Local Chopped Champion finds new home at Deacon Baldy’s
Deacon Baldy’s – 5447 Fm 1488 Rd, Magnolia, TX– is Magnolia’s newest hub for craft beers and food truck favorites. Owners Kevin and Joey have created an experience that combines robust beers and cocktails, a variety of cuisine from the best food trucks, and an inviting atmosphere for a wide range of ages and interests. The open-air bar is great for large groups and is perfect for the entire family. There are fun yard games for the kids, Flat screen TV’s for the sports junkies, a cool breeze from 3 Big Ass Fans (that’s really what they’re called), and community seating under the pavilion.
I spent most of my Sunday at Deacon Baldy’s with a couple “foodie friends” after a what seemed like a matter of minutes on the patio, there was no doubt that Magnolia’s only Bar and Food Truck Park is just what the city needed. At Deacon Baldy’s the beer is always cold and food is served hot and fresh from the handful of food trucks on property. A couple fan favorites on property are; Houston’s Chopped Champion, Chef Tune and Craft Burger Food Truck; The Lucky Fig by Chef, cookbook author, and TV personality Luca Manfe; Chef Joshua’s Southeast Asian BBQ truck, Beefy’s; and The Grove Dount Truck that serves everything from Banh Mi sandwiches to kronuts.
My eating adventure started with two Chicken Kimchi tacos from The Grove Food Truck, I could have used way more kimchi and less raw onion. My chicken was a little tough too! Luckily one of my personal favorite Chefs, Shannen Tune, was onsite to drive it home for the win. I literally ate everything coming out of his food truck’s pick up window!
I was a little anxious about the “lamb poutine,” simply because I’ve convinced myself that I don’t like lamb. I was totally surprised to discover that while I may not like lamb, I will eat THE HELL out of some lamb poutine. The succulent lamb melted like butter in my mouth! It’s texture paired perfectly with the cheese curds and crispy fries.
Of course I didn’t leave with out trying a few beers. As you know, I am super indecisive about mostly everything in life. So when it came to the 40+ beers on tap I “tapped out,” and headed straight for the beer flights. It’s the best way (IMO) to taste a little bit of everything, and I take pride in that.
I like beers that are indicative of my persona: dark, boozy and scary to children. Below are my top 4 picks from Deacon Baldy’s beer menu. I stuck with my tried and true favorites this go round. Pro-Tip: Friday night is “$5 Flight Night,” so get out there champ!
BEER FLIGHT (From Left to Right)
- Buried Hatchet Stout – Southern Star Brewing
- Rocket Fuel – Vietnamese Coffee Porter – 8th Wonder
- Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout – North Coast Brewing Co.
- AleSmith Speedway Stout – AleSmith Brewing Company
Last but certainly not least, I circled back around to The Grove for a couple of Kronuts. I’m a “KV” (kronut virgin) and can’t believe I’ve never had one of these crispy little donuts before. You would be happy to know that my friends and I split these two kronuts. The Strawberry Cheesecake and Nutella kronuts were cut in fours and then inhaled. Pure deliciousness.
My Deacon Baldy’s experience was super chill, and I truly enjoyed sitting outside watching the sunset with two of my closest friends: Mr. Burger and Mrs. Beer. The only caveat to this love fest is the location. If you live in Magnolia or The Woodlands, you’re golden, but coming in from the city (or even Humble) like me, was a trek. visit www.deaconbaldys.com for more details on Magnolia’s New Bar and Food truck Park!