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Former Houston Restaurant & Bar Owner Accused of Rape — Updated

Posted: June 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm   /   News

According to a civil lawsuit filed in Harris County District Court, and as first reported by the SE TexasRecord, a former employee of The Original OKRA Charity Saloon is accusing Joshua Martinez of raping her in a hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. He has worked at and even started multiple Houston bars and restaurants over […]

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Dolce Vita

This Might Be a Good Time to Visit Dolce Vita in Montrose: It’s for Sale

Posted: June 18, 2019 at 9:46 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

Restaurants close all the time and often it’s under sad circumstances, like the land or property being sold by the landlord or simply a lack of revenue. The happiest condition is when restaurant owners who have worked for years are able to reap the fruits of their labor. That’s something that chef and owner Marco […]

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Poke bowl at Pokéology.

Houston Poke Shop’s Shot at a Brick-and-Mortar Proves Short-Lived

Posted: June 15, 2019 at 11:04 am   /   Featured, News, Restaurant Closings

Pokéology at 2313 Edwards in the Sawyer Yards center has closed. The business founded by Charlie Chang, who brought on executive chef Jason Liao, started as a pop-up that landed an extended residency at Doc Holliday’s in Rice Village. It earned many fans there but the goal was to move to a real restaurant space. Chang’s […]

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BCN Owners Set Opening Date for New Restaurant in Houston

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 11:00 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

The eagerly awaited MAD, a new restaurant from BCN owner Ignacio Torras and executive chef Luis Roger, finally has an opening date. Located at 4444 Westheimer in the River Oaks District, it is opening its doors to the general public on June 19. Also guiding MAD is general manager and sommelier Sébastien Laval. While BCN […]

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Black's Market Table

Owners Speak Out on Why One of the Best Restaurants in Cypress is Closing

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 6:17 pm   /   News, Restaurant Closings

Black’s Market Table at 11550 Louetta announced on Facebook that its last day of business is on July 13. Chef Bart and Rachele Black opened the critically-acclaimed restaurant five years ago. Its southern home-cooking sensibilities, paired with a farm-to-table perspective, helped it stand out from other restaurants in this suburban area. (While technically it has […]

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