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Construction Is Underway At 60 Pioneers, A New Concept From The Minds Behind Southern Goods

This one's all about Texas.

Amy McCarthy is a staff writer at, focusing on pop culture, policy and labor, and only the weirdest online trends.

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.