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Adam Goldberg’s Top Five: Houston

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The first time I visited Houston, I was blown away by the broad selection and quality of the Vietnamese and Mexican cuisine. Combine this with its BBQ scene and you have one of the most fascinating dining destinations in the country. And now, chefs like Justin Yu of Oxheart are pushing Houstonian cuisine even further with vegetable-driven menus, showcasing the produce of Texas. With Negra Modelo as my guide, here are five incredible restaurants that offer dishes that pair exceptionally well with Negra.

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1. RDG + Bar Annie

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1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 840-1111
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Robert Del Grande, one of the fathers of Southwest cuisine, serves contemporary Mexican fare at his Houston restaurant. Have a Negra Modelo with the Mexican grilled chicken, the smokiness from the fire accompanying the subtle caramel malts in the lager.

2. Oxheart Restaurant

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1302 Nance St
Houston, TX 77002
(832) 830-8592
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In a state known for its barbecue, Chef Justin Yu puts vegetables front and center at Oxheart. For an unexpected pairing, be sure to try the smoked carrots with a Negra Modelo.

3. Pier Eight Seafood Restaurant

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409 Todville Rd
Seabrook, TX 77586
(281) 474-4588
At this seaside oasis 30 minutes from Houston’s center, pick a fish, choose how you want it cooked, and grab a bench by the Gulf of Mexico. A Negra Modelo was essential with the fried fish.

4. Hoàng My

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10941A Scarsdale Blvd
Houston, TX 77089
(281) 922-1833
This is the best bo tai chanh in Houston. Stop by for ultra-thin slices of rare beef lightly cured in lime covered in ngo om, a Vietnamese herb with notes of cumin and lemon. Try the bo tai chanh with a Negra Modelo, and see how the fermented pineapple sauce brings out the caramel notes in the beer.

5. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
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The best specialty coffee in Houston also serves an excellent steak and eggs. You can start your day with great food and coffee in a friendly place — and on Sunday morning, accompany the steak and eggs with a Negra Modelo.
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1. RDG + Bar Annie

1800 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
Robert Del Grande, one of the fathers of Southwest cuisine, serves contemporary Mexican fare at his Houston restaurant. Have a Negra Modelo with the Mexican grilled chicken, the smokiness from the fire accompanying the subtle caramel malts in the lager.
1800 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

2. Oxheart Restaurant

1302 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002
In a state known for its barbecue, Chef Justin Yu puts vegetables front and center at Oxheart. For an unexpected pairing, be sure to try the smoked carrots with a Negra Modelo.
1302 Nance St
Houston, TX 77002

3. Pier Eight Seafood Restaurant

409 Todville Rd, Seabrook, TX 77586
At this seaside oasis 30 minutes from Houston’s center, pick a fish, choose how you want it cooked, and grab a bench by the Gulf of Mexico. A Negra Modelo was essential with the fried fish.
409 Todville Rd
Seabrook, TX 77586

4. Hoàng My

10941A Scarsdale Blvd, Houston, TX 77089
This is the best bo tai chanh in Houston. Stop by for ultra-thin slices of rare beef lightly cured in lime covered in ngo om, a Vietnamese herb with notes of cumin and lemon. Try the bo tai chanh with a Negra Modelo, and see how the fermented pineapple sauce brings out the caramel notes in the beer.
10941A Scarsdale Blvd
Houston, TX 77089

5. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
The best specialty coffee in Houston also serves an excellent steak and eggs. You can start your day with great food and coffee in a friendly place — and on Sunday morning, accompany the steak and eggs with a Negra Modelo.
1018 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

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