Wildly popular downtown Creole restaurant sprouts up in Memorial
Every workday, thousands of downtown office workers line up for red beans and rice and shrimp etoufee at Treebeards. The 40-year old restaurant has five locations, but they're a unique phenomenon among Houston restaurants — all of them are both located downtown and only open for lunch.
That's going to change this summer. For the first time, the restaurant will add a new location in Memorial. Best of all, it will be open daily for lunch and dinner.
Treebeards co-owner Charles L. Stinneford tells CultureMap that the company will join Masraff's and Texadelphia at Moody National's new mixed-use development on I-10 just east of Bunker Hill Road. Located in the rear of the development facing Gaylord Street, the approximately 5,800-square-foot restaurant will seat about 140 people when it opens this summer.
"The goal was to combine the best sections of our two floors on Market Square in a somewhat smaller space," Stinneford writes in an email. "Thus, the space will contain a bar and patio."
Of course, the menu will include all of diners' favorite Treebeards classics, but the addition of dinner will bring new entrees and appetizers. That all sounds exciting — as long as the diner-style yellow cake with chocolate frosting remains unchanged, everything will be just fine.