Henderson & Kane

Henderson & Kane
John & Veronica Avila renovated an old meat market building in Houston's historic Sixth Ward into a neighborhood general store/barbecue joint featuring local, artisanal food products and smoked meats.

Houston’s Sixth Ward is something of a hidden throwback in a bustling city – historically protected homes along wide streets with the original brick paving showing through here-and-there. In that sense, Henderson & Kane (named for the intersection it is on) is a perfect fit – hyper-local specialty products combined with grocery essentials.

Then, of course, there is the Avila’s barbecue, inspired by John’s time working at his grandparent’s barbecue joint in nearby Bryan, which combines CTX-style craft barbecue with south and southeast Texas influences. The Avila’s appropriately call it “Smoked Texana” with its highly personal flair and flavoring.




Building: Located in historic 6th ward just west of downtown, this building was built in the 1930s and a meat market in the 1970s. There are a few seats inside, a few picnic tables out front, and a patio on the side of the building.
Parking: There is no dedicated parking, but there is usually plenty of street parking around the intersection of Henderson & Kane.
Ordering: Place yourt order with the order taker at the regsiter and wait for your name/number to be called.
Catering: Pickup, delivery and full service. Minimum of 10 ppl for full service with an hourly charge for staff plus food costs.
Pit(s): Offset steel barrel pit.



Owner(s): John & Veronica Avila
Pitmaster(s): John Avila & Jesse Gallegos
Established: 2018
Address: 715 Henderson St, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-9PM, Sun 9AM-8PM
Phone: (281) 974-3557
Known for: Keep an eye out on their social media for daily specials including breakfast tacos, smoked burgers and steak nights.
Pro-tip: In addition to the barbecue, the store offers an exceptional coffee and pastry service, as well as a full selection of Texas wines and local craft beers.
Brisket price/lb: $24.95
Price Date: 2021-05-01


Neighborhood(s): Central
Building Type: Stand-Alone, Food Market
Primary Wood(s): Oak
Primary Pit Type(s): Offset Steel
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks: Beer, Wine


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