A few weekends ago I went on a spontaneous road trip to Houston and all I did was eat because there were so many great restaurants, dessert, and coffee places. If you know me I am a huge foodie and always looking for yummy places to eat.

You can never go wrong with Italian food. Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar it was for a late night dinner. I started with a cup of gumbo and rice. It was delicious but unfortunately, I had to miss out on the sausage because of lent (no meat Fridays). My main course was the Lobster Bolognese. For a lobster dish in Texas, it tasted very delicious and fresh. I definitely recommend this one! A lot of people raved about The lobster Mac & Cheese on Yelp and it looked just as good.

Dish Society is a cute/ urban restaurant. It is a casual farm to table that offers local ingredients, definitely my type of place. In the picture, we have a Southwest Scramble with a shot of espresso and a house omelet with skillet potatoes and freshly squeezed orange juice.

Siphon Coffee is a great place to get some work done or study. That is what I did on my Saturday morning in Houston. I ordered the Siphon and it is a method that utilizes halogen burners to create a precise cup that puts the tasting notes of some of their favorite beans at the forefront. The coffee was delicious and tasted fresh.

JINYA Ramen Bar is a must! The environment on a Saturday night is perfect, especially for a late night dinner! They have a bar and amazing food! It is an authentic Ramen joint right in the city. I got the Spicy Chicken Ramen and ordered corn on the side to add into my ramen. If you have never tried a pork belly bun before you must try it here. On the menu, they call it the ‘JINYA Bun’. They add a cucumber and their specialty sauce and it tastes phenomenal.

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Y’all lets talk about Crawfish! A lot of people look forward to this time of year, well I know I do. Who would ever think of a hole in the wall Pho restaurant serving the best crawfish in town? LA Crawfish definitely made the list for Houston. I ordered four pounds with corn, sausage, and potatoes. The seasoning was just perfect and very flavorful.

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My favorite, dessert!!! Crave Cupcakes is my new favorite cupcake spot. It is located right in the heart of Houston in a beautiful shopping center in Uptown. My favorite flavor is the Banana cupcake. It is not too sweet; it is just the perfect dessert.

It is so hard to narrow down my food picks because they were all so good but these were definitely my top picks. What are some of your favorite restaurants? I will be back soon to visit and I need more recommendations. I love anything that as to do with food.

Can’t wait!

XOXO, Mary Alexius