Openings & Closings: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Labor Day Openings & More
What a month it has been for openings and closings! Fortunately, we haven't seen many restaurants leave the Houston dining scene, but we are in store for a ton of anticipated fall openings. We will get to that in a little bit, so let's start with the the openings and closings from this week.
Habibi Cakes officially opened in the Spring Branch area and already has a review on Yelp, with pictures of the new establishment. The bakery specializes in cupcakes, cakes made with fondant and ice cream. Unlike most bakeries, Habibi Cakes offers "Decorating Parties" where you and your friends can decorate cakes and cupcakes in the store. The hands-on classes will show you how to use certain tools to decorate cakes and cupcakes and will give you tips on using fondant, edible glitter and tools to write with on your cakes. Each person in the party will get to decorate a two layer round cake and take it home after the party is over.
Looking for authentic Indian meals and desserts? Well, Jyoti Sweets offers both. At this Indian restaurant on Clay Road you can feast on a variety of samosas, raita, curry, masala and Indian desserts, such as mango kulfi (ice cream) and kheer. The restaurant also serves baked Indian sweets aside from the desserts offered on the regular menu, like a variety of barfi, which is a confectionary made from condensed milk and sugar.
According to the B4-U-Eat Newsletter, Mexseaco Bar & Grill opened on Monday, August 26 on Pearland Parkway. The Tex-Mex restaurant will combine the flavors of South Texas and Mexican-American cuisine; the menu will also feature locally-caught seafood and a wide variety of Mexican beers.
The old Heights location of D'Amico's will be replaced by City Oven on September 3, according to Eater. The restaurant will serve 15 beers on tap and roughly nine wood-fire baked pizzas. With football season underway, this could be a new hang out spot to watch the Texans games while enjoying pizza and beer.
For those of who you enjoy dining at Ibiza, Coppa and Brasserie 19, you will need to check out the highly anticipated casual version, Coppa Osteria, opening September 2. Charles Clark and Grant Cooper have taken the concepts from the previously mentioned restaurants and made a more causal restaurant featuring a pizza drive-thru window, house-made pasta and even charcuterie boards, according to Eater. This Italian restaurant will make you feel at home with the backyard-setting and family-friendly atmosphere.
Photo from Osteria Mazzantini Facebook Visit the bar at Osteria Mazzantini before the official opening on Labor Day.
Osteria Mazzantini will also open on Labor Day, September 2. But, until then, the restaurant's bar will be the only section open, serving just items off of the bar menu and cocktails, according to the B4-U-Eat Newsletter.
Following the trend of family-friendly atmospheres and delectable cuisine, Allo French Rotisserie plans to open in the middle of September. Eric Goldner of Hubbell & Hudson in The Woodlands is bringing a French bistro with a relaxing and casual dining experience to Vintage Park in the coming weeks.