Houston Personalities: Restaurateur Levi Goode on what he loves about Houston

Levi Goode
Levi Goode (Courtesy Patterson & Murphy Public Relations)

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Levi Goode, president of Goode Co. restaurants, chatted with us about the family business and how operations have changed amid the pandemic. He also talked with us about Houston’s food scene and shared some of his places to eat around the city.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about Houston? 

A: First and foremost, the people. This city is just a great city. There’s so much to go see and so many things going on. The genuine nature of the people that live in this city, in my opinion, has no other equal. This is a city of opportunity. If somebody wants to come to Houston and work hard and apply themselves, doors open. I’ve seen it so many times. Houston’s one of the places where people welcome you with open arms. I’ve had so many experiences with that, I’ve witnessed it and I’ve actually helped other people on numerous occasions. It’s a city of open arms and I think that’s very special and unique as big of a city and as spread out of a city as we are. 

Q: What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about Houston? 

A: Diversity and resilience

Q: What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think about Texas?

A: Proud


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