Pappas taps the Delta Blues for latest opening

Smokehouse features elevated versions of Deep South classics

Pappas Restaurants Inc. again taps into the Deep South with the opening Tuesday of its second Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse in Plano, Texas.

The Houston-based company behind Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse and Pappasito’s Cantina, is opening the Delta Blues location in a converted Bone Daddy’s restaurant, adding a private-dining area that expanded the total seats to 383. The original Delta Blues opened in Webster, Texas, near Houston, in December 2017 with about 300 seats.

Pappas Restaurants has 19 Pappas B-B-Q locations, but the Smokehouse elevates the menu and beverage program with signature Southern classics: pimento cheese (named for Harris Pappas’ wife, Vicky Marinos Pappas) with house-flavored crackers and sausage; “old school” blackened Mississippi catfish with chile-lime butter; a half or whole bird serving of Tim’s Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken with a mix of white and dark meat; and Southern Grilled Salmon paired with bourbon maple glaze.

The hickory-smoked beef is USDA Prime. Other proteins include Smoked Berkshire Pork Belly and St. Louis-style ribs.

The beverage program, which was developed in consultation of experts from the often-honored Pappas Bros. Steakhouse team, includes whiskey flights, crafted cocktails and craft beers and wines.

All photos by Ron Ruggless 

Contact Ron Ruggless at Ronald.Ruggless@Informa.com

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