Common Bond Chef Cooks Up Comfort Food at New Restaurant in the Heights

Andrew Hemingway
Common Bond Chef Cooks Up Comfort Food at New Restaurant in the Heights

Curried Mussels

JASON GOULD IS best known as the chef behind Common Bond, one of Houston’s go-to spots for easy French-inspired bites and pastries. But now, Gould has created a comfort-food menu for another locally-owned resto — 1891 American Eatery & Bar in the Heights. It’s part of a partnership with Garza Management Group that has recently taken over Common Bond. Boasting an expansive patio, the new resto describes itself as having a “family-friendly pub atmosphere."


The decadent flavors of Common Bond carry over nicely to 1891, with dishes like the sweet-corn-and-bacon pizza (the dough is made in-house, naturally). There’s also the savory curried mussels and salmon tartare to start. But don’t skip the bacon-wrapped hot dog; ask for extra napkins for this the juicy handheld delight. The wide variety of entrees include fun French-meets-Texas options like the truffled brisket and steak frites.

While a cold beer always hits the spot on the patio, 1891 offers an impressive cocktail menu. The Dirty Chai Tini is an espresso martini meets chai latte libation. For the bourbon drinkers, pick between the Texas Bourbon Flight or the Fancy Bourbon Flight.

And starting today, 1891 is offering daily meal specials like Taco Tuesday with a margarita and three tacos, or a burger and a beer on Thursdays for $20.


Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich

Grilled Elote

Adobo Beef Brisket Tacos

Apple Bourbon Bread Pudding

Lemon Pepper Salmon

Spiced Carrot Soup

Summer Spaghetti

Sweet Corn & Bacon Pizzetta

Steak Sandwich

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