Editor’s note: Houston’s restaurant scene is moving pretty quickly. To prevent CultureMap readers from missing out, let’s stop looking for the latest news.
Houston’s newest Common bond on the go opened in Garden Oaks. Like its sibling in The Heights, the new location offers a drive-through as well as a selection of pastries, desserts, sandwiches, salads and more to take away. It is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3210 N Shepherd Dr.
Common Bond has already announced that two more on-the-go locations are coming to Midtown: one as part of The Ion, Rice University’s innovation-driven mixed-use, and a second in Drewery Place, the 27-story luxury skyscraper.
Add Martin Weber on the list of local chefs who have started serving tasting menus. Kuu and Brennan’s alum started the dinners held every Saturday in Bravery Chef Hall’s Gaggenau Kitchen. The March Under the Sea menu includes shellfish ceviche, smoked and cured salmon, Thai basil and clams poached in garlic, citrus and turmeric-flavored fish, and dessert. Reservations can be made through Resy (seats 6pm and 8:30 pm, USD 85 per person).
A new vegan ghost kitchen recently opened near the Galleria. Clean vegetables serves dishes like red beans and rice, sesame and vegetable quinoa bowl, and jackfruit tacos. Chef and owner Wes McVicker toured as a professional musician with the likes of Shelia E, John Legend and Usher before health problems and the suspension of live music performances prompted him to take a different route.
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice Cream will open its first location in the Houston area on Tuesday March 9th in Katy at 4030 FM 1463. The Orlando-based Scoop Shop serves over 40 flavors along with soft ice cream. Jeremiah already has a presence in Temple and McKinney and plans to open additional locations in the Houston area, according to a press release. It offers indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-through for quick service.
The halal types has opened its sixth location near Houston in the 609 Main Street office tower in downtown. Known for its rice platters topped with gyros, chicken or felafel, as well as its characteristic white and spicy sauces. A vegan gyro is on the menu this week.
“We love Houston and are very excited to open our sixth location here,” local franchisee Masroor Fatany said in a statement. “Our brand new design tells the story of where we’ve been and shows our street cart roots and destinations with some cool local elements that we think Houstonians will love.”
Houston’s newest Chick-fil-A opens Monday March 8th at the junction of Fondren Road and Southwest Freeway (7539 SW Fwy). Currently the restaurant is only intended for drive-through services, but will add third-party delivery soon.
Instead of the usual opening ceremonies where the first 100 people in line get free Chick-fil-A, the restaurant awarded the award to “100 local heroes,” according to a press release. The restaurant also donated $ 25,000 to Feeding America.
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Both locations of Sylvia’s enchilada kitchen now serve breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The la carte menu includes popular egg dishes such as huevos rancheros, migas con huevos, breakfast tacos and do-it-yourself omelets, as well as chef Sylvia Casares’ signature pancakes. A children’s menu is also available.
Lucille’s chief owner is the newest entrant in Tacos a Go Go’s “Taco Tuesday Team-Up” campaign. His Holy Mole Taco (braised oxtail, sweet potato and coleslaw in a corn tortilla topped with oxtail sauce) will be available every Tuesday in March at all Tacos A Go Go locations. A portion of the proceeds from every item sold will be donated to Lucille’s 1913, Williams’ nonprofit that feeds Houstonianns in need.