After five years in the same space, it's had to close up shop. Back in December, Greg Gatlin announced that he was making a much-needed move to a 4,200 square foot space at 3510 Ella Boulevard. Lines at the little house on 19th for brisket, ribs and stellar dirty rice were commonplace.
Also on the horizon is Gatlin's joint venture with Bill Floyd and Bryan Caswell. They're taking over the old Stereo Live space near Minute Maid Park at 209 Jackson. That's expected to open in mid-March.
The lease at the old spot ran out on February 7 and the landlord chose to not grant an extension. The new one on Ella won't be open until June. As a stop-gap measure, the Gatlins have purchased a truck with a full kitchen. According to the Houston Chronicle article, they expect to be working out of it in mid-March. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to see where the truck is going to be.
In the meantime you've have to just content yourself with dreams of combo plates, half chickens and loaded baked potatoes.
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