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Gumbo, a Ramen Lawsuit and More: Houston Food News This Week

$$ American/New American 3414 Washington Ave.

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    Gumbo, a Ramen Lawsuit and More: Houston Food News This Week
    thursdays are a good day to catch up on Houston food news. Here's what you need to know this week. We look forward to hanging out with all of you at the Gumbo Smackdown this weekend. Come hungry. Reminder: The 18th Annual Fruit Tree Sale is this weekend, and it's the biggest in the country.

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Jazz Calendar Jan. 11 – 14: A Compellation b...

Jazz Calendar Jan. 11 – 14: A Compellation by Tom Albright: Be sure to check with the club – times/venues may change!! • At Batanga (908 Congress) Trio Forte plays Thursdays from 7:30 – 10:30PM; Fridays there is live salsa and Latin music from 9 – 12 and on Saturday is Gisele Duque at 9-12 and Sunday Guillermo Serpas at 12 – 3PM. • Even more on Thursday Zenteno Spirit is at Sambuca, from 6:30 – 10:30(909 Texas). Speaking of Sambuca – they have live music every night which includes Jawad, Lois Albez, Tianna Hall, Yvonne Washington playing jazz see the Sambuca webpage for up to date details. •Tianna Hall & Greg Petito play Thursday at McCormick & Schmick's 791 Town and Country Blvd, 6 – 9PM and Friday, Mascalzone 12126 Westheimer, 7 – 10. • Grupo Kache with Rudy Rincon plays 9 –2AM on Thursday at the Runway (6303 FM 1960 W., Humble, TX) on Friday from 11 – 2 at Gloria’s Restaurant (2616 Louisiana) and Saturday at Club VèU Bar& Lounge, 5959 Richmond Ave, Unit 100 from 9 - 2. • Thursday Mary’s Band plays at Babaloo Bar and Grill, 25727 Westheimer, Katy 8 – 12 and Friday (9 – 2) at Catina Loredo (11129 Westheimer). A Night in Havana featuring D’Cuba – an 11 piece band with dancers – is back at Prohibition Supperclub, 1008 Prairie Str from 9 – 12. Warp back to the ‘50’s. • Thursday Kyle Turner and Friends, Friday Dana Jackson and Saturday Such & Such Band are at Phil & Derek’s Jazz Lounge, 1701 Webster, 8 – 12. • Niche Manrique & Guateque Band play 7:30 – 10PM on Thursday and 9 - 12 on Saturday; the Shekere Latin Band goes on Friday at 9- 12 all at Mi Luna, 2441 University Blvd. • Thursday - Sunday – Houston Salsa Congress! Dance your feet off! Westin Memorial City - 945 Gessner • Also every Friday Orchesta Salmerum plays at Fox Hollow (4617 Nett St) from 10:30 – 2. Happy hour with live Brazilian music at Fogão Brazilian Churasqueria, 4412 Montrose, 6 – 9PM. Boss Street Brass Band, Continental Club, 3700 Main, 12:00AM – 3AM. • At Club Tropicana (3222 Fondren) Orquesta Mi Rumba performs Friday and Saturday is Orquesta Salmerum. 11PM – 2AM. Friday - Charlie Aponte – the great sonero - will entertain at the Houston Salsa Congress, Westin Memorial City - 945 Gessner, 12 – 3AM. • Cezanne (4100 Montrose) features the Pamela York Trio on Friday and Saturday presents the Tarik Hassan Quartet, both events are from 9-12. •Saturday brunch – slip into the night with Sancho and the Lovetones, House of Blues, 11:30 – 2:30PM. Al will be there; he ain’t square. • On Saturday Quimbara World Jazz plays at La Fogata Tex-Mex Grill, 14960 NW Freeway from 9 – 2. • On Saturday Orquesta Mi Rumba performs at Gloria’s Restaurant (2616 Louisiana) from 11 – 2 and La Tribu Cubana at Cafeza Coffee, 1720 Houston Ave from 9 – 11:30. • Saturday, Saturday - La Sonora Ponceña & Papo Lucca are here!! The Houston Salsa Congress, Westin Memorial City - 945 Gessner, 12 – 3AM. • On Sunday check out Anibal Ambert and the Romance Trio at Ostioneria Michoacan (1006 Federal Rd.) from 3 – 6. • For your dancing and entertainment pleasure on Friday or Saturday we recommend Bamboleo VIP at 5555 Highway 6North and Carruseles Discoteca, 2703 Highway 6 South from 10:00PM – 2:15AM and for the other days of the week don’t forget Club Tropicana (3222 Fondren). Note for the future: Feb. 2 - Raquel Cepeda as guest artist with Jorge Glem and Horacio Blanco, Shevere Bar, 25600 Westheimer Feb. 14 – Charles Lloyd and the Marvels. What a great group – don’t miss this one! Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, 8 – 10PM. Feb. 23 - Gala Benefitting the Zenteno Sculpture Project at Rockefeller’s, 3620 Washington Ave., 8 – 12. March 10, Los Lonely Boys at the House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, 7 – 11PM.

    Tom Albright
    Jazz Calendar Jan. 11 - 14: A Compellation by Tom Albright: Be sure to check with the club - times/venues may change!! * At Batanga (908 Congress) Trio Forte plays Thursdays from 7:30 - 10:30PM;...

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Openings and Closings: Houston gets Kulture, Barringer's Bids Farewell

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Poke in the Bowl, 515 Westheimer, opened in early December. The Hawaiian poke place has a six-step ordering process of...

Bee Fresh, 4826 Highway 6 N. opened November 25. The Vietnamese restaurant specializes in pho, spring rolls and a variety of...

Juicy Burgers, 12341 FM 1960 West, opened December 1. The burger joint serves 100 percent Halal meat and beef bacon, along with shakes, wings, and of course, burgers.

Texas BBQ and Smokehouse, 2800 N. Terminal, Gate E2, opened in IAH Airport late November. With its steampunk brass styling, it’s hard to miss. Expect airport prices like $4.75 for a side of bacon and $8.25 for apple cobbler. The BBQ plates are a more reasonable $9-10.

Just GRK, 11325 Katy Freeway, opened November 22. Brother and sister, Anastasia and Chris Nikolas, originally from Chicago and onetime...

Gyro Guys, 12403 Scarsdale Boulevard, opened in late November on the south side of Houston. Gyros are on the menu, but so is chicken shawarma and a variety of rice platters with Halal meats.

Goodnight Charlie's, 2531 Kuester, opened December 22, as reported here in the Houston Press. The honky-tonk concept from...

Reported as Open in December: Bobcat Teddy’s Icehouse, 2803 White Oak, grand opening December 21

Brenner’s on the Bayou, 1 Birdsall, reopened November 27

Bubble Egg, 9188 Bellaire Blvd., grand opening December 11

Eclair Paris, 2278 W. Holcombe, opened October 24

Emmaline, 3210 West Dallas, opened December 11

Ethel Mae Bourbon and Bacon, 10750 Barker Cypress, opened December

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, 8366 Westheimer, opened November 14

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill, 8238 Kirby, opened November 28

Hankook Kwan, 9140 Bellaire Blvd., grand opening December 9

Le Peep, 4340 Westheimer, opened December 4

Maison Pucha Bistro, 1001 Studewood, opened November 22

Moxie’s Grill and Bar, 5000 Westheimer, opened November 30

Nancy’s Hustle, 2704 Polk, opened November 29

Nectar, 7560 FM 1960 E., grand opening December 2

The Pho Spot, 1010 Prairie, grand opening December 3

Poke Now, 17758 Katy Freeway, opened November 2

Pondi Cafe, 1370 Southmore, opened December 1

Sable Gate Winery, 2600 Travis, grand opening November 4

Salata, 4523 Kingwood, reopened December 14

SusieCakes Bakery, 2563 Amherst, grand opening December 9

The Teahouse Woodlake, 9664 Westheimer, opened November 7

TruIndia, 2431 Bay Area Blvd., opened November 2

Viet Street Drinks and Snacks, 11209 Bellaire Blvd., opened December 8

Lowbrow, 1601 W. Main, closed permanently

Pappa Charlie’s Barbecue, 2012 Rusk, closed partially

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