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AS THE SWEETEST CITY IN TEXAS, Sugar Land is nestled in the most ethnically diverse county in the United States according to the New York Times–and the cuisines offered in Sugar Land directly reflect its global population. In Sugar Land Town Square, the heart of the city, residents and visitors have the unique opportunity to taste the flavors of the world within a half-mile radius!

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Try The Rouxpour’s award-winning seafood gumbo with sausage.

Step onto Bourbon Street when you enter The Rouxpour, complete with French Quarter-inspired decor and a 14-foot raw oyster bar! There are so many mouth-watering choices, such as blackened salmon, Parmesan-crusted mahi mahi topped with lump crab meat, and chicken or pork topped with bayou sauce. If you’re looking for an even more classic taste of New Orleans, try the restaurant’s famous chargrilled Rockefeller oysters or savory shrimp creole. Or find out for yourself how they won Houstonia magazine’s 2017 Gumbo Smackdown. Finish off the evening with a delectable crème brulee, a tribute to New Orleans’ French roots.

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Pork is king at local favorite Bacon Bros. Public House.

Pork lovers will feel right at home at local favorite Bacon Bros. Public House. The pig is center stage in every dish served, from potater tots made with pork shoulder, sharp cheddar cheese, pig ears and sorghum vinegar; to their B.E.T. sandwich, which stands for Bacon (pork belly pastrami), Egg (duck egg) and Tomato. The restaurant sources local ingredients, with some veggies harvested less than ten miles from their location.

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Taste the delights of Mediterranean cuisine at Turquoise Grill & Bar.

Dive into the cuisine of the Mediterranean at Turquoise Bar & Grill and enjoy fresh tabbouleh and mouth-watering gyros and shish kebabs. For the vegans in your party, Turquoise Bar & Grill offers a delectable vegan platter of hummus, falafel and dolmas. You can also enjoy brunch every Sunday between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. with drinks and an array of appetizers, breakfast items and entrée selections.

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Fresh sushi served every day at Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill.

If sushi is more your style, order an assortment at the trendy Japaneiro’s Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill, with quirky names like Black Mamba, The Kraken and Tropic Thunder. Not a big sushi fan? Not to worry, this trendy Japanese-Latin fusion restaurant offers empanadas, pollo milanesa and seafood platters. If you want to settle in with a nice drink, try one of their oversized margarita cocktails.

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Taste the flavors of Thailand with one of Songkran Thai Grill's curries.

Go exotic when you dine at Songkran Thai Grill, where the menu features an array of curry and savory noodle dishes. You can also enjoy Tom Yum Goong, a savory traditional Thai broth made with lemongrass, shrimp, cilantro and a little red pepper flake for spice. A Thai iced tea can help you cool off your palate. Delight in the cozy atmosphere and Zen-like vibe, with a larger-than-life mural of Buddha, and wrought iron light fixtures. 

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Before heading home, take in some live entertainment and grab a nightcap at the Sugar Refinery Grub & Grogs. This unique bar takes you back in time to Sugar Land in the Prohibition era. They serve up classic cocktails like Whiskey Sours and Hemingways alongside specialty cocktails like the Oyster Creek Dredge, which is a mixture of Jagermeister, Bols Strawberry, fresh squeezed lemon juice and club soda.

Hungry yet? For a full list of Sugar Land’s local eateries, go to www.VisitSugarLandTX.com.  You can follow @VisitSugarLand on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest news on things happening in Sugar Land. Share your experience and use #VisitSugarLandTX #SLEats.