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Houston Tops Travel and Leisures List of Best Food Cities; Irma's Turns 26 Today

Houstonians have known for a very long time our food scene is top-notch — but getting a little national praise never hurts. This week our fine city received impressive nods from Travel and Leisure, Forbes, and Wine Enthusiast.

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FORBES Irma Galvan, owner and chef of Irma's restaurant in downtown Houston's Warehouse District, opened this beloved Tex-Mex eatery 26 years ago to this very day. From the fresh lemonades to daily specials, read about Galvan's labor of love in Forbes magazine. [Forbes]

TRAVEL AND LEISURE We don't like to gloat, but Houston was just named No.1 on Travel and Leisure's list of "America's Best Food Cities," winning food categories in three separate rankings: burgers, brunch, and specialty food shops. With Revival Market, Dak and Bop, Lankford Grocerry, and Little Bigs receiving specific nods from the lifestyle magazine. [Travel and Leisure]

WINE ENTHUSIAST Chris Shepherd's Underbelly and Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivanine's The Pass and Provisions were both added to the list of "100 Best Wine Restaurants in America" from the wine aficionados magazine, Wine Enthusiast. [Wine Enthusiast]


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The Pass & Provisions

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

Revival Market

550 Heights Boulevard, , TX 77007 (713) 880-8463 Visit Website


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

Little Bigs

4621 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (713) 521-2447 Visit Website