Turkey legs aren't just for the Renaissance Faire anymore. People who live around Houston, Texas are probably aware of the famous Turkey Leg Hut, a restaurant that began when the owners decided to sell turkey legs in a parking lot at the Houston Rodeo in 2016. Now, they've expanded to a venue that serves smoked turkey legs, wings, fries, alfredo shrimp pasta, cajun crawfish mac, cheese turkey legs, macaroni, tacos, and so much more.
What is The Turkey Leg Hut?
The Turkey Leg Hut was founded by owners Lynn and Nakia Price. "Seeing patrons walk out of the Rodeo hungry and slightly intoxicated, the Price family began to cook in their family parking lot daily," the Black-owned business' website reveals. "What they thought would be a fun BBQ for the city turned into something much bigger than they ever could have imagined."
Where is The Turkey Leg Hut?
These days, instead of operating as a food truck, the Turkey Leg Hut is a restaurant on Almeda Road, in the Third Ward of Houston. They also had a pop-up event in Dallas in March, hosted at the Potter's House church in Fort Worth, according to Eatery.
What Do They Sell?
The menu for the Turkey Leg Hut has lots of delicious-looking offerings. Appetizers include seasoned waffle fries called swamp fries which are "drenched in our signature TLH and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese." TLH seems to be a special sauce of some sort. Yum!
As for entrees, they've got a baked potato topped with jumbo shrimp, spinach, grilled chicken, and mushrooms, completed with a cajun cream sauce. It also includes a penne dish called Pasta Yaya and a catfish filet basket. Their cajun bowl looks especially good and includes dirty rice, crawfish mac and cheese, blackened salmon, and shrimp.
And of course, the Turkey Leg Hut has turkey legs. You can get regular legs with flavors like lemon pepper and peach Ciroc, or a stuffed turkey leg with dirty rice. They've also got a stuffed version made with grilled shrimp and cajun alfredo sauce! As for sides, you can get red beans and rice, cowboy beans, Creole corn, sauteed spinach, or waffle fries.
Are you ready to run down to Houston for some soul food?