MainStreet America (photo courtesy of MainStreet America)
I’m sure you’ve passed by Main Street America and asked yourself a million questions. What is it? Who shops there? What’s inside? Well, I visited MainStreet America recently, and I have answers to all your questions. MainStreet America, located at 18750 I-45 Spring, TX 77373, offers everything you need to build, remodel or furnish your home. MainStreet America’s CEO, Mike Feigin hosted a private launch for the company’s new restaurant, MC Barbeque & Southern Kitchen. Chef Lawrence Fogarty runs the kitchen, and he is the man behind all the carefully thought out items on the menu. The tasting included a few items from the menu. Many of the recipes on the menu include flavorful BBQ dishes, but what would BBQ be without the sauce? The highlight of the restaurant is the Texas Sweet Heat Barbeque Sauce. According to Chef Lawrence, the BBQ sauce can stand on its own, but he thinks it’s best paired with BBQ.
Chef Lawrence (photo courtesy of MainStreet America)
What I ate:
Fried Black-Eyed Peas, a great alternative to peanuts
Shrimp & Grits
Dueling Ribs (photo courtesty of MainStreet America)
Smoked pulled pork, shaved ham, swiss cheese, spicy pickle, yellow mustard, and cuban bread
Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese
Classic Banana Pudding
Out of all the dishes we tried, the Southern Cubano Sandwich was my favorite. I’ll definitely recreate this at home. The food was delicious. Chef Lawrence also mentioned that he works closely with local farmers markets tin the area to help him find the freshest ingredients..
After I left the restaurant, I took a quick tour of the property. Walking through the property of MainStreet America compares to reading an issue of Architectural Digest. The property includes 12 model homes, a furniture store, a cooking school, food truck, catering company, and a private conference center that holds up to 125 people.
The cooking school is available for individual classes or you can reserve it for larger groups.
Main Course Cooking School
Main Course Cooking School
Mode Home (photo courtesy of MainStreet America)
I plan to visit again primarily to try more items on the menu, tour all the homes, and take a cooking class with friends. I encourage you to visit MainStreet America soon. Let me know your thoughts. You can learn more about the furniture store at mainstreetfurnitureathome.com, the cooking school at MCCooking.com, and the restaurant at mcbarbeque.com. Until next time, love, peace and food.
Upcoming Events at MainStreet America
Free Lunch for Uniformed Law Enforcement Officers September 5th – September 7th
Uniformed law enforcement offers can eat lunch free from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will have a drive through set up on these days.
MainStreet America opens Food Trailer
If you don’t have time to dine in, MainStreet America offers drive-up service through its Food Trailer. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can pick up your favorite BBQ such as brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, pork spare ribs, jalapeno cheddar sausage, pork and beef sausage, and sides for dinner along with deserts.
MainStreet turns Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month October 8th
MainStreet America partners with Houston Methodist Breast Cancer Center at the Woodlands to host PinkStreet. The event, focused on women, will offer free makeovers, cooking demonstrations with a guest appearance by celebrity Chef Tiffani Faison, from Bravo’s, “Top Chef” season 8, a fashion show and more. The event starts at noon, and is free for everyone who wears pink.