8 Things to Eat and Drink This Fall in Houston

A selection of must-try seasonal items
September 14, 2015
by Marcy de Luna

Fall is upon us, and along with it comes new seasonal fare to tempt your taste buds. Here are eight must-try treats on menus in Houston this autumn.

Bucatini amatriciana at Paulie’s 

The bucatini amatriciana at this casual Italian cafe is spicy, smoky and wholly satisfying, thanks to a felicitous combo of bacon, garlic, cherry tomatoes, chile flakes and pecorino cheese ($15).

1834 Westheimer Rd.; 713-807-7271

Cassoulet Toulousain at Ètoile Cuisine et Bar

The menu at Étoile Cuisine et Bar at Uptown Park showcases French/Mediterranean cuisine including this classic bone-warming casserole with pork shoulder, duck confit, sausage, pork belly and white beans ($28).

1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd.; 832-668-5808

Pork spareribs at Churrascos

The local mini-chain puts a Latin twist on corn-smoked ribs right in time for football season. Presented with a side of with tamarind-guajillo glaze and cracked fingerling potatoes, the dish comes with salad and soup during lunch ($19.95 at lunch; $20.95 at dinner). 

Multiple locations

Duck gumbo at Rainbow Lodge

Get cozy beneath the hunting trophies at the upscale American lodge in the Heights, and fill up with a hearty bowl of smoked duck gumbo with andouille sausage and wild rice pilaf ($9).

2011 Ella Blvd.; 713-861-8666

French toast at Benjy’s in Rice Village

The Rice Village branch of the New American restaurant serves up brunch fare seven days a week, including this decadent French toast, made with brioche, vanilla whipped cream and pomegranate chutney ($13).

2424 Dunstan Rd.; 713-522-7602

Lamb shank at Helen Greek Food and Wine

The menu at the quaint Rice Village Greek taverna changes with the days and seasons; now's the time to order the can't-miss lamb shank youvetsi made with warm spices, white wine, pearl onions and oregano ($31). Pair it with a glass of wine from the all-Hellenic wine list.

2429 Rice Blvd.; 832-831-7133

Apple cobbler at Roost

Savor the flavors of fall with a bite (or more!) of apple cobbler. The Montrose-area American dining spot goes all out, adding cheddar crumble, fried peanuts and rosemary ice cream on top ($7).

1972 Fairview St.; 713-523-7667

Pastelon at Fielding's Local Kitchen + Bar

The Woodlands-area New American joint often serves up fare with a Mediterranean accent. Don’t skip the pastelon, which boasts layers of lasagna filled with romesco sauce, clams, sous vide pork belly and zucchini.

26400 Kuykendahl Rd., Building #2; 281-351-2225

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