I don’t know whether to put this under patio, sandwiches or new restaurants, but I like the patio so maybe I’ll remember it has one if I put it here.
BB Lemon opened a couple of weeks ago and is owned by the same fella that has B&B Butchers across the street. This eatery is small and casual with a nice patio, meant to evoke memories of neightborhood eateries in Manhattan. Remember that? Ah good times. Well Mr. BB does remember. Walk into a tiny alcove dining area and long bar with a door to the patio, apparetly there is a larger dinng room out of sight. I opted for outside and ordered the patty melt, which was really good and I’d order it again. Sides are extra. The meat was juicy and the grilled onions and swiss were plentiful.
I also ordered the cup of chili, which was okay, those orange things are cheese chunks. I asked for hot sauce, Cajun Chef, Tabasco, Cholula, anything, but they don’t have it. They brought me a housemade sauce in a condiment cup that was really just seasoned ketchup tasting of cinnamon, but with no heat. They also brought us a bowl of spicy popcorn to snack on.
Unfortunately and due to no fault of the restaurant, several cars were vandalized during daylight at the height of lunch hour and with constructions workers in the parking lot!! That is brazen, 'tis the season, I guess. This happened between the time we went in and an hour later when we returned, and cars on both sides of my car had busted windows. I don’t know why they skipped me, maybe because I only keep an unbrella in my car, but I felt terrible for the others and so did the managers.
Side note: Last December, the BB Butcher group also bought the 30+ year old Carmelo’s on Memorial in west Houston and have been upgrading the menu. Now this is reported:
“In December  Berg will open a kid-friendly food truck across the street from his Carmelo’s Cucina Italiano, 14795 Memorial. The Ashford Dairy will serve burgers, fried chicken, fried clams and root beer floats.”