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Houston

Exploring Space City

Interior of Wild Oats, a restaurant in Houston
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This city that many expect to only be about square dancing, fattening-hardy meals, and knowing all about space exploration is, in many ways, not this at all. Except maybe the food part. And, of course, it is the capital of space exploration. However, the city has so much culture and cuisine to offer beyond imagination. Breakfasting in Houston is a major to do. Some of the best spots to try are Common Bond for pain au chocolat, River Oaks Donuts for maple donuts with bacon and jalapeño, and Sweet Paris Crêperie for savory or sweet crepes. Barbecue is a big category with plenty of heat in Houston. Stop by one of these places to see what their 'cue game is all about: Truth BBQ, Feges BBQ Spring Branch, and The Pit Room. Of course you have to try some iconic Tex-Mex while in Houston. Some of our top picks for this are Escalante’s, Valencia’s Tex-Mex Garage, and Irma’s Original.

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