Heights Village on the lookout for new restaurant
The veteran real estate developer, Robert Downs, has transformed the lot at 500 Yale into what he calls, Heights Village. According to CultureMap, it will be home to a couple of service-oriented businesses like a dental office and nail salon, but it will also be home to two new restaurants. La Vibra, a taco concept with roots in Mexico City will be situated at one end, while the other is still up for grabs.
Downs is looking for a family-friendly establishment to fill the space. The second restaurant space will overlook property that was once a house with a basement, which gives the option of a raised patio overlooking a sunken garden.
While his phase of construction will be completed at the end of May, the rest is up to the tenants.
Coffee shop based on happiness
The Yellow Cup is serving up coffee and tea with the idea of bringing light into their customers, and one they take with them throughout the day. There is no target demographic, as reported by PaperCityMag, the team behind the coffee and tea shop wish to have their doors opened by people from all walks of life. The Yellow Cup opened a few weeks ago at 6001 Washington.
Clutch City celebration at BCK
BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures is getting into the playoff spirit to support the Rockets. They’ve made a “Clutch City Burger,” according to HoustonPress, that’s made with two beef patties, fried onions, bacon, pickles, and “Rocket Sauce” (BBQ, mayo, and sriracha.) It comes with “H-Town Fries,” which have Texas-style chili con carne over the fries with Pico de Gallo salsa, jalapenos, cheese and sour cream.
The Empanada Company is now open
Fresh empanadas are now available at The Empanada Compay at 2529W. TC Jester. They have breakfast, fruit-filled, meat-filled, dessert-filled empanadas, and more!
Upcoming cook-off and festivals
Karbach Brewing Co.
After postponing because of weather, the Karbach Cook-Off is set to take place on May 19 at 2032 Karbach from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Live music will be featured from Chris Robinson, Brotherhood, Bob Schneider, Hal Ketchum, Josh Garret Band, and Carrie Marie.
Karbach Brewing Co. is also hosting its 2nd Annual Love Street Music Fest Sunday, May 20 from 1-9pm. Featuring Bleachers, Cold War Kids, Everclear, The Tontons, The Unlikely Candidates, and Liza Anne, this music fest will be filled with the sweet sounds of these local and national artists, and of course, the cold refreshment of Karbach beers. General admission now is $30 and at doors, admission will be $40. Tickets are not needed for children under 10 accompanied by a parent. They also have VIP tickets at $125 that includes separate VIP entrance, VIP area with optimal view, indoor restrooms, three beers of your choice, access to special tappings, and buffet by Karbach Restaurant + Patio.
The Great Texas BBQ Festival will take place on May 19 and 20 at 401 Franklin. Twenty BBQ teams are competing for the prize and The Suffers will be providing live music.
This Saturday enjoy the fifth annual Houston Whiskey Festival at Bayou Place, 500 Texas. There will be whiskey seminars, a cigar lounge, and live music. This year’s festival will benefit the Santana Dotson Foundation.
Taste the Nation
Houston’s Taste the Nation takes place on May 22 over at Silver Street Studios, as reported by Houstonia. The event will Feature several top chefs, bartenders, and pitmasters from the local area. Taste the Nation’s goal is to raise funds to make sure kids have the food they need. Participants include Brennan’s of Houston, Cacao & Cardamom, Fluff Bake Bar, Julep, UB Preserv, and Uchi.