After a lifetime doing what you love, it isn't easy to hang up your hat -- just ask Bret Favre, then ignore whatever he says and ask Mark Brunell. Returning to the kitchen after semi-retirement, the guy behind 11th Street Station.
After several years spent offering wise counsel to his son's restaurant Mr. Catfish, the chef behind bygone soul-spot Catfish Station is back, with a vibrantly orange & red-walled resto serving home-style food so soulful you'll think it was cooked over Fabulous Flames. The gut-pleasing starts with signature catfish dishes including a butterfly cut, battered & fried whole 13-15oz fish, plus fillets either lightly breaded then fried to a golden brown, or grilled/blackened; then there are fried seafood specialties like oysters, tilapia, and shrimp, so you can go shorty, even when it's not your birthday. If you're not feeling fishy, gorge on other down-homeness like Rosa's Brown Bag Fried Wings (made from his mother's secret recipe), crispy breaded Home Style Chicken Strips, syrup-dripped Chicken Wings-n-Waffles, and links sourced from Elgin, Lockhart, and Beaumont -- all places where attending a sausage fest needn't involve bros icing bros.
To keep your entree company they're serving up Southern sides like the owner's proprietary gumbo, plus fried sweet corn and hush puppies -- if those are what you've spent a lifetime loving, expect to Pack 'er in pretty soon.