It’s probably no secret that I’m a fan of craft beer, with Houston craft beer at the top of my list. I’ve heard many say that you can drink a new and different Houston craft brew every day, for an entire year, and still have options to wave through at the end of your binger. While I’m not sure I can get behind a 365 day binger, having that many local options is nice and the Hughie’s restaurant family just expanded to boast a second location in the Heights for us to enjoy new menu items, old standbys, more great Houston brews and something new.
Before you worry if the original Timbergrove location is going anywhere, let’s clarify that now – it’s not going anywhere. The original Hughie’s Tavern & Vietnamese Grill, located at 1802 W. 18th St., will operate just as it always has.
From the left going clockwise, Hughie’s Heights’ pan fried dumplings. Eureka Heights’ Mini Boss, one of many beers on tap at Hughie’s Heights. A staple menu item, the Shaking Beef with an addition of a fried egg, served with fried rice and a kale salad.
The second location is located in the former Foreign Correspondents building, located at 4721 N. Main. This Hughie’s Heights location will serve their menu standbys, sticking to their wine and beer offerings from the drink menu. Unlike the original Hughie’s location, this brand new location has a full chef kitchen – giving possibility of new creations rolling out from the Heights side.
From my recent visit, I had to order my favorite order to make sure things hadn’t changed. I ordered the pan fried dumplings, the shaking beef plate – adding on a fried egg – and opting for the fried rice option, served with a kale salad. I went for an IPA pairing and grabbed Eureka Heights’ Mini Boss, but with 37 taps brew options are aplenty.
I’m happy to report that the Hughie’s standbys are just as delicious as remembered, served in a great new space. This location is down the street from my home, so I’ve got zero complaints.
As for what’s new, the location came with an additional space that was used for a bar and that’s exactly what Hughie’s decided on for the space. One Armed Scissor bar is what’s new to the family lineup and is listed under the same address as Hughie’s Heights, with access to the bar from the restaurant and from the street. The bar is operated by partner Michael Molina of Moving Sidewalk and Wooster’s Garden, serving up craft cocktails and libations.
Dinner at Hughie’s and a nightcap at One Armed Scissor sounds like a great outing. I’m glad to see the North Main space get put to good use and I’m glad the Hughie’s family are new neighbors.