JULY 14, 2015
Stepping up to the plate for July’s Berryhill Taco of the Month: Sunnyside Swine. Last month, Berryhill Baja Grill launched a summer-long Taco of the Month series with its TnT, a tempura-fried tamale topped with chopped poblano and sauce then wrapped in warm flour tortillas. The Tamale. The Taco. The TnT. It’s been an explosive hit. Now comes July, and Berryhill is further securing its place as top taco in Houston by introducing the Sunny Side Swine Taco. Coming to all Berryhill locations (except Sugar Land) July 1, the Sunnyside Swine is pulled roast pork with barbecue sauce, red cabbage, cilantro, pickled red onion and Cotija cheese loosely wrapped in warm flour tortillas. This is then topped with a sunny side-up fried egg. It’s breakfast. It’s lunch. It really doesn’t matter when. It will, however, be in all stores (except Sugar Land) from July 1-July 31 and sells for $4.25. While Berryhill is well known for its tamales, it also put its name in the history books when it first introduced the fish taco to Texas back in 1993, and the famed dish remains one of the Houston restaurant’s biggest sellers. Berryhill and its “Seriously Fresh Mex” food is named after Walter Berryhill, a Native American from Oklahoma who came to Houston in the late 1920s and began selling tamales made from his own special tamale recipe. Berryhill sold tamales to residents of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods from an old cart that he pedaled or pushed along the neighborhood streets from the late 1920s until the mid 1960s. He died in the late 1960s and his recipe was lost for more than 20 years. It, his cart and a tamale-making machine he invented were rediscovered in the early 1990s. Several partners opened the first Berryhill restaurant in 1993 selling Berryhill’s famed tamales and a creative array of Baja California style dishes, including the famous Berryhill fish taco. Texas Monthly credits Berryhill as the restaurant that introduced the fish taco to the Texas dining scene. Houston resident Jeff Anon bought Berryhill from the partners and since 1997 has expanded the concept internationally both through franchising and his own stores. For more information on Berryhill and its locations, visit www.berryhillbajagrill.com.