'Complete Shock'

Food News: Fire Destroys Katy Stalwart Midway BBQ

Plus, Kids Meals could use your help right now.

By Timothy Malcolm February 22, 2021

The dining room of Midway Bar-B-Que in 2019.

An early Saturday morning fire destroyed Midway Bar-B-Que, a longtime favorite restaurant in Katy. According to the Chronicle, nobody was injured in the fire, which was reported around 3 a.m. Saturday, but the interior of the restaurant has been deemed a total loss.

"We are still in complete shock," wrote Jason Carlisle of MeyerFoods LLC, which operates Midway and a neighboring meat processing business, in a Facebook post on the Midway BBQ page. He added that they plan to rebuild the restaurant. 

Midway is known for its down-home Texas aesthetic, including taxidermy decorating the walls of the dining room. They serve Central Texas barbecue, good for old-school-style sandwiches and top-notch sides like creamed corn and potato salad.

According to reports, the power outages due to last week's winter storm cost Kids Meals Houston its entire inventory. To help Kids Meals get back to delivering lunches and snacks to children younger than age six subject to extreme poverty, text KIDSMEALS to 20357 or visit its website to donate.

Clutch City Cluckers, Houston's newest hot chicken food truck, will host its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday to Sunday at 5550 Val Verde St. Clutch City Cluckers sells Halal-based hot chicken sandwiches, cheese-topped hot chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, fries, and more. Over the grand opening, the truck will offer half off its entire menu.

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