Beyoncé name-drops Pappadeaux in British Vogue interview

Houston native Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has never been shy about advocating for her favorite Bayou City eateries, and in a new interview with British Vogue she adds another spot to the list. In the mostly-glowing profile from the magazine’s November issue, writer Edward Enninful asked Bey about her favorite Texan delicacy.

“Wow. That’s tough to pick one favorite. It’s good eating in Texas!,” Beyoncé told the publication. “I love Cajun seafood at Pappadeaux. The barbecue in Texas is mmmm. So is the Mexican food and the soul food. We ate soul food every Sunday after church. There was nothing better than when a little bit of candied yams got on your oxtail and macaroni.”

The mention could be a big boost for the Pappas family of restaurants, which has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In June, the company announced it was closing five restaurants in Houston, including a Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen at 2410 Richmond Avenue.