Family-style barbecue stand to open in Atascocita
Gilbert & Co. wants to be the place in Atascocita where you can get Texas barbecue and also enjoy some seafood and soul food as well.
Owned and operated by the Gilbert family, they will celebrate their grand opening on Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. They will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday thru Sunday, and they are located on 6110 FM 1960 Ste. B.
“We always have huge gatherings at the house and everybody loves our food,” Owner Tricia Gilbert said. “Andre (Burns) has that experience with barbecue that they’ve been doing for years and years and years so it kind of just went hand-in-hand in that. We all were interested in doing something here.”
To hype people up for the Gilbert & Co. grand opening, the Gilbert family have been handing out free barbecue samples to cars waiting on the red light on the corner of FM 1960 and Kings Park Way.
“We’re going to have barbecue brisket, ribs, chicken, sausage and we’ll have potato salad, beans, greens,” Ida Burns-Gilbert said.
Sharice Gilbert mentioned they plan on having a “Soul Food Sunday” every week.
“We have a barbecue specialist, Andre Burns, he’s the pitmaster and our barbecue is good smoked barbecue,” Ida said. “So we would say it’s just smoked, good barbecue.”
The Gilberts’ goal for Gilbert & Co. is to give the community some good quality family barbecue cooking.
“There’s a couple of commercial places right here that we’ve all gone to for 15 years and you don’t feel like you get that home cooking,” Tricia said. “Yes it’s barbecue but it doesn’t taste authentic.”
Gilbert & Co. is also in the process of obtaining a food truck to sell their food not only in Atascocita but all over Houston.