Zimmern's 'Bizarre Foods' Texas Spots
Fort Worth, TX
restaurants
Woodshed Smokehouse
If game meat is your way of life, then check out Woodshed Smokehouse for some venison backstrap served with grilled and roasted hen of the woods mushrooms, resting on a bed of braised lamb belly, shallot, and roasted garlic pureed in a bone broth.
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Dallas, TX
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Chicken Scratch
Not-to-miss, traditional South Texas barbacoa: cow cheek, cow tongue, beef short ribs and grilled sweetbreads.
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Dallas, TX
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Revolver Taco Lounge
At The Revolver Taco Lounge, authentic Michoacan food is homemade. Try their beef kidneys braised in chilies, Michoacan salsa and Moronga -- blood pudding with intestines, stomach lining, heart and goat blood served in a fresh tortilla.
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New Braunfels, TX
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Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
Coopers specializes in the hot and fast Hill Country Style barbecue. Try their beef brisket, pork ribs and Big Chop -- a 2-inch thick pork chop dunked in a thin vinegar dip made with the meat drippings.
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Carrollton, TX
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Russian Banya of Dallas
Visit this Russian spa and restaurant, and sample their Russian pickles, cabbage and cured salmon roe with buttered bread and sour cream.
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Dallas, TX
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Lockhart Smokehouse BBQ
At Lockhart Smokehouse, their Central Texas-style barbecue is smoked over post oak, giving it a beautiful black bark. Try their oak-smoked brisket, beef shoulder clod and smoked head cheese.
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Houston, TX
restaurants
Crawfish & Noodles
This restaurant combines the unique flavors and cultures of Texas and Vietnam to create new distinctive dishes like stir-fried blue crab and its famous Viet-Cajun crawfish.
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Houston, TX
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Raja Sweets
Houston's first Indian bakery is known for its homemade desserts, but it also serves delicious Indian comfort foods. After the goat with curry and vegetables, have gulab jamun -- a cheese ball fried until deep brown and then soaked in sugar syrup.
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San Leon, TX
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Gilhooley's Restaurant and Oyster Bar 18+
Some call Gilhooleys the most notorious oyster bar on the Gulf of Mexico, where the gritty ambience and the oysters make it the ultimate seafood dive bar. The oysters are served over a wood fire and topped with parmesan and garlic butter.
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Houston, TX
restaurants
Underbelly
The story of Houston's food unfolds at Underbelly, where chef Chris Shepherd celebrates the city's ethnic diversity and unique ingredients in dishes like wagyu skirt steak with Korean-inspired sweet potato noodles, dashi broth and a cold-boiled egg.
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