MONTROSE — Finishing the entire Chorizo Torta from Common Bond Cafe and Bakery isn't for the faint of heart. The large breakfast sandwich with dollops of guacamole and chorizo seems to tumble upon a small rectangular plate, that has many restaurant patrons calling out for a to-go box. Devoured or stored for later you can't go wrong trying this sandwich. The torta is stuffed with creamy scrambled eggs, guacamole, salsa roja, creme, cotija, jalapeños, on a telera roll. Only regret? The jalapeños are not chopped and that I rarely have room for one of Common Bond's Brioche Sucre when I'm done.
OAK FOREST — The team behind Jus' Mac have done it again, less than a month old and their latest concept Biskit Junkie takes a Southern comfort classic (the biscuit) to new levels. Try their latest to hit the menu, El Chapa — a biscuit sandwich stuffed with egg, chorizo, pico de gallo, avocado, habanero salsa and fresh mexican creme. Eater Houston recently spoke with owner Patrick Alvarez about plans for Biskit Junkie: "We have a dozen or more combinations that will eventually be revealed but for now we're keeping the menu tight and becoming more efficient within the kitchen," Alvarez said. [EHOU]
MIDTOWN — A breakfast sandwich can be so much more than a way to start your day, it can be a decadent romp into a world of Nutella and fried eggs. For taste transcendence try Weights and Measures' Peanut Butter Toast. The brioche breakfast toast, at the trendy dual-concept bakery and restaurant, is layered with peanut butter, Nutella, banana, bacon, and fried eggs.
MONTROSE — Any Houstonian that considers themselves in-the-know can tell you the flavor of La Guadalupana Cafe and Bakery's coffee (it's cinnamon and from the mountains of Puebla) and that the large tortas from chef and owner Trancito Diaz are not only underpriced for their mammoth size ($4.50), but for their deliciousness as well. Try the Breakfast Torta, with egg, potato, chorizo, jalapeño, beans and cheese, sandwiched in-between thick slices of buttery bread. And be sure to smile back at Señor Diaz, he's quite possibly the nicest person you'll meet all day.
EAST END — On the east end of downtown year-old Tout Suite is becoming an increasingly hip spot for people sighting and all things on trend, like their Avocado Toast. The toast is a thick slice of crunchy ciabatta with a smooth smattering of avocado mixed with sea salt, crushed red peppers and chives, topped with thinly sliced radishes. You can add bacon or egg, but sans add ons this toast is pretty much perfect as is.