National Food Critic Highlights Montrose in Recent Houston Visit

By | November 18, 2015

Bacon enchiladas! Credit: El Real Tex-Mex Cafe via FacebookFor the ninth installment in his ten-part multimedia series on the best food cities in America, Washington Post restaurant critic Tom Sietsema recently came to Houston to get a taste of our rich culinary scene. Restaurants highlighted in his story include El Real, Underbelly, Cuchara, and the Tacos Tierra Caliente food truck (the one outside the West Alabama Drafthouse), as well as Anvil Bar and Refuge and Common Bond Cafe and Bakery. Sietsema’s verdict? “Every eater who cares about creative cooking and innovative restaurants needs to make a trip to the fourth-largest city in the country.”

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