It's the announcement that hungry Houstonians have been waiting for ever since early November: B.B. Lemon is finally serving brunch.
The newest concept from B&B Butchers' owner Ben Berg quickly made waves for its New England-inspired menu and gloriously retro desserts — not to mention its namesake lemonade stand out back — and now diners can get their fix over the weekend too.
Stretchy pants are already being unfolded in anticipation of banana pudding French toast; a cornbread waffle with pulled pork, slaw, and a fried egg; crawfish hash with poached eggs, avocado, and blackened hollandaise; and a corned beef Benedict. The restaurant's famous burgers and sandwiches will stay on the menu as well.
To start, tables can share a French onion croissant or pigs in a blanket served with spicy mustard and beer cheese. Still craving a bit of variety? The famous blue crab beignets are available, as are the custard-stuffed beignets that come with three dipping sauces: blueberry syrup, maple butter, and chocolate.
Of course there will be cocktails, spanning the traditional Bloody Mary (with a house-made mix and seasoned salt) and mimosas by the glass or carafe with your choice of orange, blood orange, or grapefruit. But there will also be classics such as the Corpse Reviver and Blushing Italian — view the full menu here.
Diners can choose to sit in either B.B. Lemon's cozy dining room or on the fully landscaped back patio, which is strung with twinkly lights and covered with a clear tent in case of inclement weather.
If you're the type to celebrate brunch (and deep down we are all that type), B.B. Lemon will be throwing a party March 2-3 to celebrate both its newest addition and Houston Rodeo season.
Don your most festive Rodeo duds and listen to famed country singer Rich O'Toole from 1-3 pm both days, with Steven James & The Jaded opening from 11 am-1 pm on Saturday, and David Adam Byrnes playing from 11 am-1 pm on Sunday. The bash will continue through 5 pm with local musicians, and the mechanical bull will be bucking nonstop in the garden.
Everyone who attends can try their luck with a $20 raffle ticket to win passes to see George Strait at the Houston Rodeo on March 17. There will be two tickets raffled off each day for a total of four tickets. Learn more about the event here.
Space for this wild opening weekend party is limited, and table reservations are required. It's free to attend, but you will pay your food and drink bill like normal. Call 713-554-1809 or book on OpenTable to secure your spot.