Escape the cold this winter and bask in the toasty comfort of five popular Antone’s favorites at their two restaurants and two grab-and-go kiosks in the Houston area.
It’s no surprise that Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys is best known for its eponymous sandwiches…they’re literally in the company’s name). But under the creative guidance of Chef Alex Padilla, Antone’s has reinvented and reinvigorated its menu of comfort food favorites.
And with a colder than normal winter on the horizon for early 2018, it’s the perfect time to soothe your taste buds and warm your soul with Louisiana, Tex Mex, and even Italian-influenced dishes.
5 Tasty Cold Weather Food Options at Antone’s
- Gumbo – Made from scratch with fresh ingredients, Antone’s palate-pleasing gumbos are a satisfying cold-weather staple. Choose from Chicken and Andouille Sausage, Seafood, or Vegetarian. Cups start at $5.45 and bowls start at $7.45 (Seafood Gumbo is a little bit more).
- Red Beans & Rice – A classic dish that goes back to Antone’s Louisiana Creole cuisine roots, today’s Red Beans & Rice recipe was revamped a few years back. What was once made with a pre-packaged base is now made from scratch, with Antone’s own original recipe. Cups are $4.45 and bowls are $5.95.
- Tex-Mex Cheese Steak Sandwiches – Hands down one of Antone’s most popular sandwiches, Chef Alex’s cheese steak feature a Texas border twist on the old Philly favorite. In addition to tasty skirt steak, sandwiches are loaded with chipotle mayo, peppers, onions, pepper jack cheese, and jalapeños. Bread is all locally sourced from Royal Bakery. $9.25.
- Cubano Sandwiches – Featuring pork loin roasted fresh in-house every day, this taste-tingling sandwich is also filled with ham, Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, and dill pickles. Chef Alex also added pesto to the bread to give it a unique and zingy touch. $8.95.
- Fried Seafood Baskets & Platters – Sometimes you just want to dig into tasty fried shrimp and seafood, and Antone’s platters do not disappoint. The Seafood Plater boasts shrimp, catfish, and oysters for $15.45, while the aptly-named Shrimp Basket is filled with crispy fried shrimp for $13.95. Both are served up with French fries, hush puppies, tartar and cocktail sauces, and fresh lemon.
About Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys
Founded in 1962 as Antone’s Import Co. by Jalal Antone, the original Antone’s market catered primarily to the city’s Syrian and Lebanese immigrants long before generations of Houstonians grew smitten with the restaurant’s unique po’ boys and other delicious dishes.
Antone’s four traditional sandwiches also are available at approximately 200 grocery outlets throughout Texas (HEB, Randalls, and Kroger), in addition to broader menu items at their two standalone Houston locations on the West Loop and North Loop, and Antone’s grab-and-go kiosks (weekday only) in Greenway Plaza and the Downtown Tunnels.
About Chef Alex Padilla
Executive Chef of Original Ninfa’s on Navigation and Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys (both owned by Legacy Restaurant Group), Chef Alex Padilla‘s Ninfa ties run deep. His mother was one of the first employees hired by Mama Ninfa herself, as a line cook in the tortilla factory that evolved into the restaurant. He was born and raised in San Pedro, Honduras before moving to Houston with his family at age 16.
Chef Alex began his culinary career while still a student at Westfield High School. He later trained with celebrated San Francisco Chef Nancy Oakes, served as the executive sous chef of Boulevard, Oakes, a James Beard-awarded restaurant. He returned to Houston in 2006 to lead the culinary team at the Original Ninfa’s on Navigation.
Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys Locations
- West Loop Restaurant | | 713-623-4464
- North Loop Restaurant | 2724 T C Jester Boulevard, Houston, TX 77018 | 713-686-4338
- Greenway Plaza Grab-and-Go Kiosk | 3 Greenway Plaza, Suite C-118, Houston, TX 77046
- Downtown Tunnels Grab-and-Go Kiosk | 811 Louisiana Street, Suite M130A, Houston, TX 77002