C hef and owner Felix Florez simply opened Cherry Block Smokehouse in the blossoming Houston Heights advancement calledThe Stomping Grounds Located in Garden Oaks, The Stomping Grounds is referred to as a “community-centric meeting place with a varied, curated mix of food, drink and retail services” set upon a stunning green area. Fans of Florez, a bonafied butcher who prides himself on obtaining regional Texas heritage meats, will acknowledge Cherry Block from its previous perch in Bravery Chef Hall and the current opening of its market place in Katy.
Florez’s brand-new Houston dining establishment is an unique one that welcomes consumers to shop his market for the meats his own household raises and gathers at their meat circulation business Falcon Lake Farm, and remain for a meal at the adjacent fast-casual ranch-to-table steakhouse called The Kitchen.
The meat is butchered daily at the Katy market and this brand-new Heights market and is readily available straight to consumers at an available cost point for prospective grill masters.
Swing into The Kitchen and you’ll discover casual counter-service dining and delight in Florez’s Texas Gulf Coast cooking and pecan smoked barbecue meats, the latter ready in a customized 14-foot steel cigarette smoker. The menu includes meals like shrimp and cracklins with boiled shrimp, potatoes and pork cracklins, and bourbon heritage bacon glazed with a bourbon apple jam dressed with fresh arugula.
And what’s a steakhouse without a center cut ribeye or a chain on filet? Did we discuss Cherry Block’s magnificent Falcon Lake Farms heritage pork slice or the chicken packed chicken with bacon marmalade? Executive chef Jordan Economy and chef de food Mellissa Hart male the variety and the cigarette smoker. Each has loads of experience working in the dining establishment company, especially with a few of the best steakhouses in Houston.
“We are simply starting. There is a lot more to come, like breakfast and everyday specials,” Florez states. “The group is getting the essentials down today, once we begin running, we’ll fly not long after.”
The 2,600-square-foot Garden Oaks dining establishment created by Gin Design Group opens to the centerpiece of the lifeline green area of the Stomping Grounds advancement. The interior of this brand-new Cherry Block shows Florez’s household history with old household images and treasure pieces showed. The market location grants meat buyers a view into the butcher’s space, where they can spy the butcher’s abilities at work.
The Kitchen likewise provides a total bar program with signature mixed drinks, regional brews and a designated red wine choice developed by Florez, a 25-year veteran sommelier acknowledged for curating store, family-owned wineries on his lists.
You can discover Cherry Block Smokehouse The Kitchen at 1227 West 34th Street,