“The recent oil-price collapse has made Houstonians incredibly sensitive to quality and value,” says Co-owner Bryan Caswell, who oversees the 450-label wine list offered with minimal markup. In addition to rosé,
 a natural given the restaurant’s seafood focus, the wine program offers bold, flavorful reds from Napa, Argentina, Spain and Australia for carnivorous diners.

Riot Dish: “Our gumbo and our redfish on the half shell—it would be impossible to remove either dish.”