Beaver's original location is taking the summer off. Until then, you can get your comfort food fix at the brand's Westheimer location.
What does a staple Houston restaurant do on the cusp of its 10th anniversary? Take a summer vacation, of course. Beaver’s revealed today that it will close its original Sixth Ward location on Decatur Street and Washington Avenue to brace for the busy upcoming fall season.
The restaurant, which will celebrate a decade in business upon its return, has coined the break “Gone Fishing,” an aptly named title considering the eatery’s laid-back roots.
Beaver’s head chef Arash Kharat took to Instagram to confirm the news with a post that stated “OG Beavers is taking a summer vacation! See y’all back in the fall… look for smoke signals. #GoneFishing #SmokeSumthang #10YearCelebration”
But don’t fret. Fans of the down-home restaurant — which was opened by local chef Monica Pope in 2007 — can still experience the brand’s classic comfort food at its newest location in the Briargrove neighborhood at 6025 Westheimer Road.
The Westheimer location not only features Beaver’s classics such as the smoked brisket queso topped with smoked poblano and pico; panko-fried Texas deviled eggs; and a bevy of loaded macaroni and cheeses (think Frito pie mac and cheese), but guests can also snag chef Kharat’s in-house smoked barbecue.
On Kharat’s Dam Good BBQ menu? Everything from 44 Farms brisket and baby back ribs to pulled pork and jalapeño pork sausage — all of which have become staples at Beaver’s second location.
As for the new changes ahead for Beaver’s original location, we’ll all have to wait and see, but expect a reopening as soon as September.