One of Houston’s most recognizable restaurant chains has launched a new to-go only concept.
Goode Company announced on Friday that Goode Bird, which operates out of the kitchen at Armadillo Palace at 5015 Kirby Dr., will debut on Sunday.
The menu shines the spotlight on Southern fried chicken. An all-natural whole or half-bird is brined with thyme, coated with seasoned buttermilk and honey, and dusted with flour before being deep-fried.
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Instead of fried, you can opt for a spit-roasted chicken seasoned with fresh rosemary, lemon and garlic and roasted over a mesquite fire.
Starters range from biscuits with sea salt honey butter to green chile pimento cheese, while sides include collard greens, fried okra, pimento mac and cheese, jalapeno creamed corn, mashed potatoes, Cajun dirty rice, fried okra, hand-cut fries and red beans and rice.
Salads (think the BLT Chopped with thick-cut bacon, heirloom tomatoes, Blue Cheese crumbles, scallion buttermilk dressing and cornbread croutons), a house burger and chicken sandwich and chicken tenders are also on the menu.
For dessert, choose from Goode Company staples such as Brazos bottom pecan pie and chocolate cream pie.
The drink menu features three champagnes by the bottle, beers by the can or by the bottle and cocktails like the Mezcal Margarita with fresh watermelon syrup, orange liqueur and lime juice.
Chef/owner of Goode Company Restaurants Levi Goode said his love for fried chicken inspired the new concept.
“For years I’ve been wanting to open a ‘chicken joint’ where I could really let my Southern roots shine, and I decided that if there was ever a time when people needed a bit of comfort, it’s definitely now,” Goode said in the release. “We want Goode Bird to bring back memories of casual weekend meals with the family, dishes made from scratch with simple ingredients and soulful seasonings and served with love. The only difference is we’ll do all of the work and you can spend more time with family and friends making new memories.”
Goode Bird’s menu will be available weekdays from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Orders can be placed by calling 713-999-4180 for pick-up at 5015 Kirby Dr. Delivery is available via Doordash and Grubhub.
One percent of all purchases will be donated to various Houston charities.