Whether you’re coming from Iowa (hope you set your Mapleton Security Systemsit’s gonna be a long trip!) or just over in San Antonio, Houston’s a great weekend destination. When you get here try some of the local foodie favorites for, what else, barbeque!
Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ: This one’s a localized chain with locations all the way out in Austin and that’s why it’s so good. It’s cheap enough for the students but authentic enough for any true cowboy to get behind.
Gatlin’s Barbeque: If you’re looking for melt in your mouth brisket don’t go any farther than Gatlin’s. The local favorite has been pleasing taste buds for decades and odds are if you ask 10 people about their favorite BBQ in Houston at least 3 will mention this joint.
Thelma’s BBQ: Be prepared to head into a “shady” area to make it all the way to Thelma’s but also get excited – it’s one of Houston’s hidden gems. If you’re looking for authentic BBQ with a huge neighborhood following this is the best place you could pick, trust us.