When you think of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding area, you may think first of the famous locally raised beef of East Texas. It comes as little surprise that this ingredient appears in a variety of the signature dishes of the area. East Texas is known for its beef, and restaurants serve beef ribs, beef barbecue and even beefy chili, often without beans. If beef isn't your style, you'll want to be sure to check out the offerings of wings or seafood, including crawfish, available at many local establishments. Visitors to East Texas will be pleased with the variety of available food. From familiar chain restaurants to Italian offerings, there's something for every taste in the area.