Kevin Kiersh

kevin kiersh

Tell us about Red River Bar-B-Que & Grill.

We’ve been in business in League City since 2002, a little over 16 years ago. My brother Ric and I are co-owners. All of our barbecue meats come from 100% wood-fired barbecue pits, we have hand-battered chicken fried steaks, hand pressed hamburgers and everything here is made fresh daily. We have a wide array of food that most barbecue restaurants don’t offer.

What made you decide to open a barbecue restaurant?

My brother Ric had a catering business in College Station and a few years later we partnered up to open this restaurant in League City and have been going strong ever since. We’re hands on, we’re not a huge corporation or chain, and we’re involved with the community every day.

Why did you choose League City to open your business?

My mom went to Clear Creek High School, my grandparents lived in League City all their lives, my uncle lives here, so when I found this location for sale, it just made sense.

What can you say about the community in League City?

The community has been wonderful. I’ve lived here for the past 16 years. The people in this community have showed us nothing but support, without them we wouldn’t be here. It’s hard to put into words the gratitude we have to our community.

What is next for you?

We’re on the brink of opening our next restaurant, Red River Cantina, by the end of this year so we’re excited about that. My brother and I wanted to grow within League City. We’re working to remodel an existing building to open the Tex-Mex cantina.

Favorite thing about League City?

League City is a small town. We’ve grown a lot, 100,000 people plus, but we still have a small town feel and that’s what we like. We like raising our family here.

Favorite place to go?

Red River BBQ and Grill, of course!

Favorite park?

We spend a lot of time at the Chester L. Davis Sportsplex where my son plays baseball