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Eat when everyone else is asleep


A taco craving knows no hour.

Maybe you’re out with friends and last call is announced, but everyone needs to eat. Or you get off work after midnight, hungry. Or maybe you’re just a night owl by choice and love the whole late-night vibe in a city. At any rate, we know a few spots in Houston that keep the ovens on and front doors open into the wee hours.

Frank’s Pizza, in the historic district downtown, specializes in New York-style, thin-crust pizza until 1 a.m. Thursdays, and until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Not into hand-tossed pizza specialties like Hawaiian, chicken pesto or create-your-own? Try Frank’s for sandwiches, wings, lasagna or salads.

Frank’s is at 417 Travis St., Houston. 713-225-5656; order line is 713-22-PIZZA. Delivery available.

PRICE CHECK: Frank’s 18-inch classic pepperoni pizza (serves 4) is $18.50.

Midtown Bar & Grill, 415 West Gray St., Fourth Ward, Montrose. 713-528-2887

The hours at Midtown are impossible to forget: They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving up breakfast all day. Whether it’s seafood, salads, quesadillas or eggs you’re after, Midtown has great comfort food in a laid-back atmosphere.

PRICE CHECK: Western omelet with two sides is $9.45.

Tacos a Go Go, 3704 Main St., Midtown;
2912 White Oak Dr., The Heights. 713-807-TACO

This kitchen doesn’t stop going until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, making it a great stop for made-from-scratch Tex-Mex fare in a funky, Mexican-kitsch location. Hungry folks can enjoy pork tamale plates, braised pork-belly tacos, burrito bowls, breakfast and much more.

PRICE CHECK: Grilled shrimp quesadilla is $8.99.

House of Pies, 3112 Kirby Dr., Upper Kirby, 713-528-3819
6142 Westheimer, 713-782-1290

With two locations, the House of Pies offers every kind of cream or fruit pie imaginable, even sugar-free. It is also open 24 hours a day, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unpretentious, down-to-earth atmosphere with an extensive short-order menu.

PRICE CHECK: Two 4-ounce pork chops with grilled onions, soup or salad, a roll and one side, $12.95.

It’s always nice to know you can practically anything your stomach desires when the sun is down and the moon is high. These are just a few of your options in Houston.

Susan Shalhoub |PlumEditorial.com


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