Courtesy of Fielding’s Wood Grille
Courtesy of Amy’s Ice Cream
Courtesy of The Counter
Petite Sweets
Courtesy of Julie Soefer
Courtesy of BRC Gastropub
Courtesy of Del Frisco’s Grille
Fat Cat Creamery
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1. Dish Society 5740 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77057

This modern spot in the Galleria offers an upmarket take on Southern fare with supplies from the nearby Atkinson Farms and Black Hill Ranch, among others. Counter service by day and table service by night create a balance between casual and classy, especially with the addition of a table service "social hour" in the late afternoon. A craft beer or something from the approachable wine list will keep your taste buds occupied while you peruse through the menus of shareable plates and larger entrees like brisket stuffed sweet potatoes and citrus-glazed salmon.

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2. Fielding's Wood Grill 1699 Research Forest Dr, Shenandoah, TX 77380 (The Woodlands)

Found in The Woodlands, Fielding's is just as relevant for breakfast and brunch as it is for a great selection of craft beers and 100% Black Angus burgers.

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3. Amy's Ice Cream 3816 Farmham St., Houston, TX 77098

This Texas favorite serves boozy ice creams until 12pm, and is totally worth skipping happy hour.

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4. The Counter 4601 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007

Custom made burgers AND a mimosa cocktail!? Yes, please!

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5. Petite Sweets 2700 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098

Petite Sweets in Houston is the ultimate spot to treat yo-self. Desserts here -- think cake balls, macarons, marshmallows, cupcakes, and pies -- all look and taste heavenly, and specialties like the Cookie Monster Hot Chocolate (yes, it’s blue) and the Unicorn Hot Chocolate (this one’s pink and glittery) are (almost) too adorable to drink. For those craving something solid, opt for a mini cupcake or two -- in addition to traditional sugary flavors, Petite Sweets also balances sweet-and-savory like chocolate with bacon jam cupcakes. Sip on your made made-to-order espresso drink and give in to that smile; it’s impossible to be anything but delighted at Petite Sweets.

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6. Reserve 101 1201 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77002 (Downtown)

Home to the city’s most expensive pour (a cool $750 for a couple glorious ounces of 1978 Glenmorangie Pride), the owners of Downtown’s Reserve 101 have assembled a modest list featuring over 300 varieties. Their list represents 14 countries, including rare selections and local Texas whiskeys. Their draft beers are listed with a suggested whiskey pairing, their wine list rotates monthly, and their cocktail program covers the classics. Take a minute, or several, to get acquainted with the whiskey list, taste a few new bottles, and maybe even splurge on one of those highly sought after varieties that runs for hundreds of dollars an ounce -- it’s an experience.

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7. BRC Gastropub 519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007 (Washington)

This spunky bar and kitchen in The Washington Corrider is named after a big red cock (truthfully) and serves as haven for beer and comfort food lovers. Burgers and mac and cheese are always in the menu, in addition to other pub grub favorites and over 20 taps of craft beer. If you're an adult but a kid at heart, order one of their boozy milkshakes for dessert.

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8. Del Frisco's Grille 2800 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098

This is the place to be for amazing burgers and even more amazing boozy ice cream cocktails.

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9. Fat Cat Creamery 1901 Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77007

There is no better way to enjoy some beer than frozen and in an ice cream cone.

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10. Little Bigs 2703 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 (Montrose)

Head here to stuff your face with as many Sriracha mayo-loaded beef, pulled pork, chicken, and chili-cheese-smothered hot dog sliders as you can. The calories totally don’t count because they’re so small.