Benjy Levit

  • Dining

    March 6, 2014

    Move Over, Cupcakes

    Macarons have taken your place.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Openings & Closings: El Gran Malo Announces Move & Killen's BBQ Finally Opens

    The popular tequila bar and gastrocantina El Gran Malo held its final day of food service on Sunday, February 23, after its National Margarita Day celebration on Saturday. However, according to Houstonia's food blog, Gastronaut, El Gran Malo is not gone for good. It's just moving. Kevin Naderi of Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Dylan Murray of Local Foods and Benjy's, On Shopping at Farmer's Markets and His Mission for Local Foods

    This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Check back with us on Thursday and Friday for the second and third installment of this series. Dylan Murray is eating a colorful salad from a huge stainless steel bowl. A jumble of vibrantly colored vegetables -- radicchio, kale, nuts, and mo ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 25, 2012

    The Humble Deli Sandwich

    Houston's top 10 versions.

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in Rice Village

    We're tackling the city's neighborhoods one by one now that the Best of Houston issue is out. First was Montrose, then the Heights and now Rice Village, an area that's absolutely saturated with great restaurants. One of the best things about the saturation in Rice Village is how easy it is to park ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    What Did benjy's Ever Do To You?

    Photos by Troy Fields​I hear benjy's gets a lot of flack. You've seen it too. It crops up here in the comments sections, on Twitter, in everyday conversations. I've honestly never understood it. And after reviewing benjy's on Washington this week, I understand it even less. While I've had one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Top 10 Places to Eat in Rice Village

    10. Croissant Brioche 2435 Rice Blvd., 713-526-9188 While the cafĂ© is cluttered with tightly packed tables and the service can be somewhat, ahem, European, the pastries, soups and sandwiches are delicious. The truly amazing coffee alone is worth a visit. ​9. Chicken Kitchen 2516 Rice Blvd., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    A Chat with Trey Lindberg of Benjy's

    Photo by Sarah RufkaIf you want to chat up Benjy's barkeep Trey Lindberg -- and why wouldn't you? He's cute and makes a seriously decent mojito -- then bring up football. Trey, a former high school player, Texans season ticket holder and aspiring coach, is obsessed. He's on a flag league out in Katy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Benjy's Chocolate Cake Recipe

    Photo by richhumofairThe huge, fudgy, pecan-studded glory that is Benjy's chocolate cake is a Houston tradition. And Benjy Levit, whose second restaurant opened this year on Washington Avenue, can actually say that his cake is "just like Mom's," because, well, it is his mom's. She actually does bake ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009
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    December 9, 2004
  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Dish Washed

    A Montrose-area restaurant has its plate wiped clean

  • Dining

    November 16, 2000

    Hell Phone

    Some diners would like to bite into cellular telephone users at upscale restaurants

  • Dining

    September 7, 2000

    All the Comforts of Home

    Speaking off the toque: Benjy Levit

  • Dining

    July 13, 2000

    The Food Chain

    Meals on Montrose

  • Dining

    January 20, 2000


    Guest Chef: Aaron Guest at benjy's, ruppe's...

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000


    Benjy's New Baby

  • Calendar

    November 7, 1996