First Bite

Blood Bros. BBQ Opens Its Bellaire Restaurant

Famous for its pop-ups, this trio's work is now on offer every day.

By Lauro Rojas December 20, 2018

A tray of some of Blood Bros' BBQ's finest work. It opens Thursday in Bellaire.

Image: Lauro Rojas

At Glitter Karaoke, owners and Alief sibling duo Robin and Terry Wong have become known for a stellar Wednesday steak night and Thursday night pop-ups, which gave them a chance to flex their culinary muscles.

“[Best friend and pitmaster Quy Hoang] would bring up barbecue during our steak nights at Glitter,” said Robin Wong. “People were really digging it, and he got more into it, so I asked him if he wanted to take it further.”

The Wongs and Hoang coined their work Blood Bros. BBQ, and four years after introducing it, it’s now a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Sitting on what’s known as the Bellaire Triangle (at 5425 Bellaire Blvd), Blood Bros. BBQ opened its doors Thursday. 

The spot has a patio (the Wongs gutted the previous entrance to the property and pushed it back about 10 feet) with space for picnic tables and televisions. Inside, find six booths and seven tabletops, plus a beverage program with 12 taps for local craft beer.

As for the grub, you’re in for a treat. Get ready for perfectly balanced, textured brisket; a jalapeño cheddar sausage that explodes with cheesy goodness; and succulent and moist turkey. Blood Bros. is known for  its crawfish mac 'n' cheese; its patented, tangy and spicy SWAT sauce; and a jalapeño creamed corn that’s on par with Killen’s BBQ’s creamed corn offering.

Over the years Blood Bros. has developed a strong following throughout Houston with pop-ups and television appearances. Their reputation is stout, too, and now they have an everyday spot to show it off.

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