New open dates for Superica and La Lucha
Previously it was reported that September 10 marked the open date for side by side Heights spots Superica and La Lucha, 1801 N. Shepherd Drive, but has since been pushed back to September 17. The Tex-Mex concept Superica will serve up queso, tamales, and tacos, while La Lucha next door serves as a homage to owner Ford Fry’s favorite childhood diner, San Jacinto Inn. La Lucha will dish out Gulf oysters, fried chicken, and burgers.
Superica hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and will stay open an extra hour on weekends. La Lucha will be open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and from noon until 11 p.m. on weekends.
Eureka Heights hits shelves
Eureka Heights Brew Co. debuted its beer in grocery stores all around Houston on Monday, September 10. Grab a 6-pack of Buckle Bunny or Mini Boss!
Oktoberfest at King’s BierHaus
Hans and Philipp Sitter are lacing up their lederhosen for their second annual Oktoberfest at King’s BierHaus, 2044 E. T.C. Jester. King’s BierHaus will celebrate in the Heights from October 19 – 21 with a celebration with its own unique elements. There will be a giveaway of two free trips for two to Oktoberfest 2019 in Munich, Germany, one on October 7 at King’s Biergarten and one on October 21 at the BierHaus. The Grand Prize includes flight, hotel, Oktoberfest tent reservations, and a personal tour guide. King’s will select 10 finalists each evening of the festival and will draw for the grand prize at 7 p.m. each Oktoberfest Sunday. Guests must be present to win.
On tap, King’s will feature the largest selection of Oktoberfest bier in Houston inclduing: Franconia Oktoberfest, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Hofbräu Oktoberfest Marzen, Warsteiner Oktoberfest, Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest, Hacker Pschorr Munich Gold, Hacker Pschorr Munich Dark, Hofbräu Oktoberfest Weis’n, and Paulaner Oktoberfest.
Tickets are on sale now!
AshleyCakes ups its game
The family run bakery, AshleyCakes, has brought in two gifted cake decorators, Ronica Duhon and Mollie Vu, to join the kitchen. Per the press release, Duhon has spent the last several years at Cakes by Jula in League City and Three Brothers Bakery in Houston prior to that, with a background of more than eight years as a professional decorator. Duhon is also a graduate of Louisiana Culinary Institute. Vu brings with her a wealth of experience accumulated over a career spanning more than 13 years as a professional decorator, lead decorator, assistant manager and manager of multiple facilities for various bakeries around the Houston area.
AshleyCakes also features a variety of ready-made desserts available at the counter, including cupcakes, cookies, bars, tarts, parfaits and more at 2032 E. T.C. Jester.
Newcomer for Saint Arnold
The Saint Arnold Brewing Company is set to release a new American Saison-style beer, Daydream, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. Saison has a fruity and floral touch, with a dry base and low alcohol content. Find it in stores all around Texas next week.
Sawyer Yards expansion
Just north of Washington Avenue in Houston’s First Ward, Lovett Commercial plans to expand its Sawyer Yards property. According to the Houston Business Journal, Lovett plans to incorporate two of its existing buildings into the expansion. One is a 65,000-square-foot warehouse, 1201 Oliver St., and the other is a two-story, 50,000-square-foot building, 1818 Washington Ave.
The press release states that the warehouse will be home to a New Orleans brewery and beer garden, a celebrated BBQ house, and a cidery with a patio. A tenant in the Washington Ave. building will include an American seafood concept featuring a celebrity chef (which is hinted to be Ford Fry). Construction will begin next year.
Feast with the Beasts
The Houston Zoo is throwing its annual Feast with the Beasts event Friday, November 2. Everclear, the ‘90s group, will be providing the musical entertainment. The event will feature the best beer, wine, and food Houston has to offer. Tickets are $109 for zoo members and $119 for non-members. If you don’t purchase tickets before September 21, the cost jumps ten dollars more for each price.
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