Listings in East Bay and Pearland
Ronnie Killen had his first barbecue joint by age 23, but left Houston for Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London, graduating first in his class. He returned to Houston in 2003 and now has three popular restaurants in the suburb of Pearland.
3613 E. Broadway
Pearland, Houston 77581
Owned by the Houston Audubon Society and open year round, the rookery is a favorite nesting spot for thousands of waterbirds including spoonbills, cormorants, herons and egrets. On an island in a small pond, safe for the birds and nearby watchers.
Smith Oaks Sanctuary, Old Mexico Road
East Bay, Houston 77623