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Asking readers for their favorite comfort foods seems a lot like asking someone to name a favorite grandchild—the answers frequently come in a flood of options, as they have since we put out the call early this year.

Please choose a category below to explore the top five as they are revealed!

  • Readers' Choice Top 40 BBQ Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Burger Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Chicken Fried Steak Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Macaroni'n'Cheese Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Fish and Shrimp Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Tex-Mex Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Kolache Destinations
  • Readers' Choice Top 40 Pie Destinations

 State of the Plate: Comfort Food’s Contemporary Comeback

It’s nearly impossible to name one place for a great piece of pie when you love several, right? In your travels across the bountiful culinary map that is the great state of Texas, you’ve made profound dining discoveries while also falling in love, again and again, with tried-and-true edible legends. When we asked you to tell us about your favorite barbecue, burgers, chicken-fried steak, kolaches, fish, mac and cheese, pie, and Tex-Mex, thousands of you rose to the occasion. You took to Facebook and our website to share your comfort food passions, and you even sent us several hundred votes in the mail. Here, we share your delicious results.

From the November 2015 issue
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