Houston's Food Awakening


By Kaitlyn Goalen

The leaders of the restaurant scene have transformed the country's fourth-largest city into a food haven

Photo: Debora Smail

OKRA Charity Saloon
Located downtown, this bar is the brainchild of more than a dozen local restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, including Underbelly and Oxheart. Each month, it nominates four charities, and patrons get a vote for every drink they purchase. (Your best bets: the Boulevardier, a bourbon sidecar, or just ask for the bartender’s choice.) At the end of the month, the charity with the most votes receives the proceeds from that month’s sales.
924 Congress St.; FriedOKRA.org/Charity-Bar