clicks at Houstonia Mag Dot Com. 

Remember, if you don't like this list, you can only blame yourself.

Chicken, waffles, Breakfast Klub.

Image: Jenn Duncan

1. The Breakfast Bucket List: What to Order at Houston's Top Breakfast Spots

Editor's comment: Gwendolyn Knapp and I had a lot of fun eating all the dishes in this piece. After the piece published, I visited The Breakfast Klub for the first time (that was on Gwendolyn's list for the feature) and had the wings and waffles. Goodness. How did I live before that?

2. One of the Best Restaurants in the World Is In Kemah. And Nobody Has Heard of It.

Editor's comment: Don't ever say we don't have influence. A few months after this piece dropped, the Washington Post came to Kemah to review chef David Skinner's funhouse. The place is wild, the food can often be mind-blowing. Get a seat now ... for 2021. (Sorry.)

Beer. It is good.

3. The Dirty Dozen: 12 Houston Breweries You Need to Know About

Editor's comment: A six-month update on this ranking: St. Arnold, Spindletap, Sigma, B-52, True Anomaly, Eureka Heights, Holler, Brash, Buffalo Bayou, 11 Below, Saloon Door, Great Heights. This ranking will always change.

4. Where to Eat Downtown Right Now

Editor's comment: For our Downtown guide that published in the summer. There's a lot happening Downtown, and we're not just talking about the food halls.

5. Our 5 Favorite Kolache Shops in Houston

Editor's comment: As a non-native Texan, this piece was crucial to my understanding of my new home. Kolaches are life.

6. Where to Go for Houston Restaurant Weeks

Editor's comment: A lot of Houstonians head out to eat over Restaurant Weeks, which means service-style fare like this can be quite helpful. We'll do it again next year!

7. Houston's on Westheimer Closes Suddenly

Editor's comment: There were many sad restaurant closings this year (The Pass & Provisions, Reef), but none hit harder than the shuttering of this institution (that didn't originate in Houston, fun fact).

8. Midtown Gets a New Outdoor Drinking Hangout

Editor's comment: Nothing like a vague headline to get clicks! Social Beer Garden HTX opened, and we wrote about it in May.

9. Our 10 Go-To Spots for Chinese Food

Editor's comment: My favorite crawl of 2019 gave me the opportunity to hang out in Chinatown and try some places that were on my list for a while. I highly recommend taking a day and driving out to Chinatown.

10. H-E-B Heights is Finally Open: Here's What to Expect

Editor's comment: Hey, nothing draws folks quite like the opening of a new grocery store. 

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