A rendering of the upcoming Feges BBQ, opening in the first quarter of 2018.EXPAND
A rendering of the upcoming Feges BBQ, opening in the first quarter of 2018.
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Feges BBQ Heads to Greenway Plaza in Early 2018

The Greenway Plaza food court will soon be home to a highly anticipated new barbecue spot, Feges BBQ.  Chef/pitmaster Patrick Feges and chef/sommelier Erin Smith will open their counter-service operation in early 2018.

“Between the two of us, we’ve had the opportunity to work in some of the best restaurants in the country, and we definitely will bring that experience to what we do,” Feges announced in a press release on Wednesday morning. “This is going to be a new way of thinking about barbecue.”

The couple will join an already booming Greenway Plaza lineup including Greenway Coffee, which spawned offshoots, including Blacksmith and Morningstar, the original Rice Box, which now has a location in the Heights, and cult-following burger and shake spot burger chan.  The food court has a great advantage over nearby competition because of its built-in clientele — some 13,000 people who work in the office complex — so launching the barbecue eatery here is "an opportunity too good to pass up,” according to Smith.

The couple originally met while working at Underbelly in 2012. Feges also went on to work at Killen’s Barbecue and as sous chef at Southern Goods, while also gaining a following for his barbecue pop-up. Smith came up through lauded New York-based restaurants Per Se and Babbo. In Houston she's worked at Plonk, Blacksmith and Main Kitchen as executive chef, and recently jumped into the sommelier game at Camerata.

Feges BBQ will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, and will also launch nighttime and weekend catering once the operation gets smokin'. Expect barbecue staples such as ribs, brisket and house-made sausage, along with specialties including entrée salads, Indian-inspired yogurt-based slaw and seasonal vegetables as sides, "pig wings," beef belly burnt ends, and occasional whole hog roasts.

Breakfast options will include biscuits and gravy with brisket and barbecue breakfast tacos.

Best of all, the couple plans to keep the average meal around $12 or less.

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