A New Journey
The inspiration behind Hoot’s Smokehouse is my late grandfather Henry “Hoot” Powell of Houston, Texas. Hoot was a man of many talents, a jack-of-all-trades. He did everything from automobile repair to building a makeshift water slide for his grandchildren, but one thing that he loved the most was Smoking Meat – Texas Style (Long And Slow).
Hoot got his start in the kitchen next to his mother Mattie. That tender relationship set the stage for the legacy of food, family, and friends he left behind. His homegrown cooking talent soon proved useful in kitchens across Houston.