HOUSTON- Former council member, Jarvis Johnson, is pursuing another opportunity to connect with the people he enjoys serving in his new role as owner of a treasured community restaurant. Houstonians have frequented Aunt Bea’s Restaurant, located at 5422 N. Freeway, since the doors opened decades ago. The rich tradition continued until the favored diner shuttered last year – much to the upset of its loyal customers. Realizing the gap created by the restaurant’s closing, and the enthusiasm of the residents, Johnson and his family decided to take the reins.
The buzzing community-centered establishment is often filled with guests who have dined there for more than 30 years. The community was so anxious for the reopening, Johnson and his family had to open in early February to meet the demand. “There were people peeping through the windows and knocking on the door as we worked to refurbish the restaurant. The word is out and folks are coming from everywhere to see the improvements and have their favorite meal,” continued Johnson.
Customers especially enjoy the Lunch Specials from Aunt Bea’s Steam Table… that have included; Salisbury Steak, Chicken Fried Steak, Spaghetti and Fried Catfish…served daily…first come…first served…until 3:00 each day or until they are gone. Aunt Bea’s favorites like it’s lunch steam table offerings, waffles and large breakfast platters have company in the new items like the grilled fish salad. Another addition to the restaurant is spirit days and themed evening events. Churches and schools can raise money through the restaurant’s spirit day fundraisers and diners can enjoy movies, sporting events, or giveaways on select evenings.
Check out Aunt Bea’s on Facebook and follow @auntbeascookin on Twitter for daily specials and events, or call 713-692-2432.