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Malaysian Cuisine Coming to Central Houston Via Phat Eatery Ghost Kitchen

Posted: August 3, 2020 at 5:12 pm   /   Breaking News, News, Restaurant Openings

Alex Auyeung, chef and owner of Katy’s highly acclaimed Malaysian street food restaurant Phat Eatery is launching a new inside-the-Loop, delivery-only food hall kitchen. Set to open in early September, the new establishment, called Phat Kitchen, is operating out of the new the Blodgett Food Hall at 2616 Blodgett, which is owned by CloudKitchens. The eatery […]

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Iconic Houston Bar, Bakery & Woman-Led Woodlands Restaurant Close Due To COVID-19

Posted: July 31, 2020 at 11:54 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

It’s inevitable that at some point a favorite bar or restaurant is going to close. Between thin margins and fickle consumers, the hospitality industry is notoriously volatile, even in the best of times — but for small bars and restaurants, the COVID-19 pandemic is the worst of times. There is a growing list of those […]

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Esteemed Houston Restaurateur Vincent Mandola Has Passed Away

Posted: July 20, 2020 at 3:13 pm   /   News

Beloved Houston restaurateur Vincent Mandola passed away Sunday, July 19 at the age of 77. Mandola was the owner of Nino’s, Vincent’s, Grappino di Nino and La Gelateria — a restaurant empire at 2817 W. Dallas that is easily accessible to Montrose, downtown and the Heights. In addition, he owned and operated the fast-casual Pronto […]

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Some Houston Restaurants Take Proactive Steps to Slow COVID-19 As Abbott Pauses Reopening — Updated

Posted: June 25, 2020 at 5:40 pm   /   News

In the wake of two straight days of recording breaking levels of new COVID-19 cases — over 5,000 per day — and with Texas Medical Center ICU beds completely occupied (albeit with contingency bedspace available elsewhere), Texas Governor Greg Abbott “paused” his aggressive reopening plan on June 25. In a statement released today, he said, […]

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Abbott Announces Phase 3 Occupancy Increases for Texas Restaurants and Bars

Posted: June 3, 2020 at 6:14 pm   /   Breaking News, News

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced via press release that “Phase Three” of Texas’s reopening plan begins today. This phase includes several new provisions for bars and restaurants that will be rolled out over the next few days. Wednesday, June 3 “Bars and similar establishments may increase their capacity to 50% as long as patrons are […]

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