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Ben Berg’s New Casual Eatery Opens Next Week on Washington Avenue

B.B. Lemon will serve up New York and Texas-inspired eats

Restaurateur Ben Berg has been busy this year
Felix Sanchez

Benjamin Berg’s newest concept B.B. Lemon will open next week in the former Caddy Shack space across the street from B&B Butchers.

The new classic casual eatery, located at 1809 Washington Avenue, will debut amongst 1,900 square-foot interiors that seat 76 inside the dining room, 22 at the bar, and another handful on the patio, according to the Houston Chronicle. It’s a low-key kind of place with checkered green and white “picnic-style” tablecloths to offset the vibrant yellow Lemon-themed branding.

The menu is inspired by Berg’s favorite eats in New York and locally, according to the paper, and therefore will feature a relatively lengthy list of dishes including New England clam chowder, a lobster roll, fresh oysters and shrimp, blue crab beignets, along with more down-home dishes of hot wings, burgers, sandwiches, and chili, all headed up by Chef Eric Johnson. For dessert, floats, cheesecake, and banana pudding are on offer. Leading the beverage program is Monique Cioffi-Hernandez (formerly of Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette and Field & Tides), who dreamt up a killer cocktail menu including the Uptown Kiss with vodka, lemon, mint orgeat, and Topo Chico.

Berg has been extremely productive over the past year with the opening of a second location of B&B Butchers in Fort Worth’s Shops at Clearfork development. At the end of last year, he swooped in to save Carmelo’s restaurant before the place shuttered for good due to its proprietor’s retirement. And as Eater previously reported, Berg also plans to open Benjamin inside The Star luxury apartment building in Downtown, although that opening appears to have been pushed back.

B.B. Lemon officially opens on November 8 and will operate Monday through Wednesday 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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