East Coast to Third Coast!

Brand New in Houston is Dallas transplant East Hampton Sandwich Co. with their highly anticipated Houston locations serving killer sandwiches and newsworthy lobster rolls!!

East Hampton came to Houston, and came with a bang! In the matter of a few summer months, they opened 2 locations inside the 6-10 loop, first in River Oaks District and next in Montrose. Huge balloon displays and endless lines led to the restaurant that literally feels like a beach vacation when you walk inside. Dishes for every type of diner, indulgent sandwiches, clean eating friendly salads and wraps, and treat-yo-self lobster rolls and froze’s.. you can’t go wrong!

If you wonder why we keep referencing the Lobster Roll, wonder no more, IMG_2395its because its just THAT good. Lots of fresh lobster, minus the filling, in an incredibly soft bun with some extra butter on the side. What more can you really ask for?! Incredibly cool and refreshing for a hot Houston day. And once you’ve had the lobster roll one too many times (if thats even possible) we suggest the Fried Chicken + Jack – crispy, bacon-ey, avocado-ey, little bit spicy, basically perfect-ey. IMG_2398

On the side, we were loving the Chowda’s because nothing more East Coast than Lobstah with some Chowda, amiright?! The @NewFoodHouston team literally liked all of them, but we will note that the Clam Chowder clams were perfectly tender, the Roasted Corn + Shrimp has a perfect kick and basically Gouda is amazing in everything!

And last, but certainly not least. Don’t even think about leaving without a Whoopie Pie. Seriously O-M-G soft cookies with a perfect filling. If your appetite even made it to the end of this blog, just go ahead and grab your keys and head to the nearest location because your froze is mixed and waiting, my friends. Enjoy, luv!!

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We also partnered with East Hampton for a giveaway to a lucky follower! If you read this before July 27, 2018, click here to enter for your chance to win $50 for lots o’ lobstah!

Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!

– BNH

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Common Bond: Dinner is Served!

More than Mouthwatering Pastries and Brunch…

We all know the Houston gem sitting beautifully on the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy, serving amazing pastries, bread, and desserts: Common Bond. We head there every weekend to stand in line for exquisite brunch and latte’s and we’re never disappointed by our choices, because lets be real – you can’t go wrong.

#NewFoodHouston has been indulging on Nutella Croissants and Kugelhopf for years now and we are so happy to let the greater Houston area know that Common Bond is now serving dinner AND they are set to release their Spring Menu on Monday, March 5, 2018.

We were lucky enough to get the inside scoop on this menu, and trust us when we say… its amazing! This might really be the first time we can say that we legitimately cannot even pick a favorite dish. We really feel bad for you having to pick only one, but that just means you have to go back!!

** Pictures are samples of actual dishes.

If you’re looking for something light, extremely refreshing and full of flavor, go for the Melon and Prosciutto. A salad type dish consisting of compressed watermelon andIMG_0470 cantaloupe, topped with prosciutto chips, arugula, sheeps milk feta, mint, radish, fried shallots, pepitas, and balsamic reduction. The melons are packed with juice paired perfectly with the crunchy prosciutto and the feta cheese. Chef Matt Baum really knows how to pair all of these flavors beautifully for a dish to remember and feel good about!

If you’re in the mood for pizza, believe it or not, Common Bond is your spot. I mean, they do know how to make some mean bread. Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to try their flatbreads for brunchIMG_0472 and know the magic awaiting you, but if not, don’t worry – you have 3 #brandnew options to choose from.

  1. Spicy Pepperoni and Goat Cheese. This flatbread packs a punch with deli style pepperoni, pomadoro sauce, goat cheese, and fresh jalapenos. Spicy, sweet, and crunchy – the perfect trio. You wont be sorry.
  2. Heirloom Tomato and Herbed Ricotta. A juicy and flavorful flatbread with everyone’s favorite tomato’s – heirlooms, herbed ricotta, pomadoro sauce, shaved shallots, pine nuts, and balsamic reduction. This flatbread is stacked high and every bite leaves you wanting more. Seriously so juicy and so perfect.
  3. Brussels Sprouts and Feta. What we have here is different and spectacular. Crispy brussels sprouts (and if you haven’t hopped on the brussels sprouts train, you’re late, but theirs still seats), sheeps milk feta, applewood smoked bacon, mozzarella, parmesan, and olive oil. Now, if you’re wondering where the sauce is, we didn’t miss it, its not there, but its ok because this bad boy doesn’t even need it! The crispy, crunchy, juicy brussels sprouts, with the cheese and the bacon and the olive oil, you wont miss a single thing, except for more when it’s gone.

 

If you’re in the mood for some seafood, Common Bond is here for you with their Lump Crab Cakes. These crab cakes are packed with crab without all the fillings. IMG_0468Extremely creamy center and perfectly fried to golden perfection, its light and airy and filling at the same time! The cake is served on an edamame, corn and zucchini succotash and a beautiful brown butter tomato coulis. Not only is this dish beautiful to the eye, it tastes amazing!

For a chicken dish, Chef Matt created the Pan Seared Chicken Breast with beyond juicy chicken (actually probably the juiciest chicken we have ever tasted), paired with crispy potatoes anna, swiss chard, vichy carrots, and whole grain mustard sauce. These potatoes are one-of-a-kind, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, IMG_0467super flaky and perfectly cooked. With sweet carrots and a soft mustard sauce, this is the perfect chicken dish for anyone to enjoy.

And now, last, but not least, if you’re feeling like some red meat, behold the Herb Crusted Lamb Chops. These chops are truly too beautiful to eat, but definitely eat them and eat them all!! Perfectly cooked with a flavor packed green crust, served with sweet vichy carrots, seasoned fingerling potatoes, soft pearl onions, and rosemary lamb jus. Cooked to medium-rare, these chops will melt in your mouth and make you a lamb lover for life! Check out our Instagram @NewFoodHouston for a pic of this dish, but behold the crusted lamb!

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As a dessert, you truly have endless options at Common Bond. Cakes and tarts, macrons and pastries. It is actually a challenge to make a choice. But, if you’re looking for a chocolate confection, look no further than the Chocolate Tart. Rich dark chocolate, again too beautiful to eat (we’re not just saying that, really this food is gorgeous), with an amazingly not-too-sweet chocolate macron to top next to a truffle type piece of chocolate. This is a one-of-a-kind tart will perfectly round out your dinner at Common Bond, we promise.

 

Welp, now that we have walked you through the new Spring Dinner Menu, we know you have a lot of thinking to do: How soon can you get to Common Bond for Dinner? Which dish should you order? Do you save room for dessert? Do you take a pastry home with you for breakfast? How soon can you go back for dinner again? We know, its not easy, but one thing is for sure – as soon as you step foot into Common Bond, you won’t be sorry. The pastries begin being made at 3 am and the chefs are tirelessly creating unique and flavor-packed dishes made with true love. Common Bond is a family place, all parts of the restaurant leaning on each other to make sure every person that walks through the door feels at home and has a memorable meal. #NewFoodHouston has been huge fans of Common Bond for years now, and every year, they just keep getting bigger and better. So, go ahead and give their dinner menu a try!!

Stay Trill, Spread Love, and Be The Wave!

– BNH

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