Fil N’ Viet
1720 E. 12th, 281/798-4334
Food truck combines Filipino and Vietnamese cuisines.
Local fast casual mini-chain specializes in steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings.
1911 Aldrich Ste. A-1, 737/717-3002
Everything from Chef Jesse Griffiths' unassuming hotspot is local, even the tea. Expect the choicest cuts of meat, just out of the water seafood, and barely harvested vegetables. The service is as adept as the kitchen.
2406 Manor Rd., 512/524-0688