I was in parts northern on 45 this week and met some offspring for lunch at the newly opened Tex-Mex concept Goode Company Kitchen on Six Pines in The Woodlands. Half the building is BBQ, the other half Tex-Mex and they have separate entrances. The newly opened Tex-Mex side is bright and fun.
The waiter started by recommending great “lunch sized” dishes and really sold the tampiquena, fajita steak with one enchilada combo I normally favor at local mexieateries. Luckily I looked at the menu to find this staple dish is $29 all day long here. Too rich for my lunch.
We ordered a small guacamole “all the way” for the table, and it came topped with, as far as I can remember, bacon, pepitas, pickled onions, shrimp, crab, chicharones, and with sides of cilantro, chopped peppers and Cotija. Great and only $13, but small everything and plenty for 3 adults plus a toddler or two as an app.
I ordered the blue crab and spinach enchiladas which had plenty of flaky white crab, but were served warmish not hot, normally my pet peeve, but they get a pass because they are newly opened. If it were served piping hot it would have been really great. Service was slow and others said their food was hot so I lost the heating lamp lottery. ($19 with beans, rice and avocado salad)
Later I googled and see that the I-10 location of Goode Co BBQ also now sports a tex-mex kitchen nearby. It’s a thing now. The now defunct Mason Jar on I-10 (aka, the last bastion for smokers in Houston) is the new Goode Co. Kitchen & Cantina. Ole.