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Entertain/Food / January 27, 2017

Riding the Queso Wave to Houston for the Big Game

Queso and Wine Pairings

Houston is home to THE football game of the year this February. It’s also home to one of the most up and coming food scenes in the US. From soul food to barbecue, and Tex-Mex to Vietnamese cuisine, be prepared to be impressed by Houston.

We shared a few of our favorite places to eat and imbibe in Houston while on a Wine Sister Texas adventure a few years ago. Since then, Food & Wine published an updated Insider Guide to Houston Restaurants to help travelers visiting the area.

While Houston’s food scene is diverse, there’s one dish in particular that we’ll never pass up while passing through: Queso.

Whether you’re at home or watching the game from your favorite bar, Queso is one of those game-day treats that is difficult to resist. Ingredients can be tailored to match your favorite flavor combinations, making it one of the most versatile indulgences out there. If you are headed to Houston, use  this list of the top 15 places to get Queso in town to guide your adventure.

Queso Chip Dip Recipe

In honor of our favorite game-day treat and the big game next weekend, here are a few new Queso recipes with wine pairings that will have you smiling (despite what’s happening on the big screen):

Creamy Queso with Chorizo with Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet

Creamy Queso with Chorizo with Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet

Yes, even Bon Appetit chefs will tell you Velveta is Queso king. “It might be lowbrow, but its texture is supreme.” And we just so happen to agree. Try this Creamy Queso with an added kick of Chorizo paired with a glass of Purple Cowboy Trail Boss Cabernet.

White Queso (Queso Blanco) with Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio

White Queso (Queso Blanco) with Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio

Becky at the Cookie Rookie warns that this recipe for White Queso is not only “super” easy, but it’s also amazingly addicting. Don’t say we didn’t relay the warning. Try her White Queso recipe with a crisp glass of Middle Sister Drama Queen Pinot Grigio.

Beef Queso with promisQous Red

Beef Queso with promisQous Red

Whip up a batch of Ellen and Aimee’s classic Beef Queso for the “perfect” party appetizer. Buy extra chips, you’re going to need them. Pair this recipe for Beef Queso with a glass of promisQous Red.

 

And don’t forget this favorite Queso recipe from our archives. Cheers to a fantastic football weekend!

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