Barbecue enthusiasts, rejoice: Feges BBQ, the Greenway Plaza smoked meats destination known for its stellar brisket and creative sides, has finally opened in Spring Branch.
The restaurant officially kicked open the doors on Sunday, June 20, just in time for Father’s Day. Operated by pitmaster Patrick Feges and chef Erin Smith, the restaurant quickly became a Houston barbecue favorite following its debut in March of 2018, when it opened inside the food court of massive office park Greenway Plaza. The new outpost, located at 8217 Long Point Road in Spring Branch, gives Feges and Smith a sprawling 5,000 square feet indoors, plus an outdoor patio that spans more than 1,800 square feet and an outdoor playground for the tiniest of barbecue fans.
In addition to the brisket, boudin, and other smoked meats that made Feges a Houston barbecue staple, the new location will boast a broader menu that includes dishes like smoked meatloaf and fried chicken, bulgogi beef rib with Korean braised greens, and tagliatelle with tender oxtail ragu. Sides like hog fat cornbread, chana masala, and sweet-spicy brussels sprouts round out the menu. In addition to the food, expect wines curated by Smith, a former sommelier at beloved Montrose wine bar Camerata, plus local beers.
It’s a major win for Feges and Smith, whose location inside Greenway Plaza made the COVID-19 pandemic especially challenging. At the onset of the pandemic, thousands of Greenway Plaza’s office workers began working at home, practically eliminating the lunch crowd that the restaurant relied upon. Speaking with Eater last year, Smith said that the crowds dwindled from thousands of workers each lunch service to less than 100.
Feges BBQ is now open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.