Teaspresso debuts in the Heights
Last week Teaspresso Bar was having its soft opening while offering buy two teas, get one free. Located at 718 West 18th Street, this tea chain came to Houston all the way from Hawaii and it is already making a good impression on the community. Its selection includes bubble teas, milk teas, slushes, lemonade, and more made fresh when ordered.
Teabysea also opens its doors in the Heights
You can never have too much of a good thing. Teabysea is a Thai tea with boba shop that opened in the Heights on Wednesday. It also is serving up smoothies and lattes with superfoods to boost the beverages—as well as cold brew coffee from Cloud Nine.
Ready Room ready to go
The casual cocktail joint, Ready Room, opens today at 2626 White Oak St. The team at the Ready Room are dedicated to serving the American working people because as they say, that’s exactly who they are and that’s who they care about.
Poitin is now open at Sawyer Yards
The restaurant Poitin, from the entrepreneur behind Balls Out Burger, Ian Tucker and chef Dominick Lee has opened this month. It made its debut in Sawyer Yards at 2313 Edwards Street. The space occupies 9,600 square feet, which will include a main dining area, three private dining rooms, and a patio with views of downtown. The official open date was May 14, with operating hours between 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday to Saturday.
Cherry Pie Hospitality parts ways with Pi Pizza chef
Cherry Pie Hospitality partnered with Chef Anthony Calleo first in 2016 when Calleo wanted to give his Pi Pizza food truck its first brick and mortar. At the beginning of this year Calleo departed from Pi Pizza because his vision for the direction of the restaurant differed than Cherry Pie’s. In an interview with CultureMap Calleo mentioned he’s already onto new projects which involves him going back to his food truck roots.
Cherry Pie Hospitality in addition to owning Pi Pizza on Heights Blvd., owns and manages State Fare, Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts, Petite Sweets, and Star Fish. Pi Pizza will continue offering the same menu as well as new items and services like, buffalo wings, monster slices during lunch, counter service, and a new drink menu.
Dream Wings replaces Ella hamburger stand
The short-lived Prince’s on Ella Blvd. is being remodeled and revamped by The Dream Wings team. Originally a food truck, this new edition to the neighborhood will be the first brick and mortar for The Dream Wings. The most exciting news is that the inside will look completely different! You won’t even remember it was once a Princes…once a Jack and The Box.
Gus’s Fried Chicken finally open
After two years of waiting, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken has finally opened at 1815 Washington Ave., according to CultureMap. The May 7 opening was highly anticipated because of the somewhat cult following the Memphis-based restaurant has gained for its spicy, crispy chicken. The location, originally Throne nightclub, has been into a casual dining spot with simple features.
Standard, new bar on Washington
Standard Bar Houston opened up last month at 5306 Washington. As reported by HoustonPress, the bar has a patio space ideal for sipping bourbon and smoking a cigar. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sometimes they have live music and bingo night will be on the calendar sometime in the future.
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.
BCK does retro brunch
BCK Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures debuted a brunch menu, as reported by EaterHouston. Keeping it creative, the menu ranges from a good ole ham, egg, and cheese sandwich to an Apple Jacks breakfast bun. The team at BCK is also serving a new cocktail bloody mary with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos as garnish. Other menu options are PB&J oatmeal, cornbread pancakes, and build your own mimosas. Brunch is offered Saturday and Sundays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.