benjy's on Washington: Bringing Local Foods to the Chic Masses

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Much of the strikingly Asian-influenced menu is steadfastly seasonal (the current menu is charmingly labeled "early fall," as if Houston has any other seasons than summer and February), and benjy's is also keen to use local ingredients as often as possible. It doesn't flout this fact aside from a few T-shirts seen on staff members that read "Farm to Table," and it doesn't just talk the talk, like many other restaurants in town — benjy's actually uses roughage from Animal Farm, pork from Black Hill Ranch, cheese from Pola and Mia Bella, even beer from local breweries like Karbach. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS