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Houston loves its steaks, to be sure. And thankfully the city is graced by many fine steakhouses where carnivores can feed on expensive hunks of beef.
According to Thrillist, two Houston steakhouses are among the best in the country. Both Killen’s Steakhouse in Pearland and B&B Butchers & Restaurant on the Washington corridor made the list of Thrillist’s 31 best places to score a perfectly cooked steak.
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Killen’s and B&B are in excellent company. The list includes Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar in Chicago, Bern’s in Tampa, Cattlemen’s in Oklahoma City, Durant’s in Phoenix, the Hitching Post in Casmalia, Calif., Keens in New York City, Kevin Rathbun Steak in Atlanta, Knife in Dallas, and Murray’s Steakhouse in Minneapolis.
Here’s what Thrillist said about Killen’s Steakhouse: “Killen’s selection of domestic and Japanese wagyu is particularly renowned, and makes a fine starting point if you have money to burn.”
And this about B&B Butchers: “Since opening a few years ago, B&B has cemented itself at the top of Houston’s steak hierarchy, which is no easy feat in cattle-crazed Texas. They expertly prepare a variety of beef types (A5 Kobe, Texas wagyu, USDA prime), all cut in their on-premises butcher shop, much of it dry-aged in their aging room.”
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Owners of both steakhouses have recently expanded operations. Chef Ronnie Killen (who also owns Killen’s Barbecue, Killen’s STQ and Killen’s Burgers) recently opened a new Mexican restaurant concept, Killen’s TMX in Pearland. And B&B owner Benjamin Berg has scored with another restaurant, B.B. Lemon, directly across the street from his signature steakhouse.
Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him news tips at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hear him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn about Houston and Texas barbecue culture.