30 Things You Need to Eat and Drink This Summer in Houston

By Marcy de Luna
May 19, 2014

Welcome to your Best Summer Ever. From now until Labor Day, be sure to consult our Houston summer page, a one-stop resource that will be regularly updated with the season's best restaurants, dishes and more.

There are 10 warm, sunny weeks of summer ahead, and you’ve got your work cut out for you on the eating and drinking fronts. What dishes and drinks define summer in Houston? We combed the city with these questions in mind to come up with this list of 30 essential summer treats. Use it as your back-pocket guide for the coming hot, sweaty weeks and set yourself up for the Best Summer Ever.

1) Froberg Farm strawberry shortcake at Brennan’s
2) Squash blossom quesadilla at Hugo’s
3) Embers of Paradise house julep at Julep
4) Seafood tower at Eleven XI
5) French vichyssoise soup at Mockingbird Bistro
6) Summer sausage banh mi at Revival Market
7) Summer sundae at Fat Cat Creamery
8) La Sandia cocktail at Table On Post Oak
9) Harvest Salad at Local Foods
10) Seared Atlantic halibut at Tony’s
11) Barbecue at Killen’s Barbecue
12) Summer Pils from Saint Arnold
13) Mardi Gras snoball with cream at Mam's House of Ice
14) Cold curry noodles at Kata Robata
15) Elotes at No Borders Food Truck
16) Cebiche de pescado at Andes Cafe
17) X.L.R.8 cocktail at Goro & Gun
18) Tandoori chicken salad at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop
19) Duck confit salad at Bistro Provence
20) Gourmet popsicles at Goodie Box
21) Pasta salad at DaCapo’s Pastry Cafe
22) Chi-town Dog at Good Dog
23) Burger at Del Frisco's Grille
24) Salted lemonade at Huynh Restaurant
25) Summer orzo salad at Backstreet Cafe
26) Garden pea salad at Coltivare
27) Ice cream at Eatsie Boys
28) Chilled Hungarian sour cherry soup at Kenny & Ziggy’s
29) Texas chaat salad at The Queen Vic
30) Pie at Punk's Simple Southern Food