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
Popular Korean fried chicken joint Dak & Bop is heading to Timbergrove.
Owner Jason Cho told Chron.com he is launching the second location of the casual restaurant at 1805 West 18th Street in the space formerly occupied by Italian restaurant, La Vista 101. The first location of Dak & Bop, located at 1801 Binz in the Museum District, opened in 2014.
"I've been looking for a second location for more than a year. I was waiting for the right spot," Cho said.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
Houston-based Braun Enterprises, which is probably best known for its redevelopment projects inside or near the 610 Loop, is planning a new construction project in Cypress.
The developer plans to break ground on a 16,400-square-foot shopping center at U.S. Highway 290 and Fry Road later this year, said Zach Wolf, Braun's director of leasing. Houston-based Cisneros Design Studio is the architect on the project, and Alvin-based Topique Construction is the general contractor. The project is expected to deliver to tenants in early 2020.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
Fifteen feet from the curved, ultra-wide monitor where Dan Braun reviews land deals in his Fannin Street offices, the manual Royal typewriter his father Gabriel used when he typed the prospectus for his first deal sits encased on a glass shelf. An antique Voigtlander camera, one his grandfather Daniel carried in the single bag he carried when he left Bratislava for Israel in 1938, shares the space.
Braun’s company, Braun Enterprises, is a prolific redeveloper of urban retail properties with its own family history in retailing. It has purchased and redeveloped more than 90 properties since 2010; more than 50 of them Inner Loop retail locations. Today, it owns close to 50 properties with more than 1.5 million square feet under management.Read More
For almost 10 years, Grand Prize has been one of Houston’s most influential bars. It’s high-low aesthetic of a slightly shabby interior alongside carefully made cocktails has made it a regular haunt for the city’s restaurant community.
Later this month, two of Grand Prize’s most prominent bartenders will open a new establishment that puts their own twist on the high-low format. Billy Boyd and Lindsay Rae have teamed up to open Two Headed Dog in Braun Enterprises Midtown property at 3100 Fannin St. Given their reputations and followings, expect the bar to be one of Houston’s most popular new spots when it opens by the end of July.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
Hickory Hollow may have closed its location at 101 Heights Blvd., but the building that housed the beloved restaurant will continue to serve legendary chicken fried steaks. They’ll just be served by one of Houston’s most acclaimed chefs.
Ronnie Killen, Houston’s king of meat, has leased the property from local real estate developer Braun Enterprises for a new concept he’s simply calling Killen’s. It will be the chef’s first restaurant within the Loop and his second inside the Houston city limits. Over the weekend, Killen floated the possibility of opening in a restaurant in the space on social media; in actuality, he's had his eye on the property for months and completed the deal on Friday.Read More
Ronnie Killen's restaurant empire, which has a sizable following for its command of steaks, barbecue and burgers, is growing again. The pitmaster who put Pearland on the nation's barbecue map with Killen's Barbecue, teased on social media Sunday that the former Hickory Hollow space at 101 Heights would be a good place for the next Killen's venture.Read More
The weather outside may be chilly, but a tropical breeze is blowing through Montrose. Houston's premier dining neighborhood will be getting a new, tiki-inspired concept from the operators of one of the neighborhood's most-acclaimed restaurants.Read More
In the conversation about where to go for Houston’s best chicken fried steak, one restaurant pops up again and again: Hickory Hollow. And why not? The restaurant has been serving them for 41 years at its Fallbrook location in northwest Houston and for over 31 years at its Heights Boulevard location just off Washington Avenue.
February 2019 will be a sad day for fans of the Heights location. Owner Tony Riedel has sold the property to local real estate developer Braun Enterprises, who plans to find a new tenant for the space. The Fallbrook location will remain open, and the restaurant plans to consolidate its successful catering business there, too.Read More
Update: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken officially opened its Houston location May 7 after holding soft opening hours over the weekend, according to Eater Houston. The company's website lists store hours for the Houston location — at 1815 Washington Ave. — as 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.Read More
Another prominent restaurant has signed on to The Heights’ hottest development. Jinya Ramen Bar will join Common Bond, Hopdoddy, and Ripe Cuisine at Braun Enterprise’s Heights Waterworks project, the developer announced this week.Read More
If there was an award for Houston's busiest urban core redeveloper, Braun Enterprises just might take home the gold.
The Houston-based developer shared its plans to renovate 1617 Richmond, home to the popular sports bar Revelry on Richmond and just over 5,000 square feet of available retail, restaurant and patio space in the Montrose area. Demolition has already begun at the property and construction should kick off in 60 days, Braun's Zach Wolf told the Houston Business Journal. From there, the renovations should wrap up in three or four months.Read More
A prime Montrose location is getting new life thanks to a family with a long history in the restaurant industry.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