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What’s Eric Eating: Upscale steakhouse owner’s H-Town takeover, plus getting down at an underground club

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On this week’s episode of “What’s Eric Eating,” Ben Berg joins CultureMap food editor to discuss Berg Hospitality Group, his rapidly growing crop of Houston restaurants. After his steakhouse B&B Butchers became a smash hit, Berg has added to his stable with B.B. Lemon, a casual hangout inspired by New York restaurant J.G. Melon; B.B. Italia, a family-friendly neighborhood restaurant in the greater Memorial area; a second location of B&B Butchers in Fort Worth; and, coming this fall, The Annie Café & Bar, a reworking of legendary Houston restaurant Cafe Annie in partnership with James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Del Grande. Read More.

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CultureMap: Houston steakhouse helps summer sizzle with mouthwatering to-go packages

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Try to name a more iconic duo than summertime and grilling. There’s a reason you can’t, because the lazy, hazy days (and nights) of summer were made for parties around the barbecue. If you’re ready to kick your grill-master skills up a notch, swing by B&B Butchers & Restaurant before you break out the tongs. From now through Labor Day, the butcher shop is featuring five amazing meat packages with its select cuts, Texas wagyu hot dogs and burgers, and famous thick-cut bacon.

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Houston Chronicle: How Benjamin Berg is Building a Houston Restaurant Empire

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When Benjamin Berg threw a one-year birthday party for his B&B Butchers & Restaurant, he treated Houston swells to a celebration that romanticized his New York City roots in grand fashion. He created a red carpet and awning in front of the steakhouse resembling the entrance to one of his favorite haunts, The Carlyle, the famed Upper East Side hotel where history and privilege live handsomely. He covered the walls with Ludwig Bemelmans illustrations. Spiral topiaries mimicked those at The Carlyle’s gilded doors. A tuxedo-clad big band played supper-club music. Cigarette girls in pillbox hats roamed the rooms. Cafe society came

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Dining Al Fresco: Houston’s Top Patios

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Spring in Houston is a sacred time because everyone is embracing moments outside before the temperatures creep into the 90s. The best way to spend time outside, besides exercising of course, is enjoying a meal and cocktails al fresco. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite spots for you to savor this spring! Read More.

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A brew with a view: 17 Houston rooftop restaurants and bars with awe-inspiring scenery

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There’s nothing like a killer view to elevate a restaurant meal or happy hour from basic to unforgettable. Whether you’re looking to grab a drink after work or grab brunch al fresco, the restaurants and bars above offer menus with a side of awe-inspiring views. We love our rooftop patio with an amazing view of downtown. Come in and check it out for yourself! Read More.

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