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Houston’s newest Hot Chicken Truck opens near the Galleria next month. City Clackers clutch serves hot chicken halal sandwiches, chicken tenders and hot chicken fries in 5550 Val Verde St. Founder Ahmad Kilani has worked for Abu Omar Halal and is a partner at six halal food truck and restaurant locations.
The truck celebrates its grand opening in the week of February 19-21 with a 50 percent discount on all groceries and a raffle with freebies, including a Sony Playstion 5 and a Nintendo Switch.
Katy favorite The Social Pub & Grill will open a second location in Fulshear this year, announced real estate company NewQuest Properties. The three-year-old bar and restaurant is a hit thanks to its varied selection of bar food – sandwiches, burgers, steaks, take-away, etc. – as well as an extensive selection of cocktails.
“It is possible that the Social Pub & Grill could be the only full-service eatery in Cross Creek Commons,” NewQuest senior associate Andrew Alvis said in a statement. “And that’s a sweet spot from a business perspective.”
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Sticky’s chicken launched a pop-up for weekend egg sandwiches. Starting Saturday, January 30th, for the foreseeable future, SCRMBLD will serve four egg sandwiches on maple butter Texas toast: bacon, egg and cheese; Sausage, egg and cheese; Tomato, spinach, egg and cheese; and grilled onion, ham, egg and cheese.
“We always wanted to add a breakfast menu and we wanted something fun and simple and we were inspired by the egg sandwich trend,” Sticky’s co-owner Patsy Vivares told CultureMap. “So we developed our own version.”
Common Bond Bistro & Bakery has teamed up with influencers Danielle Dubois, the personality behind the Hangryhoustonian Instagram account, for a special campaign to fight childhood cancer. The bakery offers DIY king cake decoration sets – in both cinnamon and raspberry – for the Mardi Gras season Sky high for children, a nonprofit that has raised more than $ 16 million for childhood cancer research since 2007. Pre-order by February 10th and pick it up between February 13th and 16th.
Additionally, people can purchase a Common Bond King Cake that the restaurant will donate to a patient at the Texas Children’s Cancer Center. Common Bond hopes to donate at least 200 king cakes ($ 25) on February 16.
“Our organization started in Louisiana and it’s great to get back to our roots,” said Brittany Hebert Franklin, founder and CEO of Sky High, in a statement. “We are honored to be part of this project with Common Bond and Danielle.”
After a successful run in December Turners has made the lunch service an integral part of its offer. The upscale eatery run by owner Ben Berg and head chef Robert Del Grande serves lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Like the dinner menu, lunch at Turner’s features updated interpretations of classic American dishes such as lobster salad, chicken salad, and a cheeseburger with raclette and “secret sauce”. Those who really want to splurge can opt for a Texas Wagyu Ribeye or Caviar.
“While it certainly isn’t an everyday lunch spot for everyone, we hope the Houstonians will consider our intimate, elegant dining room with first class service to celebrate a business deal, birthday, important milestone … or even just Take away a free afternoon to splurge yourself, ”Berg said in a statement.