Happy November, MONTROSE STAR readers! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and I hope you all will have a nice and filling one.
A friend and I recently stopped into Dish Society’s Heights location. And I loved it so much I went to their San Felipe location for breakfast two days later!
First off, my late lunch in The Heights was amazing. I needed a cocktail, and Dish Society offers a Spicy Strawberry Margarita that I just had to try. Jalapenos and a Tajin-rimmed glass provide the spice. A little sweet (that’s OK), the cocktail was refreshing and had a nice kick, too.
The menu adds a pro tip to the Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich: Order it fried. I did. Wow, is this one good sandwich! Frying not only makes the chicken breasts crispy, but also adds needed moisture. Pecan-basil pesto and goat cheese all nestle together inside chewy pretzel bread. No wonder it’s listed as a house favorite.
The sandwich comes with house made chips, but I asked my nice hipster server to bring them ahead. They’re exactly what you’d expect house made chips to be.
My friend decided to order the Brisket Stuffed Sweet Potato. It’s stuffed with chopped Texas brisket, green onions, white cheddar, house barbecue sauce and cabbage slaw. I got a taste — minus the brisket — and I have to say this spud’s a stud! Very, very good.
However, the real star was a new item on the menu, a big bowl of deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie! Deconstructed? Yes, the comforting chicken dish we all love is served stew-y style with carrots, potatoes, peas, onions and creamy broth all accounted for. Instead of a top crust, you’ll savor puff pastry wedges that are just wonderful.
Dish Society’s deft touch with food certainly extends to its breakfast and brunch offerings. I can’t resist a good BLT (tummy be damned) and this one is top drawer with organic greens, sliced tomato, over-easy vital farms egg and garlic aioli on a toasted multigrain bread.
Another breakfast classic I can never say no to is a yogurt parfait. Dish Society’s new Granola Bowl combines dried fruit and honey with bananas, berries, cocoa nibs, goji berries and coconut flakes. This isn’t something I would make at home, but I sure am glad Dish Society has it because it sure is yummy.
There’s a new salad for fall on the All Day Brunch menu. The Harvest Salad features organic greens, kale, roasted butternut squash, apples, bleu cheese and candied Texas pecans with maple balsamic vinaigrette. What more could you want from a salad this time of year?
Dish Society’s eclectic menu, helmed by famed chef and bestie (I wish) Brandi Key, makes it a Houston original. And if The Heights or The Galleria aren’t convenient for you, they’re also open Downtown, and in Memorial, Katy and West University. I’ll forgive them for expanding to Austin in the coming months.
1050 Yale Street Houston, TX 77008