Memorable | One of the Best
Review by: Michael Stern
“Our commitment is to provide good, homemade foods at a good value,” says chef Hoover Alexander. We say that Hoover’s Coooking makes good on that promise. Mr. Hoover’s spacious restaurant is a place to go for large portions of Texas comfort food. Without flourishes or frills, but with genuine expertise born of a childhood that Alexander describes as filled with mom’s home cooking, this kitchen knows how to make hungry people happy.
We knew we were in for a bigger-than-life treat as soon as our glass of lemonade arrived. In fact, it arrived not as a glass, but as a pitcher with a straw. We had to ask if a glass would be forthcoming; our waitress told us that the pitcher IS the glass: a quart of lemonade to be drunk straight from the tankard. It is good lemonade – sweet, fresh-squeezed, refreshing.
The choice of meals is wide. In addition to meats from the on-premises smoke house, the menu lists chicken fried steak, meat loaf, catfish, and an array of sandwiches that range from a meatless muffaletta (made with a portobello mushroom) to half-pound hamburgers. Accompanying vegetables are so good, and served in such abundance, that Hoover’s offers a three or four vegetable plate, sans meat.
Across the street from the restaurant is Hoover’s Chicken ‘n’ Biscuit, a trailer dedicated exclusively to fried chicken & the fixins.
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|