Tradicionalni recepti

Šta se dešava u Charlestonu: decembar 2016

Šta se dešava u Charlestonu: decembar 2016

Događaji

Čudo u Gin Joint -u
Za mjesec decembar, uživajte u prazničnom duhu u Gin Joint dok se pretvara u Čudo-pop-up koktel sa prazničnom tematikom. Koncept Čuda pojavio se širom zemlje, a srećom za Charleston i mi možemo slaviti sa stilom.

2–4. Decembra, jubilej
Magazin Garden & Gun ovog vikenda u Charles Towne Landingu slavi četvrti godišnji jubilej. Događaj predstavlja mješavinu sportskih događaja, kupovine, hrane, muzike, umjetnosti i još mnogo toga. Održavaju se demonstracije dresure pasa, kamp za ribolov muhama i večere na kojima se pojavljuju kuhari Linton Hopkins i Mike Lata.

4. decembra, skočni prozor The Get Down
Nekoliko najtoplijih timova za hranu i piće u ulici King Street okuplja se na posebnom skočnom prozoru-The Get Down. Događaj se okreće HoM ove nedjelje u „atmosferu noćnog kluba Baltimore“ sa glavnim barmenom iz The Belmont Joey Goetz poslužuje pića i kuhara kuhinje Vandy Vanderwalker iz Običan posluživanje predjela. Na omotu je 5 dolara sa zabavom DJ -a Joela Tarpina i Jeffa ET -a.

5. decembra, Rezanci bez granica 3.0
Po treći put, kuhar Josh Walker u Xiao Bao keks ugostit će kuhara Jacquesa Larsona iz Divlja maslina i Tvrdoglava kći za poseban skočni prozor koji se zove Rezanci bez granica. Spremni meni bit će ponuđen s početkom u 17:30. po principu prvi stigao do rasprodaje!

7. decembar, Društveno pjenušavo vino
Pridružite se vinskoj direktorici Vondi Freeman sa The Indigo Road na Društveno pjenušavo vino kod Merkantila. Prisutni će probati četiri vina i uživati ​​u malim zalogajima tokom degustacije za 25 USD.

7. decembra, rum rum Rudolph
Za proslavu godišnjeg koktel festivala Charleston Wine + Food Festival, postoji poseban koktel - Rum Rum Rudolph - od 17 do 21 sat da probaju piće četiri finaliste. Pozivaju se prisutni da nose najljepši božićni džemper ili odjeću za praznike. Kokteli se mogu kupiti po 3 USD svaki, a pobjednik će biti objavljen na posljednjoj stanici, Strašilo, u 21:00.

Kupujte dok ne padnete
Nekoliko popularnih barova i restorana domaćin je događaja za kupovinu, uključujući:

  • 3. decembra, Edmund's Oast Exchange praznična degustacija piva i vina i pop-up trgovina: Od 14 do 18 sati ispijajte besplatne degustacije i kupujte svoje omiljene boce.
  • 5. decembra, Skladište Sip ‘N Shop: Od 17 do 20 sati kupujte kod lokalnih proizvođača tokom blagdanskog sretnog sata.
  • 8. decembra, Zero George Trunk Show: Od 17 do 20 sati pregledajte lokalne zanatlije s koktelima i kanapeima u ruci.
  • 11. decembra, Tržnica za škrtice i driftere: Od podneva do 5 popodne, više od 20 zanatlija, majstora i kolekcionara berbi otvorit će radnju u Royal American -u.

Otvaranja

Avila
Bivši kamion sa hranom, Avila otvorio je ciglu i žbuku u centru Charlestona. Poslužujući venecuelansku kuhinju, na jelovniku se nalaze stavke poput cachapas (palačinka od slatkog kukuruza punjena sirom), patacon (hrskavi sendvič od trpuca s raznim punjenjem) i carne al coco (svinjski ražnjići sa slatkim umakom od kokosa).

Goat.Sheep.Cow. North
Popularna maloprodajna trgovina orijentirana na sir Goat.Sheep.Cow je otvorio drugi prostor u NoMo u blizini Mesar i pčela i Tetovirani los to je dvostruko veličina i opseg. Prekrasno dizajniran, prostor je ispunjen kutijama za sir i kobasice, vinom i ostalim dodacima. Pokrovitelji takođe mogu naručiti hranu poput sendviča, salata i drugih svježih zalogaja.

Imate li događaj, proizvod, otvaranje ili nešto cool za podijeliti? Molimo vas da ga pošaljete na [email protected] na razmatranje.


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

Turkey može dobiti loš rep zbog naših kolektivnih sjećanja na blage pripreme iz prošlosti za Dan zahvalnosti, ali tim muža i žene Lynn i Nakia Price mijenjaju mišljenje jednu po jednu ćurku. U Turkey Leg Hut-u u trećem odjeljenju Houstona cijene podižu puretinu na novi nivo, poslužujući nježne, sporo dimljene batake punjene punjenjem poput prljavog pirinča, alfreda sa škampima i mac-a i sira od rakova.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Rezervacije se podstiču.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

Kreativne kombinacije Price -a koje spajaju cajunske, kreolske, soul i južnjačke okuse privukle su strastvenu bazu obožavatelja. Niz željnih kupaca često se proteže niz blok, a restoran ima dio ljubitelja poznatih ličnosti, uključujući glumca Kevina Harta i repera Snoop Dogg -a. U dobrim danima ćuran u Leg Hut poslužuje čak 2.500 svojih istoimenih jela.

Uprkos fenomenalnom uspehu, Nakia i Lynn nemaju formalnu kulinarsku obuku. Nikada nisu ni namjeravali biti restoratori. U ožujku 2016., dok je par pomagao u poslu Lynninog rođaka - prevozeći ljude na i od Houston stočne izložbe i Rodea - shvatili su da mogu profitirati na gomili. Sa zajedničkom ljubavlju prema kuhanju, odlučili su početi prodavati pureće nogice s roštilja i boudin - hranu koju je bilo lako pripremiti i poslužiti na parkiralištu u blizini stadiona NRG. Nakia je ubrzo došla na ambicioznu ideju da noge napuni prljavim pirinčem. “Nakon što smo dan po dan jeli istu stvar, pomislili smo, šta ako bismo ovome dodali prljavi pirinač?” ona kaze. "Zatim smo počeli dodavati mac, sir i drugu hranu koju smo voljeli uzeti za početak." Ubrzo su kupci počeli objavljivati ​​slike svojih prljavih purećih nogu punjenih rižom na društvenim mrežama, a pozitivan odgovor bio je ogroman.

U travnju 2016., kako bi zadovoljili rastuću potražnju, počeli su posluživati ​​hranu iz kuhinje Caddy Shack, bivšeg susjedskog sportskog bara na Washington Avenue. Naredne godine otvorili su Turkey Leg Hut na svom trenutnom mjestu na ulici Almeda Road. Lokacija se trebala otvoriti u kolovozu 2017., ali je uragan Harvey lansiranje odgodio za prosinac. Nakia nije smetala. "Ne dopuštam da me zadesi nedaća", kaže ona. “Ne volim da me ljudi podcjenjuju i govore mi šta ne mogu učiniti. Mislim da ta konkurentnost proizlazi iz bavljenja sportom. ”

Nakia je prvi put došla u Bayou City sa stipendijom za košarku Univerziteta u Houstonu, provevši svoju mladost u Chicagu i Phoenixu. Zaljubila se u grad i odlučila se zadržati. "Houston je veliki lonac za topljenje", kaže ona. "Volim činjenicu da imate toliko različitih kultura, ljudi iz svih sfera života koji koegzistiraju jedni s drugima."

Lynn, rođena iz Trećeg odjela, igrala je bejzbol za Univerzitet Rice. I on je poticao iz porodice koja je cijenila kuhanje. Nakia i Lynn zajedno su razvile jelovnik za ćupriju na bazi njihovih individualnih snaga. "Većina recepata dolazi od mene", hvali se Nakia. “Ali rakovi vrije, od njega dolaze rakovi i prženi rakovi. Lynn je prljava osoba s rižom. Sastavio je Cajun Bowl. Pomislio sam: Ovo nije ništa drugo nego zdjela puna ugljikohidrata, ali ljudi to obožavaju. To je najbolja salata. ”

"Salata" može biti naporna. Velika Cajun Bowl nudi hrpu začinskog prljavog pirinča, ugušenog u mac i siru s okusom Cajuna, pocrnjelog lososa i škampa na žaru koji plivaju u umaku od alfreda. Naravno, nasjeckana puretina s roštilja može se dodati u smjesu uz dodatnu naknadu. Ćurka je takođe predstavljena u mnogim drugim stavkama na jelovniku, bilo na vrhu gomile začinjenog pomfrita sa vaflima, ubačenog u pečeni krompir ili pomešanog u činiju slatkog i začinskog pasulja. Ali batak je vrhunac, a meso je tako nježno da pada s kosti. "Cijeli proces kako radimo naše pureće noge razvijen je pokušajem i greškom", objašnjava Nakia. „Sada se sve svodi na nauku. Koristimo tri različita drva i kuhamo ih satima odjednom. U to smo uložili mnogo ljubavi. ” Tačan recept je strogo čuvana tajna.

Unutrašnjost turske kabine Leg Hut odlikuje se odvažnim, ali ličnim dekorom.

Osim posluživanja dobre hrane, cijene su postale njihova misija njegovanje zabavne atmosfere. To znači osigurati DJ -a uživo za okretanje melodija, plus ponuditi posebne smrznute koktele i nargile s duhanom s okusom. U normalnim okolnostima, kupci mogu ući unutra kako bi se smjestili u bar ili ušli u ugodnu kabinu. Tokom pandemije, međutim, vrt je bio pravo mjesto jer omogućava veće društveno distanciranje. Kako bi se prilagodili smanjenom osoblju, Turkey Leg Hut prešao je na ograničen meni omiljenih tanjura. Njegova flota od četiri kamiona s hranom kruži gradom, skupljajući zalogaje i na daljinu dijeleći udobnu hranu.

Cijene se dodatno produžuju na Dan zahvalnosti, kada je ćurka u velikoj potražnji. Turska Leg Hut ima potpuni blagdanski meni za preuzimanje, uključujući pticu začinjenu Cajunom napunjenu nadjevom od gljiva, špinata, kobasica, kandži rakova i škampa-plus prateće strane poput kreolskog kukuruza i crvenog pasulja i riže-u velikim porcijama dovoljno da nahrani gomilu. "Velike punjene ćurke su nešto što ne možete kupiti nigdje drugdje", kaže Lynn. "Pureće noge smo podigli na drugi nivo za Dan zahvalnosti."


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

Turkey može dobiti loš rep zbog naših kolektivnih sjećanja na blage pripreme iz prošlosti za Dan zahvalnosti, ali tim muža i žene Lynn i Nakia Price mijenjaju mišljenje jednu po jednu ćurku. U Turkey Leg Hut-u u trećem odjeljenju Houstona cijene podižu puretinu na novi nivo, poslužujući nježne, sporo dimljene batake punjene punjenjem poput prljavog pirinča, alfreda sa škampima i mac-a i sira od rakova.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Rezervacije se podstiču.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

Kreativne kombinacije Price -a koje spajaju cajunske, kreolske, soul i južnjačke okuse privukle su strastvenu bazu obožavatelja. Niz željnih kupaca često se proteže niz blok, a restoran ima dio ljubitelja poznatih ličnosti, uključujući glumca Kevina Harta i repera Snoopa Dogga. U dobrim danima ćuran u Leg Hut poslužuje čak 2.500 svojih istoimenih jela.

Uprkos fenomenalnom uspehu, Nakia i Lynn nemaju formalnu kulinarsku obuku. Nikada nisu ni namjeravali biti restoratori. U ožujku 2016., dok je par pomagao u poslu Lynninog rođaka - prevozeći ljude na i od Houston stočne izložbe i Rodea - shvatili su da mogu profitirati na gomili. Sa zajedničkom ljubavlju prema kuhanju, odlučili su početi prodavati pureće nogice s roštilja i boudin - hranu koju je bilo lako pripremiti i poslužiti na parkiralištu u blizini stadiona NRG. Nakia je ubrzo došla na ambicioznu ideju da noge napuni prljavim pirinčem. “Nakon što smo dan po dan jeli istu stvar, pomislili smo, šta ako bismo ovome dodali prljavi pirinač?” ona kaze. "Zatim smo počeli dodavati mac, sir i drugu hranu koju smo voljeli uzeti za početak." Ubrzo su kupci počeli objavljivati ​​slike svojih prljavih purećih nogu punjenih rižom na društvenim mrežama, a pozitivan odgovor bio je ogroman.

U travnju 2016., kako bi zadovoljili rastuću potražnju, počeli su posluživati ​​hranu iz kuhinje Caddy Shack, bivšeg susjedskog sportskog bara na Washington Avenue. Naredne godine otvorili su Turkey Leg Hut na svom trenutnom mjestu na ulici Almeda Road. Lokacija se trebala otvoriti u kolovozu 2017., ali je uragan Harvey lansiranje odgodio za prosinac. Nakia nije smetala. "Ne dopuštam da me zadesi nedaća", kaže ona. “Ne volim da me ljudi podcjenjuju i govore mi šta ne mogu učiniti. Mislim da ta konkurentnost proizlazi iz bavljenja sportom. ”

Nakia je prvi put došla u Bayou City sa stipendijom za košarku Univerziteta u Houstonu, provevši svoju mladost u Chicagu i Phoenixu. Zaljubila se u grad i odlučila se zadržati. "Houston je veliki lonac za topljenje", kaže ona. "Volim činjenicu da imate toliko različitih kultura, ljudi iz svih sfera života koji koegzistiraju jedni s drugima."

Lynn, rođena iz Trećeg odjela, igrala je bejzbol na Univerzitetu Rice. I on je poticao iz porodice koja je cijenila kuhanje. Nakia i Lynn zajedno su razvile jelovnik za ćupriju na bazi njihovih individualnih snaga. "Većina recepata dolazi od mene", hvali se Nakia. „Ali rakovi vrije, od njega dolaze rakovi i prženi rakovi. Lynn je prljava osoba s rižom. Sastavio je Cajun Bowl. Pomislio sam: Ovo nije ništa drugo nego zdjela puna ugljikohidrata, ali ljudi to obožavaju. To je najbolja salata. ”

"Salata" može biti naporna. Velika Cajun Bowl nudi hrpu začinskog prljavog pirinča, ugušenog u mac i siru s okusom Cajuna, pocrnjelog lososa i škampa na žaru koji plivaju u umaku od alfreda. Naravno, u smjesu se može dodati isjeckana puretina s roštilja uz dodatnu naknadu. Ćurka je takođe predstavljena u mnogim drugim stavkama na jelovniku, bilo na vrhu gomile začinjenog pomfrita sa vaflima, ubačenog u pečeni krompir ili pomešanog u činiju slatkog i začinskog pasulja. Ali batak je vrhunac, a meso je tako nježno da pada s kosti. "Cijeli proces kako radimo naše pureće noge razvijen je pokušajem i greškom", objašnjava Nakia. „Sada se sve svodi na nauku. Koristimo tri različita drva i kuhamo ih satima odjednom. U to smo uložili mnogo ljubavi. ” Tačan recept je strogo čuvana tajna.

Unutrašnjost turske kabine Leg Hut odlikuje se odvažnim, ali ličnim dekorom.

Osim što poslužuju dobru hranu, cijene su postale njihova misija njegovanje zabavne atmosfere. To znači pružiti DJ -u uživo da okreće melodije, plus ponuditi specijalne smrznute koktele i nargile s aromatiziranim duhanom. U normalnim okolnostima, kupci mogu ući unutra kako bi se smjestili u bar ili ušli u ugodnu kabinu. Tokom pandemije, međutim, vrt je bio pravo mjesto jer omogućava veće društveno distanciranje. Kako bi se prilagodili smanjenom osoblju, Turkey Leg Hut prešao je na ograničen meni omiljenih tanjura. Njegova flota od četiri kamiona s hranom kruži gradom, skupljajući zalogaje i na daljinu dijeleći udobnu hranu.

Cijene se dodatno produžuju na Dan zahvalnosti, kada je ćurka u velikoj potražnji. Turska Leg Hut ima potpuni blagdanski meni za preuzimanje, uključujući pticu začinjenu Cajunom napunjenu nadjevom od gljiva, špinata, kobasica, kandži rakova i škampa-plus prateće strane poput kreolskog kukuruza i crvenog pasulja i riže-u velikim porcijama dovoljno da nahrani gomilu. "Velike punjene ćurke su nešto što ne možete kupiti nigdje drugdje", kaže Lynn. "Pureće noge smo podigli na drugi nivo za Dan zahvalnosti."


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

T urkey može dobiti loš rep zbog naših kolektivnih sjećanja na blage pripreme iz prošlosti za Dan zahvalnosti, ali tim muža i žene Lynn i Nakia Price mijenjaju mišljenje jednu po jednu ćurku. U Turkey Leg Hut-u u trećem odjeljenju Houstona cijene podižu puretinu na novi nivo, poslužujući nježne, sporo dimljene batake punjene punjenjem poput prljavog pirinča, alfreda sa škampima, macina i sira od rakova.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Rezervacije se podstiču.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

Kreativne kombinacije Price -a koje spajaju cajunske, kreolske, soul i južnjačke okuse privukle su strastvenu bazu obožavatelja. Niz željnih kupaca često se proteže niz blok, a restoran ima dio ljubitelja poznatih ličnosti, uključujući glumca Kevina Harta i repera Snoop Dogg -a. U dobre dane, ćuprika u ćupriji služi čak 2.500 svojih istoimenih jela.

Uprkos fenomenalnom uspehu, Nakia i Lynn nemaju formalnu kulinarsku obuku. Nikada nisu ni namjeravali biti restoratori. U ožujku 2016., dok je par pomagao u poslu Lynninog rođaka - prevozeći ljude na i od Houstonske izložbe stoke i Rodea - shvatili su da mogu profitirati na gomili. Sa zajedničkom ljubavlju prema kuhanju, odlučili su početi prodavati pureće nogice s roštilja i boudin - hranu koju je bilo lako pripremiti i poslužiti na parkiralištu u blizini stadiona NRG. Nakia je ubrzo došla na ambicioznu ideju da noge napuni prljavim pirinčem. “Nakon što smo dan po dan jeli istu stvar, pomislili smo, šta ako bismo ovome dodali prljavi pirinač?” ona kaze. "Zatim smo počeli dodavati mac, sir i drugu hranu koju smo voljeli uzeti za početak." Ubrzo su kupci počeli objavljivati ​​slike svojih prljavih purećih nogu punjenih rižom na društvenim mrežama, a pozitivan odgovor bio je ogroman.

U travnju 2016., kako bi zadovoljili rastuću potražnju, počeli su posluživati ​​hranu iz kuhinje Caddy Shack, bivšeg susjedskog sportskog bara na Washington Avenue. Naredne godine otvorili su Turkey Leg Hut na svom trenutnom mjestu na ulici Almeda Road. Lokacija se trebala otvoriti u kolovozu 2017., ali je uragan Harvey lansiranje odgodio za prosinac. Nakia nije smetala. "Ne dopuštam da me zadesi nedaća", kaže ona. “Ne volim da me ljudi podcjenjuju i govore mi šta ne mogu učiniti. Mislim da ta konkurentnost proizlazi iz bavljenja sportom. ”

Nakia je prvi put došla u Bayou City sa stipendijom za košarku Univerziteta u Houstonu, provevši svoju mladost u Chicagu i Phoenixu. Zaljubila se u grad i odlučila se zadržati. "Houston je veliki topionik", kaže ona. "Volim činjenicu da imate toliko različitih kultura, ljudi iz svih sfera života koji koegzistiraju jedni s drugima."

Lynn, rođena iz Trećeg odjela, igrala je bejzbol na Univerzitetu Rice. I on je poticao iz porodice koja je cijenila kuhanje. Nakia i Lynn zajedno su razvile jelovnik za ćupriju na bazi njihovih individualnih snaga. "Većina recepata dolazi od mene", hvali se Nakia. “Ali rakovi vrije, od njega dolaze rakovi i prženi rakovi. Lynn je prljava osoba s rižom. Sastavio je Cajun Bowl. Pomislio sam: Ovo nije ništa drugo nego zdjela puna ugljikohidrata, ali ljudi to obožavaju. To je najbolja salata. ”

"Salata" može biti naporna. Velika Cajun Bowl nudi hrpu začinskog prljavog pirinča, ugušenog u mac i siru s okusom Cajuna, pocrnjelog lososa i škampa na žaru koji plivaju u umaku od alfreda. Naravno, u smjesu se može dodati isjeckana puretina s roštilja uz dodatnu naknadu. Ćuretina je takođe predstavljena u mnogim drugim stavkama na meniju, bilo na vrhu gomile začinjenog pomfrita sa vaflima, ubačenog u pečeni krompir ili pomešanog u činiju slatkog i začinskog pasulja. Ali batak je vrhunac, a meso je tako nježno da pada s kosti. "Cijeli proces kako radimo naše pureće noge razvijen je pokušajem i greškom", objašnjava Nakia. „Sada se sve svodi na nauku. Koristimo tri različita drva i kuhamo ih satima odjednom. U to smo uložili mnogo ljubavi. ” Tačan recept je strogo čuvana tajna.

Unutrašnjost turske kućice Leg Hut odlikuje se odvažnim, ali ličnim dekorom.

Osim što poslužuju dobru hranu, cijene su postale njihova misija njegovanje zabavne atmosfere. To znači osigurati DJ -a uživo za okretanje melodija, plus ponuditi posebne smrznute koktele i nargile s duhanom s okusom. U normalnim okolnostima, kupci mogu ući unutra kako bi se smjestili u bar ili ušli u ugodnu kabinu. Tokom pandemije, međutim, vrt je bio pravo mjesto jer omogućava veće društveno distanciranje. Kako bi se prilagodili smanjenom osoblju, Turkey Leg Hut prešao je na ograničen meni omiljenih tanjura. Njegova flota od četiri kamiona s hranom kruži gradom, skupljajući zalogaje i na daljinu dijeleći udobnu hranu.

Cijene se dodatno produžuju na Dan zahvalnosti, kada je ćurka u velikoj potražnji. Turska Leg Hut ima potpuni blagdanski meni za preuzimanje, uključujući pticu začinjenu Cajunom napunjenu nadjevom od gljiva, špinata, kobasica, kandži rakova i škampa-plus prateće strane poput kreolskog kukuruza i crvenog pasulja i riže-u velikim porcijama dovoljno da nahrani gomilu. "Velike punjene ćurke su nešto što ne možete kupiti nigdje drugdje", kaže Lynn. "Pureće noge smo podigli na drugi nivo za Dan zahvalnosti."


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

T urkey može dobiti loš rep zbog naših kolektivnih sjećanja na blage pripreme iz prošlosti za Dan zahvalnosti, ali tim muža i žene Lynn i Nakia Price mijenjaju mišljenje jednu po jednu ćurku. U Turkey Leg Hut-u u trećem odjeljenju Houstona cijene podižu puretinu na novi nivo, poslužujući nježne, sporo dimljene batake punjene punjenjem poput prljavog pirinča, alfreda sa škampima i mac-a i sira od rakova.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Rezervacije se podstiču.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

Kreativne kombinacije Price -a koje spajaju cajunske, kreolske, soul i južnjačke okuse privukle su strastvenu bazu obožavatelja. Niz željnih kupaca često se proteže niz blok, a restoran ima dio ljubitelja poznatih ličnosti, uključujući glumca Kevina Harta i repera Snoopa Dogga. U dobre dane, ćuprika u ćupriji služi čak 2.500 svojih istoimenih jela.

Uprkos fenomenalnom uspehu, Nakia i Lynn nemaju formalnu kulinarsku obuku. Nikada nisu ni namjeravali biti restoratori. U ožujku 2016., dok je par pomagao u poslu Lynninog rođaka - prevozeći ljude na i od Houstonske izložbe stoke i Rodea - shvatili su da mogu profitirati na gomili. Sa zajedničkom ljubavlju prema kuhanju, odlučili su početi prodavati pureće nogice s roštilja i boudin - hranu koju je bilo lako pripremiti i poslužiti na parkiralištu u blizini stadiona NRG. Nakia je ubrzo došla na ambicioznu ideju da noge napuni prljavim pirinčem. “Nakon što smo dan po dan jeli istu stvar, pomislili smo, šta ako bismo ovome dodali prljavi pirinač?” ona kaze. "Zatim smo počeli dodavati mac, sir i drugu hranu koju smo voljeli uzeti za početak." Ubrzo su kupci počeli objavljivati ​​slike svojih prljavih purećih nogu punjenih rižom na društvenim mrežama, a pozitivan odgovor bio je ogroman.

U travnju 2016., kako bi zadovoljili rastuću potražnju, počeli su posluživati ​​hranu iz kuhinje Caddy Shack, bivšeg susjedskog sportskog bara na Washington Avenue. Naredne godine otvorili su Turkey Leg Hut na svom trenutnom mjestu na ulici Almeda Road. Lokacija se trebala otvoriti u kolovozu 2017., ali je uragan Harvey lansiranje odgodio za prosinac. Nakia nije smetala. "Ne dopuštam da me zadesi nedaća", kaže ona. “Ne volim da me ljudi podcjenjuju i govore mi šta ne mogu učiniti. Mislim da ta konkurentnost proizlazi iz bavljenja sportom. ”

Nakia je prvi put došla u Bayou City sa stipendijom za košarku Univerziteta u Houstonu, provevši svoju mladost u Chicagu i Phoenixu. Zaljubila se u grad i odlučila se zadržati. "Houston je veliki topionik", kaže ona. "Volim činjenicu da imate toliko različitih kultura, ljudi iz svih sfera života koji koegzistiraju jedni s drugima."

Lynn, rođena iz Trećeg odjela, igrala je bejzbol za Univerzitet Rice. I on je poticao iz porodice koja je cijenila kuhanje. Nakia i Lynn zajedno su razvile jelovnik za ćupriju na bazi njihovih individualnih snaga. "Većina recepata dolazi od mene", hvali se Nakia. „Ali rakovi vrije, od njega dolaze rakovi i prženi rakovi. Lynn je prljava osoba s rižom. Sastavio je Cajun Bowl. Pomislio sam: Ovo nije ništa drugo nego zdjela puna ugljikohidrata, ali ljudi to obožavaju. To je najbolja salata. ”

"Salata" može biti naporna. Bogata Cajun Bowl nudi hrpu začinskog prljavog pirinča, ugušenog u mac i siru s okusom Cajuna, pocrnjelog lososa i škampi na žaru koji plivaju u umaku od alfreda. Naravno, nasjeckana puretina s roštilja može se dodati u smjesu uz dodatnu naknadu. Ćuretina je takođe predstavljena u mnogim drugim stavkama na meniju, bilo na vrhu gomile začinjenog pomfrita sa vaflima, ubačenog u pečeni krompir ili pomešanog u činiju slatkog i začinskog pasulja. Ali batak je vrhunac, a meso je tako nježno da pada s kosti. "Cijeli proces kako radimo naše pureće noge razvijen je pokušajem i greškom", objašnjava Nakia. „Sada se sve svodi na nauku. Koristimo tri različita drva i kuhamo ih satima odjednom. U to smo uložili mnogo ljubavi. ” Tačan recept je strogo čuvana tajna.

Unutrašnjost turske kućice Leg Hut odlikuje se odvažnim, ali ličnim dekorom.

Osim posluživanja dobre hrane, cijene su postale njihova misija njegovanje zabavne atmosfere. To znači pružiti DJ -u uživo da okreće melodije, plus ponuditi specijalne smrznute koktele i nargile s aromatiziranim duhanom. U normalnim okolnostima, kupci mogu ući unutra kako bi se smjestili u bar ili ušli u ugodnu kabinu. Tokom pandemije, međutim, vrt je bio pravo mjesto jer omogućava veće društveno distanciranje. Kako bi se prilagodili smanjenom osoblju, Turkey Leg Hut prešao je na ograničen meni omiljenih tanjura. Njegova flota od četiri kamiona s hranom kruži gradom, skupljajući zalogaje i na daljinu dijeleći udobnu hranu.

Cijene se dodatno produžuju na Dan zahvalnosti, kada je ćurka u velikoj potražnji. Turska Leg Hut ima potpuni blagdanski meni za preuzimanje, uključujući pticu začinjenu Cajunom napunjenu nadjevom od gljiva, špinata, kobasica, kandži rakova i škampa-plus prateće strane poput kreolskog kukuruza i crvenog pasulja i riže-u velikim porcijama dovoljno da nahrani gomilu. "Velike punjene ćurke su nešto što ne možete kupiti nigdje drugdje", kaže Lynn. "Pureće noge smo podigli na drugi nivo za Dan zahvalnosti."


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

T urkey može dobiti loš rep zbog naših kolektivnih sjećanja na blage pripreme iz prošlosti za Dan zahvalnosti, ali tim muža i žene Lynn i Nakia Price mijenjaju mišljenje jednu po jednu ćurku. U Turkey Leg Hut-u u trećem odjeljenju Houstona cijene podižu puretinu na novi nivo, poslužujući nježne, sporo dimljene batake punjene punjenjem poput prljavog pirinča, alfreda sa škampima i mac-a i sira od rakova.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Rezervacije se podstiču.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

Kreativne kombinacije Price -a koje spajaju cajunske, kreolske, soul i južnjačke okuse privukle su strastvenu bazu obožavatelja. Niz željnih kupaca često se proteže niz blok, a restoran ima dio ljubitelja poznatih ličnosti, uključujući glumca Kevina Harta i repera Snoopa Dogga. U dobre dane, ćuprika u ćupriji služi čak 2.500 svojih istoimenih jela.

Uprkos fenomenalnom uspehu, Nakia i Lynn nemaju formalnu kulinarsku obuku. Nikada nisu ni namjeravali biti restoratori. U ožujku 2016., dok je par pomagao u poslu Lynninog rođaka - prevozeći ljude na i od Houstonske izložbe stoke i Rodea - shvatili su da mogu profitirati na gomili. Sa zajedničkom ljubavlju prema kuhanju, odlučili su početi prodavati pureće nogice s roštilja i boudin - hranu koju je bilo lako pripremiti i poslužiti na parkiralištu u blizini stadiona NRG. Nakia je ubrzo došla na ambicioznu ideju da noge napuni prljavim pirinčem. “Nakon što smo dan po dan jeli istu stvar, pomislili smo, šta ako bismo ovome dodali prljavi pirinač?” ona kaze. "Zatim smo počeli dodavati mac, sir i drugu hranu koju smo voljeli uzeti za početak." Ubrzo su kupci počeli objavljivati ​​slike svojih prljavih purećih nogu punjenih rižom na društvenim mrežama, a pozitivan odgovor bio je ogroman.

U travnju 2016., kako bi zadovoljili rastuću potražnju, počeli su služiti hranu iz kuhinje Caddy Shack, bivšeg susjedskog sportskog bara na Washington Avenue. Naredne godine otvorili su Turkey Leg Hut na svom trenutnom mjestu na ulici Almeda Road. Lokacija se trebala otvoriti u kolovozu 2017., ali je uragan Harvey lansiranje odgodio za prosinac. Nakia nije smetala. "Ne dopuštam da me zadesi nedaća", kaže ona. “Ne volim da me ljudi podcjenjuju i govore mi šta ne mogu učiniti. Mislim da ta konkurentnost proizlazi iz bavljenja sportom. ”

Nakia je prvi put došla u Bayou City sa stipendijom za košarku Univerziteta u Houstonu, provevši svoju mladost u Chicagu i Phoenixu. Zaljubila se u grad i odlučila se zadržati. "Houston je veliki topionik", kaže ona. "Volim činjenicu da imate toliko različitih kultura, ljudi iz svih sfera života koji koegzistiraju jedni s drugima."

Lynn, rođena iz Trećeg odjela, igrala je bejzbol za Univerzitet Rice. I on je poticao iz porodice koja je cijenila kuhanje. Nakia i Lynn zajedno su razvile jelovnik za ćupriju na bazi njihovih individualnih snaga. "Većina recepata dolazi od mene", hvali se Nakia. „Ali rakovi vrije, od njega dolaze rakovi i prženi rakovi. Lynn je prljava osoba s rižom. Sastavio je Cajun Bowl. Pomislio sam: Ovo nije ništa drugo nego zdjela puna ugljikohidrata, ali ljudi to obožavaju. To je najbolja salata. ”

"Salata" može biti naporna. Velika Cajun Bowl nudi hrpu začinskog prljavog pirinča, ugušenog u mac i siru s okusom Cajuna, pocrnjelog lososa i škampa na žaru koji plivaju u umaku od alfreda. Naravno, nasjeckana puretina s roštilja može se dodati u smjesu uz dodatnu naknadu. Ćuretina je takođe predstavljena u mnogim drugim stavkama na meniju, bilo na vrhu gomile začinjenog pomfrita sa vaflima, ubačenog u pečeni krompir ili pomešanog u činiju slatkog i začinskog pasulja. Ali batak je vrhunac, a meso je tako nježno da pada s kosti. "Cijeli proces kako radimo naše pureće noge razvijen je pokušajem i greškom", objašnjava Nakia. „Sada se sve svodi na nauku. Koristimo tri različita drva i kuhamo ih satima odjednom. U to smo uložili mnogo ljubavi. ” Tačan recept je strogo čuvana tajna.

Unutrašnjost turske kućice Leg Hut odlikuje se odvažnim, ali ličnim dekorom.

Osim posluživanja dobre hrane, cijene su postale njihova misija njegovanje zabavne atmosfere. To znači osigurati DJ -a uživo za okretanje melodija, plus ponuditi posebne smrznute koktele i nargile s duhanom s okusom. U normalnim okolnostima, kupci mogu ući unutra kako bi se smjestili u bar ili ušli u ugodnu kabinu. Tokom pandemije, međutim, vrt je bio pravo mjesto jer omogućava veće društveno distanciranje. Kako bi se prilagodili smanjenom osoblju, Turkey Leg Hut prešao je na ograničen meni omiljenih tanjura. Njegova flota od četiri kamiona s hranom kruži gradom, skupljajući zalogaje i na daljinu dijeleći udobnu hranu.

Cijene se dodatno produžuju na Dan zahvalnosti, kada je ćurka u velikoj potražnji. Turska Leg Hut ima potpuni praznični meni za preuzimanje, uključujući pticu začinjenu Cajunom napunjenu nadjevom od gljiva, špinata, kobasica, kandži rakova i škampa-plus prateće strane poput kreolskog kukuruza i crvenog pasulja i pirinča-u velikim porcijama dovoljno da nahrani gomilu. "Velike punjene ćurke su nešto što ne možete kupiti nigdje drugdje", kaže Lynn. "Pureće noge smo podigli na drugi nivo za Dan zahvalnosti."


Houston's Turkey Leg Hut stvara duševne okrete na State Fair Classic

T urkey can get a bad rap due to our collective memories of bland preparations from Thanksgivings past, but husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price are changing minds one turkey leg at a time. At Turkey Leg Hut in Houston’s Third Ward, the Prices take turkey to a new level, serving tender, slow-smoked drumsticks stuffed with fillings like dirty rice, shrimp alfredo, and crawfish mac and cheese.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Reservations encouraged.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

The Prices’ creative combinations, which blend Cajun, Creole, soul, and Southern flavors, have attracted an avid fan base. A line of eager customers often stretches down the block, and the restaurant has its share of celebrity enthusiasts, including actor Kevin Hart and rapper Snoop Dogg. On good days, Turkey Leg Hut serves as many as 2,500 of its namesake dishes.

In spite of their phenomenal success, Nakia and Lynn have no formal culinary training. They never set out to be restaurateurs in the first place. In March 2016, while the couple was assisting Lynn’s cousin’s business—shuttling people to and from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—they realized they could capitalize on the crowds. With their shared love of cooking, they decided to start selling barbecued turkey legs and boudin—foods that were easy to prepare and serve in a parking lot near NRG Stadium. Nakia soon came up with the ambitious idea to stuff the legs with dirty rice. “After eating the same thing day after day, we thought, what if we added dirty rice to this?” ona kaze. “Then we began to add mac and cheese and other foods we loved to take the original turkey leg up a notch.” Soon, customers began posting pictures of their dirty rice-stuffed turkey legs on social media, and the positive response was overwhelming.

In April 2016, to meet the growing demand, they started serving their food from the kitchen of the Caddy Shack, a former neighborhood sports bar on Washington Avenue. They opened Turkey Leg Hut at its current spot on Almeda Road the following year. The location was supposed to open in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey delayed the launch to December. Nakia was undeterred. “I don’t let adversity get to me,” she says. “I don’t like people to underestimate me and tell me what I can’t do. I think maybe that competitiveness comes from playing sports.”

Nakia first came to the Bayou City on a University of Houston basketball scholarship, having spent her youth in Chicago and Phoenix. She fell in love with the city and decided to stick around. “Houston is a big melting pot,” she says. “I love the fact that you have so many different cultures, people from all walks of life that coexist with each other.”

Lynn, a native of the Third Ward, played baseball for Rice University. He, too, came from a family that valued cooking. Together, Nakia and Lynn developed the menu for Turkey Leg Hut based on their individual strengths. “Most of the recipes come from me,” Nakia boasts. “But the crab boils, crawfish, and fried crabs come from him. Lynn’s the dirty rice person. He made up the Cajun Bowl. I thought, This is nothing but a bowl full of carbs, but people love it. It’s the best salad.”

“Salad” may be a stretch. The hefty Cajun Bowl offers a pile of spicy dirty rice, smothered in Cajun-flavored crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and grilled shrimp swimming in alfredo sauce. Naturally, shredded barbecued turkey can be added to the mix for an additional charge. Turkey is featured in many of the other menu items as well, whether atop a heap of seasoned waffle fries, tucked into a baked potato, or mixed into a bowl of sweet-and-spicy beans. But drumsticks are the highlight, with meat so tender it falls off the bone. “The whole process of how we do our turkey legs was developed by trial and error,” Nakia explains. “Now we have it down to a science. We use three different woods and cook them for hours at a time. We put a lot of love into it.” The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.

The Interior of Turkey Leg Hut features bold yet personal décor.

In addition to serving up good food, the Prices have made it their mission to cultivate a fun atmosphere. That means providing a live DJ to spin tunes, plus offering specialty frozen cocktails and hookahs with flavored tobacco. Under normal circumstances, customers can venture inside to perch at the bar or slip into a cozy booth. During the pandemic, however, the patio has been the place to be, since it allows for more social distancing. To adapt to reduced staff, Turkey Leg Hut has shifted to a limited menu of favorite plates. Its fleet of four food trucks circulates throughout the city, picking up the slack and dishing out comfort food at a distance.

The Prices go to extra lengths at Thanksgiving, when turkey is in high demand. Turkey Leg Hut has a full holiday menu for pickup, including a Cajun-spiced bird filled with a stuffing of mushroom caps, spinach, sausage, crab claws, and shrimp—plus accompanying sides like Creole corn and red beans and rice—in portions large enough to feed a crowd. “The large stuffed turkeys are something you cannot get anywhere else,” Lynn says. “We take our turkey legs to another level for Thanksgiving.”


Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut Creates Soulful Spins on the State Fair Classic

T urkey can get a bad rap due to our collective memories of bland preparations from Thanksgivings past, but husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price are changing minds one turkey leg at a time. At Turkey Leg Hut in Houston’s Third Ward, the Prices take turkey to a new level, serving tender, slow-smoked drumsticks stuffed with fillings like dirty rice, shrimp alfredo, and crawfish mac and cheese.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Reservations encouraged.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

The Prices’ creative combinations, which blend Cajun, Creole, soul, and Southern flavors, have attracted an avid fan base. A line of eager customers often stretches down the block, and the restaurant has its share of celebrity enthusiasts, including actor Kevin Hart and rapper Snoop Dogg. On good days, Turkey Leg Hut serves as many as 2,500 of its namesake dishes.

In spite of their phenomenal success, Nakia and Lynn have no formal culinary training. They never set out to be restaurateurs in the first place. In March 2016, while the couple was assisting Lynn’s cousin’s business—shuttling people to and from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—they realized they could capitalize on the crowds. With their shared love of cooking, they decided to start selling barbecued turkey legs and boudin—foods that were easy to prepare and serve in a parking lot near NRG Stadium. Nakia soon came up with the ambitious idea to stuff the legs with dirty rice. “After eating the same thing day after day, we thought, what if we added dirty rice to this?” ona kaze. “Then we began to add mac and cheese and other foods we loved to take the original turkey leg up a notch.” Soon, customers began posting pictures of their dirty rice-stuffed turkey legs on social media, and the positive response was overwhelming.

In April 2016, to meet the growing demand, they started serving their food from the kitchen of the Caddy Shack, a former neighborhood sports bar on Washington Avenue. They opened Turkey Leg Hut at its current spot on Almeda Road the following year. The location was supposed to open in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey delayed the launch to December. Nakia was undeterred. “I don’t let adversity get to me,” she says. “I don’t like people to underestimate me and tell me what I can’t do. I think maybe that competitiveness comes from playing sports.”

Nakia first came to the Bayou City on a University of Houston basketball scholarship, having spent her youth in Chicago and Phoenix. She fell in love with the city and decided to stick around. “Houston is a big melting pot,” she says. “I love the fact that you have so many different cultures, people from all walks of life that coexist with each other.”

Lynn, a native of the Third Ward, played baseball for Rice University. He, too, came from a family that valued cooking. Together, Nakia and Lynn developed the menu for Turkey Leg Hut based on their individual strengths. “Most of the recipes come from me,” Nakia boasts. “But the crab boils, crawfish, and fried crabs come from him. Lynn’s the dirty rice person. He made up the Cajun Bowl. I thought, This is nothing but a bowl full of carbs, but people love it. It’s the best salad.”

“Salad” may be a stretch. The hefty Cajun Bowl offers a pile of spicy dirty rice, smothered in Cajun-flavored crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and grilled shrimp swimming in alfredo sauce. Naturally, shredded barbecued turkey can be added to the mix for an additional charge. Turkey is featured in many of the other menu items as well, whether atop a heap of seasoned waffle fries, tucked into a baked potato, or mixed into a bowl of sweet-and-spicy beans. But drumsticks are the highlight, with meat so tender it falls off the bone. “The whole process of how we do our turkey legs was developed by trial and error,” Nakia explains. “Now we have it down to a science. We use three different woods and cook them for hours at a time. We put a lot of love into it.” The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.

The Interior of Turkey Leg Hut features bold yet personal décor.

In addition to serving up good food, the Prices have made it their mission to cultivate a fun atmosphere. That means providing a live DJ to spin tunes, plus offering specialty frozen cocktails and hookahs with flavored tobacco. Under normal circumstances, customers can venture inside to perch at the bar or slip into a cozy booth. During the pandemic, however, the patio has been the place to be, since it allows for more social distancing. To adapt to reduced staff, Turkey Leg Hut has shifted to a limited menu of favorite plates. Its fleet of four food trucks circulates throughout the city, picking up the slack and dishing out comfort food at a distance.

The Prices go to extra lengths at Thanksgiving, when turkey is in high demand. Turkey Leg Hut has a full holiday menu for pickup, including a Cajun-spiced bird filled with a stuffing of mushroom caps, spinach, sausage, crab claws, and shrimp—plus accompanying sides like Creole corn and red beans and rice—in portions large enough to feed a crowd. “The large stuffed turkeys are something you cannot get anywhere else,” Lynn says. “We take our turkey legs to another level for Thanksgiving.”


Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut Creates Soulful Spins on the State Fair Classic

T urkey can get a bad rap due to our collective memories of bland preparations from Thanksgivings past, but husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price are changing minds one turkey leg at a time. At Turkey Leg Hut in Houston’s Third Ward, the Prices take turkey to a new level, serving tender, slow-smoked drumsticks stuffed with fillings like dirty rice, shrimp alfredo, and crawfish mac and cheese.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Reservations encouraged.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

The Prices’ creative combinations, which blend Cajun, Creole, soul, and Southern flavors, have attracted an avid fan base. A line of eager customers often stretches down the block, and the restaurant has its share of celebrity enthusiasts, including actor Kevin Hart and rapper Snoop Dogg. On good days, Turkey Leg Hut serves as many as 2,500 of its namesake dishes.

In spite of their phenomenal success, Nakia and Lynn have no formal culinary training. They never set out to be restaurateurs in the first place. In March 2016, while the couple was assisting Lynn’s cousin’s business—shuttling people to and from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—they realized they could capitalize on the crowds. With their shared love of cooking, they decided to start selling barbecued turkey legs and boudin—foods that were easy to prepare and serve in a parking lot near NRG Stadium. Nakia soon came up with the ambitious idea to stuff the legs with dirty rice. “After eating the same thing day after day, we thought, what if we added dirty rice to this?” ona kaze. “Then we began to add mac and cheese and other foods we loved to take the original turkey leg up a notch.” Soon, customers began posting pictures of their dirty rice-stuffed turkey legs on social media, and the positive response was overwhelming.

In April 2016, to meet the growing demand, they started serving their food from the kitchen of the Caddy Shack, a former neighborhood sports bar on Washington Avenue. They opened Turkey Leg Hut at its current spot on Almeda Road the following year. The location was supposed to open in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey delayed the launch to December. Nakia was undeterred. “I don’t let adversity get to me,” she says. “I don’t like people to underestimate me and tell me what I can’t do. I think maybe that competitiveness comes from playing sports.”

Nakia first came to the Bayou City on a University of Houston basketball scholarship, having spent her youth in Chicago and Phoenix. She fell in love with the city and decided to stick around. “Houston is a big melting pot,” she says. “I love the fact that you have so many different cultures, people from all walks of life that coexist with each other.”

Lynn, a native of the Third Ward, played baseball for Rice University. He, too, came from a family that valued cooking. Together, Nakia and Lynn developed the menu for Turkey Leg Hut based on their individual strengths. “Most of the recipes come from me,” Nakia boasts. “But the crab boils, crawfish, and fried crabs come from him. Lynn’s the dirty rice person. He made up the Cajun Bowl. I thought, This is nothing but a bowl full of carbs, but people love it. It’s the best salad.”

“Salad” may be a stretch. The hefty Cajun Bowl offers a pile of spicy dirty rice, smothered in Cajun-flavored crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and grilled shrimp swimming in alfredo sauce. Naturally, shredded barbecued turkey can be added to the mix for an additional charge. Turkey is featured in many of the other menu items as well, whether atop a heap of seasoned waffle fries, tucked into a baked potato, or mixed into a bowl of sweet-and-spicy beans. But drumsticks are the highlight, with meat so tender it falls off the bone. “The whole process of how we do our turkey legs was developed by trial and error,” Nakia explains. “Now we have it down to a science. We use three different woods and cook them for hours at a time. We put a lot of love into it.” The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.

The Interior of Turkey Leg Hut features bold yet personal décor.

In addition to serving up good food, the Prices have made it their mission to cultivate a fun atmosphere. That means providing a live DJ to spin tunes, plus offering specialty frozen cocktails and hookahs with flavored tobacco. Under normal circumstances, customers can venture inside to perch at the bar or slip into a cozy booth. During the pandemic, however, the patio has been the place to be, since it allows for more social distancing. To adapt to reduced staff, Turkey Leg Hut has shifted to a limited menu of favorite plates. Its fleet of four food trucks circulates throughout the city, picking up the slack and dishing out comfort food at a distance.

The Prices go to extra lengths at Thanksgiving, when turkey is in high demand. Turkey Leg Hut has a full holiday menu for pickup, including a Cajun-spiced bird filled with a stuffing of mushroom caps, spinach, sausage, crab claws, and shrimp—plus accompanying sides like Creole corn and red beans and rice—in portions large enough to feed a crowd. “The large stuffed turkeys are something you cannot get anywhere else,” Lynn says. “We take our turkey legs to another level for Thanksgiving.”


Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut Creates Soulful Spins on the State Fair Classic

T urkey can get a bad rap due to our collective memories of bland preparations from Thanksgivings past, but husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price are changing minds one turkey leg at a time. At Turkey Leg Hut in Houston’s Third Ward, the Prices take turkey to a new level, serving tender, slow-smoked drumsticks stuffed with fillings like dirty rice, shrimp alfredo, and crawfish mac and cheese.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Reservations encouraged.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

The Prices’ creative combinations, which blend Cajun, Creole, soul, and Southern flavors, have attracted an avid fan base. A line of eager customers often stretches down the block, and the restaurant has its share of celebrity enthusiasts, including actor Kevin Hart and rapper Snoop Dogg. On good days, Turkey Leg Hut serves as many as 2,500 of its namesake dishes.

In spite of their phenomenal success, Nakia and Lynn have no formal culinary training. They never set out to be restaurateurs in the first place. In March 2016, while the couple was assisting Lynn’s cousin’s business—shuttling people to and from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—they realized they could capitalize on the crowds. With their shared love of cooking, they decided to start selling barbecued turkey legs and boudin—foods that were easy to prepare and serve in a parking lot near NRG Stadium. Nakia soon came up with the ambitious idea to stuff the legs with dirty rice. “After eating the same thing day after day, we thought, what if we added dirty rice to this?” ona kaze. “Then we began to add mac and cheese and other foods we loved to take the original turkey leg up a notch.” Soon, customers began posting pictures of their dirty rice-stuffed turkey legs on social media, and the positive response was overwhelming.

In April 2016, to meet the growing demand, they started serving their food from the kitchen of the Caddy Shack, a former neighborhood sports bar on Washington Avenue. They opened Turkey Leg Hut at its current spot on Almeda Road the following year. The location was supposed to open in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey delayed the launch to December. Nakia was undeterred. “I don’t let adversity get to me,” she says. “I don’t like people to underestimate me and tell me what I can’t do. I think maybe that competitiveness comes from playing sports.”

Nakia first came to the Bayou City on a University of Houston basketball scholarship, having spent her youth in Chicago and Phoenix. She fell in love with the city and decided to stick around. “Houston is a big melting pot,” she says. “I love the fact that you have so many different cultures, people from all walks of life that coexist with each other.”

Lynn, a native of the Third Ward, played baseball for Rice University. He, too, came from a family that valued cooking. Together, Nakia and Lynn developed the menu for Turkey Leg Hut based on their individual strengths. “Most of the recipes come from me,” Nakia boasts. “But the crab boils, crawfish, and fried crabs come from him. Lynn’s the dirty rice person. He made up the Cajun Bowl. I thought, This is nothing but a bowl full of carbs, but people love it. It’s the best salad.”

“Salad” may be a stretch. The hefty Cajun Bowl offers a pile of spicy dirty rice, smothered in Cajun-flavored crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and grilled shrimp swimming in alfredo sauce. Naturally, shredded barbecued turkey can be added to the mix for an additional charge. Turkey is featured in many of the other menu items as well, whether atop a heap of seasoned waffle fries, tucked into a baked potato, or mixed into a bowl of sweet-and-spicy beans. But drumsticks are the highlight, with meat so tender it falls off the bone. “The whole process of how we do our turkey legs was developed by trial and error,” Nakia explains. “Now we have it down to a science. We use three different woods and cook them for hours at a time. We put a lot of love into it.” The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.

The Interior of Turkey Leg Hut features bold yet personal décor.

In addition to serving up good food, the Prices have made it their mission to cultivate a fun atmosphere. That means providing a live DJ to spin tunes, plus offering specialty frozen cocktails and hookahs with flavored tobacco. Under normal circumstances, customers can venture inside to perch at the bar or slip into a cozy booth. During the pandemic, however, the patio has been the place to be, since it allows for more social distancing. To adapt to reduced staff, Turkey Leg Hut has shifted to a limited menu of favorite plates. Its fleet of four food trucks circulates throughout the city, picking up the slack and dishing out comfort food at a distance.

The Prices go to extra lengths at Thanksgiving, when turkey is in high demand. Turkey Leg Hut has a full holiday menu for pickup, including a Cajun-spiced bird filled with a stuffing of mushroom caps, spinach, sausage, crab claws, and shrimp—plus accompanying sides like Creole corn and red beans and rice—in portions large enough to feed a crowd. “The large stuffed turkeys are something you cannot get anywhere else,” Lynn says. “We take our turkey legs to another level for Thanksgiving.”


Houston’s Turkey Leg Hut Creates Soulful Spins on the State Fair Classic

T urkey can get a bad rap due to our collective memories of bland preparations from Thanksgivings past, but husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price are changing minds one turkey leg at a time. At Turkey Leg Hut in Houston’s Third Ward, the Prices take turkey to a new level, serving tender, slow-smoked drumsticks stuffed with fillings like dirty rice, shrimp alfredo, and crawfish mac and cheese.

Turkey Leg Hut
4830 Almeda Road, Houston.
Reservations encouraged.
832-787-0770 theturkeyleghut.com

The Prices’ creative combinations, which blend Cajun, Creole, soul, and Southern flavors, have attracted an avid fan base. A line of eager customers often stretches down the block, and the restaurant has its share of celebrity enthusiasts, including actor Kevin Hart and rapper Snoop Dogg. On good days, Turkey Leg Hut serves as many as 2,500 of its namesake dishes.

In spite of their phenomenal success, Nakia and Lynn have no formal culinary training. They never set out to be restaurateurs in the first place. In March 2016, while the couple was assisting Lynn’s cousin’s business—shuttling people to and from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—they realized they could capitalize on the crowds. With their shared love of cooking, they decided to start selling barbecued turkey legs and boudin—foods that were easy to prepare and serve in a parking lot near NRG Stadium. Nakia soon came up with the ambitious idea to stuff the legs with dirty rice. “After eating the same thing day after day, we thought, what if we added dirty rice to this?” ona kaze. “Then we began to add mac and cheese and other foods we loved to take the original turkey leg up a notch.” Soon, customers began posting pictures of their dirty rice-stuffed turkey legs on social media, and the positive response was overwhelming.

In April 2016, to meet the growing demand, they started serving their food from the kitchen of the Caddy Shack, a former neighborhood sports bar on Washington Avenue. They opened Turkey Leg Hut at its current spot on Almeda Road the following year. The location was supposed to open in August 2017, but Hurricane Harvey delayed the launch to December. Nakia was undeterred. “I don’t let adversity get to me,” she says. “I don’t like people to underestimate me and tell me what I can’t do. I think maybe that competitiveness comes from playing sports.”

Nakia first came to the Bayou City on a University of Houston basketball scholarship, having spent her youth in Chicago and Phoenix. She fell in love with the city and decided to stick around. “Houston is a big melting pot,” she says. “I love the fact that you have so many different cultures, people from all walks of life that coexist with each other.”

Lynn, a native of the Third Ward, played baseball for Rice University. He, too, came from a family that valued cooking. Together, Nakia and Lynn developed the menu for Turkey Leg Hut based on their individual strengths. “Most of the recipes come from me,” Nakia boasts. “But the crab boils, crawfish, and fried crabs come from him. Lynn’s the dirty rice person. He made up the Cajun Bowl. I thought, This is nothing but a bowl full of carbs, but people love it. It’s the best salad.”

“Salad” may be a stretch. The hefty Cajun Bowl offers a pile of spicy dirty rice, smothered in Cajun-flavored crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and grilled shrimp swimming in alfredo sauce. Naturally, shredded barbecued turkey can be added to the mix for an additional charge. Turkey is featured in many of the other menu items as well, whether atop a heap of seasoned waffle fries, tucked into a baked potato, or mixed into a bowl of sweet-and-spicy beans. But drumsticks are the highlight, with meat so tender it falls off the bone. “The whole process of how we do our turkey legs was developed by trial and error,” Nakia explains. “Now we have it down to a science. We use three different woods and cook them for hours at a time. We put a lot of love into it.” The exact recipe is a closely guarded secret.

The Interior of Turkey Leg Hut features bold yet personal décor.

In addition to serving up good food, the Prices have made it their mission to cultivate a fun atmosphere. That means providing a live DJ to spin tunes, plus offering specialty frozen cocktails and hookahs with flavored tobacco. Under normal circumstances, customers can venture inside to perch at the bar or slip into a cozy booth. During the pandemic, however, the patio has been the place to be, since it allows for more social distancing. To adapt to reduced staff, Turkey Leg Hut has shifted to a limited menu of favorite plates. Its fleet of four food trucks circulates throughout the city, picking up the slack and dishing out comfort food at a distance.

The Prices go to extra lengths at Thanksgiving, when turkey is in high demand. Turkey Leg Hut has a full holiday menu for pickup, including a Cajun-spiced bird filled with a stuffing of mushroom caps, spinach, sausage, crab claws, and shrimp—plus accompanying sides like Creole corn and red beans and rice—in portions large enough to feed a crowd. “The large stuffed turkeys are something you cannot get anywhere else,” Lynn says. “We take our turkey legs to another level for Thanksgiving.”


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