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The minds behind Bosscat Kitchen will bring their popular sushi restaurant SoCal to Houston
BCK Management, the people behind the upscale comfort restaurant Bosscat Kitchen + Libations, will bring its popular Southern California Asian bistro Ten Sushi to Houston next year. The restaurant is located on 4200 Westheimer Road, next to Bosscat, and is expected to open in spring 2022.
Ten opened in Newport Beach, California in 2008 and was bought by BCK Management’s John Reed in 2014. BCK eventually expanded to Houston with the opening of Bosscat in 2017 and BCK Kitchen + Cocktails in the Heights closed in 2018. Ten is known for its full-service sushi beard, including black rice rolls and dishes like firecrackers wantons, kung pao and shaken fillet of beef.
The Daisy Buchanan Lounge will be closed to make room for the Gatsby Steakhouse
The Daisy Buchanan Lounge, the short-lived sibling of Montrose Avenue Steakhouse Gatsby’s, has closed to make room for more restaurant space. Although both stores are new – Gatsby’s opened in March, Daisy in June – the steakhouse store was sturdy enough that the owners decided to close the lounge in order to expand Gatsby’s dining room. Daisy’s last day of service was August 21, and the renovations are expected to take about a month.
When it reopens, the former lounge will be known as the Daisy Buchanan Room and will be connected to Gatsby’s main dining room. Some of the drinks from the lounge will be integrated into the Gatsby’s bar menu.
The soul food restaurant brings hard-to-find dishes into spring
A new soul food restaurant in the spring brings hard-to-find southern comfort dishes such as smoked catfish, hot-water corn bread as well as liver and onions to the suburbs. JW’s Place Soul Food and Barbeque at 28533 Springs Trails Ridge is run by married couple Jack and Cassaundra Webb, who told Community Impact Newspaper that they wanted to focus on fully homemade dishes based on recipes passed down from generations of both families became.
In addition to barbecue and soul food, the restaurant also offers live music, a weekend brunch and a daiquiri dirve thru.