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Agricole Hospitality’s Morgan Weber Finally Announces Indianola Distilling

The long-awaited venture involves former Maker’s Mark master distiller Dave Pickerell After actual years of rumors, Agricole Hospitality partner Morgan Weber has officially announced that he will open Indianola Distilling Company right...Show More Summary

It’s Official: Chef Ford Fry Will Open His Tex-Mex Restaurant Superica In Houston

Look for it to land next year in the Heights Get ready for Atlanta-style Tex-Mex, y’all — Chef Ford Fry has officially announced plans to open his restaurant Superica in the Heights. The expansion was reported by Eater Houston back in May, and confirmed by a press release from Fry’s restaurant group this morning. Show More Summary

What’s Going On At Skinny Rita’s?

Apparently, the eatery is rebranding Skinny Rita’s Grille has shuttered suddenly under murky circumstances, and everyone has questions. The South American eatery, which always aimed to be a healthier, vegetarian-friendly alternative to the traditional Tex-Mex that dominates the Houston dining scene, shut down its original location at 4002 N. Show More Summary

Chef Bryan Caswell’s Oxbow7 Arrives Next Week

The much-anticipated restaurant will focus on elevated Gulf fare Next week, Chef Bryan Caswell’s much-anticipated Oxbow7 will officially make its Houston debut. Alongside his wife Jennifer, Caswell is putting the finishing touches on the swanky new eatery that will open inside Downtown Houston’s new Le Meridien hotel, reports CultureMap. Show More Summary

Beloved Tex-Mex Spot Tila’s Restaurante Forced to Relocate

Owner Tila Hidalgo lost the lease on her building After losing the lease for her building, Tila’s Restaurante owner Tila Hidalgo has announced that the restaurant will close before moving to a new location. For rent signs are up in the windows of the space at 1111 Shepherd Drive, reports Swamplot. Show More Summary

Where To Eat Poke In Houston Right Now

The city's hottest food trend, mapped Poke restaurants have officially taken over Space City, and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. For the unfamiliar, poke restaurants generally follow a pretty similar formula. Diners choose...Show More Summary

The First Take on Paul Qui's New Restaurant Is Predictably Offensive

CultureMap’s first look at Aqui is the latest in a slew of arguably offensive takes on the chef This week, Paul Qui opened his first Houston restaurant in the midst of highly publicized allegations of domestic violence. Now, first looks...Show More Summary

Check Out The Hay Merchant’s First Ever Cocktail Menu

The craft beer bar’s selection of boozy drinks launches today Starting today, The Hay Merchant will officially begin serving up its menu of potent, liquor-based libations for the first time ever. The menu was originally expected to arrive last month, but permitting delays pushed back its debut. Show More Summary

Five New Houston Food Trucks To Get Excited About

Italian sodas, frozen treats and more delicious roving eateries Houston has no shortage of great food trucks, and a crop of exciting newcomers is set to take the city’s roving eatery scene by storm. In addition to local favorites and...Show More Summary

Heart-Shaped Churros Have Arrived in Houston

Find these loopy, sprinkle-topped treats at Red Circle Ice Cream in Asiatown Bringing yet another trendy dessert to Houston, Red Circle Ice Cream has officially kicked open its doors in Asiatown. The new sweet shop quietly arrived at 6838 Ranchester yesterday, with an official grand opening set to follow later. Show More Summary

East Hampton Sandwich Company Brings Lobster Grilled Cheese to Houston

The Dallas-based chain is expected to expand into Space City this year Sometime this year, Dallas-based sandwich chain East Hampton Sandwich Company will make its way to Houston. On the heels of a growth investment, East Hampton Sandwich Company is expected to open two locations in Houston, reports Nation’s Restaurant News. Show More Summary

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations Will Expand With New Restaurant in the Heights

BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures will arrive this fall Sometime this fall, the minds behind newly-arrived (and immediately popular) eatery Bosscat Kitchen & Libations will bring a brand new restaurant called BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail...Show More Summary

Cakes, Cookies & Pastry In Houston: Where To Find The City's Best Sweets

Warning: you're going to want to try all of them. Much like the rest of Houston's culinary offerings, Space City's bakeries offer some seriously great cakes, cookies, doughnuts, and beyond. When a serious sweet tooth strikes, Houston's...Show More Summary

Milk & Cream Brings Its Ice Cream Stuffed Pastry to Houston

It’s like a doughnut, only with a giant scoop of ice cream inside In the coming weeks, new sweet shop Milk & Cream will bring its ice cream-stuffed, doughnut-style dessert sandwiches to Houston. Signage just went up at the restaurant’s...Show More Summary

Mysterious New Japanese Restaurant Kukuri Arrives In Houston

New sushi from a Michelin-starred chef is officially here Yesterday, mysterious new Japanese restaurant Kukuri made its official Houston debut at 1902 Washington Avenue. The restaurant announced its opening on Facebook, kicking open the doors at 5:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Chef Paul Qui’s First Houston Restaurant Will Open Earlier Than Expected

Get a taste of the Austin chef’s first Houston restaurant this weekend Before its official opening date, Chef Paul Qui will open the doors to a few lucky diners this weekend for a first taste of Aqui. Qui announced the news in a series...Show More Summary

Justin Yu Could Debut Theodore Rex By the End of the Month

5 things to know about the Beard Award winner's plans for the former Oxheart space Just over five months after closing Oxheart, Justin Yu is preparing to open his new restaurant Theodore Rex by the end of August. The chef dished on his plans for the casual, European-inspired new eatery in an interview with Eater’s Hillary Dixler. Show More Summary

16 Essential Houston Barbecue Destinations

Where to worship at the church of smoked meats Over the past couple of years, Houston has established its very own barbecue identity. Alongside the state’s vaunted establishments like Snow’s and Kreuz Market, Space City’s smokehouses...Show More Summary

Houston Police Will No Longer Mark Crime Scenes With Whataburger Table Tents

The unofficial practice has come to an end In what is arguably the most bizarre use of stolen restaurant equipment, the Houston Police Department has announced that it will no longer use table tents acquired from Whataburger as evidence...Show More Summary

Mai’s Restaurant Co-Founder Phin Nguyen Dead At 88

Nguyen was a fixture at the Vietnamese staple Earlier this week, Mai’s Restaurant announced that co-founder Phin Nguyen has died at the age of 88. Alongside her husband Phac, Nguyen founded traditional Vietnamese eatery Mai’s Restaurant in 1978 shortly after emigrating from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Show More Summary

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