HOUSTON RESTAURANTS ARE going big bunny when it comes to Easter, offering dine-in with perks, fancy take-out for a custom spread at home, and pre-ordered desserts that put on a show. No more procrastinating — it’s the count down! Here are some sweet options for a weekend of feasting.
Postino Postino’s Old Skool Hippity-Hop Brunchis perfect for those who may not have an egg hunt on the agenda, but still want to get out and celebrate the season. Expect an extended brunch on Easter Sunday 9am-3pm, with your favorite old-school, ’90s hip-hop and R&B tracks, and a specialty $6 seasonal cocktail. All four Houston locations will be featuring live, vinyl DJs.
Hugo’s In Montrose, celebrate Easter Sunday with an elaborate Mexican buffet while hearing the sounds of house band, Viento. Famously popular for its brunch, Hugo’s Easter version will include seasonal selections, a carving station and special desserts from 10am-2:30pm.
BB Lemon This brunch go-to will be open 11am-3pm with DJ 9th Sage spinning tunes on the patio. Favorite dishes include blue crab beignets, watermelon salad, limoncello pancakes, banana-pudding French toast, and cornbread waffles topped with pulled pork.
Feges BBQ Feges BBQ is on a roll with an Easter egg hunt and crawfish boil for the whole family April 16, 11am-3pm. Besides the hunt, kiddos can enjoy pictures with the Easter bunny and games — and for the parents, live music performed by John Egan from 1-3pm.
Montrose Cheese & Wine Executive pastry chef Shawn Gawle is baking up scrumptious Honey Cakes for pre-sale this Easter. Light and layered, each cake is beautifully crowned with a beaded meringue and delicate flowers. All proceeds from the 6- or 8-inch cakes will be donated to No Kid Hungry. Hurry: pre-sale ends April 13!
Dessert Gallery This Upper Kirby institution has all the bases covered with Easter cookies, artfulcakes and Passover treats. Hand-decorated Easter butter cookies, Easter cupcakes and carrot cake (even by the slice!) are all tempting. The Jewish-owned bakery also provides a wide array of Passover style delights including The Chosen Cheesecake: a strawberry cheesecake garnished with fresh berries on top of a white chocolate cheesecake layer made with matzo-meal crust.
Badolina Bakery In Rice Village, Badolina offers an extensive menu of breads, sweet pastries, tons of scrumptious cookies, and savory Open Foccacia. Whole cakes require 24-hour notice, and are available in flavors such as Raspberry Rose, dairy-free and gluten-free Orange Cake, and the showstopping Waves Cake.
NoPo Café, Market & Bar NoPo will be closed on Easter Sunday, but is accepting pre-orders for festive Easter cookies and darling mini carrot cakes with cream-cheese frosting, available for pickup by April 16. Note the restaurant is open Friday, April 15 for lunch and dinner and Saturday, April 16 for brunch and dinner.
Local Foods Local Foods has a Passover to-go menu with brand new creations such as spinach-kale salad (tree nut and gluten-free); Texas gefilte fish; smoked 44 Farms brisket with horseradish cream; honey roasted carrots with pistachio; flourless chocolate brownie cake, and more. Available only at the Rice Village location, order by phone or online. Orders due by 5pm on April 13; pick-up times available Friday, April 15.
The Butcher Shop at B&B Butchers Make entertaining easy with Easter Take-Home Meals: ready-to-roast or pre-cooked entrées, sides and desserts. For the main event, go for the striking bone-in chicken shank with grilled lemons, whole beef tenderloin, roasted prime rib, or pork crown roast.
Revival Market Revival in the Heights has the answer for made-from-scratch holiday goodies starting with a brunch fave, the Mimosa Kit. Consider the Houston Dairymaids charcuterie and cheese tray, pastel-colored deviled eggs, garlic-and-herb-marinated pork loin, or the impressive boneless spring marinated leg of lamb to take and roast at home.
Etoile Cuisine et Bar This French fave in Uptown Park is serving an indulgent three-course Easter menu in the restaurant, but is also offering an a la carte menu to-go. Its beet salad with burrata and pickled shallots; cold potato leek soup with smoked salmon confit; spring vegetable risotto with truffle mascarpone, or braised beef short ribs with Cabernet sauce will surely put stars in your eyes.
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