Pictured above: Soft-shell crab at Brennan's of Houston

In This Feature:

When Did All This Happen?

Houston is America’s most exciting restaurant city, but don’t just take our word for it.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

50 Restaurants That Define Houston Dining

The best of the best in America’s coolest food city

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

What’s Next for Houston Food?

Six of Houston's young cooks and restaurateurs on what's next for the city's dining scene.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Restaurant That Started It All

Snobby attitude and down-home cooking made Maxim’s a post-war hit.

09/30/2013 By Robb Walsh

Exceptional Eateries: A Timeline

An opinionated history of the dining scene

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Town’s Best Tables (and How to Snag Them)

What’s the best seat in the house? We put the question to the city’s top restaurant professionals.

09/30/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Houston’s Best Desserts

You’ve seen our list of Best Restaurants—now it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth.

09/30/2013