A Trip to the Suburbs: The Union Kitchen in Kingwood

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hey guys, remember me?

My February is a wee bit busy, so full disclosure, my schblog posts are going to be a wee bit limited this month. But I promise they'll become more regular soon old chaps. I also promise to stop talking like I'm stuck in a PBS British period drama.

A few weeks ago, I ventured out to the suburbs to visit my friend Meredith. We decided to get dinner at The Union Kitchen's newest location in Kingwood, where we plotted and planned our upcoming trip to Las Vegas. (Hint: "Take super pretentious artsy photos on top of the Grand Canyon" and "Find Kim a husband sugar daddy who is equal parts John Krasinski and Ryan Gosling" may or may not be on the docket. Will be sure to report back later with the results.)

It was a Saturday night, and the place was SLAMMERS. We had to wait for about 20 minutes for a table, and we ended up at a high table in the bar area. I was actually glad to be seated in the more casual section, as the main dining hall looked a wee bit (sorry) fancier, with white table cloths abounding.

And we all know I'm no Fancy Nancy!


I'm always trying to get Meredith to eat more of her veggies (From my lips to God's ears, she still hides her broccoli in her napkin), so when our incredibly sweet server recommended the Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears to start, I knew that they would be an excellent way to trick Mere into getting her daily dose of vitamin...whatever vitamin comes in asparagus.

And it worked!

The spears were wrapped with herbed goat cheese and the proscuitto, and it was all topped up with a thick, balsamic reduction. They were absolutely delicious. The spears were a fantastic combination of savory (prosciutto, goat cheese) and sweet (balsamic reduction), with just a hint of vegetables.

Creatine? Is that the thing that's good for you in vegetables? No, there's no way that's correct.

For my main course I ordered the Wild Mushroom Pizza. I can't even tell you how incredible this pizza was. Let's break it down here:
  • caramelized onions
  • oyster mushrooms
  • portabella mushrooms
  • mozzarella cheese
This pizza oozed Delicious. The caramelized onions and the brie cheese made it otherworldly. More a fancy pizza than one of the greasy spoon variety, the only other pizza I have found on this level of refined awesomeness is the Talleggio Florentine Pizza I had at CRISP. It was the type of pizza you have for dinner, then have for breakfast (who said that?), then daydream about for weeks afterward. And I'll say it:

The pizza was equal parts John Krasinski and Ryan Gosling.

After having gone through the emotional journey of loving life through that beautiful brick oven pizza, Meredith and I split some sort of Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich dessert explosion. It was obviously quite decadent, but it was reeeeally rich, so I couldn't quite demolish my half of it (and where's the fun in that?). Overall, a great dessert though.

So if you're out in the Kingwood area and are looking for an excellent place for dinner, look no further than The Union Kitchen.


Pizza, will you be my Valentine?


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