LOCAL Houston | The City Guide June 2017 - Page 22

“Don’t bother with a fork, just pick it up with your fingers and eat it.” One can dine on a luscious confit of duck leg on a bed of collard greens and polenta or a dreamy dish of pan-roasted scallops on a crab meat risotto or a meaty roasted rack of venison with braised red cabbage and poblano mash. Or you can go casual: a Sloppy Tide – a cornmeal-crusted Gulf fish fillet with field fresh coleslaw, a fried egg and a fresh baked challah bun; or a Sloppy Fields – a pulled pork sandwich with housemade BBQ sauce (ditto the fried egg and challah). Same menu for lunch and dinner means affordable, reasonable pricing. Not to be missed: the fresh strawberry short cookie dessert. Chewy shortbread cookies topped with whipped cream and slices of fresh strawberries bordered by a brilliant green fresh basil gastrique. Genius. And Lenig’s advice on how to eat the dessert perfectly defines this restaurant’s philosophy. “Don’t bother with a fork, just pick it up with your fingers and eat it.” FIELD & TIDES 705 East 11th Street | Houston, TX 77008 | 713.861.6143 www.fieldandtides.com | info@fieldandtides.com 22 L O C A L | june 17