November 2014 Archives

Icehouse's Nick Hodge: The Southern Boy


GOOD.jpgTexas: land of chicken-fried steak, dry rub BBQ, Frito pie and Tex-Mex cuisine.

From the moment you walk into Icehouse, you know you're in for an authentic finger-licking good Texan experience. Large wooden picnic tables, wall-mounted brown paper towel dispensers and a ceramic sink filled with shellfish are only a small fraction of this joint's fittingly grungy decor. If you look past the huge chalkboard menu and into the open kitchen, you might find Nick Hodge serving up all of the dishes himself. However, don't expect to eat off of plates, and forget using a fork and knife, Hodge prides himself on keeping things fun, messy and downright delicious.