Since opening, the cozy fare at Southern Goods has earned rave reviews from Houston diners. Now, partners Lyle Bento and Charles Bishop are planning to recreate the magic with a brand new concept in the Heights.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Bento and Bishop will open 60 Pioneers at 911 W. 11th Street in a space that formerly housed Java Java Cafe. The restaurant will feature a 3,000-square foot patio, full bar, and a menu inspired by Texas’ varied culinary influences.
As far as food is concerned, diners can look forward to a massive menu of "barbecue, Cajun dishes, bratwurst, chicken-fried steak, enchiladas, and kolaches" in a sort of gustatory history lesson of Texas cuisine. Craft cocktails will be on offer via a full bar, along with craft beers on draft and a selection of Texas wines.
Construction is currently underway at the future 60 Pioneers. At present, Bento and Bishop expect the restaurant to open in "mid-August or early September."
Scope out photos of the progress above via 60 Pioneers' fledgling Facebook page.