Alli Jarrett is a 20-year resident of Houston and a native South Carolinian. She graduated from the University of South Carolina where she attended on a golf scholarship. Alli grew up in a family wholesale business, in Kingstree, SC, that her grandparents owned and operated for more than 50 years.
Prior to starting her first restaurant in Houston Heights, Alli worked for the United States Golf Association for 15 years, where she directed national championships and led the South Regional Affairs office, which included 7 states and Mexico.
Alli renovated the former clothing store, “Harold’s in the Heights”, which now serves the community southern cuisine and is known as Harold’s Restaurant & Tap Room. Harold’s specializes in fresh and local ingredients and has a rooftop terrace overlooking 19th Street. The restaurant has been named on Alison Cook’s Houston Chronicle Top 100 Restaurant list in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Harold’s is philanthropic with its support of Women of Wine Charities, Houston Food Bank, Rebuilding Together Houston, March of Dimes and The Beacon along with numerous other charities and local schools.
Alli founded Low Tide Seafood & Raw Bar to pay homage to the way she grew up with her family fishing, creeking, swimming and hanging out on the dock at Pawleys Island, SC. The mission of Low Tide is to provide its guests with the utmost southern hospitality and service, combined with the freshest seafood available by offering seasonally inspired dishes with the simplicity that guests crave.
Alli is passionate about providing southern hospitality and bringing people together to enjoy food and beverages. She was named by The Leader – 2017 Leader of the Year and she serves on the Vestry of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame board, The Spirit Golf Association board, and she is an alumnus of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Alli is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Greater Heights Chamber of Commerce. Her hobbies include golf and scuba diving.