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Beaver’s Closes After More Than a Decade of Dishing Up Comfort Food

The owners look back on “inspiring a progressive cocktail movement in Houston”

Photo: Beaver’s/Facebook

Beaver’s Houston served its last order of Beaver Balls (AKA panko crusted deep fried brownie balls). The comfort food spot on Westheimer announced its closure yesterday. When Beaver’s opened back in 2007 with chef Monica Pope at the helm, it establishes itself as one of the first gastropubs in Houston — and the restaurant’s roster included big names over the years (like bartender-turned-prolific restaurateur Bobby Heugel).

Beaver’s owners Jon Deal and Todd Johnson reflected on the restaurant’s history in a statement, writing:

Beaver’s played an integral part in building farm-to -table food culture and inspiring a progressive cocktail movement in Houston. It has been our pleasure to serve some of Houston’s best food and drinks for the past twelve years. Our group is extremely proud to have had a small hand in helping launch the careers of Bobby Heugel, Kevin Floyd, Claire Sprouse, Jonathan Jones and the newest rising star in Houston, Chef Arash Kharat. These former Beavers continue to change the way Houstonians eat and drink. Monica Pope is a legend, and the community of creative food and beverage stars that she helped foster through opening Beaver’s will live on for years to come.

The restaurant announced the news on Facebook by saying: “It was a Dam Good Time....Thank You Houston for 12 great years! Beaver’s is now closed. It was our pleasure to serve up some of the best food and drinks in Houston. No One will ever have bigger (Beaver) balls than us.”