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Lucille's Chef to Open Neighborhood Gastropub in Museum District

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Chris Williams partners with family for new restaurant in Third Ward.

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After filling a void in Houston's Museum District for upscale Southern cuisine, Chris Williams, chef/owner of Lucille's is seeking to do the same once again. This time around, the focusing on gastropub fare in a laid back environment. Partnering with cousin Rey Alton, Williams is bringing Scrappy Brown's, a neighborhood gastropub to the Third Ward, according to the Greater Southeast District website.

The duo are currently working on the build-out of their upcoming venture located at 4830 Almeda, a block over from Maxwell's Street Grill — the late night Chicago hot dog street that opened last year. Renderings from Woreman Brand Agency show rustic wood fixtures accented in orange and mint green hues, with a mix of industrial furnishings, giving the pub a modern look. A cocktail program will be in place with attention to fresh fruit, herbs and in-house syrups. Additionally local brews will also be offered. Elevated pub fare will take center stage. Expect pork belly sliders and oxtail cheesesteaks on the menu and a host of seasonal fare with produce sourced from Lucille's garden.

Scrappy Brown's, the more casual version of Lucille's, is expected to open in the spring, joining a growing roster of neighborhood dining haunts. In addition to Maxwell's Street Grill, new American fusion Davis St. at Hermann Park, wine bar and bistro Unwine on Almeda, Korean chicken spot Dak & Bop and Balcor Hospitality's Bosta and Museum Park have provided Houston's latest upcoming neighborhood with varied options of places to eat and imbibe. Each have provided its own niche to a once under-served area and soon Scrappy Brown's will do the same.

Scrappy Brown's

4830 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004 (346) 701-7900