Game Changer

Porkobuco

Game Changer

by John DeMers | Photo: Debora Smail | Houston magazine | April 1, 2013

Brooklyn Athletic Club—purveyor of reconsidered American-esque comfort food, à la meatballs served not with spaghetti but with silky, wide-ribbon pappardelle—is the only Houston restaurant I know that you enter via an obstacle course of lawn sports. That means your appetizer might be croquet, badminton, pétanque, bocce, pingpong or darts, or maybe impromptu blackjack with the owner. Then again, Shepard Ross and his executive chef, Jeff Axline, like to be different.

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Chef Todd MacDonald; photography by Dominic Perri

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