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Johnny Carrabba is about to open his third new restaurant in the neighborhood in two years: Grace's. Photo by Tyler Rudick
Johnny Carrabba head shot in front of fireplace
The King of Kirby Drive, otherwise known as Johnny Carrabba Photo courtesy of © Alexander's Fine Portrait Design
Carrabba's, waiter, dining room
"“(Grace's) will be just as casual as Carrabba’s, but the menu will be very different,” Johnny Carrabba says. Photo by Shannon O'Hara/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mia's Table Houston chicken tenders with gravy
Mia's is always packed with those who love the chicken fingers and cream gravy, squared hamburgers, milkshakes and, of course, the free soft serve ice cream. Mia's Table/Facebook
Grace's Houston restaurant crab cake tower
Carrabba says Grace's will feel intimate and cozy and will serve up American comfort food, not Italian, such as Gulf Coast seafood. Photo courtesy of © Todd Parker Photography/STP Images
Grace's on Kirby restaurant with Johnny Carrabba October 2013 logo
And Grace’s is named for his grandmother. Logo courtesy of Grace's on Kirby