Now there are terrific barbecue options to be found in Houston proper: The Pit Room, Pinkerton’s, Truth, Feges, Blood Bros., along with Gaitlin’s and Roegel’s. And, either The Pit Room and Pinkerton’s might serve the best brisket in the area.
With these choices for Texas-style barbecue, there is really no need for those in Houston to trek to Pearland.
Also, Ronnie Killen opened an upscale steakhouse concept of sorts a few years ago not too far west of the Galleria, Killen’s STQ, and last year, Killen’s on Heights Boulevard near Washington, which has a regionally attuned Southern menu. The food I’ve picked up from the newest Killen’s has been excellent in two trips – a third will likely be this week as it is now on my regular rotation for weekday lunches. The orders so far have included a chicken fried steak that is certainly one of the best version in the city, better than what was ever served by the former occupant of Killen’s space, Hickory Hollow, which was known for the dish. Killen’s on Heights even serves barbecue. You don’t even have to drive to Pearland to get Killen’s barbecue these days.
101 Heights (just north of Washington), 77007, (713) 637-4664