First, let me emphasize that I have fared much better than others these past seven days. Our house sustained extremely minor damage and we have the means to make repairs fairly quickly. I am blessed a thousand times over. Many, many others are not so lucky and their road to recovery will be longer and far more arduous.
September is my birth month and I had planned already to do a round-up of my favorite foods found in Houston in the form of a "baker's dozen." I am particularly fond of this measurement unit because baked goods are almost always involved in its application. Also, any sort of culinary lagniappe charms me.
In the aftermath of Harvey, calling attention to Houston's restaurants and their comestibles, even if through the selfish lens of my birthday, seems all the more important. So, here we go.
Note: Serving order not representative of preference. All are 'favorites.'