Whew! It feels weird to be writing a restaurant post. As many of us have, I scaled back dining inside of restaurants due to current conditions. Instead, I provide my support through takeout and of course sharing on my social media. This has worked for some time, but let’s be real, brunch is different! Part of what makes brunch so good are the vibes and people that come along with it. SO for Black Restaurant Week I decided to venture out with a few blogger friends to Trez Art and Wine. Here is my review, enjoy!
Trez Art and Wine took over the space formerly occupied by Ogun Art and Wine. They did a slight revamp to bring in some brighter colors, but a few things remain the same, the wine, the art and it is still black owned. The space is still anchored by a large bar to the left as you enter and has smaller tables throughout. Trez is best for a date, or a group of no more than four in my opinion due to its more intimate setting.
We visited during brunch and can I just tell you that my spirit needed this. Running in to old friends, chatting up with new folks. Listening to djs who have curated the soundtrack to the Houston brunch culture since forever. I mean it was everything. We opted for one of the tables outside to ensure adequate distance between us and others. From there we could still hear the music and caught a breeze for most of our visit.
Food & Drinks
The running joke on social media has been folks saying they cannot wait to hear “can I start you off with some appetizers?” I mean I’ll take an appetizer, but I missed the pour of a mimosa carafe so I could curate the perfect boomerang! Just don’t hit the same when you are pouring it for yourself at home. At Trez, the most popular mimosa seems to be the Lavender Mimosa which is a light purple. It reminded me of one of my favorite Koolaid flavors as a kid, but with bubbles! Definitely recommend that.
For entrees, we ordered a variety because while we are a bit out of practice as bloggers, we have not forgotten a few key things! I opted for the Shrimp and Grits, while others ordered the Trez Breakfast and Chicken and Waffles. The Shrimp and Grits were good with a subtle bacon flavor. It’s a good dish and falls in line with many shrimp and grits dishes around town.
In general I liked the food, but I don’t think it is the star of this weekend brunch party. The vibe is the epitome of what makes the Houston brunch scene great featuring great music, great people and good cocktails. Add it to your Sunday Funday Brunch list.