4 days ago

Energy Corridor Eatery Promises Fast-Casual Italian, and Other Food News

$$$ Vietnamese 4444 Westheimer Rd., Ste. G140

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Add Sidney Degaine to the list. The man who, with wife Maria, ran Cafe Azur, then sold it in January, has launched Mona Fresh Italian Food at 19355 Katy Freeway, Suite 500. The soft opening was Saturday and a grand opening is planned for July 19, according to the restaurant.

Ono Poke is expanding. You’ll soon have the chance to snack on raw fish bowls in the Downtown tunnels, according to Eater Houston. The new location will be underground at 500 Dallas Street at One Allen Center, says the report. Of course, the original is going strong at 607 Richmond Ave. in Montrose.

Spirits 1201 Caroline

$$$ Bakeries, Café, French 1800 Post Oak Blvd.

$$$ American/New American 1611 Lamar St.

$$$ American/New American, French, Italian 3210 West Dallas St.

$$$$ Steak 1814 Washington Ave

$$$ Continental, French, Mediterranean 4315 Montrose Blvd.

    Energy Corridor Eatery Promises Fast-Casual Italian, and Other Food News
    Before maybe last year, fast-casual Italian existed only as an oxymoron. But suddenly, whether it's Barilla or Giada or Anthony Russo's fast-moving international empire, restaurateurs and chefs are jumping at the opportunity to serve pasta in 10 minutes or less. Add Sidney Degaine to the list.
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Jun 29

Openings and Closings: International Smoke This Week, Phat Eatery Now

The Dallas-based sandwich shop opened its first Houston store at 4444 Westheimer with a grand opening May 31, 2017.

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East Hampton Sandwich Co., 907 Westheimer, opened June 28 for dinner service, with the first 100 guests entered into a raffle...

The Ranch Bar + Kitchen, 13245 Jones Road, began its soft opening June 25. The new business is taking over the former "The...

Snowballs x Bebidas, 2600 Edloe, opened June 25 in the drive-thru of the Bebidas coffee shop. Formerly a bank...

La Vista 101, 1805 W. 18th, debuted its new lunch menu this week, with most meals coming in at a reasonable...

Beaux Coo, 5600 Richmond, grand opening May 5

Blkdog Coffee, 9630 Clarewood, opened June 21

Bungalow Heights, 1919 Beall, opened last week of May

Calle Onze, 222 W. 11th, opened June 7

Cantina Barba, 3701 N. Main, opened May 19

Flying Pho, 3434 Ella, officially opened May 29

Nestle Toll House Cafe, 303 Memorial City Way, opened June 7

The Ready Room, 2626 White Oak, soft opening May 31

Teabysea, 2015 Yale, opened May 23

Teapresso Bar, 718 West 18th, soft opening May 18

Krispy Bird & Batter, 5922 Richmond, closed

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 7100 Lawndale, closed temporarily May 25, due to fire

    Openings and Closings: International Smoke This Week, Phat Eatery Now
    International Smoke, 800 Sorella Court, will make its Houston debut July 5, adjacent to the Hotel Sorella at CityCentre. The San Francisco concept comes from owners Ayesha Curry and James Beard award-winning chef, Michael Mina. Curry is known for her best-selling cookbooks, her Food Network celebrity and of course, much...
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Jun 28

Newer, Bigger: Houston Food News This Week

$$ Sandwiches 4444 Westheimer Road #H110

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...operations this weekend. Tomorrow at 5 a.m. they open up their new location at 9405 Main Street, and the first 100 guests will get a free coffee for a year coupon book...

...coupon book redeemable for one free coffee a week for 52 weeks. On Saturday, their 2002 Yale Street location opens at 10 a.m., and their first 100 guests will also get a...

East Hampton Sandwich Co.’s second Houston location opens today for dinner service at 6 p.m. It’s located at 907 Westheimer.

$$ Italian 5510 Morningside Dr.

$$ American/New American 3414 Washington Ave.

$$ American/New American, Italian 1936 Fountain View Dr.

$$ American/New American 2032 Karbach St.

    Newer, Bigger: Houston Food News This Week
    Just between you and me, I'm not a huge fan of midweek holidays. Sure, a day off is still a day off, but midweek holidays just seem like momentum killers, and I'm not sure that having two "Fridays" offsets having two "Mondays," especially if you end up stuck in a congested parking lot for an hour late in the evening because you wanted to watch fireworks.
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Jun 22

Openings and Closings: Shell Shack Will Boil in July, Beaux Coo is Cool Now

Bisou, 4444 Westheimer, is slated to open in the fall, according to CultureMap Houston. The French-inspired restaurant and bar from the group behind Cle` and Spire will take over the spot formerly housing Taverna, which shuttered last week.

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Calle Onze, 222 W. 11th,  had its "flash" opening June 7. The newest concept from the team at Edison & Patton...

...W. 11th,  had its "flash" opening June 7. The newest concept from the team at Edison & Patton, serves North Mexican and Texas favorites with a twist. Expect unique dishes like U10 scallops...

There is also a Bibo's Cafe at 6830 E. Sam Houston Parkway N.

Bungalow Heights, 1919 Beall,  had its soft opening the last week of May. Along with a selection of cider, beer and wine, there is a food menu featuring bar favorites like wings, fried green tomatoes and sticky ribs. The wings start out at $7 for five and the big ass pretzel weighs in at $9.

...is expanding with a second location in the fall of 2018 to Kirby Grove at 2925 Richmond. Slowpokes made the Houston Press Best of Houston 2017 list for its coffee and convivial...

La Grande Roue, 1344 Yale, is expected to open early October or late November, according to Eater Houston.

Blkdog Coffee, 9630 Clarewood, opened June 21. The coffee shop is the newest concept in restaurateur Mike Tran's...

Beaux Coo, 5600 Richmond, had its grand opening May 5. If Cajun food and frozen daiquiris are on your...

Moxie's Grill and Bar, 5000 Westheimer, is rolling out a new " Gluten Conscious Lifestyle" menu. It isn't a one-hundred-percent gluten-free menu, so for those with severe gluten and other allergies, Moxie's recommends speaking to a manager for assistance when ordering.

    Openings and Closings: Shell Shack Will Boil in July, Beaux Coo is Cool Now
    Shell Shack, the seafood boil restaurant with six locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is bringing its concept to the Bayou City. The first Houston area location is planned for July at 2412 Washington, in the former Social Junkie space. The new build-out will feature two patios, two bars and...
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Jun 15

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Dine with Dad this Father's Day

...at Fusion Taco, 4706 North Main, available only on National Lobster Day. At Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, guests can find an off-the-menu special featuring poached Maine lobster, lobster and coconut...

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...a butter poached lobster taco with avocado, mango salsa and serrano chili at Fusion Taco, 4706 North Main, available only on National Lobster Day. At Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, guests can find an...

...spirit by offering a hearty lobster roll priced at $18. Over at State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, dig into a "clam shack style" lobster roll with slaw and old bay chips for...

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    Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Dine with Dad this Father's Day
    Here's a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings: National Lobster Day Specials Friday Chow down on a butter poached lobster taco with avocado, mango salsa and serrano chili at Fusion Taco, 4706 North Main, available only on National Lobster Day. At Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, guests can find an...
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Jun 11

This Week in Houston Food Events: Dollar Pizza Night at Cane Rosso

Ouisie’s Table Restaurant, 3939 San Felipe, is honoring National Bourbon Day by offering three top bourbons for a total cost of just $15 (plus tax and gratuity) all day. The standard offer will include one-to-two ounce samplings of Elijah Craig, Larceny and Basil Hayden.

...with avocado, mango salsa and serrano chili, available only on National Lobster Day; Le Colonial, 4444 Westheimer, will celebrate with an off-the-menu special featuring poached Maine lobster, lobster and coconut...

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Alice Blue, 250 West 19th, will celebrate its birthday week by offering a variety of specials. Monday features rose all...

The Heights location of Cane Rosso, 1835 North Shepherd, is celebrating its second anniversary with a Dollar Pizza Night from 5 to 10 p...

...of the 19th century at a special Green Muse Dinner held at Brasserie du Parc, 1440 Lamar, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Organized by beverage director Kimberly Paul and co-hosted...

William Chris Vineyards will be hosting a meet and greet at Revival Market, 550 Heights, bringing along fellow winemakers from Lost Draw for a special evening featuring wine tastings and...

Cacao & Cardamom, 5000 Westheimer, is teaming up with Yellow Rose Distilling to kick off Father's Day weekend early...

Fusion Taco, 4706 North Main, will be offering a butter poached lobster taco with avocado, mango salsa and serrano chili...

...Loop South, will offer a hearty lobster roll priced at $18; and State of Grace, 3258 Westheimer, will serve a special "clam shack style" lobster roll with slaw and old bay chips...

Both Houston locations of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 5839 Westheimer, 1200 McKinney, will be hosting a Dads & Cabs event prior to Father’s Day this...

Both Houston locations of Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, 5839 Westheimer, 1200 McKinney, will be hosting a Dads & Cabs event prior to Father’s Day this year, held...

...s Having, is hosting its first annual Father’s Day Cookout at Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the first time, Houston’s talented...

    This Week in Houston Food Events: Dollar Pizza Night at Cane Rosso
    Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings: All month long June Charitable Menus at Etoile Cuisine et Bar For June, Etoile Cuisine et Bar, 1101-11 Uptown Park, is turning its monthly charitable efforts to the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Chef Philippe Verpiand has created two prix-fixe menus,...
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Jun 07

HPD: At least 7 suspects stole thousands of dollars in merchandise during smash-and-grab at Apple Store

Police responded to the Apple Store at 4012 Westheimer Rd. around 4 a.m. Thursday.

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    HPD: At least 7 suspects stole thousands of dollars in merchandise during smash-and-grab at Apple Store
    HOUSTON- Houston police are searching for at least seven alleged burglars involved in a smash-and-grab at an Apple Store near the Galleria area, according to investigators. Police responded to the Apple Store at 4012 Westheimer Rd. around 4 a.m. Thursday.
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Jun 07

Thieves target Highland Village Apple store

Houston police said an alarm sounded about 3:23 a.m. at the store at 4012 Westheimer.

    Thieves target Highland Village Apple store
    Thieves targeted the Apple store on Highland Village early Thursday in an apparent smash and grab. Houston police said an alarm sounded about 3:23 a.m. at the store at 4012 Westheimer. Whether any merchandise was taken was unknown. One large glass panel was apparently shattered and one of the front glass doors was apparently broken in the incident.
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Jun 01

Openings and Closings: La Vista 101 Debuts, Krisp Bird and Batter Richmond Closes

East Hampton Sandwich Company, 4444 Westheimer grand opening May 31

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La Vista 101, 1805 West 18th, officially opened May 29. The reinvented restaurant from Greg Gordon has been quietly back on...

Kojak's Fine Foods, 1912 West 18th, is bringing back dinner service, according to The Leader. Owner Mark Oster's small eatery...

Teapresso Bar, 718 West 18th, debuted at the Lowell Street Market with its soft opening, May 18. The Hawaiian-based...

Teabysea, 2015 Yale, which opened May 23, is on the smaller side with a simple menu. There are...

...original fried chicken sandwich joint opened February 28, 2017 and McPherson added another location at 2400 N. Shepherd a few months later. Using humanely-raised pastured chickens from Crystal Ranch Farm, McPherson's...

Flying Pho, 3434 Ella, began its soft opening on May 23, closed for a couple of adjustment days and...

Chick-Fil-A, 18323 Gulf Freeway, had a small roof fire on May 25 according to its Facebook page and was back cooking and serving in the drive thru the same day.  The dining room reopened the next morning.

Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, 7100 Lawndale, was not so lucky. A fire broke out around 4:15 p.m., May 25...

Antonini's Subs, 602 6th, opened April 1

Beaver's, 2310 Decatur, reopened

Chinois Orient Bistro 2, 11550 Louetta, opened April

Doctor Daiquiri, 7850 FM 1960 West, opened late March

Java Lava Brew, 1201 Southmore, soft opening May 2

MALK BevBar, 3600 Kirby, soft opening May 12

Mr. Pho, 11210 Bellaire, soft opening April 15

Nobu, 5115 Westheimer, opened June1

Peri Peri Factory, 6375 Westheimer, opened April 23

Pho Ga Dong Nai, 11528 Bellaire, opened end of April

Poitin, 2313 Edwards, opened May 14

Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack, 3929 Old Spanish Trail, opened new location, May 11

The Seafood Spot, 11803 Wilcrest, opened the last week of April

Tasty Sandwich, 2802 Old Spanish Trail, opened March

Truck Yard, 2118 Lamar, opened May 2

UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer, opened May 8

Wanna Bao, 2708 Bagby, soft opening May

Charivari, 2521 Bagby, closed May 26

Jenni's Noodle House, 3773 Richmond, closed May 18

    Openings and Closings: La Vista 101 Debuts, Krisp Bird and Batter Richmond Closes
    La Vista 101, 1805 West 18th, officially opened May 29. The reinvented restaurant from Greg Gordon has been quietly back on the scene with a soft opening the past week. Gordon opened the original La Vista nearly two decades ago, serving Italian favorites to the Briargrove area residents who appreciated...
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May 31

Friday Is National Donut Day, Plan Accordingly

American/New American, Pub/Brewery 4310 Westheimer Rd.

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$ Bakeries, Dessert 3410 Ella Blvd

$$ American/New American 933 Studewood St.

    Friday Is National Donut Day, Plan Accordingly
    I make a lot of jokes about National [Food] Day, and perhaps that's rude of me. Maybe I should be a little more sympathetic to the hustles of food councils across the country doing the hard work of convincing people to get excited about cherry tarts (June 17) and tapioca (June 28).
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May 31

9 Salads to Help You Survive a Sweltering Houston Summer

$$ Hamburgers 4444 Westheimer Rd., Ste. H100

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$$$ French, Italian, Spanish 1658 Westheimer Road

$$$ French, Mediterranean 5115 Westheimer Road, Suite C2500

$$ American/New American, Bakeries, Café 1706 Westheimer Rd.

    9 Salads to Help You Survive a Sweltering Houston Summer
    Whether you're working on your beach body or simply attempting to beat the Houston heat with something crisp and refreshing, you'll want to munch on one of these tasty creations. With the Houston summer ready to beat the city down, 'tis the season for melon.
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May 25

Where You Should Eat in Houston This Memorial Day

$$ American/New American, Pub/Brewery 4310 Westheimer Rd.

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$$ American/New American 642 Yale St.

$$ Mexican/Tex-Mex 2704 Navigation Blvd.

$$$ French, Mediterranean 5115 Westheimer Road, Suite C2500

$$$ American/New American, French 2300 Westheimer Rd.

    Where You Should Eat in Houston This Memorial Day
    Monday is Memorial Day, and there are plenty of local restaurants looking to do right by those brave men and women who served-as well as help all of us cap off the three-day weekend. Here's a look at your dining options around the city on Monday: They'll be showing off their new brunch menu from Saturday to Monday.
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May 25

Celebrate Memorial Day in Houston with Brunches, Burgers, and Specials

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer

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a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer

Antone's Famous Po' Boys, 4520 San Felipe, 2724 West T.C. Jester The po’ boy shop will offer 50 percent off for veterans and active duty personnel at both locations (guests must be in uniform or have military ID badge).

Dish Society, 5740 San Felipe, 23501 Cinco Ranch, 12525 Memorial

Dish Society, 5740 San Felipe, 23501 Cinco Ranch, 12525 Memorial

Fig & Olive, 5115 Westheimer

McCormick & Schmick’s, 1151-01 Uptown Park, 1201 Fannin, 791 Town and Country

McCormick & Schmick’s, 1151-01 Uptown Park, 1201 Fannin, 791 Town and Country

Molina’s Cantina, 3801 Bellaire, 7901 Westheimer

Postino, 642 Yale

Saint Arnold Brewery, 2000 Lyons

Texas de Brazil, 822 Town & Country All those with a military ID (veterans and active duty) will receive 50-percent off, and up to six of their additional guests will receive 20-percent off the final bill. Both discounts are valid for eight guests total per table/reservation.

The Union Kitchen, 4057 Bellaire, 12538 Memorial, 23918 Highway 59 North, 3452 Ella, 6011 Washington

The Union Kitchen, 4057 Bellaire, 12538 Memorial, 23918 Highway 59 North, 3452 Ella, 6011 Washington

    Celebrate Memorial Day in Houston with Brunches, Burgers, and Specials
    From boozy three-day weekend brunches and patio parties to tasty specials and discounts honoring our military, here's where to celebrate Memorial Day in Houston: a'Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer Close out the three-day weekend in style at a'Bouzy; The happening bubbly bar and restaurant will feature its new brunch menu from 10...
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May 25

Openings and Closings: Nobu Nears, Jenni's Noodle House Richmond Turns Tacos

East Hampton Sandwich Company, 4444 Westheimer, is having a grand opening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., May 31.

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Nobu, 5115 Westheimer, will open in the Galleria, June 1. The highly-anticipated and long-awaited restaurant from...

Jenni's Noodle House, 3773 Richmond, closed May 18 to make way for the owners' new concept, Dream Tacos Texas which will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner around June 1. The three other Jenni's Noodle House locations will continue service as usual.

Sixty Vines, 2540 University, is coming to Rice Village. There is no definitive date yet on the Dallas-based...

Steel City Pops, 2565 Amherst, is expected to open late summer 2018. The Alabama-based gourmet popsicle shop offers a wide variety of gluten-free and cream-based popsicles. The pops are all-natural, using organic cane sugar and locally sourced ingredients.

Beaver's, 2310 Decatur, reopened after closing for renovations in July 2017. The Decatur location is the original of the Houston favorite loved for its barbecue and smoky queso. The second Beaver's opened at 6025 Westheimer in January 2017.

Beaver's, 2310 Decatur, reopened after closing for renovations in July 2017. The Decatur location is the original of the Houston favorite loved for its barbecue and smoky queso. The second Beaver's opened at 6025 Westheimer in January 2017.

The Seafood Spot, 11803 Wilcrest, opened the last week of April. The crawfish boil runs around $7/lb. and the snow crab about $15. Considering the retail price of snow crab legs at the grocery store, that's a pretty good deal.

Java Lava Brew, 1201 Southmore, began its stealth soft opening May 2. Still under the radar, look for an official...

    Openings and Closings: Nobu Nears, Jenni's Noodle House Richmond Turns Tacos
    Nobu, 5115 Westheimer, will open in the Galleria, June 1. The highly-anticipated and long-awaited restaurant from Japanese celebrity chef, Nobu Matsuhisa is part of the worldwide restaurant empire of chef Matsuhisa, who was working in a Tokyo restaurant as a young man in the early '70s when he was asked...
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May 24

Three-Day Weekend: Houston Food News This Week

...roll in your life? East Hampton Sandwich Co. opens next Thursday in River Oaks at 4444 Westheimer. We liked what they were serving at their pop-up back in March, and we...

$$$ Cajun, Creole, Southern 3939 San Felipe St.

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Burgerim is setting up shop at the corner of Shepherd and Richmond. The fast-casual chain already has a few outposts in the area, and if you...

    Three-Day Weekend: Houston Food News This Week
    If you're on the road this holiday weekend, remember the basics: wear a seatbelt, keep your eyes on the road, and don't drink and drive. Stay hydrated if you're outside more than five minutes. Should we be worrying about Invest 90L? Probably not, but it never hurts to keep an eye on the tropics this time of year.
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May 24

Upcoming Houston Food Events: A Menu Refresh and the Return of Wine & Food Week

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer, has freshened up its menu, offering new appetizers, salads, seafood, pastas and steak. The River Oaks whiskey bar and restaurant also recently added a 1,300-square-foot private dining space with seating for more than 60 guests.

Central Market, 3815 Westheimer, is hosting a “Big Taste of Texas Event” from now until Tuesday, May 29. Stop...

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Toronto’s Vegandale Food Drink Festival is coming to Houston on Saturday, June 2, held at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can expect 100-perfect vegan eats and a lineup of ethically-minded goods and services. Tickets are $15. 

Brasserie 19, 1962 West Gray, is partnering with Remy Martin for National Cognac Day, offering a special cognac brunch from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Guests can enjoy French Sidecars cocktails and brunch specials like quiche du jour and ricotta pancakes.

The fourth annual Rioja Wine & Tapas Festival will take place at The Corinthian, 202 Fannin, on Saturday, June 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Spanish wine and tapas...

    Upcoming Houston Food Events: A Menu Refresh and the Return of Wine & Food Week
    Mark your calendars, because you don't want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, 4310 Westheimer, has freshened up its menu, offering new appetizers, salads, seafood, pastas and steak. The River Oaks whiskey bar and restaurant also recently added a 1,300-square-foot private dining space with seating...
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