Chef Chip Hight's Houston Favorites

Formerly at *17 in the Alden Hotel, Chef Chip Hight now wields his knife at Blue Apron Catering--named after his signature cooking accessory. This St. Thomas High School and HCC Culinary Arts graduate is a self-described lover of animal fat. Here are some of his favorite places in Houston.

Updated: August 27, 2010

Expert Picks: Chef Chip Hight's Favorite Houston Businesses

Cedar Creek Cafe

1034 W 20th St, Houston, TX 77008

"It's close to the house and always good for people watching. I prefer it strongly to its smaller, non-hard alcohol serving sister."

99 Ranch Market

1005 Blalock Rd, Houston, TX 77055

"Whether it's dried anchovies, live crabs or animal innards, always a good decision. Superb rice bowls with perfectly browned rice at the bottom. Homemade Kimchi is excellent."


2306 Genesee St, Houston, TX 77006

"By far the most appealing of Houston's gay bars. Good music, pretty boys. Excellent glassware. I have to give it to the gay bar that invests in proper liquor vessels."

McElroy's Irish Pub

3607 S Sandman St, Houston, TX 77098

"Having an Irish best friend, it was easy to find this chill pub. Always home to a very mixed crowd and generous with pours. I like the back patio and the fact that even on St. Patrick's Day, there's a spot for me."

Downing Street Ltd

2549 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77019

"Although not a regular hangout, it's the perfect place to take people for business. I don't know anyone that doesn't feel like a badass smoking a cigar with a drink in one hand and an iPad in the other, making deals."