Awards and Press


And the winner is…

For over 10 years, BB’s has brought authentic Tex-Orleans food to all you AMAZING Cajuns and Cajunistas of the Bayou City. We are so grateful for all of our loyal customers who push us to always innovate new and exciting ways we can better serve y’all. But. Sometimes, it is nice to be recognized by Read More.

You like us! You really, really like us!

You know how much we LOVE our customers. Y’all make every day at BB’s feel like a roaring Fat Tuesday party in the quarter. And it warms our hearts to know that you love us (or our crawfish) almost as much as we do you! Compiled by reporters with the help of the community Read More.

Grab your brunch bunch and hit BB’s!

Since June of 2019, we have proudly served up the most divine Cajun delights for brunch Maw Maw could imagine! From boudin biscuits to blackened shrimp Benedicts to mascarpone-stuffed French toast done Bananas Foster style we have loved every minute of brunching with you and your weekend crew! A big thank you to 365 Things Read More.

Best Late Night Eats in Houston

Are you ever walking home from the club with your boo, endlessly searching for some after-hours grub? Or maybe you’re enjoying an extra-long night out with your long lost best friend and suddenly y’all realize you’re starving? If you’re craving dat comfort food after hours, we got you covered!! Click2Houston named BB’s Montrose one of Read More.

Thank you, Cypress!

Awwww SHUCKS! Thanks for DA LOVE Cypress Lifestyle Magazine! <3  We joined the Cypress neighborhood in 2018 and have been sharing our love of Cajun food with Texas flair since. We are overjoyed to announce that we were recently featured in Cypress Lifestyle – a monthly publication that was exclusively created for and about the Read More.

Day or Night: We’re Ready for You!

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Hungry? Come by BB’s Tex-Orleans any time of day for a hearty meal that will make you feel right at home. We are so thankful to Vamonde for naming us to the Best Po’Boys in Houston listing! Read the full article HERE.

We LOVE Houston!

One of the beautiful things about Houston is the long list of incredible restaurants and bars to enjoy! Each neighborhood in Houston has its own unique culture and we are so proud to be a part of this great city! Thank you, Visit Houston, for including us in the best cheap eats in Houston! Read Read More.

BB’s Named in the Top 11 Essential Cajun Restaurants in Houston!

Wow! We are overjoyed! Big thank you to Eater Houston for naming BB’s Tex-Orleans in the Top 11 Essential Cajun Restaurants in Houston! With our family recipes and unique Tex-Orleans twist, our dishes are sure to delight your tastebuds! Read the full article HERE.

Texans Games Just Got Tastier!

This football season, BB’s is joining the NRG Stadium concession line up. We are bringing the home team their home-town favorites: The Shrimp Po’Boy, Bullet for the King Po’Boy, and Pollo Bullets on a Stick. We are excited to be a part of the team this year, offering fans the original Tex-Orleans cuisine. We will Read More.

Enjoy BB’s at NRG Stadium!

Football season is about to kick-off and BB Tex Orleans will be bringing Texans fans two new items at NRG Stadium this year: Shrimp Po’ Boy, Pollo Bullets on a Stick and Bullett for the King Po’Boy! We are excited to join the new concession line-up at NRG and bring Tex-Orleans to the home field–making Read More.

Join us for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019

Every summer, Houston Restaurant Weeks brings restaurants and Houstonians together to enjoy time together while giving back to the Houston Food Bank. We are proud to be participating again! For every HRW meal that you order at BB’s, the Houston Food Bank will be able to generate 15 meals from your included $5 donation! Now, Read More.

Where to Find the Best Crawfish in Houston

Big thank you to Houston Food Finder for DA LOVE! We love serving up crawfish to our Tex-Orlean Cajuns and Cajunistas! And, we also love being a city with so many YUM options when it comes to this mudbug treat! Read the full article here.

BB’s Tex-Cajun Fries are a CultureMap Favorite!

We’re so happy to see that CultureMap has named-dropped our Tex-Cajun fries as one of their local french fry favorites! Thank you for DA LOVE! We’re so happy to be cooking great food for great people like you! Read the full article here.


“There’s more that’s trending on Houston’s seafood scene: BB’s Tex-Orleans has seen a 38.7 percent increase in reviews…” Wow!! Thank you, Houston! We couldn’t do what we do without each and every one of our AMAZING customers. We have been working hard to be the best we can be for you and it makes our HEARTS swell Read More.

BBs x EggHaus = YUM!

We have partnered up with EggHaus right here in Houston, TX to bring you a delicious new BREAKFAST TREAT! Try our Crawfish Croissant the next time you dine at EggHaus and be sure to let us know what you think on social! Read the full article here.

BB’s is coming to Webster, TX!

It’s true! We are building our 10th location in Webster, TX and we can’t wait to join the community! Read the full article here.

Houston’s Top Places for Gumbo!

Thank you Houstonia Magazine for including us in your list for top places to get Gumbo in Houston! Our Gumbo recipe is made with love every day! Did you know? We use our Maw Maw’s recipe! Read the full article here.

Crawfish BINGO!

Ready for the best game you’ve ever played?! Check out this Crawfish Bingo card created by Houstonian Julie Julez! Thanks for including us, Culture Map! Read the full article here.  

Crawfish Season is Beginning!

“No one seasons crawfish the way they do. I’ve eaten at several locations around Houston before relocating to DC but the Heights has always been my favorite. As they never seem to run out of crawfish like all the other locations do.” It’s time to kick off crawfish season! While we are still waiting for Read More.

Ready for Crawfish?

Houston! Are you ready for Crawfish season? While we wait for the weather to warm up just a bit more, we are thrilled to be able to start serving crawfish at select locations. Thank you to KHOU for including us in their list of restaurants to check out! Check our Facebook pages for the most Read More.

BB’s Tex-Orleans Named in Best Houston Restaurant’s List

There are so many amazing restaurants here in Houston and we are honored to be named in the Top 38 Restaurants in Houston by Eater! If you haven’t tried BB’s yet, this is a great time to do so! Read the full article here.    

BB’s Named Best Restaurant in Houston!!

We are so thankful to be recognized as one of DA BEST Restaurants in HOUSTON by Conde Nast Traveler! We couldn’t have been given this incredible honor without our amazing customers–we LOVE you SO MUCH!! XOXO Read the full article here.

Where to get Crawfish in Houston

We’re so thankful to be included in this post from as one of the top restaurants to enjoy crawfish in Houston! Did you know? “According to Houstonia Magazine, Texans’ love for crawfish began when a Louisiana chef named A. J. Judice Jr. brought them to the state. Judice introduced the crustaceans at his French Market Read More.

Houston, un destino que marca tendencia en el 2018

Por ser una de las ciudades más extensas de Estados Unidos y el centro económico y cultural más grande del sur, Houston es un gran destino: lleno de buena vibra, con innumerables atracciones y una oferta cultural y gastronómica impresionante. Link

A beginner’s guide to eating crawfish

If you’ve never eaten crawfish before, sitting in front of at a heaping pile of steaming freshly cooked mudbugs can be quite intimidating. Luckily, Brooks Bassler, the founder of BB’s Café, is here to teach you how to dig in. Be sure to watch Bassler’s great explainer video above, but here’s the gist of how Read More.

Roast beef debris from BB’s Cafe

Brooks Bassler demonstrates how to prepare roast beef debris with help from FOX 26 News segment contributor Cleverley Stone. video

Meet Brooks Bassler of BB’s in Katy, Cypress and Pearland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brooks Bassler. Read more

BB’s Cafe @ Cougar 100 (No. 14)

The Cougar 100 Program, in its fourth year, is a bold new UH annual tradition that identifies, recognizes and celebrates the world’s fastest-growing UH Cougar-owned and Cougar-led businesses. Over 4,000 companies worldwide are owned and led by UH alumni, and the Cougar 100 demonstrates to all that we are among the finest commercial and industry Read More.

UH’s Major Applewhite tries out BB’s Cafe dish named after him

University of Houston coach Major Applewhite sampled his new featured dish from BB’s Cafe. The Applewhite is blackened catfish covered with shrimp and crawfish étouffée, served with garlic bread. Yum! Read more

Where to eat, drink in Houston

In a recent article by Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, BB’s was named one of the best restaurants to eat when visiting Houston Read more

5 Solid Options For Somewhere To Eat In Houston

I have made it a habit of looking around for new places to eat in Houston. There are restaurants on every single corner, so it seems. Some places look like little houses but they’re really restaurants. Some places look like hotels but they’re really restaurants. Some places look like bars but they’re really restaurants. The Read More.

BB’s Cafe Brings Tex-Orleans Flair to Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Voted one of the best spots for crawfish in Houston, BB’s Cafe has opened its seventh location in the Energy Corridor just in time for mudbug season. “I really wanted to bring the New Orleans culture to Houston,” owner Brook Bassler said, adding that the restaurant was inspired by his grandmother, Read More.

The 10 Best Restaurants for Late-Night Nosh

For when need some grub to soak up the night’s festivities (or you’re just craving breakfast tacos at 1 a.m. — no judgment, we’ve been there). Continue Reading

Tasting The Town: Gusty Gumbos


A Newcomers Guide to Houston Restaurants: The Best Barbecue, Burgers, Crawfish & More

Whether you’re a newly settled resident, or just visiting for the weekend, Houston’s food scene is a treasure waiting to be explored. The expansive landscape is home to thousands of restaurants, showcasing a diverse assembly of flavors and international cuisines. Continue reading

Celebrating Fat Tuesday!

Check out the special Fat Tuesday segment from KPRC with Tanji Patton here

From Rockdale with Love

In case you missed it, BB’s Cafe was featured in this month’s Lifestyle section of The Rockdale Reporter. Hailing from Rockdale High, BB’s success story serves as an inspiration and pride for the hometown school.  

BB on Chefs Coast to Coast

Brooks Bassler, aka BB, was interviewed on a podcast hosted by native Houstonian, Lauren Ignited. Her podcast, titled Chefs Coast to Coast features Chefs from the Gulf Coast to the Gold Coast with the aim of sharing their stories with the customers who love their food! We were happy to be on the show and Read More.

Goodtaste with Tanji

We are thrilled to have been featured on Goodtaste with Tanji! Tanji came to our Montrose location and chatted with BB and Maw Maw about our Tex-Orlean story. Watch it here! You need to install or upgrade Flash Player to view this content, install or upgrade by clicking here.

Beyonce Dined at BB’s!

We are still floating on cloud 9! Queen B, Jay-Z and Beyoncé family stopped by BB’s Upper Kirby after slaying her performance at NRG Stadium on Saturday, May 7th in Houston! We are thankful for her visit and proud of our staff for being respectful and courteous to our super star guests. Safe travels on your Read More.

Top Ten!

Paper City named BB’s Cafe as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Houston who “Do Mudbugs Right!” Thank you, Paper City and THANK YOU, HOUSTON! Come visit us at our selected locations and enjoy our crawfish. Read the Full Article Here

No Bull! They Love Our Crawfish!

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Nick Russo, radio personality for The Bull 100.3 FM, put together a listing of his favorite Crawfish spots in Houston. Thanks for including us, Nick! We are glad you are enjoying our bugs! Read the Full Article Here Image courtesy of Getty Images.

To Suck or Not to Suck

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The Houston Press recently dropped by BB’s in the Heights to chat with customers about their crawfish eating preferences. Watch this short video to see how they answered the question, “Do you suck the head?” Watch the Video on

Mix 96.5 Thinks Beyoncé Should Sing about Us!

Superbowl 50 has Beyoncé on almost everyone’s minds. Houston radio station, Mix 96.5, put together a list of Houston Restaurants they think Queen Bee should sing about–and we made the list at number 2! Some of (if not THE BEST) cajun food you’ll find here in Houston. Personally I think they’ve got the best crawfish Read More.

BB’s is Opening a New Location!

It’s true! BB’s is opening a brand new location in Pearland! Check our website, Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram feed for all the juicy details as they develop! Read Full Article

We’re On Houston’s Bucket List!

We are ecstatic! Thrillist has included all 5 of BB’s locations on their Houston Restaurant Bucket List! “Remember that artery clogging we spoke of earlier? This is where you should make that happen. Start with some apps “for the table” like the loaded pollo bullets (those are cream-cheese-stuffed and jalapeño-studded chicken bites wrapped in bacon) Read More.


Thrillist featured BB’s Tex-Orleans Crawfish front and center! We are THRILLED! “Texas meets Louisiana at this local favorite (take its roast-beef-gravy-and-queso-smothered take on poutine, for instance). And everyone knows you haven’t truly partaken in crawfish season until you’ve got your hands and face messy with some of BB’s quality, mouth-numbingly good beauties, served on a giant Read More.

At BB’s Cafe, crawfish make the cash registers ring

The Houston Chronicle featured BB’s Café interviewing owner, Brooks Bassler, all about BB’s Café and CRAWFISH! Read the full article here.

BB’s Wins #1 at Houston City Voter for Best Cajun/Creole

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BB’s Café has won FIRST PLACE at the Houston’s City Voter website under the category Cajun/Creole – Best of 2015 View the entire list here.

Tex-Cajun Virgin Fries are Among the Best Fries in Houston!

Thank you, Thrillist! “Double points go to anyone that get through the Cajun take on poutine — in which a mountain of shoestring fries gets covered in chile con queso, rich gravy, and mouthwatering roast beef — by themselves. Eat them late-night, or anytime where you can take a nice long nap afterward.” Read the Read More.

Where to Find Houston’s Best Po’Boys When You’re Missing NOLA

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Houston Eater has complied a list of the best Po’boys in Houston and our Po’boys made the list at number 2! Check out the entire list here.


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Thrillist complied a list of the 14 best sandwich shops in Houston and BB’s Café made the list! Read the entire list here.

BB’s Café expands into Katy in time for Mardi Gras

Fox 26 featured BB’s Café’s new location in Katy, TX! Check it out here or watch below: FOX 26 News | MyFoxHouston

Popular Houston Restaurant Brings Tex-Orleans Cooking to Katy

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Covering Katy reviewed our new location in Katy! Read what Melissa Long had to say here.

Top 10 Crawfish Joints in Houston

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BB’s Café made the top 10 crawfish joints in all of Houston! View the entire list here.

Owner of fast-growing Cajun restaurant has expansion on his mind

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Houston Press has interviewed owner, Brooks Bassler, about the Katy location! Read here.

The 11 Best Spots for Late-Night Eats in Houston

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Thrillist has complied a list of the 11 best spots for late night eating in Houston and BB’s Café has made the list! Read here.

Houston finally gets a worthy 24-hour restaurant? Popular Montrose spot makes a bold move

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BB’s Café Montrose location will be open 24 hours! Read the article here.

Cajun-fusion late-night restaurant expands to suburbs

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BB’s Café expands to Katy! Read the article here.

Best Late Night Spot

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Voted best late night spot by Houston Business Journal!

Up Close With Brooks Bassler (’02)

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Bauer Entrepreneurship Grad Serves Flavors of Texas and Louisiana at his Three BB’s Cafés University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business interviewed Brooks Bassler about BB’s Café. Read the Q&A here.

Houston Press Best Cajun Restaurant – 2009

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BB’s Cafe won Best Cajun Restaurant 2009 in the Houston Press Best of competition.“BB’s Cajun Cafe isn’t entirely Cajun. Sure‚ the oyster poor boy with big‚ gooey crusted oysters is plenty Cajun…” View Article