An Australia-based soft serve creamery is opening a location in the Heights at 506 Yale St., Ste. D.
Since its inception, Aqua S has opened multiple locations throughout Sydney and Melbourne as well as in Singapore, China, Cambodia and the United States.
Aqua S has more than 100 flavor varieties that are routinely cycled through bi-monthly. Its signature flavor is its Sea Salt soft serve, which is a contrast of sweet and creamy with hints of saltiness.
Flavors currently in rotation at open locations of Aqua S are Brown Sugar Fresh Milk and Sea Salt Mix and Guava and Sea Salt mix.
The Heights location of Aqua S is expected to open in late November.
La Lucha guest bartender series
La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd Dr., is putting on a guest bartender series in which the restaurant opens its bar to bartenders from all over Houston.
The bartenders will participate with a few of their own drink creations. Each night of the series, there’s a partnership with the guest’s charity of choice.
The next event is 6 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 with Brad Stringer from Daiquiri Time Out,which is located in Galveston. Stringer is preparing two different styles of daiquiri. The first drink is “Nitro Muddled Basil Daiquiri,” and the second drink is a riff on a Hemingway daiquiri called “Papa Suprême.” This event will benefit the Galveston Humane Society.
Then on Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. Alphonso Quinones of Capt. Foxheart’s Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge, which is downtown, will be the joining La Lucha. Quinones’ charity of choice is Child Advocates.
This series will continue in December and all the way to February, but dates have yet to be announced.
Heights to gain Korean steakhouse
Jason Cho, the owner of Dak & Bop, which will open its second location at 1805 W. 18th St., is teaming up with restaurateur Moul Kim and YouTuber Mike Chen to open Karne Korean Steakhouse, 2805 White Oak Dr.
According to Eater Houston, Karne will serve bite-sized pieces of steak at the table along with a selection of small Korean side dishes. It will have a lengthy wine list as well.
The steakhouse is raising funds on the crowdfunding site NextSeed to begin construction on its location.
Now open in area
The Waffle Bus, 1835 N. Shepherd Dr., had its grand opening last weekend.
The restaurant, originally a food truck, is now serving its buttermilk fried chicken and waffles with spicy mayo and ancho chile honey butter drizzled over the top and mini sandwiches with waffle fries used as buns.
New items added to the menu that weren’t available on the truck include a smoked salmon waffle, chicken BLT and breakfast sandwiches.
L&L Hawaiian Barbeque, 209 Heights Blvd., is now open as well.
Traditional Hawaiian Barbeque plate lunches include two servings of rice, a serving of macaroni salad and a choice of protein, such as fish or chicken.