Sharif Al-Amin, Jessie Gonzales and Greg Perez plan to open a new restaurant and bar concept in Garden Oaks with their recently formed hospitality group B.O.M., which stands for Barrel of Monkeys.
The group, which owns Monkey’s Trail in the northside of Houston, recently signed a lease for the former Petrol Station space at 985 Wakefield Dr.
A spokesperson with B.O.M. said more details about the concept will be released at a later date.
Flower Child opens
The health-focused eatery Flower Child, 1533 N. Shepherd Dr., opened Tuesday for patio dining, to-go and curbside pick-up.
The Flower Child menu offers a variety of healthy items, such as a selection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Mainstay menu items include the Glow Bowl, spicy sweet potato noodles with bok choy, zucchini, onion, jalapeno, shiitake mushroom, coconut milk and sunflower butter; Thai Dye Wrap, spicy tofu with Thai basil, avocado, carrot, daikon radish, cilantro and snap pea; and the Organic Kale Salad, which comes with grapefruit, apples, red cabbage, black currant, smoked almond, white cheddar and apple cider vinaigrette.
Helen in the Heights closes for good
The Mediterranean spot Helen in the Heights, 1111 Studewood St. Ste. B, closed at the end of March due to COVID-19 and never reopened.
The restaurant’s website confirms that the local Helen’s location will not be reopening. But the Helen’s concept in Rice Village, Helen Greek Food & Wine, 2429 Rice Blvd., remains in operation.
Rainbow Lodge introuces kits for date night
While Rainbow Lodge, 2011 Ella Blvd., is open for dine-in, it continues its to-go operations and recently added a new kit to make date night easy.
Rainbow Lodge’s Date Night Kits To-Go, for two, will consist of what the restaurant called “the full Monty,” including cocktails, an appetizer, entrees paired with wine and a dessert.
The menu for the kits will change weekly.
La Lucha and Superica expand curbside menus
Superica, 1801 N. Shepherd Dr., has added new summertime cocktails to its curbside offerings. The new items include The O.G. Margarita, a Blood Orange Margarita, a La Paloma Kit and the Ranch Water Kit. Both Kits serve up to six people.
Superica’s sister concept, La Lucha, has added an order of a dozen wood-roasted oysters, half a pound of fried shrimp, deviled eggs, crispy shrimp tacos, and Szechuan shrimp and pork dumplings to its curbside offerings.
La Lucha has also added boozy milkshakes, an Old Fashioned cocktail kit, a “Remember the Sling,” which comes with Mezcal, cherry brandy, pineapple and Squirt, and a “You’re Welcome,” which is a Bourbon and rye, two vermouths and bitters to its drink curbside menu.