Rebrandings & Retoolings

Big Restaurant News Cooking in the East End

POSTED: July 21, 2023 AT 9:19 am   /   Breaking News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

Hot on the heels of her recent James Beard Best Chef: Texas win, Street to Kitchen chef and co-owner Benchawan Jabthong “G” Painter and her husband/co-owner Graham Painter are relocating their “unapologetically Thai” concept from its current home at 6501 Harrisburg into the space formerly occupied by Angelo and Lucianna “Louie” Emiliani’s Louie’s Italian American […]

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New 99 Ranch Market, Korean Barbecue Restaurant & Retail is Coming to West Houston

POSTED: April 3, 2023 AT 1:03 pm   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Openings

Houstonians on the west side of town can look forward to a new 99 Ranch Market and two new Asian restaurants that are part of the redevelopment of a decaying, 10-acre strip center at 12220 Westheimer between South Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood. Houston-based NewQuest Properties is in charge of the project.  After redevelopment, the former […]

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Well-Regarded Chef Now Has His Own Downtown Houston Restaurant

POSTED: September 15, 2022 AT 3:12 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

Over the past 15 years, chef José Hernandez has built a storied career in Houston. High points include wowing diners with meticulous, beautiful desserts at Triniti; being the opening chef for La Balance and Radio Milano; and, most recently, overseeing all culinary operations at Hotel Alessandra, including in-hotel restaurant Lucienne. The hotel closed in January […]

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Houston Seafood Restaurant in the Heights Lures Chef with Michelin-Star Pedigree

POSTED: September 14, 2022 AT 12:01 pm   /   Chefs You Should Know, News, Rebrandings & Retoolings

1751 Sea & Bar, the Heights-area seafood restaurant and gin haven in Houston, is welcoming a new executive chef. This follows J.D. Woodward’s post on his Facebook page announcing his departure in June, after three years heading the kitchen. Chef Matthew Young took over the reins in August, just in time to craft a new […]

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Montrose Mexican Restaurant Expands Into Now-Closed Max’s Wine Dive Space

POSTED: September 2, 2022 AT 11:05 am   /   News, Rebrandings & Retoolings, Restaurant Closings, Restaurant Openings

Cuchara, the Mexico City-themed restaurant at 214 Fairview in Montrose, is about to get a lot bigger. Owner Ana Beaven says she and partner Charlie McDaniel have bought out Lasco Enterprises lease of the Max’s Wine Dive next door. According to Beaven, the deal was finalized on Wednesday, August 31.  That, of course, means the […]

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