Kevin Floyd is back. Best known as Bobby Heugel’s business partner in opening Anvil and Chris Shepherd’s business partner at Underbelly and The Hay Merchant — working with both men, he opened 13 establishments in 11 years — Floyd has been laying low since he sold his shares in Underbelly Hospitality to MLB Capital Partners last year.Read More
The Starbucks at Post Oak and Westheimer will soon have a nearby rival with major international cred. Tom N Toms, a Korea-based coffee shop, will open at 53West, local developer Braun Enterprises’ office complex at 5353 West Alabama St., leasing director Zach Wolf tells CultureMap.
Known for signature items like its sweet potato latte, baked-to-order goods such as pretzels and tortilla pizzas, and smoothies, Tom N Toms has over 400 locations across Asia and the US. Currently, the only Texas location is in the Dallas of suburb of Carrollton, but the first Houston-area location will open in September at the Bellaire Food Street development.
By any measure, people in The Heights love crawfish. From January to June, diners fill patios at restaurants like BB's Cafe, Boil House, and The Boot to devour pound after pound of steaming mudbugs.
The area's only problem is that it lacks a place for Viet-Cajun crawfish, the butter-drenched style that's become an obsession for Houstonians. Nationally prominent chefs like David Chang and Andrew Zimmern have featured the style on TV episodes that focus on dining in Houston, and Crawfish and Noodles chef-owner Trong Nguyen has twice been named as a semifinalist for a James Beard Award.Read More
The expansion of Mia's Table into Houston's suburbs will continue in 2020.
Johnny Carrabba has already opened two satellite locations of his fast casual comfort food restaurant in Shenandoah and Webster, but they'll soon have another sibling in Cypress. Mia's Table will be one of two anchor tenants at Braun Enterprises' new retail development at the intersection of Hwy 290 and Fry Road; the restaurant will occupy approximately 5,400 square feet, with a 1,000-square-foot patio.Read More
One of Houston’s best burgers will be a little easier to obtain in 2020. Diane and Willet Feng, owners of burger-chan in Greenway Plaza, have reached an agreement with local developer Braun Enterprises to open a second location of their popular restaurant in the Galleria area at 5353 West Alabama St.Read More
Heights residents, rejoice! The neighborhood's year-and-a-half long wait for a dedicated vegan restaurant has come to an end.
Verdine has begun a quiet soft opening in the Heights Waterworks development. The first restaurant from chef-owner Stephanie Hoban, Verdine evolved out of Hoban's popular Ripe Cuisine food truck.Read More
Braun Enterprises has signed two more tenants at its proposed 2401 N. Shepherd retail development across from H-E-B's upcoming Heights grocery store, the company announced.
Eyes on the Heights Optometry, represented by Patrick Valentz and Quy Nguyen of Xite Realty, has leased 2,000 square feet.Read More
For the last few months, rumors have been circulating that Common Bond, the acclaimed Montrose bakery and cafe, would be expanding to at least one additional location.Read More
Over the past few years, the number of restaurants in The Heights keeps growing. A neighborhood that once only had a few dining options now offers choices to suit almost any taste. On Tuesday, one of Houston’s most popular food trucks revealed that it’s joining the growing movement. Ripe Cuisine, the vegan truck from chef-owner Stephanie Hoban, announced on Facebook that it will open a restaurant at Braun Enterprise’s Heights Waterworks development.Read More
The Heights' status as Houston's hottest destination for new restaurant openings shows no signs of slowing down. This year alone, new arrivals like Field & Tides, Helen in the Heights, Presidio, and Alice Blue have helped the neighborhood maintain its status as the city's richest source of new openings, and the pace looks to continue next year with more restaurants on the way.Read More