Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 16th July
The latest alcohol sales report from the state of Texas shows that travelers have returned in force to a reopened world.
More alcohol was sold from the three Pappas restaurants inside Hobby Airport's central concourse than anywhere else in Houston for the entirety of June – and it's by a long shot.
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Four Families of Houston, which owns and operates Pappasito's, Pappadeaux and Pappas Burger, apparently cashed in on our eagerness to drink and travel as restrictions on flying and dining out lifted in recent months.
How much did the Houston-grown chain bank? Here are Harris County's five establishments that sold the most alcohol in June, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts:
Moxie's Grill and Bar is located at 5000 Westheimer Road.j.vince photography Jamaal Ellis/For the Chronicle
Moxie's sold $313,011 in liquor, $57,470 in wine and $46,530 in beer for a total of $417,011.
Little Woodrow's Midtown is located at 2306 Brazos St.Jordan Graber/For the Chronicle
Little Woodrow's Midtown sold $356,653 in liquor, $4,234 in wine and $186,806 in beer for a total of $547,693.
77 Degrees is located at 2416 Brazos St.Elizabeth Conley/Staff photographer
77 Degrees sold $542,110 in liquor, $2,885 in wine and $68,108 in beer for a total of $613,103.
Little Woodrow's Tomball is located at 11241 Timber Tech Ave. (Photo: Yelp / Morgan M.)Yelp / Morgan M.
Little Woodrow's Tomball sold $371,032 in liquor, $4,171 in wine and $245,695 in beer for a total of $620,898.
Pappas Burger is one of three Pappas restaurants in Hobby Airport's central concourse.Houston Airport System
The restaurants sold $553,648 in liquor, $118,913 in wine and $320,219 in beer for a total of $992,780.