Houston is a brunch hungry town, whether it’s for weekend gatherings or special occasions like, ahem, Mother’s Day. From Southern fried chicken and biscuits to Mexican buffets, bottomless cocktails and lavish hotel spreads, here’s where to find Houston’s best brunch dishes and drinks. Read more.
The Governor’s Park wine bar with a reputation for standout fried chicken just rolled out a new spring menu. Small plates include tuna poke lettuce cups; fries with asparagus, prosciutto and Gruyère cheese sauce; and buffalo carpaccio. For bigger appetites, there’s a new sweet & spicy BLT made with candied bacon; a pork burger, which is Max’s signature burger topped with house-braised pulled pork; and spicy shrimp sofrito. If you need to avoid gluten, check with your server; many of Max’s dishes — including that BLT — can be made “gluten friendly.” Read more.
Suddenly, over the past year or so, brunch is everywhere in Houston. It starts on Friday at Max’s Wine Dive, then segues into Saturday at spots like Provisions, Caracol or Kitchen 713. And everybody who’s anybody has gotten into the more traditional Sunday brunch game. Read More.
Come for the creme brulee French toast, stay for the beast of an egg sandwich — plus fried chicken, natch — and return to be surrounded by kick-back yet professional service and a sweet down-home vibe. Max’s moniker may conjure wine, but brunch is very much the name of the game. Read More.
When a bar’s slogan is “Fried chicken and Champagne?…Why the hell not?!,” you’re most likely in good hands here, especially if a hoity toity wine bar isn’t your scene. It has $5 glasses during its weekly happy hour and also does 50% off select glasses as well. So, if you’d rather have fried chicken with your half-priced wine instead of fois gras, this is the place for you. Read More.
MAX’s Wine Dive is offering mustard-seed-crusted salmon with Dijonese Israeli couscous, mustard greens, pickled red onion and lemon-Tabasco aioli. Read More.
Each steak restaurant pick and chef I’ve chosen for this article “Where’s The Beef” are always on point, use incredible beef and prepare each steak like it was their last meal, always with perfection. Read More.
Fort Worth’s wine- and brunch-loving crowd has fully embraced the So7 offshoot of this Texas mini-chain, which specializes in fried chicken, champagne, and wine. Sit at the bar for a ringside seat of the open kitchen, where chef Stefon Rishel dishes out high-end comfort food, like lobster mac and cheese and shrimp and grits in a spicy butter broth. Mammoth plates of fried chicken are perfect for sharing with your newfound friend. Read More.
Known for taking decadent comfort food to the next level, Max’s Wine Dive’s chicken-fried lobster tail does not disappoint. A juicy piece of porcini-rubbed filet mignon is speared between the succulentlobster tail and a crispy cheddar and bacon potato waffle, which is doused with zesty green chile gravy. Read more.
On the surface, it would seem that 20 chefs whipping up five-course dinners using 51 toaster ovens and a score of butane stoves might result in more camp-out fare than gourmet. But that would be oh so wrong as Bon Vivant Houston’s annual “A Culinary Experience to Remember” is one of the best charity dinners of the year. Read more.