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

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 to life on Washington that night. Read More.