The 5th link in Ricky Craig’s Hubcap Grill chain is opening next week to travelers through Terminal A at IAH. The former food truck expanded from its first permanent Downtown spot to a Shady Acres location in 2011, and a Kemah spot in 2014. Craig also recently converted Harborside Mercantile — which Craig opened in January in a renovated Galveston Strand spot, with Modular chicken rancher Joshua Martinez — into a cocktail bar version of Hubcap as well; following the seafood restaurant’s August shutdown, the remodeled joint reopened as a burger place in late October.
- Previously on Swamplot: Harborside Mercantile Casting Off on the Galveston Strand Tonight; Openings and Closings: New Hubcap Grill, Funeral Bars, Downtown Phoenicia Delay;
Photos: Ricky Craig