Restaurant News

Houston's Levy Park Is Getting a Restaurant in 2018

Chef Tim Love heads to Houston later this year.
Chef Tim Love heads to Houston later this year. Photo courtesy of Levy Park Conservancy

A new “urban western” eatery from acclaimed Fort Worth-based chef and Top Chef Masters alum Tim Love is heading to Upper Kirby, as first reported in Paper City. Woodshed aims to open in mid-2018 in the soon-to-be-reinvented public green space Levy Park (reopening on February 25, 2017). Love will also be in charge of operating the park's concessions, including a food kiosk and a double-decker bus parked in the forthcoming beer garden, both of which will open by the end of 2017. 

Park Director Doug Overman released a statement noting that: "The Woodshed and Tim’s team will bring something very special to the Park and to our vision of a relaxed, social, and inspirational environment for all people.”

Love currently oversees a mostly Texas-based restaurant empire that includes Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse, Love Shack and the White Elephant Saloon. He also recently expanded two of those restaurants, Lonesome Dove and Love Shack, to Knoxville and launched a late-night doughnut pop-up called Back Dough.

Correction, February 8, 4:00 p.m.: An earlier version of this article misstated that the Houston Chronicle was first to report the news of The Woodshed.

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Gwendolyn Knapp is the food editor at the Houston Press. A sixth-generation Floridian, she is still torn as to whether she likes smoked fish dip or queso better.