13
Nov
09

Late Night Soul Food

With all of our pastry posts, I thought it would be nice to help you expand your waistline with something different. Soul Food, the tasty artery-clogging treat for your soul!

Outside of Hoovers

Hoover’s Cooking located at 2002 Manor Road (walking distance from The University of Texas campus  ) has the “crème de la crème” in southern cooking.  The owner, Hoover Alexander credits his success to his mother’s East Texas Cajun cooking. The menu has everything from fried chicken and mashed potatoes to muffuletas for vegetarians.

Each plates cost between $10-13, but it’s worth it. They serve HUGE portion sizes, so you can take some of your leftovers home. My dad, whose 6’3 and 200+ pounds, had to take home a doggy bag because he was stuffed. 

Catfish Plate

Catfish Plate

Chicken Fried Steak

 Interview with Jessica, an employee at Hoover’s.

What are your hours?

“We’re opened Monday through Friday 11am-10pm and 8am-10pm on weekends.”

What do u recommend for a vegetarian?

“Ummmm, we have a veggie plate. You could order a lot of sides. You could do okra, salad, macaroni and cheese, mash potato and gravy. We have a lot to choose from. We even have a smoked sandwich called The Bella Muffuleta.”

What’s the most popular dish?

“It’s definitely the fried catfish or the chicken fried chicken. The pork ribs are the most popular too.”

What’s the price range?

“Maybe about 10-13 per plate. We have happy hour from 3pm-6pm. Margaritas and min sandwiches are cheap. Or you could get four wings for $3.”

This is definitely one of my favorite places to go, when I want to cheat on my diet.  Bon Appetite!

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8 Responses to “Late Night Soul Food”


  1. 1 Leigh.
    November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    without fail, my boyfriend ALWAYS wants hoover’s. chicken fried chicken! there’s something about being at hoover’s that is just really, really welcoming. full circle definition of “comfort food,” for sure.

  2. November 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Leigh I know exactly how you feel. The food is good and Alexander Hoover (the owner) is very welcoming.

  3. November 15, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I love Hoovers. Definitely some great food and atmosphere!

  4. 4 Erin Harris
    November 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I’ve heard great things. How does it compare to Threadgill’s?

  5. 5 lonnyca
    November 15, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    yummm.. looking at those pictures reminds me of my grandma’s cooking. She makes the best collard greens.

  6. November 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Hmm, you guys are fattening Austin up. Maybe they should stop by the fitness blog after their trip to Hoover’s. Seriously.

  7. 7 brandonfried
    November 16, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Oh man, I LOVE Hoover’s too. I’ve never been disappointed in their food and the staff is always so, so nice. Great post, Katherine.


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