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Coming home to Roost

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When a restaurant in a Montrose neighborhood closed up, Houstonian Kevin Naderi saw an opportunity and grabbed it.

Naderi, a local chef who hadn't quite planned on opening his own place yet, saw a chance to create a friendly neighborhood restaurant.  

The result: Roost.  The sign out front says "food and drink amongst friends."  That's the feel you get in the small and cozy restaurant.  Food blogger Maya Fasthoff recently visited Roost to find out what it was all about.

"It's a neighborhood comfort spot just doing really good food," Naderi said.

As far as the food goes, Naderi has a simple concept.

"Across the board on all our food, we're really big on balance," he said.  "We don't fry too much stuff; we don't use a lot of breading.  I'm really about clean flavors, letting things shine on their own."

A great example of that philosophy is the crab cakes.  They have no breading and only simple spices.  The thing that shines through is the Gulf crab meat.

Roost is located at 1972 Fairview Street in Montrose.

For more information on Roost, go to:

www.facebook.com/RoostHouston

To read Maya Fasthoff's blog, check out:

www.restauranttraveler.com

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