New owners took over The Original Rib Tickler in February

Frank and Catherine Martinucci took over as owners of The Original Rib Tickler.

Frank and Catherine Martinucci took over as owners of The Original Rib Tickler.

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Frank and Catherine Martinucci took over as the new owners of The Original Rib Tickler, located at 28930 Hwy. 249, Tomball, in February. Both have years of prior restaurant experience, Catherine said. “We have enjoyed becoming a part of the local Tomball community, the mom and pop vibe, and the joy of owning a true family restaurant. We are truly blessed,” she said.

The Original Rib Tickler offers barbecue dishes, such as ribs, pulled pork, turkey and brisket, as well as various sides, including mashed potatoes and baked beans. 281-255-8119. www.texasoriginalribtickler.com 
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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