H-E-B doesn’t sell hard liquor, but you can get a cocktail as well as dinner at the supermarket chain’s new restaurant and bar, 3009 (that’s 3 Double-0 Nine, if you’re pronouncing it). It’s opening today next to the H-E-B Plus at 17460 I-35 and FM 3009 in Schertz.
H-E-B has lavished a lot of attention on the 3009 menu, which includes street tacos, pizzas, small plates, sandwiches, salads and small plates. The burger lineup includes several variations on the classic, with or without cheese, made with prime beef as well as turkey, garden, ahi tuna and brisket burgers.
Houston chef Randy Evans, formerly of Haven and Brennan’s, was brought in to consult on the project and help create the food, which also includes a series of entrees ranging from Korean Fried Chicken and Creole Shrimp and Grits to Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce and Penne with Spicy Sausage and Goat Cheese.
Central Texas-style post oak-smoked barbecue, including brisket, spare ribs, turkey, chicken and sausage, will be available by the plate or by the pound.
But it’s the cocktail menu that will likely intrigue first-time visitors because of the novelty of having a Texas Creamsicle made with rum or an Avocado Pineapple Martini before picking up that week’s groceries. A dozen Texas beers are on tap. Wines will be available by the glass or bottle. And cocktails made with an array of spirits, including many from Texas’s growing number of distilleries are featured.
In addition to the food, live music will be offered at 3009 on the weekends. There is also a large outdoor children’s play area.
This is the third H-E-B restaurant. The first was Oaks Crossing in Stone Oak, and the second is in Houston. Josh Stager, who helped open Oaks Crossing last year, is the general manager of the new 3009. He has been working for H-E-B for five years, and his previous experience includes managing military dining facilities in Afghanistan.
3009 Restaurant & Bar, 17460 I-35, is open daily. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday with brunch service until 2 p.m. For to-go orders, call (210) 651-0415.