Join me at the Armadillo Palace in Houston. You won’t miss the 22-foot-tall shiny Armadillo that sits outside this true Texas spot. While sipping on one of their 138 kinds of whiskey, try the mesquite-grilled Carne Asada with homemade tortillas. Make sure you save room for dessert, though. The gooey, rich pecan pie chock-full of local Texas pecans was named the “Best Mail Order Pie in America” by Bloomberg!