Publisher’s Note: It’s time to round up the top stories on CultureMap from the past week.
1. Guy Fieri presents 4 restaurants in Houston in new episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The first of three new episodes featuring restaurants in Houston aired on Friday, September 3rd.
2. California Chicken Restaurant Is Going Crazy With 15 New Locations In Houston. El Pollo Loco sees Houston as a market hungry for more chicken.
3. Exciting new Spanish restaurant with world class credit at The Heights. After several shutdowns in California, chefs Fernando Recio and Jacque Varon have decided to bring their considerable skills to Houston.
4th Chris Shepherd leaves the Westheimer house for the posh new mixed area of Montrose. Unfortunately, the move means Hay Merchant will be closed at the end of this year.
5. Hugo Ortega and Tracy Vaught’s exciting new street food concept opens in Uptown Park. Currently open for breakfast and lunch, it is the award-winning duo’s first ever fast-casual concept.