Urban Eats - A Local Favorite

By Kelly Cornelison / Photography By Kelly Cornelison | July 06, 2016
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A terrific assortment of meats and cheese

I recently had the special privilege (as all Edible Insiders do) of attending an Insider-only social hour at Urban Eats. They are a bistro, bar, and market all under one roof, known for their fresh and comfy food, craft cocktails, and specialty food market stocked with many locally procured goods and house-made specialties. 

Welcomed by complimentary valet and an umbrella-covered patio, the front doors open to a quaint and clean specialty market. Jars of pickles, jams, mustards, fresh cheeses and meats, freshly baked cookies stacked in cookie jars, and cases full of cakes and tarts. It’s the perfect spot to pick up some essentials before your next dinner party, or you can order from a selection off their bistro menu at the counter and have a quick lunch in their modern, casual space.

Urban Eats market
Edible Houston Insiders
Photo 1: Well stocked market with locally sourced artisan products
Photo 2: Edible Houston Insiders enjoying wine at Urban Eats

We headed upstairs to their full service bistro and bar where you can enjoy the full brunchlunch or dinner menu (or happy hour on their roof-top patio with a gorgeous view of downtown). We sampled an assortment of meats, cheeses, and jams, their famous Monkey Bread, and an off-menu cheesy puff pastry that I could just not pass up (and I’m so glad I didn’t).

Urban Eats offers a huge selection of sliders from grilled chicken to pork pot roast. They come two to an order, so go with some friends and try a few different kinds. I enjoyed The Picnic which has BBQ pulled brisket that basically melts in your mouth.

Youll often find owner/chef Levi behind the counter

I said it before and I’ll say it again: rooftop patio. And in my world, patios are synonymous with happy hour. They have a comprehensive happy hour menu, including $4 sliders, lots of cheesy things, and Bistro Pommes Frites of many varieties, including what I know will be my favorite; The Not So Standard – sea salt, parmesan, and truffle oil with smoked paprika aioli. 

Needless to say, I will certainly be back to Urban Eats soon, whether to pick up some local cheese, have a Brussels Toss salad for lunch, or a hibiscus vodka cocktail for happy hour. See you on the patio!

Article from Edible Houston at http://ediblehouston.ediblecommunities.com/eat/urban-eats-local-favorite
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