Restaurant Openings

First Bite: Houstonian Returns To Open Vibrant Italian Bistro In Montrose

POSTED: October 6, 2020 AT 12:52 pm   /   Food Finds, Restaurant Openings

Last week, Ostia, which means “host” in Italian, officially opened its doors in Montrose at 2032 Dunlavy. The name was no accident. Italian influences, along with other Mediterranean flavors, weave their way in and out of the New American-style dishes offered by Owner/Chef Travis McShane. McShane grew up in Kingwood and attended the University of […]

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Xochi in Downtown Houston Set to Reopen October 1

POSTED: September 24, 2020 AT 12:34 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Back in mid-March when Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered restaurant dining rooms to close, the husband-and-wife team of chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught chose to temporarily shutter their Oaxacan restaurant, Xochi. With restaurants now allowed to have up to 75% guest occupancy, Xochi — located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis […]

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Xochi in Downtown Houston Set to Reopen October 1

POSTED: September 24, 2020 AT 12:34 pm   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Back in mid-March when Texas governor Greg Abbott ordered restaurant dining rooms to close, the husband-and-wife team of chef Hugo Ortega and restaurateur Tracy Vaught chose to temporarily shutter their Oaxacan restaurant, Xochi. With restaurants now allowed to have up to 75% guest occupancy, Xochi — located on the first floor of the Marriott Marquis […]

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Build-Your-Own Bowl Restaurant Emerges in Former Blackbird Izakaya in the Heights

POSTED: September 21, 2020 AT 10:49 am   /   News, Restaurant Openings

Houston restaurant group Delicious Concepts, owned by Ken Bridge, has repurposed the space that housed recently shuttered Blackbird Izakaya (and, prior to that, Republic Diner + Soju Bar and Witchcraft Tavern) with yet another new concept, Robot Noodle. The restaurant is located at 1221 West 11th and opened the day after an Instagram announcement featuring […]

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