The bacon fad may have come and gone, but the trend's larger point — that almost everything is a little more delicious with bacon — remains true. Starting in December, Sugar Land residents will have a new option to indulge their cravings for cured, smoked pork belly.
Bacon Bros. Public House announced Wednesday that it has selected Sugar Land Town Square for its first Houston-area location. The South Carolina-based restaurant features a made from scratch menu of comfort food-style dishes like burgers and fried catfish, as well as charcuterie. Diners can get a look at some of the housemade items via a window into the restaurant's curing chamber.
Beyond the comfort food, the restaurant also serves barbecue. Sugar Land only has a couple of smoked meat options, and the possibility of getting South Carolina-style pulled pork and freshly made sausage certainly adds some interest to the concept.
On the beverage side, the restaurant offers craft beer, wine, and cocktails, including an Old Fashioned made with house barrel-aged bourbon. Bacon Bros. is also family-friendly, with a kid's menu. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.
"I became a fan of Bacon Bros. through frequently traveling to South Carolina for work and I always made sure to start and end my trip at Bacon Bros.,” said local partner Travis Cook in a statement. “I quickly realized that Bacon Bros. was something I wanted to bring home to Texas and I look forward to the community enjoying the same fare I have come to love.”
Cook, a Cypress native and Texas A&M alum, has hired an appropriately bacon-obsessed chef de cuisine to oversee his new restaurant. Diners may know chef Joseph Zerwas for his lead roll in the popular Bourbon & Bacon pop-up series that formerly operated out of the kitchen at Little J's on Washington Avenue. Back in 2013, Eater readers voted Zerwas "Houston's Hottest Chef," which admittedly doesn't make his food taste better, but might lure some people in for a first visit.