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Backstreet Cafe

Houston
  1. Small Plates

    1. Pate & Cheeses

      $18.00

      Duck pate, chorizo links, hook's 5 year cheddar, fourme d'ambert blue, zamorano manchego, deviled egg.

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    2. Scallop Crudo

      $12.00

      Compressed apple, lemon, baby cilantro

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    3. Flatbread

      $12.00

      Charred Brussels sprouts, yellow fingerling and purple potato, dried tomato pesto and goat cheese

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    4. Grilled Octopus

      $14.00

      Tomato stew, green olives, almonds and grilled sourdough

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    5. Charred Cauliflower Shishto Peppers

      $13.00

      Romesco

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    6. Salmon Wraps

      $14.00

      Bibb lettuce, rice noodles, sprouts, cucumber, carrot, herbs, dipping sauce

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    7. Hummus

      $9.00

      Roasted spiced cauliflower, hazelnuts, sliced almonds, housemade pita bread

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    8. Duck Spring Rolls

      $10.00

      Served with ginger-scallion soy sauce for dipping.

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    9. Baked Oysters

      $13.00

      Spinach, parmesan, breadcrumbs, crisp tasso

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    10. Gulf Coast Beignets

      $12.00

      Shrimp, crab, andouille sausage, corn, roasted red pepper remoulade.

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    11. Lump Crab Cakes

      $15.00

      Red pepper beurre blanc.

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  2. Brunch: Salads & Soups

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. Lobster Chowder

      $15.00

      Chowder of lobster, winter squash, bacon, potato, green onion

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    3. Golden Beet & Green Apple Salad

      $12.00

      Orange yogurt dressing and candied pecans

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    4. Warm Carrot Vichyssoise

      $10.00
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    5. Beluga Lentil Salad

      $14.00

      Burrata, roasted baby carrots, black olives, roasted red pepper

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    6. Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, fried shallots, green goddess, bleu cheese

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    7. Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, tortilla strips

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    8. Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sundried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, candied walnuts

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    9. Grilled Chicken Salad

      $17.00

      Kale, Brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, lemon vinaigrette

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    10. Jumbo Crab Salad

      $26.00

      Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon purée, basil oil

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  3. Brunch: Eggs & Such

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $25.00

      Lump crabmeat, chanterelles, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata.

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    3. Fungi Pasta

      $20.00

      Smoked king trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, Kalamata olives, truffle cheese

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    4. Skirt Steak & Eggs

      $18.00

      8oz grilled skirt steak, sunny side up eggs, refried beans, sauteed peppers and onions, guacamole, salsa, flour tortillas

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    5. Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

      $18.00

      Fried egg, avocado, chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, red jalapeno, fries.

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    6. Salmon & Eggs

      $21.00

      Poached eggs, creamy spinach, potato cake, hollandaise.

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    7. Fried Chicken & Biscuits

      $18.00

      Two poached eggs, creamy jalapeno sauce, red pepper grits, roasted zucchini.

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    8. Smoked Chicken & Potato Hash

      $17.00

      Poached eggs, avocado, tomatillo salsa.

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    9. Brioche French Toast

      $15.00

      Bananas, nutella, caramel sauce, maple syrup, crushed candied peanuts.

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    10. Migas

      $17.00

      Scrambled eggs, tortilla chips, jalapeño, tomato, queso blanco, black beans, bacon.

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    11. Backstreet Benedict

      $17.00

      Cheddar chive biscuits, aged virginia ham, hollandaise, grits, asparagus.

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    12. Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion, crispy leeks.

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  4. Brunch: Toasts

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. House-Cured Salmon Toast

      $12.00

      Purple onion, cucumber, dill, greek yogurt, sour cream.

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    3. Avocado Toast

      $10.00

      On white bread, pureed avocado, strawberries, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, goat cheese 1

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    4. Almond Butter Toast

      $9.00

      Strawberries and banana tossed in orange liqueur, brûléed

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  5. Brunch: Fresh From the Oven

    1. Brunch is available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. Orange Chocolate Brioche Buns

      $7.00
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    3. Buttermilk Biscuits

      $7.00
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  6. Lunch Salads & Soups

    1. Lunch is available on weekdays from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. Lobster Chowder

      $15.00

      Chowder of lobster, winter squash, bacon, potato, green onion

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    3. Golden Beet & Green Apple Salad

      $12.00

      Orange yogurt dressing and candied pecans

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    4. Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup

      $10.00

      Blue cheese toast

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    5. Beluga Lentil Salad

      $14.00

      Burrata, roasted baby carrots, black olives, roasted red pepper

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    6. Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, fried shallots, green goddess, bleu cheese

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    7. Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, tortilla strips

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    8. Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sundried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, candied walnuts

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    9. Grilled Chicken Salad

      $17.00

      Kale, Brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, lemon vinaigrette

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    10. Jumbo Crab Salad

      $26.00

      Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon purée, basil oil

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  7. Lunch Entrees

    1. Lunch is available on weekdays from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
    2. Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $16.00

      Grilled kale pesto, butternut squash, baby carrots, crumbled goat cheese

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    3. Jalapeno Fettuccine

      $18.00

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro

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    4. Orecchiette

      $17.00

      Blistered broccolini, Italian sausage, whipped herbed ricotta

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    5. Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $25.00

      Lump crab meat, wild mushroom, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata

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    6. Beef Tenderloin Salad

      $18.00

      Mixed greens, avocado, tomato, olives, red onion, gorgonzola, crispy onion rings, herb vinaigrette

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    7. Pan-Seared Pistachio Pesto Salmon Salad

      $18.00

      Spinach and baby red oak lettuces, dill feta, mixed grains, fire-roasted tomato, grilled avocado, red onion, grilled Belgian endive, feta & baby red oak vinaigrette

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    8. Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Corn pudding, green beans.

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    9. Salmon Tacos

      $18.00

      Black beans, creme fraiche, tomatillo salsa.

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    10. Crispy Lobster Sandwich

      $19.00

      On toasted brioche, bacon, tomato, arugula, spicy onion rings, red pepper remoulade, potato salad.

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    11. Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion, crispy leeks.

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    12. Pecan Crusted Chicken

      $22.00

      Red pepper reduction sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach.

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    13. Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

      $15.00

      Avocado, Chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, red jalapeño, fries

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    14. Vegetarian Platter

      $17.00

      Seasonal vegetable platter

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  8. Dinner Salads & Soups

    1. Lobster Chowder

      $15.00

      Chowder of lobster, winter squash, bacon, potato, green onion

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    2. Golden Beet & Green Apple Salad

      $12.00

      Orange yogurt dressing and candied pecans

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    3. Sherried Wild Mushroom Soup

      $10.00

      Blue cheese toast

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    4. Beluga Lentil Salad

      $14.00

      Burrata, roasted baby carrots, black olives, roasted red pepper

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    5. Wedge Salad

      $11.00

      Iceberg wedges, bacon, tomato, fried shallots, green goddess, bleu cheese

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    6. Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, tortilla strips

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    7. Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

      Red lettuces, bleu cheese, sundried cherries, pomegranates, balsamic vinaigrette, candied walnuts

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  9. Dinner Entrees

    1. Pan Roasted Duck

      $26.00

      Acorn squash puree, wilted greens, orange-fig Maker’s Mark sauce

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    2. Braised Short Ribs

      $25.00

      Creamy polenta, grilled kale, root vegetables

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    3. Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops

      $32.00

      Petit wood-grilled, seared lamb chops, sauteed arugula, savory bread pudding

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    4. Grilled Ribeye Steak

      $36.00

      Truffled hassleback potato, blistered shishito peppers, maitake mushrooms, red wine reduction

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    5. Whole Roasted Striped Bass

      $28.00

      Boneless, romesco, seasonal vegetables, grilled lemon

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    6. Pan Seared Scallops

      $26.00

      Butternut squash risotto, red curry carrot reduction

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    7. Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion, crispy leeks

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    8. Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop

      $25.00

      Dirty rice, Brussels sprouts, herb compound butter

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    9. Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Corn pudding, green beans

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  10. Dinner Pastas

    1. Eggplant Pappardelle

      $16.00

      Roasted tomatoes, basil pesto and shaved parmesan

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    2. Jalapeno Fettuccine

      $18.00

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro

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    3. Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $25.00

      Lump crabmeat, chanterelles, roasted garlic, spicy lemon gremolata.

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    4. Fungi Pasta

      $20.00

      Smoked king trumpet mushroom, braised lamb, eggplant, tomato, Kalamata olives, truffle cheese

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    5. Orecchiette

      $17.00

      Blistered broccolini, Italian sausage, whipped ricotta

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    6. Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $16.00

      Grilled kale pesto, butternut squash, carrots, crumbled goat cheese

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  11. Sides

    1. Side of Corn Pudding

      $4.00
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    2. Side of Curried Carrots

      $7.00

      Pine nuts, dried fruit, Greek yogurt dressing

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    3. Side of Charred Brussels Sprouts

      $7.00
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    4. Side of Charred Brussels Sprouts

      $7.00
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    5. Side of Pan Roasted Mushrooms

      $7.00
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    6. Side of Macaroni and Cheese

      $7.00
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    7. Side of Dirty Rice

      $7.00
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    8. Side of French Fries

      $7.00
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