2023 Awards and Press


TOP 22 crawfish spots across the Houston area

BB's Tex-Orleans
Houston-area restaurants, boil shacks and ice houses are all getting in the mudbugs game for what looks like another banner year for seasonal crawfish boils. Crawfish season began in late December and has been growing since, with restaurants, boil shacks and ice houses all getting in the mudbug game for what looks like another banner Read More.

Montrose’s king of Cajun dishes on crawfish season and his growing empire, plus Houston’s hottest food news

On this week’s episode of “What’s Eric Eating,” BB’s Tex-Orleans founder and CEO Brooks Bassler joins CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler to discuss the growing Cajun/Creole restaurant. Over the course of 15 years, BB’s Tex-Orleans has grown from one, nine-table restaurant in Montrose to 14 locations in Houston and San Antonio. Bassler begins the conversation by explaining how a Read More.

Where to Get Houston Food & Drink Deals for Super Bowl 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will vie for the Super Bowl LVII trophy at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, February 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. Central Time. While it’s disappointing that the Houston Texans didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, we can take comfort in the fact that Eagles Read More.

Where to Get Your Gumbo Fix in Houston

Gumbo Bowl 1
Ask 10 people where to find the best gumbo, and you’ll likely get 10 different answers. At the core of the hearty stew is a base made of fat, flour, and seasonings called a roux. Most will agree that a great gumbo starts with a great roux, but the ingredients that follow are often up Read More.

BB’s named one of 9 Katy Places to Satisfy your Crawfish Cravings this Season

It’s crawfish season Katy and there a plenty of options to satisfy your crave for spice. This news should make newcomers from Louisiana feel right at home. BB’s proudly calls themselves “The Home of Tex-Orleans Cooking.”Choose from two styles: The Tex-Orleans Way of The Louisiana Way$10.99 Ib with a 2 lb minimum. Read the full Read More.

The best crawfish in Katy? Insiders submit their recommendations

Crawfish season is here, and there’s no shortage of dining options to fill your craving for the local crustaceans. Last week we asked readers to share their favorite mudbug hot spot, and these Katy joints topped the list.  BB’s Tex-Orleans is a New Orleans-themed restaurant with a unique Texas twist. BB’s offers both Texas-style and Louisiana-style crawfish starting Read More.

Favorite Montrose late-night po’ boy joint opens new location with Cajun classics, crawfish, and patio

Montrose’s favorite destination for late night po’ boys has a new home. BB’s Tex-Orleans has moved its original location to the former Osaka space at 515 Westheimer Rd.. BB’s founder and CEO Brooks Bassler tells CultureMap that the time had come to upgrade his first restaurant. After 15 years of operating at 2710 Montrose, the space had Read More.