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Like A Bosscat

Recently my dear friend Hope came into Houston and we headed over to Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, a new hot spot in H-town I had been wanting to try.

If you are a whiskey fan, this spot is a must.  Their whiskey room is just flat out cool.

They have a ton of craft cocktails to satisfy any cocktail connoisseur.  With so many wonderful choices it took Hope and I a few minutes to make a decision.  Bartender Dave was a huge help in the cocktail decision dilemma.

I ended up going with the Southsider.  Guess the Southern girl in me was hooked with South in the name.  I almost went for one of their Bosscat Mules but decided on the Southsider since really light and refreshing.  It’s Seersucker Gin, mint, cucumber and citrus.  It was so good I had two.  Don’t worry – of course, we ubered home!

We decided to get a few nibbles and since the menu has such a southern cuisine twist I was in heaven, especially since we started with Pulled Pork Hush Puppies.  To me, this is South Carolina Lowcounty meets Texas in a bite.  They are cornbread battered pork, deep fried of course, and served with Carolina barbecue mustard for dipping.

Next the Parmesan Crusted Meatloaf.  It’s homestyle meatloaf cubes breaded, deep fried, and served with tomato bourbon jam.  Oh, that jam!  It’s a southern delight.

My favorite wasn’t an appetizer.  It’s a side item.  I’m a huge okra fan – yep, southern girl through and through.  You have to try Bosscat’s Whiskey Okra.  It’s scorched okra, done in whiskey, and served with Chinese sweet sausage.  I’d go back just for the okra….but they also have shrimp and grits on the menu.  Looking forward to that on my next visit to Bosscat.

After dinner we were lucky enough to get s tour of the whiskey room. Did you know Japan makes whiskey? I didn’t until checking out bottles on the wall.  

They also have so very high-end choices like the Pappy Old Rip Van Winkle. 

The seating area feels more like a luxurious den or man cave with just a touch of femininity.