So now, for some fun! Last week, my top girl Megan and I hosted a social media dinner at a brand new venue, B&B Butchers & Restaurant. Hands down, Houston is the most entrepreneurial and supportive city out there: there is room for EVERYONE here, and whatever it is you decide to do, you will be celebrated. I know, I know – I’m constantly touting the benefits of Houston, but it’s really that great (and this is coming from a Chicago girl!)
Case in point: how easy it was to fill a couple of tables with some of Houston’s biggest (and best dressed) voices to welcome B&B Butchers & Restaurant to town. This is a big city with great style, so there is no shortage of fabulously creative women dominating the social media streams, and instead of being competitive or edgy towards each other, I’ve seen this group band together in support many times over.
Here’s me and Megan with Ben Berg, the owner and creative mind behind B&B Butchers and Restaurant. He brought his years of experience in the restaurant industry to B&B and filled this historic building with the best staff, food, drink and decor he could find. Truly, no detail went unnoticed. Some of my favorite details are the original bakery doors hung on the first and second floor as functional decor, the cooler door separating the butcher shop from the restaurant, the framed photographs from the ranch outside Marfa, and the beer taps made from fallen timber, by my favorite local company, New Living.
There were nearly 30 of us at the social media dinner and the sun was BRIGHT so we’re a little squinty. I could go on and on about this group of smart and creative women (including magazine publishers, PR execs, owners of creative service companies, boutique owners, stylists, philanthropists, accountants, and more)!
Now on to the actual dinner. Are you thinking, “wait, what did you eat?” Of course the main attractions at B&B Butchers & Restaurant are the incredible steaks, but I have to say their seafood selection is pretty amazing. My salmon was delish and the Crab Louie appetizer is not to be missed.
Of course, being married to a carnivore for 10+ years has made me appreciate a good steak. Ben took us on a tour of the dry age room and his passion for the best cuts and process is evident.
Tables are set at Downton Abbey perfection standards, haha, not really – there’s no ruler, at least I don’t think there is, but this picture is very Carson-like, right? One of the things I love most about B&B Butchers & Restaurant is the perfect balance they found between casual and classy. This is not the stuffy steakhouse of years past, rather a reallllllly nice restaurant where you feel comfortable and relaxed while you enjoy the incredible food.
We had such a great evening full of delicious food, drinks, desserts, friends and non-stop laughter. Here’s a couple fun pics from the night, starting with the gorgeous (and fellow midwesterner!) Lyndsey, a snail, and me on the rooftop deck overlooking downtown Houston.
These ladies Issa and Fifi were two of my very first friends in Houston.
Y’all, if you are anywhere near Houston or plan to visit, be sure to put B&B Butchers & Restaurant on your list of must-try restaurants. Thanks so much to B&B Butchers & Restaurant for your generosity!
Photos by the talented and hilarious Leah Walker Wilson, Fulton Davenport and Felix Sanchez. Beer tap photo by my iPhone!
Author: Candace Thomas