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Houston Restaurants Crush Texas Monthly's 12 Best New Restaurants of 2012

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Houston restaurants dominated Texas Monthly critic Pat Sharpe's list of the 12 best new restaurants in Texas, earning four of the spots to Austin's two and Dallas's three. Oxheart, Roost, Triniti and Underbelly all get nods, which provides further evidence of what a banner year 2012 was for Houston restaurants. Sharpe says Uchi wasn't eligible, because it's the second location of an existing restaurant.

Houston also garnered the most Honorable Mentions (three versus two each for Austin and Dallas). Those restaurants are Lucille's, Provisions and Sparrow Bar + Cookshop. To be eligible, restaurants had to open between November 1, 2011 and November 1, 2012, which means The Pass is eligible for the 2013 list that will be published a year from now. TM subscribers can find the full text with explanations here.

· Where You Should Be Eating Right Now: Our Picks for the Dozen Best New Restaurants in Texas [Eat My Words]
· Where to Eat Now [Texas Monthly]

Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Road, , TX 77006 (713) 528-9800 Visit Website

Triniti

2815 S Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77098 Visit Website

Roost

1972 Fairview Street, Houston, Texas 77019 Visit Website

Oxheart Restaurant

1302 Nance Street, Houston, TX 77002 832-830-8592

The Pass & Provisions

807 Taft Street, , TX 77019 (713) 628-9020 Visit Website

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