Greg Gatlin hardly needs an introduction. The chef-owner and namesake of Gatlin’s BBQ – one of the most celebrated bbq restaurants in the state – is opening his long-awaited new restaurant, Fins and Feathers, this Friday in Independence Heights.
After long anticipation, Gatlin’s Fins and Feathers is finally opening to the public this Friday. As the name would suggest, the restaurant’s primary focus is that on coastal cuisine and fried chicken. With the marriage of the Texas comfort food and plates straight from the Gulf Coast, Fins & Feathers aims to create a dining experience that is “quintessentially Houston”.
Crafted by Gatlin, Gatlin BBQ Executive Chef, Michelle Wallace, and Fins & Feathers’ Chef de Cuisine, Darius King, the restaurant’s menu is set to include an impressive list of appetizers, with options such as Chargrilled Oysters, New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, and Not My Momma’s Biscuits with seasonal jams.
It will also include a southern spin on charcuterie, The Clucker, courtesy of Gatlin. You can also expect sandwiches, soups, salads, as well as a hearty list of entrees that which is not to exclude fried chicken and catfish.
“Here on the Gulf Coast, it’s so nice to have somewhere in your neighborhood where you can get fresh, great seafood,” per Gatlin on the restaurant’s website. “I also think everybody remembers who had the best fried chicken in their town when they were growing up––maybe it was their own grandma. We want to tap into that and make you feel the same way when you eat ours.”
Fins & Feathers is located at 302 W Crosstimbers Street in Independence Heights, the area where Gatlin grew up with his family. The restaurant also has plans to serve brunch on weekends.