You can never have too much barbecue, at least not in Texas. Certainly the folks at Trinity Groves would agree.
November 29 marks the opening of Babb Bros BBQ and Blues, a cafeteria-style eatery with an assortment of hickory-smoked meats, comforting sides and blues music. The restaurant is the first at the new development at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
The owners are, not surprisingly, three brothers named Babbs: Mike Babb, Bob Babb and Davy Babb.
Two hundred friends and family — including Tracy and Kent Rathbun, David Spencer, Kate Murphy, Jim Reynolds, Phil Romano, Royce West, Stuart Fitts, and Gina and Scott Ginsburg — got a sneak peek of the brothers' down-home cuisine just days before the grand opening.
Guests filled their trays with brisket, sausage, ribs, meatloaf, collard greens, creamed corn and coleslaw. Sounds more like a feast than a preview.
To consecrate the first restaurant opening from the incubator program at Trinity Groves, Mayor Mike Rawlings and councilmember Monica Alonzo signed the American flag that will hang on the restaurant wall, which will later be signed by other VIPs and dignitaries.
General manager Mike Babb serenaded the crowd with blues tunes as they indulged in come barbecue and celebrated the new venture.