State Fare Kitchen & Bar opens today in the woods

One of the Houston area’s popular restaurant brands has moved to the Woodlands.

State kitchen and bar opens today, April 18, at 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd. with the same menu as the original in Memorial and its second location in Sugar Land. The new 6,050 square foot restaurant is State Fare’s third location.

“We are thrilled to bring State Fare Kitchen & Bar to The Woodlands,” said Justin Yoakum, Chief Operating Officer and Culinary Director. “Upbeat southern cuisine is sure to please the whole community with some local favorites such as our H-town hot fried chicken and EaDo Poke bowl.”

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Serving lunch, dinner and brunch, the State Fare menu features a wide selection of Texas comfort food with Gulf and Southern influences. Menu includes Frito pie, fried green tomatoes, okra, tortilla soup, salads and sandwiches, crab cakes, rockfish with crab chunks, chicken fried ribeye steak, shrimp Gulf fries, shrimp and grits, etouffee shrimp and andouille and King Ranch casserole. There’s also a large cocktail menu and a separate brunch menu.

The main dining room can accommodate nearly 200 guests. There is also a covered patio overlooking Woodlands Lake. The restaurant will be open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Greg Morago writes about food for the Houston Chronicle. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Send him topical tips at [email protected] Listen to him on our BBQ State of Mind podcast to learn more about barbecue culture in Houston and Texas.