After 13 years of owning food trucks in the Conroe and Montgomery area, husband and wife Mike and Kristen Anderson opened The Montgomery Grove, a brick-and-mortar eatery, to expand the business in March.

Mike Anderson said although the food trucks were successful, he wanted to establish a restaurant to combat Texas’s weather conditions and expand the menu.

The backstory

Anderson said his passion for cooking is generational; his father participated in professional barbecue circuits for 40 years, and Anderson’s grandparents and parents made home-cooked meals for their families regularly.

“I've lived in Montgomery a long time, and there's just not a whole lot of great places to eat around here that are fresh homemade food,” Anderson said.

In 2007, the Andersons opened their first food truck, Wiches On Wheels, serving burgers and sandwiches in the Conroe area. Due to customer demand for pizza, the couple opened a second food truck, Dizzy Pies, in 2018.

The details

The Montgomery Grove provides homemade cooking in its dine-in restaurant and is designed to resemble a warm, family home-style environment, Anderson said.

Its menu offers a variety of options, such as burgers, salads, sandwiches and pizzas.

“Homemade greatness is what we call it,” Anderson said.

The restaurant offers a seasonal menu with monthly specials alongside its standard year-round menu.

Some menu items include its “mistake sandwich"—a prime tenderloin steak sandwich—naan tacos made with prime tenderloin steak and naan bread; and “wowzer fries,” or loaded fries made with homemade queso.

“Ninety-five [percent] to 99% of our menu is all homemade. So we just kind of make up creations as we go along with things that we like and build on them,” Anderson said.

Some dessert options include the “mother fudger brownie,” banana pudding and “dizzy dirt pudding,” which is chocolate and Oreo pudding.

“Our tagline is faith, food, family and fun. That is the foundation of what we're all about. We're working really hard on our food, and we would love it for families to come in here and hang out,” Anderson said.