When I think of Texas cuisine, barbecue comes to mind, but it definitely isn't the only cuisine here. It's such a diverse state, especially in Houston. You can have Italian, French, and any type of Asian—Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, or Korean—any night of the week. Whatever you are craving, it's available in Houston. One of my favorite places to go is Max's Wine Dive. You can get amazing comfort food with the quality of fine dining. Where else can you get a giant hot dog with venison chili? They also make the perfect fried oyster, which is served on top of a tortilla chip with a bit of spicy aioli. Max's also has some of the best fried chicken in town. Another hot spot is Farrago's, which is in Midtown. They have a fusion menu that offers lobster egg rolls, burgers, pizza, pozole, steaks, and mussels. They also have the best Sunday brunch.