Brooks Bassler

  • Dining

    June 28, 2012

    Dining on the Rails

    A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Openings & Closings: New Locations Coming Soon for Torchy's and BB's

    Attention all you Torchy's Tacos fans who aren't fans of the parking situation at the current location on Shepherd: The Austin-based taco shop is opening a second location in the Heights on 19th Street, in the spot formerly occupied by Harold's. Is there any restaurant that isn't opening a location ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #18 Tex-Cajun Poutine at BB's Cajun Cafe

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    BB's Café Opens 2nd Location Downtown

    Everett TaasevigenBrooks Bassler.​In the latest flocking of a popular restaurant to the downtown area, BB's Café joins the scene with its distinctive Tex-Orleans cuisine at a second location. The original will remain at 2710 Montrose.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Crawfish Season? Yes and No

    ​Several people have asked me if crawfish season has started. There are signs popping up all over town advertising crawfish, so I guess the answer is "yes." At Baja, the new oyster bar and seafood restaurant on Westheimer where Tommy's Steakhouse used to be, crawfish were recently selling for ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009

    Crawfish Season's Tail End

    The bugs get bigger and the prices lower as the season comes to a close.

  • Dining

    April 2, 2009

    Tex-Cajun Cuisine at BB's Cajun Cafe

    This is the new late-night place to be if you like poor boys, grits and gravy, and breakfast in the middle of the night.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Tex-Cajun Poutine

    "The Tex-Cajun Virgin" at BB's Cajun Cafe is a plate of hot, crispy, shoestring French fries topped with thin roast beef slices, chile con queso and brown gravy. In this amazing triumph of Gulf Coast folk cuisine. BB's owner Brooks Bassler has concocted a Tex-Mex Cajun version of poutine. When I con ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 14, 2008