Lisa Garza Set to Open Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar in Mid-February

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?

16 comments on “Lisa Garza Set to Open Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar in Mid-February

  1. “Art Nouveau fixtures by renowned blacksmith Henry Potter—salvaged from Neiman Marcus after the 1914 fire”. Sounds like the one that have been there since Oporto.

    Love how the PR folks like to use such colorful descriptions. Wish they’d ease up on the hype though.

  2. Yes, the PR folks do get colorful although “house blended brine” sounds better than “bottled off the shelf preserved brine from our commercial food distributor. . .” not. And this bar has a program vs. a menu – that’s a new one too.

  3. I can’t wait for sissy’s to open. I think its going to be a great addition to Henderson.

  4. Upscale southern cuisine. How unoriginal and about 3 years late to the game. Who are these hacks?

  5. Sounds like a wonderful southern plantation. Maybe they’ll have black people wearing chains serve us. WTF? Gone With the Wind was so 1963.

  6. The chicken sounds at bit too much like Thomas Keller’s, Ad Hoc / Addendum. Also the Beef shorts ribs. Very interesting.