Willie’s Celebrates the Lone Star
State with Real Texas Food
**Full Disclosure: I received dinner in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
What do you get when you combine some of the best food that Texas has to offer to create one delicious menu? Willie’s Grill & Icehouse’s new “Texas Faves” menu. I had the opportunity to try some of their delicious new Texas menu choices and I have to say I was in Willie’s Heaven. So many great choices and so little time as far as I’m concerned.
Before you try the entrees, be sure to try some of their fabulous apps. Keep in mind that whatever you order, you should consider sharing because Willie’s believes in BIG servings.
Starters to check out are the Loaded Fries which are fries topped with queso, bacon, green onions and homemade ranch dressing. A great choice which I feel is a starter for at least 4 persons is The Sampler platter. This one almost has everything but the kitchen sink on it. With hand breaded onions rings, fried pickles, fried jalapenos, fried mushrooms and Mozzarella cheese sticks, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Everything’s bigger (and better) in Texas, which is why Willie’s – the Houston-based restaurant known for serving “Great Food and More Fun” to Texans – is tipping its hat to the Lone StarState with the debut of these special menu items:
- Icehouse Cobb ($9.99) – Spring mix, iceberg and romaine lettuce tossed in ranch and topped with fried chicken, bacon, street corn, diced egg, cherry tomatoes, gorgonzola crumbles and a creamy chipotle sauce.
- Cheddar Pepper Burger ($9.29) – Half-pound fresh, never frozen Certified Angus Beef patty topped with a roasted pepper cheese mix and caramelized onions on a jalapeño cheddar bun.
- Texas Fried Chicken Club ($9.79) – Crispy fried chicken breast with a roasted pepper cheese mix topped with crispy bacon, lettuce and tomato on Texas Toast with roasted jalapeño mayonnaise.
Pair that with an ice cold bucket of Texas beer and a side of Willie’s Loaded Fries and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven.
Willie’s has several Texas beers available, including: Karbach Love Street, Revolver Blood & Honey, Oskar Blues Beerito, Deep Ellum Brewing Neato Bandito, Deep Ellum Brewing Dallas Blonde, Southern StarBombshell Blonde, Real Ale Axis IPA, and Busted Sandal 210 Ale. Buy five of those beers to put in a bucket and get the sixth bottle free!
“Our menu already features Texas favorites, but we are always looking for ways to spice things up for our guests, and there’s no better way to do that than with some delicious new down-home Texas fare,” said Josh Hill, Willie’s VP of Operations. “The Lone Star State is like no other place on Earth, and that’s worth celebrating. So come out, kick back, indulge in some Texas favorites and relax on Texas’ best patio with a local brew in-hand.”
And if you are looking for something a little more spirited, try one of my favorites like the awesome Big Willie, a jumbo swirled margarita with Midori melon liqueur, topped with Cointreau orange liqueur. They have house and top-shelf margaritas, their famous Frozen Jack & Coke among other favorites as well as a selection of wine.
And don’t ignore your sweet tooth at Willie’s cause they have some great selections with dessert lovers in mind. Something like the Bourbon Bread Pudding with it’s sweet cinnamon bread and a bourbon sauce topped with a dollop of whipped cream. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for even more decadence.
This crave-worthy menu is now available in all of Willie’s restaurants, so be sure to stop by and indulge in a true Texas experience; the kind that you can only find at Willie’s.
Willie’s menu boasts some of the best burgers in Texas, giant hand-breaded Chicken Fried Steak, finger lickin’ Baby Back Ribs and Texas Seafood. From boiled crawfish to BBQ, Willie’s offers up several mouthwatering dishes that are sure to please. With establishments peppering the Long Star State, Willie’s Grill & Icehouse is proud to call itself a Texas original. Its newest restaurant is set to open in the Grand Parkway Marketplace at 6815 N. Grand Parkway W. in Spring, Texas in early October. At the present there are 6 Willie’s Grill & Icehouse locations in the San Antonio area.
For more information and to find the location nearest you, visit williesgrillandicehouse.com.
About Willie’s Grill & Icehouse
Beginning as a stand-alone burger joint back in 1993 in Houston, Texas, Willie’s is still the place to go when you’re looking to kick back with family and friends and dig in to some down-home Texas fare. Willie’s captures the feel of the traditional Texas Icehouse that offers a casual restaurant feel with old-time nostalgia. Add some lively music, a trough packed with cold beer, giant open garage doors, a sandbox, arcade games for the kids and the friendliest service in Texas and it’s easy to see why Willie’s is the place for “Great Food and More Fun” for Texans of all ages.