New Places of Interest? - Houston

(Bruce) #1

Spicy Eggs - new Indian place a little north of Little India proper, in the same center with Jerusalem Halal World Market and Restaurante Guatemala, specializing in egg dishes all day long.

We don’t have many Indian restaurants open for breakfast or serving breakfast dishes so far as I know - Pondicheri, for one. I’ve encountered egg curry on the menus at a couple of places in the Stafford-Missouri City area that cater to the expats from Kerala, but that’s it.

The menu doesn’t include much in the way of descriptions but Alice Levitt blogged about it.

Afghan Express - five years ago we had only one Afghani restaurant (Afghan Cuisine on 6 in Sugar Land) but several have popped up. This one is just south of Westpark on Hillcroft it looks like.

I’ve been to AC (the best of what I’ve had), Afghan Village, south of 59 on Hillcroft, and Saffron (but I ordered from the Persian side of the menu). Looks like the location of Afghan’s Dashtarkhwan on 59 next to Lucy has closed but the one in Sugar Land is still open. I’m interested in this new one.

Anybody else noted any other new places not receiving gluts of hype in the foodie media that they’re interested in?

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(Lamb Owner) #2

Ginger and Fork has a soft opening this week, I’m excited about this new venture having become friendly with the owner over the years. It’s Hong Kong and Canton food with a local flair.

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(Bruce) #3

Aha! in the old La Fisheria place. That sounds interesting to me, too.

I’ll add to mine Little Liberty in the Village - never been to any of the Liberty places but think I might try this one.

Drove by Afghan Express - it’s in the former Sagar space, across from Sri Bilaji Bhavan, an offshoot of Shiv Sagar down by Himalaya that didn’t make it. A big banner on the side of the building proclaims a buffet.

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #4

There’s another Afghani restaurant that opened in January by the name of Chopan Kabob House. Co-worker of mine told me about it and wants to go but I haven’t come across reviews for it.

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(Doo B. Wah) #5

OOOOOOH! Close to me!

Whaddayasay Jaymes? You in?

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(Bruce) #6

Yes I had seen that one. Here’s what comes up when you search for Afghan food on Yelp.

There are others there I’ve never heard of either.

A couple of reviews for Chopan - nothing I’m inclined to put much stock in. It’s a red flag to me when the first reviewer is from out-of-town and it’s a rave. I’ll be trying Afghan Express before I head out there.

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #7

Maybe it’s not of interest to you but it could be of interest to others who come across this thread since it’s titled new places of interest. That’s why I posted about it.

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(Bruce) #8

Yes, thank you. Obviously I realize that since I started the thread. You’re very welcome to post here about any places you hear about. So is anybody. That’s what this thread is for. And anyone is welcome to express their interest, or lack thereof, in any that anybody lists.

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #9

If you like Slik Chocolate, Caffe Bene, Sweet Paris Creperie and CoCo Crepes, Waffles and Coffee, you’'ll like recently opened Doux Cafe.

Pictures from their Instagram:

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#10

According to the Houston Chronicle article, the chef Sammy Li cooked at Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, a high end hotel and after that Sinh Sinh and Little Sheep Mongolian Hotpot. The chinese restaurant within that hotel is One Harbour Road- cantonese cuisine with a homestyle slant. If anyone goes, please ask about the chef’s experiences, specialities and skills. If he sounds skillful enough, perhaps you can entice him to make you something special off the menu, perhaps from the One Harbour Road menu!

http://www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/harbourroad/menu-en.html

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(Bruce) #11

Filet Mignon version of pepper steak.

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#12

Just saw this. Am I too late? Pick a day/time & I’m there.

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #13

A list of new places of interest from February 2016 (compiled from Houston Press, Houston Chronicle and Yelp:

Cypress

Friendswood

Galveston

Houston

Katy

Pasadena

  • Nam Mi - 7006 Spencer Hwy, Ste 101

Spring

Sugar Land

The Woodlands

Tomball

Food Trucks

Relocated

Rebrandings
Celtic Gardens, 2300 Louisiana, became Irish Cowboy
Paul’s Kitchen, 2502 Algerian, became The Merrill House
Piqueo, 13215 Grant, became 429 American Grille

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #14

Open as of this weekend:

Ruggles Green - 2305 W. Alabama, Ste R2
Skinny Rita’s Cantina - 607 W Gray (more in Houston Press and Houston Chronicle)

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #15

There are more pictures of Ginger & Fork’s food than from that one Instagram account and better looking pictures that does this place justice. There are more people on Instagram who post pictures from new places or new menu features regularly than that one Instagram account.

Stir Fried Fish Medallions [Photo from Instagram]

snow pea beef, gai lan broccoli, G&F fried rice, and chicken wings [Photo from Instagram]

More pictures on Yelp and Facebook.

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(Doo B. Wah) #16

Never too late. Maybe next weekend?

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #17

A list of new places of interest from March 2016 (compiled from Houston Press, Houston Chronicle and Yelp):

Bellaire

Cypress

Galveston

Houston

Humble

Katy

League City

Pearland

Shenandoah

Spring

Sugar Land

The Woodlands

  • Current - 2 Waterway Square Place
  • SideBar - 2 Waterway Square Place
  • Truluck’s Seafood Steak & Crab House - 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 600

Tomball

Webster

Food Trucks

Relocated

Rebranded

  • Ladybirds Food Truck (now Famous Grilled Cheese)
  • Songkran Thai Kitchen in Sugar Land (now Songkran Thai Grill)
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(Lamb Owner) #19

Not sure what your point is, I think we all follow various writers. Is this your Instagram page?

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #20

New restaurants that opened in March 2017 from Houstonia

Yauatcha - 5045 Westheimer Rd
Dolce Neve - 4721 N. Main St
Bacon Bros. Public House - 2110 Town Square Place in Sugar Land
Peli Deli - 808 Travis St
Wokker at Craft Beer Cellar - 907 Franklin St
Burns Burger Shack - 8307 De Priest St
Rim Tanon - 2241 Richmond Ave
IndiEats - 5887 Westheimer Rd., Suite K
Moku Bar - 1010 Prairie St
Pokè Bar - 14555 Memorial Dr., Ste. 500
Hawaiian Poke Co. - 4334 FM 2920, Suite 100 in Spring
Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen - 611 Jackson St Suite C in Richmond
Chobani Cafe - 25800 Kuykendahl Rd in Tomball
Dosey Doe Breakfast & BBQ - 2626 Research Forest Dr Ste B in The Woodlands
Fire & Spice - 2431 Bay Area Blvd in Webster
The Local Bar - 22756 Westheimer Pkwy Ste 190 in Katy
The Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar - 8540 Creekside Forest Drive C800 in The Woodlands
Woodson’s Local Tap + Kitchen - 2330 FM Rd 1488 in Conroe

More March openings from Houstonia:

Al Habeeb Street Food
Basa’s Mexican Grill - 21411 Clay Road, Suite A; Katy
Bò Né By E.T. - 10613 Bellaire Blvd, Ste A125
Chef Liu Restaurant - 9398 Bellaire Blvd
El Sol Restaurant - 14510 Piping Rock Ln
Five Loaves Pizza - 12640 Telge Rd Suite D in Cypress
Fontenot’s Cajun Meats - 11715 Spring Cypress Rd Ste A in Tomball
Habanero - 14520 Memorial Dr Ste 112
La Cocina De Roberto - 3126 Sawdust Rd in The Woodlands
Mal De Amor - 10750 Barker Cypress Rd Ste 101 in Cypress
Miyazaki - 26840 Interstate 45 in Oak Ridge North
My Tastes - 13500 W Airport Blvd Ste C in Sugar Land
Ramen Fun - 3645 Fm 1960 W Ste 228
Roux House - 3202 Marina Bay Dr in League City
Space Lobos - food truck
Swamp City - 300 W Little York Rd
Tandoorz Kabob & Grill - 1025 S Mason Rd
Avalon Diner - 11611 Katy Freeway, Suite B
Bubba T’s Cajun Kitchen - 202 Sawdust Road, Suite 110
Cafe Ginger Uptown - 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 140
Catfish Station - 19221 West Little York in Katy
Catfish Station - 7903 Beechnut in Houston
Dimassi’s Mediterranean Kitchen - 20380 Highway 59 North in Humble
Fish and Camarón - 25219 Kuykendahl in Tomball
Healthy Cow Pizza - 23144 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite C in Katy
House of Donuts & Kolaches - 14502 Spring Cypress Road, Suite 300 in Cypress
Lucky’s Pub - 17754 Katy Freeway in Katy
Sapporo - 14034 Grant Road in Cypress
Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar - 5921 East Sam Houston Parkway North
Vino & Vinyl - 15977 City Walk in Sugar Land
The Teahouse Tea & Tapioca - 2810 Business Center Drive, Suite 111, in Pearland
First Watch - 5503 FM 1960, Suite 112
El Pollo Loco - 2825 Riley Fuzzel Road (Spring)
El Pollo Loco - 14124 Cypress Rosehill Road (Cypress)
El Pollo Loco - 481 West Bay Area Boulevard (Webster)
Hopdoddy Burger Bar - 5510 Morningside Drive
Kung Fu Tea - 6202 Highway 6, Suite. B (Missouri City)
Kung Fu Tea - 3645 FM 1960 West, Suite 238
Raising Cane’s - 9530 South Main
The Melt - 10111 Louetta, Suite 800

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(DownSouth GoodEating) #21

Houston restaurants opened in April from Houston Press

Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant, 24600 Katy Freeway - April 10, 2017
Adriatic Café Italian Grill, 19004 Windsor Pointe - April 6, 2017
Better Luck Tomorrow, 544 Yale - late April 2017
Chick-Fil-A, 12935 Tomball Parkway - April 13, 2017
Class 502, 7620 Katy Freeway - April 2017
Dulcia Handcrafted Ice Cream, 645 FM 1960 West, suite 198 - April 2017
Fuddruckers, 8510 Creekside Forest Drive, suite E-200 - April 11, 2017
Heights Bier Garten, 1433 Shepherd - April 12, 2017
Helen in the Heights, 1111 Studewood - April 11
Hopdoddy, 142 Vintage Park Boulevard, suite A - April 25, 2017
Il Giardino, Hotel Granduca at 1080 Uptown Park - April 7, 2017
Niu Yi Zui Laman, 9968 Bellaire - April 2017
Piggy’s Kitchen & Bar, 3412 West Lamar - April 21, 2017
Russo’s New York Pizzeria, 28610 Highway 290 - April 2017
Salata, 16720 Park Row - April 6, 2017
Schlotzky’s, 1521 Bay Area - April 27, 2017
Six Ping Bakery, 3645 FM 1960 West, suite A178 - April 13, 2017
Starfish, 191 Heights - mid April 2017
Tacodeli, 1902 Washington - April 11, 2017
Uncle Tony’s, 314 Sawdust - April 3, 2017

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