Like many cities in the US these days, the dining scene in Houston has improved immensely of late. So much so, that Houston is now one of the most talked about dining destinations in the country, and even warranted full coverage from The New York Times recently. Oxheart is the main attraction, a tasting menu only restaurant that is taking delicious risks and paying close attention to detail. It's a special place that focuses closely on vegetables, definitely a new wrinkle for Houston. Underbelly is another hot new restaurant, an establishment that focuses on the Asian roots of Houston, and the flavors and spices that have brought it to being over the years. Get the Vietnamese style meatballs, and the Korean braised goat with dumplings. You won't be sorry. And the third member of the triage of restaurants that have put Houston on the national map is The Pass & Provisions. Two former NY based chefs recently relocated to Houston to open the restaurant of their dreams, and we’re glad they did. The Pass is the dressed down, low key spot, while The Provisions is more formal. Both offer crazy delicious creations, like "ham and eggs" with pork cracklings and caviar at The Pass, and leek ash spaghetti carbonara at The Provisions.