Exploring Houston: Best Cheap Eats

Jason with breakfast for two at Ikea

Image: Jason, with breakfast for two at Ikea. Retail value: $8.

Click2Houston recently released their 2009 list of Houston bests. This includes everything from “Best Waxing” to “Best Tea House.” (There is even a whole category of best wedding stuff).

In my efforts to branch out and enjoy Houston for all it has to offer (and upon @deneyterrio and @longstation‘s fervent suggestions to avoid all things chain restaurant in Houston), I am embarking on a quest – to experience the best food in Houston. We’ll begin with the “Cheap Eats” section of the list.

The seven items on the list of best cheap eats are:

  • Best barbecue: Goode Company
  • Best breakfast: The Breakfast Klub
  • Best burger: Becks Prime
  • Best burrito:  Freebirds
  • Best delicatessen: Kenny and Ziggy’s
  • Best pizza: Star Pizza
  • Best sandwich shop: Potbelly

Status: I am and have been a big fan of Potbelly and Freebirds (what kind of Aggie would I be if I wasn’t?) for a long time,  so I’m crossing those off the list. The other 5 I am adding to my UrbanSpoon wishlist.

(Side note: Are you using the UrbanSpoon iPhone app? Sign up for an account and you can rate restaurants, create a wish list, and hook the app into your Twitter. Then add me as your friend!)


Over the next few weeks I will attempt to cross off all the items on my list. And as always, additional suggestions are COMPLETELY welcome! Happy eating!

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