Southern fare continues to endure as one of the country’s biggest food trends, and Houston is no exception. This summer, Cherry Pie Hospitality’s Lee Ellis will double down on the country-fried craze with State Fare, a downhome concept planned for Memorial City.
Announced via release, the former Pour Society space at 947 Gessner in Memorial City has been converted into State Fare as of today. The menu will feature “scratch-made favorites and new classics that are as bold as the state of Texas,” including dill pickle dip served with housemade BBQ chips, and roasted oysters, along with a kid’s menu (complete with divided cafeteria trays) will be on offer for pint-sized patrons.
More than 40 local and craft beers will be available on draft in addition to a program of cocktail and wines, and dessert will come from Petite Sweets pastry chef Susan Molzan. Of course, the menu will also be home to a selection of mac n’ cheese options in keeping with Ellis’ fascination with the South’s favorite dish.
According to the Houston Chronicle, this is just the first of many State Fare outposts that Cherry Pie Hospitality hopes to open in the coming months. A second location is already in the works in California, with more expansion to follow.