Timbergrove is now home to the second location of Dak & Bop, a restaurant that specializes in Korean fried chicken.
Dak & Bop took over the former La Vista 101 space at 1805 W. 18th St.
While the original location, which is located in the Museum District, is a fusion of Asian and Mexican cuisines, the new location offers more of a European spin.
Since the Timbergrove location has leftover fixtures from La Vista 101 and the Pizza Hut that was there beforehand, this location will have a Korean-Italian fusion. Think pasta dishes and flatbreads with a Korean twist.
Of course, the Korean fried chicken is a staple menu item.
Celebrating 50 years
Kolache Shoppe has been serving Houstonians for 50 years. To celebrate, the shop is offering a discount all year long at both locations, including the Heights shop at 1031 Heights Blvd.
On the first Wednesday of every month, $1.65 varieties of kolaches will be priced at $0.50. A special cream cheese and fruit kolache also will be available on the first Wednesdays.
The kolache discount will be available while supplies last.
Dumpling Haus opens at Sawyer Yards
The permanent location of the food truck Dumpling Haus opened in late January at 2313 Edwards St.
Owners Elaine Won and her daughters frequently brought their dumpling and noodles to various markets before setting up the Sawyer Yards brick and mortar. Even with the new location, the food truck will continue operation.
The Dumpling Haus menu features pan-fried dumplings, rice bowls and noodles. The pork dumplings include napa cabbage and shiitake mushrooms. The chicken version includes the same with the addition of corn, and the vegan option includes a variety of vegetables, woodear mushrooms and vermicelli.
Heights to gain coffee education
Under the leadership of Jacob Ibarra, Euseng Teo and Donovan McLagan, coffee education is coming to the Heights.
Tenfold Coffee, a local roaster, will serve both coffee makers and coffee drinkers, making the perfect cup of coffee that much easier to attain. When other shops buy their coffee beans from Tenfold, they’ll have the opportunity to bring in their staff and be trained on the basics.
In addition, the café will offer a full range of espresso beverages with alternative milk options for the regular coffee lover.
Tenfold is located at 101 Aurora St. and expected to open late this month.
Study: Area breweries some of Texas’ most popular
A recent study by House Method reveals the top five most popular breweries by state. In Texas, Houston boasts of having three on the list, with two being in the area.
Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St., and Eureka Heights Brew Co., 941 W. 18th St., both made the list. Taking home the top spot as Texas’ most popular brewery is Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave., which is north of downtown.