Downtowners craving a soft shell crab po-boy are having a good week: BB's Cafe, the popular Montrose spot mixing classic Texas and New Orleans cuisine owned by Brooks Bassler, has opened a second location in the theater district downtown.
Housed in the former Longhorn Cafe, BB's has retained the historic Pecan Tree Courtyard, a slice of Houston history so old it's said that the city namesake, Sam Houston, signed treaties with Indians underneath its shade. (It has a certified historical marker to boot.)
Right now BB's is focusing on lunch (11 a.m.-4 p.m.), but starting next week arts lovers can get a post-theater bite, as the cafe expands its hours to midnight (every night!), fostering a late-night crowd the original location is known for.