Thelma’s Bar B Que — on the corner of Live Oak and Lamar in . . . oh, all right: EaDo — is closed, after the restaurant was singed by a fire last Friday. Robb Walsh from Eating . . . Our Words reports from the scene:
The front of the business appeared as ramshackle as always, but a sign on the door announced the bad news. The rear of the building where the barbecue pit used to be was badly damaged as was the kitchen area. The old-fashioned cinderblock barbecue pit used at Thelma’s had a small metal door on the outside where the wood was loaded and a grate with a steel door inside the building where the meats were cooked. The fire appears to have originated in the fire box or chimney as that part of the building has been torn away.
- Thelma’s Closed By Fire [Eating Our Words, via Cook’s Tour]
Photo: Flickr user Jennifer Lynn
say it ain’t so!
From the blog on Houstonpress.com about the fire at Thelma’s:
“I would like to thank everyone that’s thinking about/of my mom. Yes she will reopen soon she’s working on that now. She wants to rebuild on that same lot. The “grits” is what she’d eat for breakfast while drinking her strong coffee. My mother is a STRONG woman, she’s bouncing back and will reopen soon she said hopefully within 2 months. Thelma will keep you posted! Thanks to her many customers for your prayers & phone calls made on her cell trust me is appreciated. God Bless you all….GOD is taking Thelma to a higher level.”
Thanks for passing on the update, EMME!