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...but is it Pappas' DEAUX?

When it comes to food—I’m all in for sharing. A sample of this, a taste of that… it makes for the perfect meal time experience. However, when it comes to one of my favorite restaurants it’s okay for me to be a bit shellfish. I mean, c’mon—it’s one of Houston’s hallmarks. With roots dating all the way back to 1897, Grandpa H.D. Pappas, left Greece and traveled to America to follow his dreams. One of those dreams, being one of my personal favorites, was Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

With an expansive seafood menu, ranging from Moroccan salmon and lobster salads, to fried catfish and shrimp and grits, today’s meal of choice was the Tilapia Ladeaux. Despite the fishy reviews on tilapia from nutritionists around the world, my meal for the day was nothing short of fantastic.

The butternut squash paired with the sautéed shrimp, crawfish butter and spinach, made for a light meal and an explosion of flavor. It was a nice change up from my typical order of coconut shrimp, or Mahi-Mahi, and was sufficiently portioned to accommodate my abstemious appetite.

To top off my pan-seared fish and shrimp combo, I ordered Pappadeaux’s famous bread pudding, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and garnished with bourbon sauce and sliced strawberries.

With locations in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Brownsville, Chicago, Denver, Phoenix and Albuquerque, this Houston based eatery will have you writing home to mama, about their Gulf Coast flavor and leaving your mouth watering for more.

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