In case the Gaelic font on the outside of The Gorgeous Gael doesn’t tip you off, this is as Irish a pub as you’ll find in Houston. (Bear with us here; there aren’t many Irishmen in the city.) Look past the salads and burgers on the pub menu and you’ll find a more authentic side to this Rice Village Friday-night favorite: beef stew with Irish colcannon and freshly baked Irish brown bread. You’ll also find standards such as fish and chips and shepherd’s pie, both just begging to be washed down with a Belhaven or Murphy’s Irish Stout. Our favorite dish to match the hybrid sports bar/frat house/only-vaguely-Irish atmosphere: Irish nachos, thinly sliced potatoes crowned with a mess of bacon, jalapeños, sour cream and cheese.