BB’s Tex-Orleans: Bigger, better and Boozy-er

BB’s signature Cajun Eggs Benedict.

Again in November of 2007, Brooks Bassler opened a small Tex Orleans spot on Montrose Road. Situated between a dry cleaner and a fuel station within the previous Montrose strip middle, the unique BB’s attracted crowds for its genuine style, with many dishes constructed from Bassler’s Maw Maw recipes. His grandmother even got here from Louisiana to assist practice the kitchen employees in her dishes. Recognized for its late-night crowds having fun with an evening of consuming with its Gulf Coast shrimp and spicy gumbo bowls, BB’s grew to become an prompt traditional in Montrose and its good eats rapidly unfold to 12 areas within the Houston space, and two extra in San Antonio.

However this little shoebox location cannot include the followers.

“It is about time,” says founder and CEO Bassler. “We needed to transfer.” Earlier this 12 months, after 15 years on the authentic location, BB’s deserted its previous spot and moved to 515 Westheimer Highway, residence to the previous Osaka Metropolis Corridor. They’ve gone from 9 tables to 70 seats inside with a big out of doors patio.

“It is a handy car parking zone for Montrose,” Bassler provides. “I might say the parking is nice, however nowhere in Montrose has good parking. Nevertheless it’s positively higher than the previous location.” The spacious new digs additionally supply a full bar and a brand new kitchen renovation.

“Not having to take care of this previous constructing is nice,” Bassler says. “All the things right here is new.”

The one factor that hasn’t modified within the new location is the hours of operation. The unique BB’s was recognized for its late-night hours, and the brand new Montrose location retains the doorways open till 3:00 a.m. Sunday via Wednesday and 4:00 a.m. Thursday via Saturday.

Rooster fried steak and eggs, my all-time favourite!

Unique to the Montrose location, Boozy Sunday brunch is on the market, from 10:30am to three:00pm each weekend. Begin with a standard peach Bellini or a very good margarita earlier than delving into the Saints Morning Glory Po’boy breakfast of scrambled eggs, queso, bacon and BB sauce served on heat French bread. And you will not wish to miss the Cajun Eggs Benedict, simply as you’d count on, however with blackened shrimp atop poached eggs and buttermilk biscuits then drenched in creamy andouille sauce and plated with a beneficiant facet of grits. These dishes are match for a king, like this Elvis waffle filled with bacon, peanut butter, and banana. After all, topped with Nutella. Elvis could be proud.

One of the best factor on the Saints breakfast menu? It’s accessible throughout the week additionally all day lengthy. That is on high of the common menu objects. Po’boys, burgers, New Orleans favorites, traditional seafood (assume cornmeal-crusted catfish and hush puppies) and signature Tex Orleans entrees like shrimp and grits or chicken-fried steak compete for consideration with salads and pasta. However be sincere, you are right here for a fusion of Southern and Cajun delicacies.

BB’s Fried Shrimp Po-boy is one other crowd-pleaser.

“I might say my favourite is surf and turf,” Bassler says. “It is fried Gulf shrimp with roast beef, darkish gravy, and a few pepper jack cheese. It is a massive sandwich, it is actually enormous! Oh, after which there’s the rooster and sausage gumbo. One other a type of Maw Maw recipes.”

Of the numerous awards BB’s has acquired over time, there are three this 12 months OutsmartSexiest and Biggest Readers’ Selection Awards. BB’s gained Finest Seafood and Finest Cajun, in addition to Finest Completely happy Hour Meals. As a result of who would not wish to eat some boudin balls and seafood empanadas whereas sipping on some Mao Mao Bayou tea at Voodoo Bar. This can be a candy tea with a kick, as in vodka with lemon.

“The neighborhood has all the time supported us,” Bassler says. “From the start, we got here from Montrose and Montrose has all the time been there for us. I feel these awards had been their method of rewarding us for giving them a much bigger and higher BB. We thank them. Thanks Montrose!”

B.B. Montrose
515 Westheimer Rd.