HOUSTON, Texas -- Since the Super Bowl, downtown Houston has seen almost unprecedented growth in both the number and quality of its dining options. With Dodgers fans set to descend on Houston to watch their team lose the World Series to the Astros, the time seemed right to catch up on both the best of this year's new arrival as well as highlight a few old favorites.
Consider the first four restaurants on this list to be downtown's best new arrivals since the start of the year. The second four offer solid options for the sort of meals visitors might want to sample while they're here: Tex-Mex, barbecue, and steak. For suggestions on where to watch the game, consider this guide prepared by our new sister site SportsMap.
Food lovers are flocking to James Beard Award winner Justin Yu's new bistro. And why not? Whereas Yu's former restaurant Oxheart could be formal and cerebral, Theodore Rex is casual and approachable thanks to a stylish remodel.
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A 10-foot tall rooster, free hot dogs, head-shaving and pumpkin carvings: We've got all the World Series bases covered.
World Series Dining Guide: Best new downtown Houston restaurants and 3 longtime faves