To wrap up our delightful 24 hour feasting spree in Houston, we visited Catalina Coffee to grab some java on the way out of town. Good friend Grady Wright recommended the place, and it couldn’t have been better. The coffee was eye-bulge-ing-y strong and my almond croissant delightfully flaky and fresh. It was a cute little chill cafe with laid back hipster baristas. Would definitely re-visit next time.
There isn’t much I need to say about Anvil. Always top notch drinks and quality service. Austin needs to take a leaf out of their book in mixing cocktails quickly and with precision. If it didn’t cost so much to hook up a hotel in Houston for a night, I’d be out there all the time sipping the nights away.
Our second stop in the Houston whirlwind trip was wine bar and restaurant Underbelly.
Chris Frankel, bartender at Anvil and Underbelly suggested we try his version of an Americano (above), which was staggeringly delicious. Apparently it’s more of a “spiced cocchi americano imitation” instead of the campari-based americano. Whew! So damn tasty.
Yep, that’s the meat locker you can see from the main dining hall. So many delightful meats. I had the butcher’s cut — a part of pork neck cooked like a steak. It tasted like a steak. Juicy and thick. Z’s fish was also to die for. Win and win.