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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. Hummus

      $9.00

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

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    3. Duck Spring Rolls

      $10.00

      Served with ginger-scallion soy sauce for dipping.

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    4. Baked Oysters

      $13.00

      Spinach, parmesan, breadcrumbs, crisp tasso

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    5. Gulf Coast Beignets

      $12.00

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

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    6. Lump Crab Cakes

      $15.00

      Red pepper beurre blanc.

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    7. Scallop Crudo

      $12.00

      Compressed apple, lemon, baby cilantro

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    8. Flatbread

      $12.00

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

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    9. Grilled Artichoke Halves

      $13.00

      Herb ricotta dipping sauce

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    10. Grilled Octopus

      $14.00

      Tomato stew, green olives, almonds and grilled sourdough

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    11. Charred Cauliflower Shishto Peppers

      $13.00

      Romesco

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    12. Salmon Wraps

      $14.00

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

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  2. Salads & Soups

    1. Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo

      $14.00

      Shrimp, crab, fish, okra, dark red-brown roux

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    2. Wedge Salad

      $11.00

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

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    3. Tortilla Soup

      $12.00

      Smoked chicken, roasted tomato, avocado, tortilla strips

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    4. Red Pear Salad

      $12.00

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

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    5. Grilled Chicken Salad

      $17.00

      Kale, brussels sprouts, avocado, feta, dried cherries, almonds, lemon vinaigrette. Only available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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    6. Jumbo Crab Salad

      $26.00

      Avocado, grape tomato, cucumber, radish, lemon puree, basil oil. Only available on weekends from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.

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    7. Lobster Chowder

      $15.00

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

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    8. Golden Beet & Green Apple Salad

      $12.00

      Orange yogurt dressing and candied pecans

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    9. Warm Carrot Vichyssoise Soup

      $10.00
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    10. Beluga Lentil Salad

      $14.00

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

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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

      $12.00

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

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    3. Avocado

      $10.00

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

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    4. Almond Butter

      $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 Entrees

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

      $16.00

      Grilled kale pesto, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, 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 ricotta

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    5. Bucatini with Spicy Crab

      $25.00

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

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    6. Beef Tenderloin Salad

      $18.00

      Mixed leafy greens, avocado, tomato, olives, red onion, gorgonzola, fresh herb vinaigrette

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    7. Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Corn pudding, green beans.

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    8. Salmon Tacos

      $18.00

      Black beans, creme fraiche, tomatillo salsa.

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    9. Crispy Lobster Sandwich

      $19.00

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

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    10. Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Ground cheese grits, green onion, crispy leeks.

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    11. Pecan Crusted Chicken

      $22.00

      Red pepper reduction sauce, mashed potatoes, spinach.

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    12. Wood-Grilled Hugo's Burger

      $15.00

      Avocado, chihuahua cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, red jalapeño, fries.

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    13. Vegetarian Platter

      $17.00

      Slow cooked and grill charred with brussels sprout hash. Gluten free.

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    14. 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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  7. Dinner Entrees

    1. Pan Roasted Duck

      $26.00

      Roasted vegetable pesto, quail egg, carrots, kumquat, orange, fig.

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    2. Whole Roasted Striped Bass

      $28.00

      Boneless, romesco, seasonal vegetables, grilled lemon

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    3. Braised Short Ribs

      $25.00

      Parsnip puree, hasselback Yukon potato, carrot butter

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    4. Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop

      $25.00

      Dirty rice, compound herb butter

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    5. Red Corn Chicken Enchiladas

      $20.00

      Corn pudding, green beans

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    6. Pan Seared Scallops

      $26.00

      Asparagus & green pea risotto, parmesan

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    7. Texas Gulf Shrimp & Stone-Ground Cheese Grits

      $25.00

      Green onion, crispy leeks

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    8. Grilled Ribeye Steak

      $36.00

      Duck fat yikon gold souffle, creme fraiche, wild mushrooms, roasted garlic, red wine reduction

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    9. Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops

      $32.00

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

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  8. Dinner Pastas

    1. Jalapeno Fettuccine

      $18.00

      Chicken, tomatoes, black beans, cilantro

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    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. Orecchiette

      $17.00

      Blistered broccolini, Italian sausage, whipped ricotta

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    5. Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $16.00

      Grilled kale pesto, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, crumbled goat cheese

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    6. Eggplant Pappardelle

      $16.00

      Roasted tomatoes, basil pesto and shaved parmesan

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  9. Vegetarian Entrees

    1. Cauliflower Steak

      $17.00

      Charred broccolini, saffron mix grains, ripe tomato sauce

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    2. Portobello Stack

      $18.00

      Grilled Portobello, eggplant, squash, lentils, green peas, sweet peppers, grilled kale pesto

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    3. Lentil Cake

      $16.00

      Pan seared fresh herbs and lentil cake, charred broccolini, sun dried tomato pesto, leeks

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    4. Fungi Pasta

      $17.00

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

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    5. Black Pepper Tagliatelle

      $16.00

      Grilled kale pesto, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, crumbled goat cheese

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    6. Mixed Grains & Deeply Roasted Vegetables

      $17.00

      Eggplant, fennel, peppers, zucchini, onion, winter squash, farro, himalayan red rice, wheat berries, soft brown rice, red quinoa and teff

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    7. Seasonal Vegetarian Platter

      $17.00
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  10. Sides

    1. Dinner Only Duck Fat Flavored Yukon Gold "Souffle"

      $8.00

      Creme fraiche, goat cheese, green onion. Available for Dinner only.

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    2. Corn Pudding

      $4.00
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    3. Curried Carrots

      $7.00

      Pine nuts, dried fruit, Greek yogurt dressing

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    4. Charred Brussels Sprouts

      $7.00
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    5. Pan Roasted Mushrooms

      $7.00
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    6. Macaroni & Cheese

      $7.00
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    7. Dirty Rice

      $7.00
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    8. French Fries

      $7.00
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  11. Dessert Menu

    1. Coconut Merengue Cremeux

      $9.00
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    2. Espresso Cake

      $9.00
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    3. Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake

      $9.00
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    4. Crepes & Fingerling Bananas

      $10.00
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    5. Golden Delicious Apple Tart

      $9.00
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    6. Butterscotch Bread Pudding

      $9.00
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    7. Warm Dark Chocolate Cake

      $9.00
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    8. Vanilla Creme Brulee

      $9.00
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