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Just Add Heat

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Just Add Heat
Photos by Shannon O'Hara
Houston’s in the Mood for Some Heat

The only certainty about the moods of most diners is their uncertainty. Anyone who enjoys food, especially anyone who has ever served or worked in a kitchen, knows that penchants constantly change based on time of day, day of week, company kept, and (by and large) inexplicable personal whims. So here’s a hot dining concept: a restaurant that accommodates all the mercurial moods of its patrons by offering two distinct dining experiences under one roof. At The Pass & Provisions in Houston, you can hit up “The Pass” side of the restaurant to experience a fine-dining tasting menu with many options: five or eight courses, vegetarian or not, plus wine pairings, cocktail pairings, or a mixed beverage matchup. Meanwhile, on the “Provisions” side, you can create a casual meal of your choosing from a wide selection of almost constantly rotating fare. The three-year-old restaurant is the merging of two Southern chefs’ minds: Seth Siegel-Gardner, a Houston native, and Terrence Gallivan, who hails from Virginia. Here they keep it fresh and seasonal by showcasing, with signature flexibility, just a small sampling of their many iterations on the pepper. Whether its blistered shishitos served up à la street corn or their bright, peppery pasta, they offer options for keeping things hot or making it mild—after all, they just seek to suit your current mood.

Recipes
from The Pass & Provisions

Red Pepper Strozzapreti
Pepper Relish
Blistered Shishito Peppers