Thursday, December 29, 2005

Buzzbrews Kitchen

One thing that makes a town feel like a real city: places that stay open 24 hrs (other than Denny’s which is quintessentially suburban). So zankyouverymuch to Buzzbrews Kitchen, a snappy new 24-hr diner on Central (@ Fitzhugh) serving breakfast, burgers, salads, & a couplo entrees. Owner Omar Zuniga was a mgr at Café Brazil for 15 yrs; you can spot the proof in Buzzbrews’ coffee fixation (incl a serv-yourself bottomless-cup setup) & profoundly laid-back vibe. But the restaurant also feels urban, maybe cuz it overlooks a bizzy corner, where it sits in what usedta be the old Pitt Grill, the extra-greasy spoon whose layers of grime took Zuniga a full month to scrape off the walls. Buzzbrews also duz espresso drinks and makes a latte that’s A++

4154 N. Central Epwy 214-826-7100

14 Comments:

At December 29, 2005 11:46 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

The name Buzzbrew makes me think more of nitro-beer than coffee, but any place that stays open all night has my vote. The pix of old I-75 leave me nostalgic. I have fond memories of driving really drunk on that road and running the stop lights at the intersection.

 
At December 29, 2005 11:48 AM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

There's a Pitt Grill on Davis, I think. I wonder if they're affiliated with the Ex-Pitt on 75.

 
At December 29, 2005 11:52 AM, Anonymous tg said...

pitt grill appears to be some kind of chain. which may have spawned from louisiana. at least, this is what i gleaned whilst digging for pitt grill links

 
At December 29, 2005 11:54 AM, Blogger Paris Hilton said...

Isn't it completely obvious that a place called Pitt Grill would not have good food? I mean, come on, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out

 
At December 29, 2005 12:02 PM, Anonymous tg said...

if ms.ery stops in today, she may be interested in this story which says that chocolate may help repair damage to smokers' blood vessels. i know she's no fan of sweets but maybe she'll rethink that

 
At December 29, 2005 12:04 PM, Blogger Twisted Dog said...

THE ONE ON DAVIS IS ALWAYS PACKED, DOG KILLER. MAYBE YOU TOOK SOME OF MY CANINE FRIENDS TO EAT THERE AND THAT'S WHAT DID THEM IN.

 
At December 29, 2005 12:06 PM, Blogger Twisted Link said...

Ms. had some other career for you in mind, tg. What on earth could it be? What else could you possibly contribute to society? Haven't you done enough?

 
At December 29, 2005 12:12 PM, Anonymous peanut gallery said...

TG should apply at Starbucks. She's practically on their PR staff as it is.

 
At December 29, 2005 12:16 PM, Blogger Donald Trump said...

So today is TG's birthday, everybody. Let's try to guess what kind of presents she'll get. A yacht? NO. An island? NOOOO. A casino filled with poor saps just lining up to give her their hard-earned cash? NO! NO! NO! No matter how happy she is on her birthday, she's still POOR! And I'm NOT. I'm RICH, RICH, RICH! I'm just filthy with money and stature and finely coifed hair! God-DAMMIT, I'm rich!

 
At December 29, 2005 4:43 PM, Blogger Kirk said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TERESA!

 
At January 01, 2006 5:22 PM, Blogger reid indeed said...

Enjoyed the good company last night...
As a coffee house expert of sorts, I went to buzzbrews the first day they we're open. Liked the attemp to fit vegetarian options on the menu, the 24hr thing, and the retro-fit of a old greasy spoon. Coffee service was still a little shaky with the staff having a hard time with their new La Cimbali espresso machine.
The button new potatoes, and veggie sausage breakfast burrito was flavorful, a little soggy, but soaked up my liquor filled belly, nicely.
This is one of a few new coffee shops that have opened up in the last year.
One of my favorite spots is on Lewis & Greenville, called Gachet. Three sisters did their research on euro style coffee service, offer great coffee drinks, a good selection of wine, and of course, wi-fi. I refer to Gachet as my office.

 
At January 16, 2006 12:21 PM, Blogger trey5990 said...

Thanks MR. Buzz for a new place to go 24/7. I`v been on several occations now and they get better each time. You`d beter get there soon before there is a line out the door.
P.S. If you are traveling south on 75, exit lemmon and whip around on the north bound service road.It`s alot faster,bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

 
At April 20, 2006 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BF and I wandered in here last Saturday night after the Bob Dylan concert...what a great spot for an excellent breakfast at 12:30 a.m. Great service, fantastic omeletes - and the coffee couldn't be beat - of course we had the munchies, so most anything would have tasted superb! Anyhow, we will be back..also - the interior is very nicely done! And it outshines Cafe Brazil in everyway...Good luck to them...

 
At May 02, 2006 11:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was in from Little Rock for the Jimmy Buffett show last week. After the show, we drove around forever before we finally saw the neon "open" sign shining like a beacon in the night. The vibe was great,the service was great, the food was great.

 

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