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10 Rib-Sticking Comfort Food Dishes in Houston

By Amber Ambrose
November 25, 2013

Sometimes there are days when only a stick-to-your-ribs meal will do. Forget the salads, drop the tofu and walk away from the steamed vegetable platter. We're talking get-down-and-dirty plates of fried chicken, giant omelets stuffed with cheese and meat and then wrapped in a pancake, pounds of slow-smoked ribs and bowls of gumbo made with a roux so dark it defies the laws of physics. Should that day of comfort food come calling - and you know it will - here are 10 Houston dishes to seek out: http://www.zagat.com/b/houston/10-rib-sticking-comfort-food-dishes-in-houston

  • Fish 'n' Chips at Red Lion Pub

    Serving proper pub food, it's a given that fish 'n' chips would be a popular choice on Red Lion's menu. And that they are, found on many an expat's table as well as fellow Houstonians who enjoy a pint of beer and a hearty British comfort meal to accompany.

    2316 S. Shepherd Dr.; 713-782-3030

  • Photo by: Debora Smail

    Matzo Ball Soup at Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessan  


    2327 Post Oak Blvd.; 713-871-8883

  • Gumbo at Brennan's Houston

    Visiting Brennan's is like taking a mini-trip to New Orleans, but minus the five-hour drive.

    Their gumbo is rich, thick and made with a dark roux a true Cajun would be proud to call their own.

    3300 Smith St.; 713-522-9711