5 places in Houston with unbelievable French toast

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Five places in Houston with unbelievable French toast (KTRK)

Today marks a landmark food holiday for those who crave a sweet and savory brunch.

Nov. 28 is National French Toast Day, which celebrates the dish that consists of a seared egg-soaked piece of toast and traditionally topped with syrup and powdered sugar.

Of course, the dish is easily customized to include toppings like fruit, chocolate chips and other flavored syrups.

The different ways of topping French toast has pushed many eateries in Houston to offer their unique versions.

We found five restaurants that serve up the dish differently, from adding fried chicken wings to injecting some Bourbon Street.

Max's Wine Dive
2 locations - The Heights and Montrose

The restaurant boasts heavy influences in Southern cuisine, with their takes on fried chicken, sweet potato donuts, and wings and waffles among their menu choices.

The Southern influence is chiefly evident in the eatery's King Cake French Toast, which it describes as "creme brulee french toast, king cake cream cheese filling, sour cream icing, bourbon caramel syrup topped with Mardi Gras sugar."

The only thing missing is the figurine baby.

The Breakfast Klub
Midtown

The Breakfast Klub is a brunching institution located in Midtown. It is so popular, the diner customarily hosts a queue of hungry customers outside.

Its French toast is as important as the menu's other breakfast standards, like the Breakfast Klub's intentionally misspelled "biskits & gravy" and "klub's benedikt."

According to the menu, the dish consists of "4 Texas toast triangles battered, lightly grilled and sprinkled with powdered sugar."

Benjy's
2 locations - Rice Village and Upper Washington

Just two words sway diners to the French toast at this eatery: pumpkin butter.

Although the menu doesn't get into the specifics of making this dish, you can be sure to get an autumnal spin on a breakfast favorite.

House of Bowls
West Beltway

House of Bowls, located in Chinatown just off Bellaire Boulevard, is indeed a Chinese food restaurant.

But, hidden underneath the soy sauce and grains of rice is a breakfast menu that is traditional in its preparation.

Diners in the past have suggested eating off the main menu and then ordering French toast for dessert. It's bold and yet something that must be tried.

Backstreet Cafe
Off South Shepherd

The restaurant comes from celebrated chef Hugo Ortega. If his spin on Mexican cuisine is any indication, his take on French toast is a must-order.

Amid the brunch offerings of avocado toast and eggs, Backstreet's brioche French toast consists of bananas, Nutella, caramel sauce, maple syrup and crushed candied peanuts.

Backstreet also proved that your mouth can water from simply reading.

Bon appetit, hungry Houstonians!

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