A Goode Idea

Restaurateur Jim Goode took the three basic Texas food groups—barbecue, Tex-Mex, and burgers—and built an empire.

A long about seven o’clock any night of the week, Houston’s Kirby Drive is jammed with luxury sedans and four-wheel-drive vehicles headed toward the realm of restaurateur Jim Goode. The busy street connects elite River Oaks with the affluent, baby-booming Village area, and midway between the two neighborhoods—like apparitions from another time

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