Common Bond, which has a location in the Height Waterworks Development at 449 W. 19th St., plans to open another concept in the neighborhood that specializes in to-go and drive-through services.
The upcoming space is at 601 Heights Blvd., previously Sam’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, and is scheduled to open May 18.
The concept will feature sweet and savory items, coffee, small plates, beer and wine.
According to Houstonia Magazine, the Common Bond team first discussed plans for a grab-and-go concept last summer.
The building got a fresh layer of turquoise paint to match Common Bond’s color theme as well as an expanded outdoor patio.
Antone’s brings back Bun B’s sandwich
Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, 2724 W. T.C. Jester Blvd., has brought back Houston hip-hop star Bun B’s Hot Wang sandwich.
The sandwich shop and Bun B teamed up to bring the sandwich back to benefit the Houston Music Foundation. The recently launched foundation gives grants to musicians’ affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hot Wang sandwich, which Antone’s released for a limited time last September, featuring a fried chicken breast, Buffalo sauce, bacon and blue cheese-ranch dressing between a ciabatta bun.
Half of the proceeds from Hot Wang sandwich sales will be donated by Antone’s to the Houston Music Foundation.
Local restaurants participate in picnic campaign
This year restaurants teamed up to make National Picnic Day, which was Thursday, extra special to encourage people to celebrate at home.
More than 20 restaurants participated, featuring six local places, by preparing a picnic that was available for curbside pickup and delivery, along with beverage bundles.
Area participants included La Lucha and Superica, which are sister restaurants at 1801 N. Shepherd Dr., Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. at 2101 Summer St., Mutiny Wine Room at 1124 Usener St., Postino Wine Café at 642 Yale St. and Rainbow Lodge at 2011 Ella Blvd.