AB Road Eats: Houston


Blacksmith Coffee: There’s a reason why there’s a line almost out the door for this coffee. It’s good. They provided my last cortado on the Alton Brown Live tour.


Common Bond Cafe & Bakery: Down the street from Blacksmith is cafe where everyone in Houston seems to brunch on the weekends. I got a box of pastries to-go and was on a sugar high the rest of the day. Treat yourself to one of their chocolate chip cookies while you’re there.


Killen’s Barbecue: Pounds and pounds of meat. Their brisket was excellent … some of the best barbecue I’ve had on tour. 


Pho Binh: Open late on the weekends and recommended by Eater, this pho turned out to be just what I needed after weeks of touring. The broth was flavorful and the meat cooked perfectly.


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  1. 1

    Honestly, just found your blog here and noticed this post. I believe you should return to Houston for even more locations to rave about.
    Few places I love are:
    -Stomps Burger Joint
    -Mia Bella
    -Rattan Pan Asian Bistro and Wine Bar
    -Mosquito Cafe (Galveston, TX)
    -La Kings Confectionery (Galveston, TX)

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    Lenna S. Hanna-O'Neill

    Killen’s is good… But next time you are down there, check out Beef and Bun. The brisket is supreme. Make sure to try their proprietary sauce. Doesn’t matter which, the mild is as good as the hot. Yeah, I know… sauce. Still, just do it. You’ll thank me. 😉

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