Lisa Garza and chef Jeffery Hobbs have been working their tail feathers off. Ms. Garza’s new restaurant, Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, is scheduled to open in mid-February. She has taken over the space formerly known as Hector’s on Henderson and turned it into a “fun place that feels like home in the South with great food, awesome drinks and friendly service.”
Expect: Sissy’s fried chicken: a choice of white or dark meat prepared in house-blended brine and soaked in buttermilk and Southern staples such as corn fritters with whipped honey butter, whole fried okra, chili fried oysters and rémoulade, shrimp and white cheddar-green onion grits, Low Country gumbo, chicken and waffles topped with black strap molasses, and slow-cooked beef short ribs.
The bar program will feature old-school Southern cocktails and a vodka “tea bar.” Huh, you ask? Imagine crystal urns filled with signature tea-infused punches. Got it.
The interior sounds sassy. “Designed by award-winning firm Kuzuu Design, it has been completely reinvented to exude the feeling of a Modern Southern Colonial home.The 100-seat dining room is lined with tufted taupe banquettes; Art Nouveau fixtures by renowned blacksmith Henry Potter—salvaged from Neiman Marcus after the 1914 fire—illuminate the creamy white marble and rich walnut bar that runs the length of the space; and brown and white Spode Delamere China paired with mix-and-match silver give the feel of a treasured family collection.”
So, are you excited?